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A Dermatological View--Cutaneous Blood Flow in Aging Skin

This is the first of three reviews of technical literature examining the fact and fancy of aging skin. The three topics are cutaneous blood flow, cutaneous biochemistry and skin thickness.

Sun and Skin Science: A Periodical Review

This review of articles drawn primarily from the pages of the 2005 and 2006 Journal of Investigative Dermatology discusses the skin’s inherent mechanisms for photoimmunoprotection, photoadaptation and photoprotection following exposure to the sun.

Exclusive! Comparatively Speaking: Irritation vs. Sensitization

Industry expert Tony O'Lenick asks: What's the difference between irritation and sensitization? Steve Schwartz provides the answer…

Energizing Trends

Well-being is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as, “the state of being happy, healthy and prosperous;” however, the methods to achieve well-being are anything but defined.

Aveda Considers Gemstones in Cosmetic Formulas

Gemstones can be used to enhance cosmetic formulations, according to one Aveda researcher.

Monell Research Exposes Sweet Taste Detector in Humans

Monell Chemical Senses Center revealed that a scientific paradox linking artificial sweeteners with a specific sensory experience has guided researchers to an increased understanding of how humans detect sweet taste..

Improved Learning, Decrease in Anxiety Not Linked to Neurogenesis

A recent study reports that neurogenesis does not appear to be the reason why mice living in enriched environments exhibit behavioral changes such as less anxiety.

A Dermatological View--Occlusion as an Active Agent

A brief review of the medical literature shows that occlusive dressings provide effective therapeutic intervention either as an adjunct to topical medications or as a monotherapy for certain skin diseases, especially psoriasis and dermatitis.

The Latest in Skin Science: A Periodical Review

In this article, the author reviews recent literature introduced as recommended reading for cosmetic chemists interested in skin care topics such as moisturization, response to stress, penetration and aging.

Aloe Vera Emerges in “Eating for Beauty” Movement

A new movement in skin care has emerged that credits healthy skin with the ingestion of nutritional supplements.

Getting Inside the Human Nail Plate: First Success

Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail plate – the most visible part of the nail apparatus (see sidebar). This infection is usually caused by species of Epidermophyton,Microsporum and Trichophyton resulting in nails that are opaque, white, thickened, friable and brittle.

Dietary Supplement Shuts Down Stress to Ensure Sleep

Next Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NPI) highlighted its Seditol product, a new dietary supplement blend of ingredients that claims to help “turn off” stress to achieve a good night's sleep.

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