Recent in Biology (page 24 of 28)
Oct 13, 2006 | A.V. Rawlings, AVR Consulting, Ltd.
Ever since Ervin Blank discovered1 the importance of moisturizing the stratum corneum, companies have focused their attention on developing a better surface barrier or improving skin surface moisturization in the outer layers of the stratum corneum.
Oct 11, 2006 | A.V. Rawlings, AVR Consulting Ltd.
During the last decade there has been tremendous advancement in our understanding of not only the structure, composition and function of the stratum corneum, but also in its formation and the epidermal differentiation factors responsible for mediating cellular changes in keratinocytes during their journey from the basal layer to the granular layer.
Oct 10, 2006 | Sara P. Modjtahedi, Bobeck S. Modjtahedi, and Howard I Maibach, M.D., University of California
Irritant contact dermatitis (ICD), a common dermatological disorder, presents the classic signs and symptoms of infl ammation: edema, redness and tenderness. It can occur as a result of single exposure to an acute irritant, or when exposure to a less potent irritant is persistent or repeated until signs and symptoms develop over weeks, years or decades.
Sep 8, 2006
Industry expert Tony O'Lenick asks: What is the difference between deep wrinkles and fine lines? Steven Schwartz provides the answer.
Aug 31, 2006 | Jeanette M. Waller and Howard I. Maibach, MD
This is the second of three reviews of technical literature examining the facts and misconceptions about aging skin. Articles on cutaneous blood flow were reviewed in the July 2006 issue. The remaining topics are cutaneous biochemistry and skin thickness.
Aug 30, 2006
Recent research findings from the University of Manchester could help an inherited form of baldness.
Jun 29, 2006 | Bud Brewster
The skin has its own efficient mechanisms and locations for storing water in the stratum corneum (SC). A well-hydrated SC is essential for shedding cells and preventing thickened, dry, rough, scaly skin. But what if the hydration system breaks down? How can the cosmetic chemist help?
Jun 29, 2006 | Jeanette M. Waller, Howard I. Maibach, M.D.
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.
Jun 29, 2006 | Martin Rieger, PhD, Tinton Falls
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.
Jun 6, 2006
Industry expert Tony O'Lenick asks: What's the difference between irritation and sensitization? Steve Schwartz provides the answer…
May 22, 2006
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.
May 10, 2006
Gemstones can be used to enhance cosmetic formulations, according to one Aveda researcher.