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Grooming Interventions Impact Body Vitality: Feel-good Effects Beyond Clean

Daily grooming rituals are a fact of life, but what is their impact beyond how they make us look and feel? Coupled with other facts, rituals including fragrance, sauna and hormesis have measurable effects on the body.

Telomere Rejuvenation Stops the Clock on Aging

Scientists may have found a way reverse signs of aging through chromosomes. In vivo tissue reprogramming was found to lengthen telomeres, a telltale sign of cell rejuvenation.

Color Me Red: Bacteria to Produce Natural Pigments

Researchers are at it again: outsmarting bacteria to do their "dirty" work. In fact this time, soil-inhabiting Serratia rubidaea were isolated for their naturally produced red pigment.

Moving Toward Microbes: Bio-engineering a New Cosmetic Reality

The cosmetics industry is turning to microorganisms to find stable, sustainable ways to manufacture biologically derived molecules. This article reviews recent microbiological advances and ingredients for cosmetics and personal care products.

Plant Oil Insight From the Skin's Perspective*

There is significant variability in plant oil compositions, and some oils can cause problems for impaired skin barriers. However, the right oils have been shown to benefit the right skin types, some of which are reviewed here.

Study: Olay Examines the Nature vs. Nurture Beauty Debate

“These findings are incredibly exciting because they show that women can actively take beauty into their own hands."

Turn Back Time: New Findings Suggest Science Could Potentially Reverse the Signs of Aging

It may finally be possible to turn back the clock. Using cellular reprogramming, scientists at the Salk Institute have found a way to reverse signs of aging.

Can Skin Infection Connect to Food Allergies?

Six million children in the U.S. currently suffer from food allergies, and the number is growing. Researchers are investigating whether a child’s itchy or irritated skin has something to do with this.

Could Lip Tints Be Giving Lip Disservice?

Research out of Korea regarding the effects of tinted lip products could leave lip product developers pouting.

How Cephalopods Became Nature’s Master of Cosmetics

Cephalopods possess reflectin proteins, which is unique in the animal kingdom. Roger Hanlon, Ph.D., of Brown University spoke during the biomimicry session at the IFSCC Congress on inspirations like these from nature to inspire the development of color cosmetics.

Perking Up Skin: Green Coffee Promotes Barrier Recovery, Turn Over and Lightening

Key points: Epidermal barrier recovery and the desquamation of dead corneocytes reinvigorate aged skin. Hyperpigmentation accumulates as skin ages. A green coffee bean extract was tested here and found to address these issues.

Study Shows How Eczema is Genetic

A study published in Genome Biology and Evolution found that atopic dermatitis (eczema) is likely to hitchhike a ride with mutated hornerin and make the skin disease genetic.

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