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When Pollution and Sensitive Skin Meet

Concerns over air pollution's impact on the skin are on the rise. Research in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that skin care formulated with the goal of fighting pollution can make an impact on skin health.

When Water is Hard on Eczema

Hard water contains minerals that are tough on the skin, especially those predisposed toward atopic dermatitis. Recent research in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology looked into how hard water affects the skin barrier.

Fat-Burning Treatments Turn to Microneedles

A novel microneedle skin patch offers a noninvasive alternative to liposuction, according to Columbia University and University of North Carolina researchers. The patch has the potential to treat obesity and diabetes while boosting metabolism.

Partnership Studies Mitochondria to Assess Screen Light Effects on Skin

For those taking in the spirit of Halloween last week, there is an all-too familiar horror to behold … skin damage caused by light from electronic devices. Gattefossé has recognized this skin terror and is teaming up with CYTOO to examine it more closely; via cellular mitochondria.

Comparatively Speaking: Inflammation vs. Allergy

Are you formulating for sensitive skin? Or is it really normal skin undergoing a typical inflammatory response? Where do allergic reactions fit in? In this edition of "Comparatively Speaking," Nava Dayan, Ph.D., explains.

Breaking Through, Part II: Chemical Ingredient Delivery*

Chemical delivery systems use additional chemicals to introduce ingredients into the skin. This installment concludes our skin delivery series with a discussion on chemical penetration; part one covered physical delivery.

[podcast] Lauder Eyes Infrared Skin Damage

Infrared radiation penetrates deeper than UV and causes skin damage. What can be done to mitigate its effects? In this podcast, Tom Mammone, Ph.D., of The Estée Lauder Companies and Clinique Labs, explains. Listen now!

Comparatively Speaking: Lips vs. Skin

If you're a "lip reader," you may know why lips tend to chap more than skin. Or why they're usually reddish in color. If you don't know why, this edition of "Comparatively Speaking" gives you a nice primer.

Nestlé Sets Out to 'Master the Microbiome'

Nestlé Health Science has entered the microbiome research sphere with the creation of Microbiome Diagnostic Partners, a joint venture with Enterome.

Breaking Through, Part I: Physical Ingredient Delivery*

Actives are delivered into skin by physical and chemical penetration routes, such as via microneedling or penetration enhancers. This first of two columns introduces physical means of skin delivery; part two will address chemical penetration.

Understanding Aging in Hair

The study of senescence has really expanded our knowledge and understanding of what happens in general during aging. In this excerpt from an exclusive podcast, Alison Pawlus, Ph.D., explains how.

Comparatively Speaking: Genome vs. Epigenome

Reviving our highly popular "Comparatively Speaking" column, here, Tony O'Lenick asks Howard Epstein, Ph.D.: "What's the difference between the genome and the epigenome?" Read on to learn more.

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