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Skin expresses enzymes that can metabolize endogenous molecules but little is known regarding how they impact the delivery of xenobiotics. This review of recent works shows that skin metabolism alters the dermal absorption of lipophilic compounds, which opens new areas of investigation regarding the safety and efficacy of topically applied cosmetics.
Effort to improve one’s appearance through the application of skin care heightens a sense of well-being to induce the “look good, feel good” factor. Consumers, however, often do not feel confident about how to apply skin care, suggesting that the application instructions are inadequate. This creates an opportunity for skin care manufacturers to provide application instructions for better product efficacy. A consumer’s application technique contributes to the product’s efficacy in addition to dictating consumer satisfaction on the product’s feel.
Halal-certified beauty products are becoming a new global trend, and the halal label appeals to Muslim consumers seeking integrity and authenticity in their cosmetics and personal care products.
Pepchipomics is a new project supported by the FP7 of the European Union aimed at synthesizing and reading high-density peptide microarrays, resulting in a new high-throughput platform that integrates peptide synthesis, detection and analysis at an unprecedented scale.
Cosmetics Europe recently urged the industry to oppose the appointment of Tonio Borg as Health Commissioner, as his "commitment to conclude the introduction of the March 2013 [animal testing] ban without addressing scientific reality or consumer needs is a great concern."
Shiseido has developed a low energy emulsifying technology inspired by the way iced coffee is produced.
The 2012 IFSCC Congress opened with a frenzy; the "African Frenzy" dancers, that is, and enlightened attendees over three days with 65+ presentations and more than 150 posters.
Malvern Instuments has launched a device suitable for the characterization of proteins and nanoparticles where the highest sensitivity for size and zeta potential measurement is required.
The winners of Cosmetics & Toiletries' 2012 R&D Awards—Asia will be announced during the awards ceremony at in-cosmetics Asia on Nov. 7, 2012.
Chosen biweekly for their relevance to personal care, Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features patents related to eco-friendly materials and processes.