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Lipotype Shifts Skin Lipidomics into High Gear

Complex lipid interactions got you down? The new Shotgun Skin Lipidomics technology from Lipotype will raise your spirits, with its high-throughput capability to analyze a full lipidome from nothing but a tape strip. Plus, it's fun to say.

Beiersdorf-Innoget Expand Technology Innovation Program

The move is part of a larger open innovation program at the company.

How Do Cosmetic Formulas Impact Skin’s Microbiome?

The investigation of skin microbiota under the influence of environmental factors such as cosmetics and from a dynamic perspective has as yet been poorly investigated. Here, metagenomics are used to provide clues.

Taking it Off: Cosmetics Removal Essentially is Decontamination*

To develop effective means to remove cosmetics without damaging skin, it is important to understand the complexities of the decontamination process. Recent findings in this area are described here.

A Good Night’s Sleep Can Put Years on Your Face

Goesel Anson, MD, FACS, of Ansen, Edwards & Higging, Plastic Surgery Associates, conducted a review on wrinkle development and biomechanical changed occurring during sleep.

DSM’s New Methodology Aids in Visualization of Skin Moisturization

This personal care company has developed a new way for the industry to visualize the effectiveness of epidermal skin science.

What is Light? A Brief History of Light and Its Behavior

This primer provides cosmetic scientists, engineers and physicists with an understanding of light. The quantum mechanics of history continue today as a guiding paradigm for computers, satellites and mobile communications, in addition to the cosmetically related fields of photoprotection and visual effects imparted through makeup to change appearance.

Want the Truth: Claims Development is More Than Just Evidence.*

Both marketing and R&D have major responsibilities in the claims development process. But that’s not all—regulations, risk, vulnerabilities, communication, study design, costs and more also are at play. These and other influences in the claims development process are discussed in the present article.

Performance Claims: When, Why and How to Use Them

Oftentimes formulators will test products to add performance claims to the product’s marketing. Here’s a look at how to approach the process.

Let There be Light

New sunscreen forms like gels, sprays and wipes encourage consumers to keep using sun protection. What could possibly be next? How about giving consumers what they really want—their time in the sun and a nice tan. Coty's Marc Pissavini, Ph.D., explains how in this interview.

VIDEO: Lesson Learned: Consumer Sensibilities are Crucial in R&D – Gallagher

In a recent exclusive interview with C&T, Kevin Gallagher, Croda’s retiring president of personal care/actives, revealed how being sensitive to consumer concerns extends beyond the marketing of products all the way into the lab. See what he talked about with C&T’s Rachel Grabenhofer.

Validating the Effectiveness of Rubbing on Percutaneous Penetration

The effect of rubbing on percutaneous penetration has long been questioned. Existing data regarding rubbing effects is sparse, and what is available is controversial at best. While some evidence suggests that rubbing increases absorption, others note the opposite. Further understanding of the rubbing effect on percutaneous penetration may offer a more complete picture in relation to the application of drugs, cosmetics and skin care.

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