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Advanced Photodynamic Therapy Kills 'Blood Suckers'

By "blood suckers," Vanderbilt scientists mean bacteria like staph, which deplete the human blood of iron. Here, a new molecule is described that, when combined with phototherapy, can selectively kill off these and other bacteria—suggesting new anti-acne and other treatment potential.

The New Bionic Reality: Imprinted Wearables

New dimensions in 3D printing are now possible thanks to a novel process developed at the University of Minnesota. Not only could this give surgical robots the sense of touch, it could embed the human skin with biometric monitoring capabilities.

Is Digital Phenotyping the Future of Product Customization?

The company explains, “Integrating diagnostic capabilities with stylish, user-friendly devices enables brands to make personalized product recommendations at scale.”

Secrets of the Trees for Super Cosmetics?

Trees are not the mute, woody giants we think them to be. They are actually quite chatty. What do talking trees have to do with cosmetics? I started to draw parallels between them our industry’s work on the microbiome, epigenetics and wellness cosmetics; even sustainability.

Hitting a Moving Target: Skin

These authors were on a mission: to determine how accurate models that simulate real skin movement really are. While forensics or biomedicine especially benefit from these technologies, so too could cosmetic efficacy testing and claims substantiation.

Study Proves: Our Age Clocks are Not Synchronized

There's a general consensus that both, gender and race impact aging. Now there's epigenetic evidence to back that consensus, as a new study reveals.

Study Proves: Our Age Clocks are Not Synchronized

There's a general consensus that both, gender and race impact aging. Now there's epigenetic evidence to back that consensus, as a new study reveals.

Touchscreen Skin: The Next Wearable?

Are we closer to an e-Skin reality? The market may be ready. But is the technology?

Wearables: A Beautiful Future

New technology opens the door to self-diagnosis of skin issues.

Exploring Solutions Through Asymmetrical Thinking

Cosmetics have inspired innovations in hair care, and this market is looking to more categories for new ideas. In relation, national security expert Jeffrey Baxter believes the ability to improvise in your thinking is essential to finding answers—a topic he will address during the C&T Summit in June 2015.

Exploring Parallels Between String Theory and Cosmetic Science

Professor Brian Greene, world-renown physicist and string theorist at Columbia University, admits there’s no concrete connection between string theory and cosmetic science, and that we shouldn’t try to make one. However, the following discussion aims to exercise readers’ minds in hopes of revealing parallels between the two.

Environmentally Benign Antimicrobials with Improved Efficacy

Lignin and cellulose-based nanoparticles are environmentally benign and can deliver higher efficiency, in terms of active agent employed. The application of these nanoparticles for preservation and a novel approach to fabricate them will be the focus of the presentation by Alexander Richter at the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit in June 2015.

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