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Nanotube-coated Yarn Fabric Detects Blood, Health of Wearer

Engineers at the University of Michigan have created a carbon nanotube-coated “smart yarn” that conducts electricity and that could be woven into fabrics to detect blood, or to monitor the health of the wearer.

FDA Warns Skin Treatment Devices

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the manufacturers of devices that it will regulate some differently than cosmetics.

Transdermal Patch to Replace Syringe in Drug Delivery

3M Drug Delivery Systems unveiled data highlighting the tolerability and delivery characteristics of a hollow microstructured transdermal system (hMTS) for the systemic delivery of high volume injectables traditionally delivered by syringe and needle.

Glaucoma Drug Found to Stimulate Eyelash Growth

A recent clinical study conducted by the University of Miami indicated that bimatoprost, a drug used to treat eye conditions such as glaucoma and ocular hypertension, increased eyelash length.

Heating Up the Preservative Debate

A possible solution to the preservative-free cosmetic formulation conundrum may lie in the milk pasteurization process. Ultra-high-temperature (UHT) sterilization is the process of heating milk or cream to temperatures exceeding 275°F.

Nestle Introduces Beauty Drink

Nestle has introduced a daily beauty drink dietary supplement that is said to work synergistically with beauty products to produce better skin.

CVS Adds Skin Care Device to Shelves

Retailer trains beauty advisor staff in use and in complementary product offerings.

Researchers Create Drug Delivery Nanoemulsions

Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) have created nanoscale droplets that can be used to deliver ingredients to skin.

Coty Integrates Web Technology into Fragrance Products

Coty Inc. and SnapNow have partnered to integrate hyperlinks between the physical and the virtual world.

Fueling the Skin

Some of the raw material sources for alternative fuels also are sourced for the production of personal care ingredients. Palm oil, extracted from palm tree fruit, is used in both bio-diesel fuel and personal care products. Due to biodiesel demand, the price of palm oil has risen. Additionally, the deforestation of palm trees has turned many personal care companies away from using palm oil for environmental reasons.

Cosmeceuticals: A Letter to the Editor

In this letter to the editor, the author expresses his opinion that the industry should generate pro-active educational initiatives to legislatively and thoughtfully define cosmeceutical.

Glaucoma Drug Found to Grow Eyelashes

Recent studies indicate bimatoprost, a drug designed to treat glaucoma or ocular hypertension, may spur eyelash growth. The bad news is use of the drug may cause vision deterioration, among other effects.

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