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Dec 04, 2012 | 11:56 AM CST
By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries mag…
As the year winds down and we settle in for our long winter’s nap, or summer fun, depending on your latitude, I think it’s important to reflect on where you’ve been to know where you’re going. Happy holidays to all!
Dec 04, 2012 | 11:14 AM CST
By: Katie Anderson, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazin…
Sea cucumbers, considered a delicacy in East and Southeast Asia, may not be pleasing to the eye but could be pleasing to the complexion. These slippery creatures belong to the animal group of echinoderms, which possess an adaptive feature called mutable connective tissue. While investigating this phenomenon, Maurice Elphick, PhD, and his research team from Queen Mary University of London’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences not only identified the genes that encode the peptides to make this tissue stiffen and soften, but also have hypothesized that one of these peptides may be used in anti-aging skin care
Dec 04, 2012 | 11:00 AM CST
By: R. Rox Anderson, MD, Harvard Medical School an…
This article presents skin optics and strategies to design cosmetics that more closely match normal human skin. Topics covered include the spectral reflectance of hemoglobin chromophores, spatial variations and color texture, and optical scattering and translucence. In addition, interference coatings are considered, as are examples of the interplay between home-use devices and agents that affect aging skin.
Nov 20, 2012 | 02:23 PM CST
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.
Oct 09, 2012 | 10:24 AM CDT
Topical drug manufacturer Ei has signed agreements with European-based professors and technologists to license a sphingolipid technology that improves barrier function and moisture retention when applied topically. Following is a Cosmetics & Toiletries exclusive interview with the company's lead researcher, Charley Gray, PhD.
Oct 04, 2012 | 10:46 AM CDT
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.
Oct 02, 2012 | 10:59 AM CDT
Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have identified the protein precursors behind the peptides that cause muscle contraction or relaxation of echinoderms, which could potentially lead to anti-aging applications.
Oct 01, 2012 | 01:46 PM CDT
By: Katie Anderson
Scientists at the Università Politecnica delle Marche, The University of Barcelona, the University of Salamanca and the University of Granada have produced an extract of strawberry to quantify the ability of the fruit to protect the skin.
Oct 01, 2012 | 12:07 PM CDT
By: Steven Isaacman, PhD, Nanometics LLC; and Mich…
Cosmetics & Toiletries is pleased to revive its former “Technology Transfer” column with new columnists Steven Isaacman, PhD, and Michael Isaacman. The authors’ diverse expertise in physical organic and polymer chemistry will provide a perspective of emerging technologies from academia and beyond, to explore their practical application in the personal care industry. This column follows the Cosmetics & Toiletries mission to combine insightful overviews of relevant cutting-edge thinking with content focused on practical applications in cosmetic science.
Sep 26, 2012 | 12:28 PM CDT
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a prescription polymer treatment for brittle nail symdrome (nail dystrophy).