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Literature Review—Oxidation, Microdevices and Butterfly Pigments

Cosmetics R&D is constantly inspired by peripheral fields. This new “Literature Review” column therefore gives readers an overview of emerging technologies with potential for use in personal care. It will rotate monthly with the regular “In Sight” column.

Past Impressions

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!

Cosmogizmoceuticals: The Physics and Chemistry of Looking Better

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.

Ei Licenses Sphingolipid Technology for Moisturization and Barrier Function Improvement

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.

Protein Precursors Identified in Sea Cucumber With Possible Anti-aging Application

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.

Technology Transfer—Just Click It: New Chemical Reactions for Cosmetic Applications

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.

Prescription Polymer Nail Treatment Approved by the FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a prescription polymer treatment for brittle nail symdrome (nail dystrophy).

Researchers Find UVA Protection in Strawberry Extract

Researchers from universities in Spain and Italy have uncovered photoprotective properties in a strawberry extract.

UVA and UVC Skin-damaging Radiation Found in Energy-efficient Light Bulbs

Researchers from Stony Brook University have reported that compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs emit UVC and UVA radiation found to be damaging to human skin tissue in close proximity.

Researchers Deliver Skin Treatments With Nucleic Acid Nanoparticles and Moisturizers

Researchers at Northwestern University have discovered a way to deliver gene regulation technology through topical moisturizers. Although the technology was initially investigated to treat melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, psoriasis, diabetic wound healing and epidermolytic ichthyosis, it may also be used to treat wrinkles in aged skin.

Light-triggered Controlled Release

Researchers at University of California at Santa Cruz have taken a new approach for removing drug-resistant bacteria from wounds and skin infections: using light to trigger the controlled release of nitric oxide.

Theobromine for Tooth Decay Prevention

While it may help to protect teeth from decay, fluoride at high levels also has been reported to irritate the gastrointestinal tract and some manufacturers have formulated products without it. However, toothpastes without fluoride are not providing any real benefit beyond cleansing, says Arman Sadeghpour, PhD, who, by chance, stumbled across another raw material that exhibits better anti-cavity efficacy than fluoride without adverse health effects.

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