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PFC for Oxygen Delivery to Skin

Research on perfluorocarbons (PFCs) began before World War II but it was the 1942 Manhattan Project in the United States to develop the atomic bomb that led to methods of producing PFCs other than reacting fluorine with hydrocarbon. As a result, PFCs have been adapted for a number of industries including traumatic brain injury, sickle cell crisis pain, trauma, wound care, decompression sickness, acute respiratory distress syndrome, stroke, myocardial infarction, surgery, diabetes and cosmetics.

P&G Utilizes Olay Technology for Beautifying Dish Soap

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has sourced Olay, its skin care brand, to create a dish soap that cleans dishes and moisturizes hands. The line is formulated with the company's surfactant technology and moisturizing ingredients.

Study Supports Photo-protective Ability of High Flavanol Chocolate

Researchers from the London University of the Arts and the European Dermatology London have reported that the consumption of dark chocolate rich in flavanols can protect skin from UV light.

Researchers Investigate Menopausal Uses for Antiaging Ingredient Pueraria Mirifica

The same material formulated into topical skin care applications to enhance skin health has been investigated for its anti-cancer and postmenopausal benefit for women.

Tooth Whitening Without Sensitization

Teeth whiteners are available as OTC strips and gels, but consumers seeking more immediate and dramatic effects often visit the dentist for an in-office procedure or take-home solution. In any case, many of these treatments increase tooth sensitivity and damage the gums, according to Raymond Frye, DMD, a cosmetic dentist and owner of Bling Dental. Therefore, he developed a whitening solution based on a combination of carbamide peroxide with a desensitizer.

Improving Skin with Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic acupuncture is said to address skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, dryness, sagging and wrinkles. However, only in recent years has the practice become popular worldwide.

Sterile Packaging Created for Formulation without Preservatives

Promens for Avène Dermatological Laboratories has created a packaging that allows for preservation without the use of preservatives in the cosmetic formula.

Lasers to Improve Acoustic Imaging

US Naval Research Laboratory scientists are developing a technology using flashes of laser light to create underwater sound, which could improve acoustic imaging.

Fighting Cellulite with Cosmetotextiles

Mirroring cosmetic chemists’ work, the garment industry has approached the same battle with textiles that constrict “troubled areas,” such as the buttocks and thighs, to make them appear smaller. Only recently, however, did the cosmetics and garment industries join forces to target cellulite on both fronts—enter Lytess, a France-based shape-wear company.

3M Develops Transdermal System for Peptide Delivery

3M Drug Delivery Systems has developed a hollow microstructured transdermal system (hMTS) integrated device for the delivery of large molecules that are not typically compatible with transdermal delivery.

Researchers Develop Gene Therapy Method Topically Activated by Phloretin

Researchers have developed a gene therapy method using an implanted gene network encapsulated in algal gelatin that is activated topically by the apple metabolite phloretin.

Study Confirms Anti-inflammatory Property of Pycnogenol

Researchers at the National Research Institute on Food and Nutrition have reported that Pycnogenol, an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, is effective for reducing inflammation and soothing pain associated with various health problems.

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