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Shrubby St. John's Wort Boosts More than Your Mood

Any ethnobotanist will tell you St. John's Wort is well-known to keep some forms of depression in check. It also may lift your spirits knowing skin can benefit from its berries, as a recent study explains.

Lipid Enlightenment: A New Way Forward for Personalized Skin Care

Cosmetic dermatology in some ways replaces and surpasses anti-aging. Many cosmetic and personal care multinationals see it as the next strategic move. And new findings in lipidomics, such as these from the University of Oregon, quickly push the potential forward.

Nano-sized Barrier Repair Buzzing

New research out of Brazil has skin care developers "abuzz" with excitement. Why? Beeswax nanoparticles show potential to improve compromised skin barrier functioning.

Sky Blue's the Limit with Novel Pigment Discovery

New pigment discoveries with applications for cosmetics come along once in a blue moon; or in this case, sky. Researchers in Korea and Japan have developed new inorganic sky-blue pigments with light-absorbing properties.

Manipulating Light in 3D

Researchers from the Australian National University don't take light lightly. In fact, they have mastered the art of manipulating it in what appears to be the best-yet holographic representation in three dimensions. This technology has potential for applications in imaging and augmented reality.

Eating Mushrooms Could Counteract Advanced Glycation End Products

There's a fungus among us, and it may be more welcomed than ever before if new research out of Japan is corroborated. A preliminary study has shown that consuming mushrooms may decrease the production of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in skin.

Exposure, Skin Roughness and a New Niche Proposal

How often is your nose the first place to sunburn? Almost always. Swiss researchers wondered what such high exposure could mean for skin topography of the hands, nose, shoulders, cheeks and forehead. Their work points to a new potential market niche.

Wearables Powered by You

Michigan State University is onto the next big thing in wearables: powered by you. Researchers there have developed a film-like device that uses nanotech to harness the energy of human movement and power it.

Hitting the 'Sweet Spot' for Hair Follicle Delivery

Somewhere between small drug molecules and nanoparticles of < 100 nm, there's a sweet spot to deliver active ingredients via their hair follicle. These researchers appear to have found it, using nanogels.

Leapin' Lizards—New Findings Highlight Color-change Mechanisms

Biomimcry is an approach to innovation that identifies "sustainable solutions...by emulating nature’s time-tested designs and processes.” Enter: the East Asian Takydromus lizard.

Synesthesia is Music to Our Feel and Taste Receptors

"One of the next (applications) we could see is whether music can improve or boost skin hydration."

New Research Reveals: Oxidative Stress Acts on Telomeres, but Differently

How does oxidative stress impact telomerase activity? Not quite how researchers at the University of Pittsburgh—and others— thought.

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