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'Tunable' UV Absorption and Color

A new study published in Science could have product developers humming a new tune. In it, changes to a tyrosine-containing tripeptide acting as a melanin precursor were found capable of tuning melanin properties.

Immunity to Hair Loss Could be the Future

Is it possible hair products of the future will impart hair loss immunity to consumers? New findings from the University of California at San Francisco point in this direction.

Study Finds Fat Cells Linked to Anti-aging Treatment

A study has discovered stem cells collected from human fat can potentially be used for anti-aging treatments. While the study needs further review, it has potential to open new therapeutical opportunities.

Carotenoids Beat Melanin for Facial Attractiveness

The latest issue of the Annals of Improbable Research is focused on faces. In it, facial coloration via carotenoids rated higher than coloration via melanin. This suggests a new approach to self-tanners and skin care.

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.

'Gut' Instinct Could Defeat Atopic Dermatitis

Your gut instinct may not be all that scientific, but science is showing that its microbiome, when fed probiotics, can potentially treat atopic dermatitis.

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.

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