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Skin Pigment Genetics is More Complex at the Equator

New research published in Cell presents genetic findings related to skin pigment diversity and complexity, further supporting the trend for customizable skin care.

Survey of Skin Research Findings

Cosmetic science has outdone itself this year, with breakthroughs not just emerging, but rolling out in actual applications. Following is a brief literature review of recent skin care findings.

Resveratrol Analog to Cells: Act Your Shoe Size

"Act your age, not your shoe size," the saying goes, to correct immature behavior. But to human cells, science is sending a new message: to not just look, but act like younger versions of themselves—which is now possible through resveratrol analogs.

Angiopoietin-like 4 from Fatty Tissue to the Skin's Rescue

New findings from the Nanyang Technological Institute in Singapore provide yet another example of derm and medicinal research crossing into the cosmetics realm; here, in a gel patch scar treatment form.

Derms Need to Think Twice About OTC Recommendations, Study Shows

Consumers faced with compromised skin often look to their dermatologists for over-the-counter (OTC) product advice, to help keep costs (and allergens) in check. But findings from a new product review suggest derms need a second look at what they're recommending.

Could Fire Ants Be Stockpiling the Next Psoriasis Treatment?

Fire ants often are portrayed as swarming the nemesis in an action film, bringing forth a warranted demise. While their choreographed attack may leave your skin crawling, new research suggests their venom may, in fact, hold a key to treating psoriasis and its itchy, irritated traits.

Healthy Aging vs. Anti-aging: Indole Informs Insights

Lifespan does not equal healthspan, and research from Emory University shows the two can exist independently. Indeed, a class of chemicals known as indoles improved the health of organisms during aging with minimal impact on lifespan. Could these insights impact cosmetics and skin care?

Eat Your Way to Better Sun Protection

If you're an erratic eater or midnight snacker, you could be putting your skin in greater UV danger. A new study suggests abnormal eating patterns upset your body's circadian rhythm and all the skin-protective elements that march to it.

DNA Self-assembly for UV Protection and Hydration

Whoever thought a material's greatest weakness could become its strength? Scientists at Binghamton University and the University of Rhode Island, apparently, as a recent DNA-related study illustrates.

Age is Just a Number and miRNA Release

New research on the role of the hypothalamus in aging reveals the cosmetic industry is on the right path toward anti-aging; i.e., epigenetics.

A New Intersection: Could Anti-pollution Mean Anti-acne?

Anti-acne and anti-pollution have something in common: inflammation. Could this crossroads of two market segments align to forge a new path forward? A recent study suggests so.

New Passion for Passion Fruit: Sun Protection

Thai researchers have juicy news on passion fruit—apparently, extract from its seeds can boost the SPF levels in makeup. A recent paper published in the Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences explains.

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