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Researchers Construct 3-D Bioprinted Skin Pigmentation

Bioprinted skin can now incorporate accurate skin pigmentation patterns, as reported by new research published in Biofabrication.

Symrise’s Thermolat Reveals Warming Test Results

“Thanks to its safe and gentle effect, Thermolat can be used in a very wide range of care and beauty products and gives them the ability to create a cozy warm feeling.”

Words from Wiechers on 'Snake Oil Sellers'

Now more than ever, "snake oil sellers" have access to consumers, which may be, in part, why the industry is consistently under attack. In this first installment of our new "Words from Wiechers" series, column editor Tony O'Lenick shares lessons for the betterment of both formulas and the industry's overall credibility.

Micelle Mash-up: Study Explores Surfactant vs. Fragrance Partitioning

What happens to the fragrance when you swap out one surfactant in a composition for another? That's what researchers at Firmenich wanted to find out; a newly published study explains.

Oxygen Breathes Life Into Hair Regeneration Research

Oxygen-permeable silicone was the key to recent research in Biomaterials, developed in hopes to bring about new hair regeneration treatments.

Testing Tactics in Skin: A View of Visible Light Protection

Blue light, in particular, may be responsible for most of the adverse skin reactions caused by visible wavelengths. This column reviews methods to screen for materials that protect against blue light but also allow its benefits to shine through.

IBR Introduces New Data for IBR-Dormin

IBR has introduced new data for IBR-Dormin with ex vivo and in vivo testing proving the ingredient helps slow the growth of hair, while also smoothing and conditioning the skin for both women and men.

BASF and CTIBiotech Collaborate on 3D Human Sebaceous Gland Technology

The new technology could prove significant for those studying how sebaceous glands function in relation many skin disorders.

BRAIN AG and Mannheim University of Applied Sciences Publish Article on 3D Skin Models

The article provides a comprehensive table comparing available 3D skin models.

Sensory Insight: Emollient Profiling Accelerates Speed to Market

Sensory science allows cosmetic chemists to evaluate formulas by providing objective and scientific data on the sensory properties raw materials impart in formulations. This article describes a new sensory test called “Oil Sensory Qualification,” which provides formulators with a fast approach to emollient selection using sensory science.

[podcast] Author Commentary: Fabio Apone, Ph.D., on Cold Stress Skin Damage

The mechanisms of cold stress damage in skin are a new focus for cosmetics research. In his January 2018 article, Fabio Apone, Ph.D., explains these mechanisms; in relation, in this Author Commentary podcast, he shares what drove his team’s interest in this area and the next steps. Listen now!

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