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Oct 30, 2008 | 04:54 PM CDT
By: Lawrence A. Hough, Denis Bendejacq and Tobias …
In the present article, the authors characterize a multilamellar vesicle (MLV) system used in personal care and verify its structure via X-ray scattering, rheology and fluorescence microscopy. This enabled the study of MLV formation to investigate bulk rheology characteristics. The results are presented here as application-relevant properties.
Oct 01, 2008 | 04:55 PM CDT
By: Robert Holtz, BioInnovation Laboratories
Many markers can be used to indicate epidermal stress. Therefore, it becomes clear that the skin is also a sensitive target to ozone exposure and one that could greatly benefit from cosmetic or personal care materials designed to protect against ozone.
Sep 24, 2008 | 10:02 AM CDT
Lonza announces the availability of primary Clonetics Adult Normal Human Epidermal Melanocytes.
Aug 29, 2008 | 04:50 PM CDT
By: Theresa Callaghan, PhD
It remains the responsibility of the manufacturer to substantiate the safety of both ingredients and finished cosmetic products prior to their being marketed.
Aug 29, 2008 | 04:22 PM CDT
By: Miranda Farage, PhD, Procter & Gamble and Howa…
Manufacturers of topical products perform rigorous testing to assure that their products are safe for consumers. Of particular interest is determining whether products will irritate the skin of the approximately 50% of consumers surveyed who consider themselves to have “sensitive” skin.
Aug 18, 2008 | 10:22 AM CDT
The ACS announced at its 236th meeting that it has carried out a microscopic analysis of hair fibers interacting with each other. The researchers find that this information will be beneficial to cosmetic chemists who formulate hair repair products.
Aug 12, 2008 | 05:44 PM CDT
The UK-based EPSRC announced the development of a dissolvable scaffold to grow skin tissue that could offer a new method to treat wounds, as well as possibilities for toxicity testing of cosmetics.
Jul 30, 2008 | 12:00 PM CDT
By: Karina Coyado Bispo, Beraca
The antioxidant potential of cosmetic materials can be evaluated by several methodologies, including a commercial kit that measures total antioxidant status, as illustrated here with a commercial extract from the fruit of the açaí, a Brazilian palm tree. Applications in antiaging products are suggested.
Jul 02, 2008 | 05:18 PM CDT
By: Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazin…
Nowadays, however, personal care has evolved even further to encompass the root of human being-ethics and morals, where the purchase of a personal care item relates to one’s concern about the environment and animal welfare. But the involvement of ethics does not just apply to the consumers using the products; it applies to scientists conducting safety studies.
Jun 24, 2008 | 09:23 AM CDT
The European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM) endorsed the use of non-animal serum substitutes of fetal calf serum and other animal derived supplements.