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Oct 7, 2016
It's nice to see our government liaison supporting our scientists' efforts by standing up to share with others the notion that cosmetic science is real.
Oct 3, 2016
Intuition, vibe, instinct, gut feeling—most of us have experienced it. Science has tried to measure it. What does this have to do with cosmetics? Well, everything.
Sep 30, 2016
Rather than anti-aging claims, these authors sought to quantify well-being as it relates to the effects of a new active: centcyamine. The authors confirmed a correlation between well-being scores, instrumental observations, self-assessment and, indirectly, in vitro mechanistic data.
Sep 29, 2016
Studies have shown that exposure to airborne, traffic-related particulate matter (PM) is associated with increased signs of extrinsic skin aging.1-3 Using model particles as surrogates, these researchers developed an in vitro model to evaluate premature aging induced via the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) pathway. They found a new AhR antagonist could inhibit the up-regulation of genes indicative for premature aging.
Sep 28, 2016
A new partnership between L'Oréal and Poietis is giving it a shot.
Sep 27, 2016
3D-printed skin samples demonstrate the full potential of a product's efficacy, as AMA Labs explained during in-cosmetics North America.
Sep 20, 2016
A thesis study is under way at Clemson University to develop dynamic test methods that evaluate consumer facial expressions in reaction to packaging designs in a new way: in situ.
Sep 14, 2016
One challenge in manufacturing is the variance in quality of raw materials; another is the mixing process. Mechanical tests, described here in brief, will quickly identify cosmetics and lotions that should be rejected or reworked.
Sep 12, 2016
Fragrances are complex combinations of substances that are added to many consumer products to give them a distinctive smell, impart a pleasant odor, or mask the inherent smell of some ingredients—but ultimately, to enhance the experience of the product user.
Sep 9, 2016
The good, bad and ugly science behind ingredient "reputations" were addressed by Jay Ansell, of PCPC, during his in-cosmetics N.A.
Sep 2, 2016 | Denise Herich, The Benchmarking Company
Focus groups provide colorful qualitative data that can set up brands for success.
Sep 2, 2016
Skin sensitization is neither simple nor desired, but options to test and prevent it have relied heavily on animal testing—until now, thanks to Japanese cosmetic giants Kao and Shiseido.