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Oct 30, 2008 | Katie Schaefer,
In 2001, Japanese researchers reported that after the age of 40, some individuals develop a malodor known as “aging odor,” attributed to the presence of unsaturated C9, 2-nonenal. George Preti, PhD, a member of Monell Chemical Senses Center and an adjunct professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, was interested by this report and began to conduct research of his own.
Oct 1, 2008 | Robert Holtz, BioInnovation Laboratories
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Aug 29, 2008 | 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 | Miranda Farage, PhD, Procter & Gamble and Howard Maibach, University of California School of Medicine
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
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
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 | 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 2, 2008 | Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
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
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.
May 9, 2008
The Humane Cosmetics Standard, a anti-animal cruelty scheme co-ordinated in the UK by BUAV and in ECEAE was present for its first personal care industry conference at in-cosmetics.
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