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Human Epidermal Melanocytes for Cosmetic and Dermal Studies

Lonza announces the availability of primary Clonetics Adult Normal Human Epidermal Melanocytes.

Responsilbilities in Outsourcing Clinical Testing

It remains the responsibility of the manufacturer to substantiate the safety of both ingredients and finished cosmetic products prior to their being marketed.

Sensitive Skin Syndrome: Methodological Approaches

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.

ACS Analyzes Microscopic Views of Hair Interaction

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.

Microscopic Scaffolding for Wound Healing, Toxicity Testing

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.

Measuring the Antioxidant Potential of an Acai Extract

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.

Ethics, Ethics Everywhere

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.

ECVAM Suggests Alternatives to FCS

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.

Cruelty-free Bunny Appears at in-cosmetics

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.

DB-ALM Creates Database of Animal Alternative Subscribers

The Database on Alternative Methods (DB-ALM) now offers the public a directory of individuals and institutions that are active in the field of animal-alternative testing methods .

REACH and In Vitro Alternatives: Phototoxicity Testing

This is the third column in a continuing discussion regarding the new REACH regulations and their impact on chemical testing. The first appeared in December 2007 and discussed dermal corrosive potential testing; the second, in February 2008, covered dermal irritancy potential testing.

Molecular Modeling of Skin care Products: Application for the Design of Pepidomimetics

Molecular modeling has been used in the pharmaceutical industry for years to predict how a new molecule may work based on research conducted with molecules of a similar structure. The cosmetics industry has also begun to use this technology to predict the behavior of new molecules on skin and in skin care applications.

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