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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.
May 6, 2008
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 .
May 1, 2008 | Robert Holtz, BioInnovation Laboratories
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.
May 1, 2008 | Jean-Francois Nicolay, PhD, Exsymol S.A.M. and Mindy Goldstein, PhD, Estée Lauder
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.
May 1, 2008 | Malcolm Povey, Procter Department of Food Science and Lyn S. Daintree, PhD, Institute of Particle Science & Engineering
Changes in the macroscopic nature of aqueous or colloidal formulations can lead to changes in the odor, appearance or feel of a product. Data presented in this article demonstrates ultrasound scanning to determine formulation shelf life and monitor product quality.
Apr 8, 2008
A new UV transmittance analyzer has been designed to exceed Colipa's UVA protection factor (UVA-PF) requirements to support the development of higher protection factor sunscreens.
Mar 25, 2008
The National Institute of Health (NIH) is collaborating with the Enviromental Protection Agency (EPA) to improve the safety testing of chemicals. Both agencies have agreed to a new toxicity testing agreement to reduce reliance on animal testing.
Feb 29, 2008 | Shawn Nguyen; Thao Dang; Cora MacPherson, PhD; Hilda Maibach; and Howard Maibach, MD, University of California School of Medicine
This report evaluates the trends in the results of patch testing. The patch test reactions were surveyed retrospectively. The results were statistically compared between 1970 and 2002 because appropriate interpretation of the numbers has public health opportunities.
Feb 11, 2008
The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) has created a five year plan to reduce, refine and replace the use of animals in research and product testing.
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