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New Data Supports Photo-Aging Active

Lipoid Kosmetik wants its customers to know their ingredients are valuable and truly efficient. The company has new data to support one of its botanical active's with results stemming from in vivo testing.

[podcast] Is Anti-pollution Care Really Relevant in Hair?

Some experts are skeptical over the prospects of anti-pollution care for hair, but not Erik Schulze zur Wiesche, Ph.D., of Henkel. As he describes in this exclusive podcast, the damage is real, measurable—and rectifiable. Listen now!

How Damaged is Hair? Part II, Internal Damage

This article is part II in our series on hair damage. It explains the internal cortex structure of hair is not easily visible, and that various mechanical tests can yield different conclusions. Here, tests are described that can show changes to the internal cortex structure and their impact on hair’s mechanical properties.

Making Hair Loss History: Native Polyphenols to Kick-start Hair Regrowth

Research has shown the deregulation of two major hair follicle cell types are involved in androgenic alopecia: human fibroblast dermal papilla cells (HFDPc) and outer root sheath cells (ORSc). This article explores the effects of an active blend containing dihydroquercetin glucoside and epigallocatechin glucoside to stimulate ORSc and HFDPc, in turn reversing hair loss.

The Body Shop Encourages Global Ban on Animal Testing

"The Body Shop passionately believes that no animal should be harmed in the name of cosmetics and that animal testing on products and ingredients is outdated, cruel and unnecessary."

[podcast] EWG vs. the Industry on Cosmetic Ingredient Safety

On the surface, this seems like a story about an activist group stirring up unnecessary fear to target an "unregulated" industry. And a self-regulated industry allegedly putting dollars ahead of safety. But the reality is actually much deeper and philosophical in nature. Listen now!

[NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2017] Chemyunion Talks Efficacy at the Show

Companies at the show had at least one launch, trend or new technology to talk to attendees about, but Chemyunion came prepared with multiple new ingredients, ranges and test results to chat about.

Reaching a Zen-like State in Skin: Biomimetic Peptide to Balance Sensitivity

Inspired by nature, biomimetic peptides are potent allies in skin care. This paper identifies palmitoyl tripeptide-8 as an effective modulator of neurogenic inflammation and provides clinical evidence of its protective and soothing activities in sensitized skin.

Untouched, 'Primitive' Microbiome Sets the Skin Health Benchmark

As it turns out, on skin, the more "bugs," the better; and cosmetics could be negatively affecting their diversity. New research from the UK compared microbiomes to set a "healthy skin standard," against which the effects of products can be measured, in the future.

Toxicity Testing: Read Between the Lines

Active ingredients aren't thinkers, they're do-ers. But can they do too much? As explored during in-cosmetics 2017, in an industry permeated with astounding product claims, it becomes all the more crucial to test for potential toxic effects and really understand those results.

Depth Perception: FTIR Reveals Devices Deliver Actives and Hydration Deeper

The deposition, delivery and penetration of actives are key to the success of skin care products and consequential to their efficacy. This paper explores ATR-FTIR imaging to compare the penetration of actives into skin via two application methods and their impact on skin hydration.

How Damaged is Hair? Part I: Surface Damage

This article is the first of two that explores ways of capturing and quantifying the different forms of hair damage. Here, we begin with damage to the hair surface, or cuticle, while also exploring the implications of this occurrence. A second article will focus on damage to the internal cortex structure.

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