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Nitric Oxide Proven Safe to Reduce Acne

A recent internal study proved nitric oxide is safe to reduce acne when lowering inflammation and killing microorganisms.

Terminalia Chebula for Preventive and Restorative Anti-aging Benefits*

This paper examines a tannin-enriched Terminalia chebula extract. Discussed are its mechanisms for preventative and restorative anti-aging effects, and skin pigmentation control. A pilot clinical study further confirms the extract’s bioactivity to reduce wrinkles and pigmentation. Improvements in yellowish skin tones also were observed, likely due to glycation reversal.

Capillary Electrophoresis: ‘Green’ Method to Quantify Cosmetic Components

In relation, in his Ph.D. thesis, Josu López, researcher, developed and applied three “green” analytical methods to simultaneously analyze and quantify various components used in cosmetics.

Marigold Extract Photoprotection Breakthrough

Kemin reported new in vitro studies confirm the blue-light-absorbing capacity of its marigold-derived FloraGLO Lutein Topical product.

Beating the Damaging Effects of Heat on Hair

Heat treatments are among the more popular methods for achieving straight hair, yet their high temperatures are quite damaging to the hair’s structures. Learn about the damaging effects and suggested solutions for repairing heat-damaged hair.

Hidden Hair Damage and the Importance of Multiple Tests

It is of paramount importance for hair researchers to know the history of hair at the time of applying a treatment. The lack of such knowledge can create misleading results. Thus, a stress-strain test in both dry and wet states can provide a rapid means to check the reliability of the information collected, as is shown here.

EC, EFSA to Examine Endocrine Disruptors

The European Commission Directorate General for Health and Food Safety will hold a one-day conference in Brussels on June 1, 2015, to determine the criteria to identify endocrine disruptors and the European Food Safety Authority will participate.

Analytical Techniques for Hyaluronic Acid Formulation

This article reviews the characteristics and structure of hyaluronic acid (HA), then explores how multi-detector gel permeation/size exclusion chromatography (GPC/SEC) and microrheology techniques can be jointly applied to determine the structure-function relationships that support the successful inclusion of HA in cosmetic formulations. Experimental studies are provided to highlight the value of these techniques.

3D Printed Skin Animal Test Alternative

San Diego-based Organovo announced a partnership with cosmetics giant L'Oréal to develop 3D bioprinted skin tissue for the beauty product testing.

Taiwan Proposes Animal Testing Ban for Cosmetics

Legislator Wang Yu-min and the Taiwan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) proposed a bill advocating the #BeCrueltyFree Taiwan campaign, which would ban the animal testing of cosmetics in Taiwan.

Defining and Controlling Frizz

There is likely a variety of causes and contributors to the nebulous consumer term “frizz.” This article attempts to craft a universal definition and then progresses to further examine impacting factors. These discussions focus on methods for quantifying hair properties and assessing the positive impact of commercial hair care products.

Sea Anemone Delivery of Collagen and γ-PGA for Anti-aging Benefits

The effective delivery of youth-preserving collagen and moisture remains a cosmetic Holy Grail. In response, this study describes a natural microinjection system based on the stinging cells of the Cnidaria sea anemone to effectively puncture the stratum corneum layer and deliver its content—both marine collagen and γ-PGA—into skin, offering a promising new class of solutions to age-old challenges.

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