Recent in Testing (page 6 of 20)

A Tale of Tattoos: Black Henna (part III)

Temporary tattoos are all the rage—from rub-on kid party give-aways, to serious airbrush art and at-home kits "made to last." However, one type of temporary tattoo making infamous headlines is "black henna," especially in the eyes of the British Skin Foundation.

DSM Discovers Efficacy in ReguScence

DSM’s new research findings confirmed the efficiency in even skin tone application from the ingredient, ReguScence.

Fraunhofer Develops Method to Identify Titanium Nanoparticles

The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, in Stuttgart, Germany, recently highlighted the work of scientist Gabriele Beck-Schwadorf and her team, who developed a new method based on mass to identify nanoparticles in media such as sunscreens.

SCCS OKs Skin Brightener Alpha-Arbutin in Cosmetics

The SCCS is allowing the cosmetic industry to continue using the high-performing and easy-to-formulate active ingredient used to even skin tones.

In Vivo Study Finds Solution to Skin Firming

To work against sagging and aging, Lipotec performed a new in vivo test on Uplevity peptide.

Lipotec’s Study Offers Cold Weather and Wrinkle Treatment

The Antarcticine marine ingredient is Lipotec’s latest in vivo study, which proved its efficacy to fight cold weather and wrinkles.

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.

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