Recent in Testing (page 9 of 28)

Can New Approaches Pave the Way for Better Toxicology?

The ECHA is hosting a topical scientific workshop April 19-20 that examines new approaches to animal testing alternatives and chemical safety assessments.

SPF Tests Reveal No Ideal In vitro Substrate Exists

In vitro SPF measurements are challenged by reproducibility, repeatability and correlation with in vivo values. Here, the authors assess sunscreen adhesion to the test substrate support, since poor adhesion produces bad results. Surface substrates are characterized by functional group, charge, wettability and surface morphology. Eight w/o and o/w emulsions also are tested. Results indicate an ideal in vitro test substrate does not exist.

How to Prove 'Rub-resistant' Sun Protection

Today’s consumers desire sunscreens that are not only more effective against UV radiation, but also provide water, sand, sweat and rub resistance. These authors propose a new in vitro test to assess and compare rub resistance factors, which they illustrate here by testing 20 sun care products.

It'll Grow on You: Fully Functional 3D Skin Model

Blood, sweat and hairs ... a group of researchers from Japan have developed a skin transplant model that can create fully functional 3D skin transplants, complete with hair follicles and sebaceous glands, for replacing seriously damaged skin or as an alternative to animal tests.

Puberty and Parabens: New Study Cites 'Risk'

Teen girls may be at particular risk to chemicals such as parabens and triclosan used in cosmetics and personal care formulations, a study finds. However, this study, like many others is up for debate.

Laboratoires Expanscience Launches Slimming Ingredient

Laboratoires Expanscience introduced Macaline, its first cosmetic active ingredient with slimming properties including draining and firming.

Modifying Hair’s Structure From the Inside

Changing hair properties is a regular function of daily-use treatments. But what other methods can be used? Altering the hair’s internal structure may be the next way to achieve these changes.

Silab’s Mitokinyl Battles Urban Pollution

Silab has introduced Mitokinyl, an anti-pollution natural active ingredient, which fights damaging environmental stressers.

Sederma Ensures Baby Product Friendliness with Ingredient Testing

To ensure quality and safety for baby care products, Sederma performed required toxicological tests on four active ingredients.

New Sunscreen Allows Body to Produce Vitamin D

Researchers discovered altering ingredients in sunscreens allows the body to produce vitamin D, which led to a new sunscreen development called Solar D.

Coiffed Conundrum: Equating the Measurement of Hair Shine

Shine constitutes the ability for light to reflect off of surfaces. For consumers, perceived shine is indicative of healthy hair. For marketers, it is the gateway to hair product benefits claims. But how can shine be measured to support those claims?

Ranking Body Creams by Sensory Properties

Ranking descriptive analysis (RDA) is a sensory test from the foods industry. Here, it is applied to evaluate the properties of four body creams, and the results are compared with those of the well-known quantitative descriptive analysis (QDA) profiling. Findings suggest this technique could positively impact sensory testing for product development.

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