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The New Stir in Anti-aging: Small-chain Algal Peptides to Regulate Sulfur

Sulfur regulators such as small chain peptides (SCPs) and sulfide donors are an untapped sector for cosmetic science. The present work explores a natural compound to up-regulate cellular sulfur, affect the cell cycle and reduce signs of aging.

Words from Wiechers on 'Snake Oil Sellers'

Now more than ever, "snake oil sellers" have access to consumers, which may be, in part, why the industry is consistently under attack. In this first installment of our new "Words from Wiechers" series, column editor Tony O'Lenick shares lessons for the betterment of both formulas and the industry's overall credibility.

[podcast] Author Commentary: Fabio Apone, Ph.D., on Cold Stress Skin Damage

The mechanisms of cold stress damage in skin are a new focus for cosmetics research. In his January 2018 article, Fabio Apone, Ph.D., explains these mechanisms; in relation, in this Author Commentary podcast, he shares what drove his team’s interest in this area and the next steps. Listen now!

Cold Stress Damage, Banished: Daphne odora Extract Improves Skin Moisture and Healing

Cold stress can affect the integrity of the skin. In relation, compounds synthesized by plants under environmental stress have been characterized for their protective effects; although limited data relates to cold stress. This article explores an extract from Daphne odora cell cultures to address cold stress-related damage including dryness, cutaneous micro-lesions and inflammation.

Industry Insight: Probing Deeper to Further Skin Aging Research

Johnson & Johnson can see the future—of skin aging, that is. How? Using a novel imaging technique. Tracy Wang, Ph.D., describes it here, in an adaptation from our recent podcast interview.

Oxygeskin Tested for Efficacy to Fight Blue Light

Blue light damages skin. As such, Silab sought to prove its active ingredient could fight against potential damage. Oxygeskin was proven to recover a fresh and uniform complexion while reinvigorating skin oxygenation.

Shrinking Pores at Their Core: Gallic Acid Derivate Controls ROS and Sebum Factors

This study proposes a unique molecule derived from gallic acid to prevent enlarged and clogged facial pores. The ingredient is partly activated by the microbiome and protects against oxidative stress and excess sebum—two key factors at the core of enlarged pores.

Silab’s Whitonyl Witnesses New Data

Silab’s active helps control melanogenesis and its environment, and the company has come up with new data to prove the ingredient's efficacy. This ingredient can be utilized to enhance complexion radiance, with depigmenting and lightening action.

Antidote for Aging: Synthetic Viper Venom Smooths Over a Cross-cultural Concern

DABBA is a synthetic peptide that mimics Waglerin-1, a toxin from the temple viper. It is shown here to reversibly inhibit muscular contraction and reduce wrinkle formation, and to induce the expression of genes that improve collagen fiber maturation. Notably, differences in anti-wrinkle effects were observed in different ethnicities.

Tomatoes Linked to Decreased Skin Cancer Risk

Tomatoes may be the future of skin cancer prevention, according to new research in Scientific Reports. A study found that the carotenoids in tomatoes have the potential to protect against UV light.

[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!

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.

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