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Aug 28, 2014 | 01:52 PM CDT

Lightening Skin Through a Melanogenesis-interrupting Peptide

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

Cutaneous pigmentation is determined by melanogenesis, the transfer of melanosomes to keratinocytes, and the distribution of melanin to skin, among other processes. Interrupting these would limit skin pigmentation to achieve a better skin lightening effect. Here, the authors review the biological mechanisms of melanin production, then test a peptide designed to act on them for a lightening effect.

Aug 28, 2014 | 11:52 AM CDT

Peptide Approach to Enhance Anti-wrinkle Efficacy Between Injections

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

Facial injections with botulinum toxin are trending but regular applications are necessary to maintain their efficacy. Six months is recommended between sessions, necessitating topical anti-wrinkle cosmetics that can fill this gap. Described here is a topical combination of peptides that is shown to complement such procedures with anti-wrinkle efficacy.

Aug 27, 2014 | 10:04 AM CDT

Greentech Launches Soft Butter Line for Sensory, Emulsification and Skin Benefit

By: Katie Anderson

Greentech has launched a range of 3-in-1 actives that emulsify, consistute the oily phase and improve biological activity. GreenSofts combine the properties of soft butters with sensory and auto-emulsion capacities.

Aug 27, 2014 | 06:55 AM CDT

Straightening Revolutionizes Hair Styling

According to market researcher Diagonal Reports, strong consumer demand for hair management and control is transforming the global hair straightening market beyond recognition.

Aug 26, 2014 | 02:49 PM CDT

Read the Label Online: Pacifica Sea Change Future Youth Serum

Pacifica Sea Change Future Youth Serum
By: Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting Inc.

Does your anti-aging serum have “super powers?” Launched in May 2014, Pacifica Beauty’s Sea Change Future Youth Serum is designed for both day and night use with “supernaturally effective ingredients for the best youthful, bright skin."

Aug 26, 2014 | 02:37 PM CDT

Cosmetics & Toiletries Publisher Co-hosts Humanitarian Fund-raising Campaign

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

For the third consecutive year, Allured Business Media, publisher of Cosmetics & Toiletries, is co-hosting a campaign to support a senior citizen in need. Donations are welcome.

Aug 26, 2014 | 11:14 AM CDT

Asia-Pacific Update: ASEAN Mirrors EU Regulation

By: To Yo Be

Mirroring updates made to Cosmetic Regulation EC No. 1223/2009 in Europe, the ASEAN Cosmetics Association has updated it positions on sunscreen labeling, botanicals, parabens and more, reported here.

Aug 25, 2014 | 05:04 PM CDT

California Senate Rejects Ban of Microbeads

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

According to several news reports, the California Senate rejected an initial attempt to ban plastic microbeads in soaps and cosmetics. AB1699 reportedly fell one vote short of the 21 required to pass.

Aug 25, 2014 | 04:27 PM CDT

Monell Names Margolskee Director and President

Robert Margolskee, MD, PhD, succeeds Gary Beauchamp, PhD, who is stepping down after 24 years with the organization.

Aug 25, 2014 | 12:47 PM CDT

Changing Consumer Landscape Impacts State of the Industry

By: Rob Walker, Euromonitor International

In 2013, global brands largely failed to capitalize on resurgent economic confidence in developed markets, while formerly booming emerging markets became less dependable as growth engines. The end result saw global sales increase 5% at fixed U.S. dollar prices, down from 6% in 2012.