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Apr 21, 2014 | 02:45 PM CDT
By: Steven Isaacman, PhD, and Michael Isaacman, Ph…
For skin cancer, skin aging and acne, retinoids have proven both preventive and therapeutic. Successful efforts toward more bioavailable vitamin A derivatives and retinoid formulations have increased their use for cosmetic benefits. Recent work to further optimize retinoids and reduce their side effects has yielded a new generation of promising molecules, described here.
Apr 21, 2014 | 02:15 PM CDT
By: Howard Epstein, PhD, EMD Chemicals, Philadelph…
Techniques developed in the field of molecular biology are currently being used to screen cosmeceutical ingredients for skin and hair care applications. New findings are published on a daily basis, providing insight with respect to future innovations for skin and hair health and appearance. Several relevant developments are reviewed here.
Apr 21, 2014 | 01:32 PM CDT
By: Howard I. Maibach, MD, University of Californi…
This article reviews studies to diagnose allergic contact dermatitis due to fragrance, including a patch test designed to measure such. Limitations of patch testing, the relevance of fragrance concentration in products, use testing of common consumer products, and dermatologist recommendations to manage fragrance contact allergy also are discussed.
Apr 21, 2014 | 12:07 PM CDT
By: Nava Dayan, PhD; Dr. Nava Dayan LLC, NJ, USA; …
Fatty acid bile acid conjugates (FABACs) have been found to affect skin by enhancing ATP-binding cassette (ABCA1) cholesterol transporter and competitively inhibiting stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD1) enzyme. Based on the mechanisms involved, detailed here, the authors developed a new FABAC and tested it in vitro. Results suggest its potential as an anti-aging and anti-acne active.
Apr 21, 2014 | 11:22 AM CDT
By: Chris Flower, PhD, and Emma Meredith, PhD; Cos…
Cosmetic companies comply with strict ingredient regulations and stay abreast of the latest scientific studies to ensure that their products are safe and efficacious. Yet, rumors still abound about cosmetic companies intentionally including toxic chemicals. This column looks into those myths, separating fact from fiction.
Apr 21, 2014 | 11:00 AM CDT
By: Rob Walker, Euromonitor International
According to the latest forecasts from Euromonitor International, spending on beauty and personal care in the emerging markets will be higher than in the developed markets by 2018. A year ago, this power shift had been expected to take place in 2016.
Apr 18, 2014 | 04:52 PM CDT
By: Jin-Ye Wang, PhD, and Shengyong Geng, Shanghai…
Two azobenzene compounds were synthesized and combined in liposomal membranes. Their physico-chemical properties and biocompatibility were evaluated. The safer one was chosen, and its protective function for UVA and UVB were tested in vitro and in vivo. This azobenzene liposomal formulation provided good efficacy with longer shelf life, which could be utilized as a novel kind of repeated UV absorber.
Apr 18, 2014 | 04:20 PM CDT
By: Peter Tsolis, The Estée Lauder Companies, Melv…
Powder cosmetic products (both pressed and loose) include foundations, eye shadows, primers, blushes, bronzers and all-over shimmer powders. Though the raw materials used in them often are similar, the processing, texture, packaging, applicators and application, along with color development, vary for each type. These variations are described here.
Apr 17, 2014 | 10:48 AM CDT
By: Abby Penning
Symrise submitted a binding offer and has entered into exclusive discussions with the owners of Diana Group with regards to the acquisition of Diana Group.
Apr 15, 2014 | 04:17 PM CDT
By: Abby Penning
A social experiment conducted by Unilever brand Dove revealed that 80% of women feel anxious about the way they look. The study also highlighted how the right state of mind can unlock a feeling of beauty in women.