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Recent in Antimicrobial (page 2 of 2)

Antibacterial and Anti-inflammatory Effects of a Magnolia Extract

P. acnes can exacerbate acne as a result of the inflammatory properties of the cell wall short chain fatty acids and chemotactic factors. Here, researchers investigate the effectiveness of a magnolia extract as an acne treatment, based on the known anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects from magnolol and honokiol within the material.

Inherent Nano-sized Microbial Warfare

Nanoemulsions have the potential to be inherently antimicrobial, according to Susan Ciotti, PhD, and David Peralta of Nanobio Corporation, a company founded on a nanoemulsion technology with antibacterial benefits.

Multifunctional Deodorizing, Antimicrobial Additive

Schülke inc. will highlight various innovations including its multifunctional cosmetic additive combining the skin care and deodorizing properties of ethylhexylglycerin with the antimicrobial properties of phenethyl alcohol.

Good and Bad Bacteria Strains Found in P. acnes

Research conducted at UCLA with scientists from Washington University in St. Louis and the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute has made an interesting discovery about Propionibacterium acnes that may affect the prevention and treatment of the disorder.

Grapefruit Seed Extract Antimicrobial and Antioxidant

Natural Sourcing has launched a grapefruit seed extract for the preservation of natural formulations.

Antimicrobial Fusion Peptides

Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) scientists in the UK have engineered antimicrobial peptides based on the human peptide LL-37 that are useful against S. aureus and/or B. cepacia, among others, as well as athlete's foot.

Researchers Find Greater Antibacterial Activity in Thyme Than Benzoyl Peroxide

Researchers from Leeds Metropolitan University have suggested that thyme may be an effective treatment for acne.

Researchers Show Antimicrobial Efficacy in Chitosan Nanoparticles for Wound Healing

Researchers at Fairleigh Dickinson University have found antimicrobial activity in chitosan nanoparticles (CNP) that may have application in wound healing.

Deo Active Derived From Alpine Lichen

At In-Cosmetics Asia, Cosmetochem International AG will be launching a deodorant and antibacterial active derived from alpine lichen.

Bakuchiol in the Management of Acne-affected Skin

Bakuchiol, a meroterpene of plant origin, is shown here to act against four major pathophysiologic features that cause acne, suggesting its use to complement and/or enhance the effectiveness of current anti-acne agents. In addition, the material is non-irritating, presents no photo- or hydrolytic- stability issues and is easy to use.

Ayurvedic Plant Derivative for Natural Anti-acne Benefits

Unigen Inc. has developed a natural anti-acne ingredient derived from an ayurvedic plant for antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and anti-scarring properties.

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