Recent in Repair (page 2 of 3)

TRI-K Combines Soy and Wheat for Alternative to Animal Keratin

TRI-K has launched a vegetable-based alternative to animal keratin to increase hair strength and elasticity for reduced breakage in hair.

A DNA Repair Complex to Decrease Erythema and UV-induced CPD Formation

The authors describe how a DNA-repair complex based on amino acids decreases UV-induced DNA damage in reconstituted human skin and reduces related skin inflammation in human volunteers.

An Aquaporin-inspired Lipid Concentrate for Mature Skin

The authors describe a novel multi-lamellar concentrate based on ceramide technology and newly identified cell-signalling molecules. This skin-identical blend provides skin protection benefits and is shown to increase molecular markers for water management and barrier components that decline during aging, thus improving skin barrier function, moisturization and elasticity.

ECM-derived Tetrapeptide to Counterbalance ECM Degeneration

Degradation of dermal and epidermal proteins and the reduced proliferation of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the dermis occur during aging. Thus, antiaging technologies must to correct these deficiencies to induce skin regeneration and combat the signs of aging. Data presented here demonstrates that ECM-derived tetrapeptides have the potential to counterbalance ECM degeneration.

Polyelectrolyte Complex for Mending Damaged Hair

Complexity theory is used here to explain the formation and properties of polyelectrolyte complexes, whereby organized structures built through self-association exhibit synergistic properties. These materials can create new compounds and offer new benefits, as shown by the present work in which a complex based on PVM/MA copolymer and polyquaternium-28 is used to treat damaged hair.

Therapeutic Peptides in Aged Skin

Here, published work on peptides and proteins, their characteristics, and randomized efficacy data are examined.

Oral and Topical Echium Oil for Skin Benefits

In the present article, the oral administration of echium oil is shown to increase collagen levels in the skin as well as barrier functioning and skin conductance. When applied topically, the oil increases dermal structural proteins, which results in a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, and inhibits UV-induced inflammation.

IBR Ltd. Debuts Jojoba Leaf for Improved Skin Structure and Function

IBR Ltd. has launched an aqueous extract of jojoba leaf that improves skin structure and reduces water loss.

Researchers Utilize Milk Thistle Extract for UV Radiation Protection and Treatment

Researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center have reported that a compound in milk thistle kills skin cells mutated by UVA radiation and protects skin cells from the UVB damage.

Evonik Ferments Yeast for Alternative Ceramide Production

Evonik has developed a biotechnological green production process to produce ceramides for cosmetics that is based on the fermentation of the yeast Wickerhamomyces ciferrii (formerly known as Pichia ciferrii).

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