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Shiseido Uncovers Heroes and Villains in Skin Aging

Various forces are at work within skin that can defend against or propogate signs of aging. Shiseido highlighted findings in this area from a joint research project, along with the capability of an iris extract to influence these dynamics.

[video] Farm to Face: Environmental Bacteria Boost Skin's Barrier

Women who interact with farm- and plant-associated bacteria have better skin. At least, that's what research from POLA suggests. Kaoru Kasahara explains in this video interview.

[podcast] Sustainable Isn't Enough: How Beauty Brands Can Be Authentic

What's missing from the sustainability story? The "people piece," at least according to Giorgio Dell'Acqua, Ph.D. The problem is the industry needs a credible metric to measure its social impact. Hear more in this podcast.

Patent Pick: The Hottest Move in Anti-aging

Shiseido is adding a new element to the anti-aging category: heat. In a recent patent, the company describe entities whose aromas may be inhaled to increase skin temperature, thus recirculating blood and youth into tired skin.

[update] Kao Stirs Up Pleasure Centers for Beauty Benefits; Ingredient Suppliers Respond

"The pleasure is all yours" seems to be the cosmetic industry's latest message to consumers. Recent work from Kao Corp. and others, including ingredient suppliers, demonstrates.

Patent Pick: Orchid Extract Maintains ECM Integrity

Orchids have sprouted up among the latest craze for indigenous ingredients—first in medicine, and now, apparently, in cosmetics. A new LVMH patent explains.

[video] What the Moving Face Reveals about Age

POLA researcher Motonori Kurosumi explored how we perceive the age of others in moving vs. static faces. He touches on his findings in this video interview.

Cetyl Alcohol: A Multifunctional Addition to Formulators’ Toolboxes

Cetyl alcohol can provide emulsifying, thickening and conditioning benefits. This versatility, thanks to its structure and properties, described here, lends itself to a wide range of applications, including shampoos, sunscreens and lipsticks.

How Fast Can Mammals Detect Scent? New Study Confirms Results

Research conducted at the NYU School of Medicine has found that mammalian brains can identify scents more quickly than previously.

Patent Pick: Pumpkin, Shea and More for Elegant Occlusion and Care

GlaxoSmithKline inventors have their eye on occlusion as a mechanism to reduce skin dryness. Here, they look to oils, fats and waxes from pumpkin, shea and more for new tricks to improve topical treatments.

[video] Building Product Perceptions

Besides sight, scent is perhaps our most primordial sensory input. Here, Gabriela Daniels, of the London College of Fashion, explains a master's degree study on crossing sensory cues to elevate cosmetic product experiences.

Keep Calm and Smell Linalool: Study Confirms Anti-anxiety Link

Researchers believe that with this study that they can develop clinical applications for linalool scents in treating various anxiety disorders.

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