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Combinatorial Skin Care: Heredity, Experience and Enhanced Product Customization

Current approaches to skin care customization focus on the individual’s skin type with little attention to the impact of their heritage. Described here is a diagnostic tool combining intrinsic, i.e., population-driven research in the literature, with extrinsic factors collected through self-assessment.

Could Protein Folding Reshape Anti-aging Cosmetics?

"It is probable that helping the chaperone [proteins] and the unfolded protein response pathway in aged cells...turns out to be beneficial to the cell and subsequently to the skin....Further research would shed more light on this new approach."

Patent Pick: P&G's Printable Cosmetic Ink

Cosmetics that are "printed" or deposited by a device onto skin are rising in popularity. How might their formulas vary from traditional products? This look at a recent P&G patent provides insight.

Shiseido Uncovers Root Cause of Wrinkles and 'Pre-wrinkles'

Shiseido's 3D imaging technology has uncovered the root cause of wrinkles and "pre-wrinkles": an elasticity gap between the stratum corneum and dermis.

Red and White Wine Steeped in Anti-aging Potential

A study published in Antioxidants reveals the antioxidant and anti-aging skin care potential of red and white wine extracts.

Theobroma Cacao for Skin Care Emulgels, Microemulsions

Research to be published in an upcoming Industrial Crops and Products explores the use of cocoa bean glycolic extract in microemulsions and emulgels in skin care.

Automating Cocoa Shell Pectin Hydrolysis and Filtration

A paper published in the book series Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies describes a method to automate the hydrolysis and filtration of cocoa shells to produce cosmetically relevant pectin.

Adipose-derived Exosomes Improve Wound Healing

A recent review published in Cell Proliferation examines the wound-healing efficacy of exosomes derived from adipose-derived stem cells.

400% Surge in Hair Loss Found in Minority Communities Post-quarantine

Board-certified dermatologists treating patients in Brooklyn and Manhattan recently reported a 400% increase in cases of telogen effluvium in predominantly minority, low-income communities after the COVID-19 shelter-in-place mandate.

Comparatively Speaking: A Commentary on 'Cleaning'

The recent "Comparatively Speaking" column on cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting and sterilizing was well-received and generated a good amount of interest. One appropriate addition, described here, suggests that "cleaning" is more complicated than removing organic matter.

Credo and ChemFORWARD Codesign a Database for Chemical Hazards

Credo and ChemFORWARD have agreed to codesign a database for formulators, brands and others of chemical hazards and safe alternatives for ingredients and packaging.

INOLEX Patents Caprylhydroxamic Acid for Safe, Sustainable Preservation

INOLEX has been issued a patent for the use of caprylhydroxamic acid (CHA) and select diols as sustainable alternative preservation systems in cosmetics, personal care and pharmaceuticals.

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