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Yemoja Opens Sustainable Microalgae Plant

Yemoja has opened its newest sustainable microalgae product plant with minimal carbon footprint in Israel. This is to produce broad-spectrum pure algae on an industrial scale.

Shiseido Puts the 'Pressure' on Anti-aging Skin Care

Shiseido has discovered that applying pressure to the skin stimulates the proliferation of stem cells stored in reservoirs that could impart anti-aging benefits.

Skin Whitening and Hyperpigmentation: Literature Review

The skin lightening market is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 6.24% from 2020 to 2027. Here, we've surveyed recent research in the literature that could support product developers to help make this happen.

[video] Cosmetics R&D Vlog: Occlusion, Dysbiosis, Virome and More—Changing Skin Needs and Opportunities

No thanks to COVID-19, the skin is now cleansed, sanitized and occluded under PPE more than ever before. In our latest vlog entry, Nava Dayan, Ph.D., explains the impact of these activities on skin, which while crucial to maintain health, give rise to new needs and afford opportunities for future product development.

Lauder and Sassone-Corsi Collaborate for Epigenetic, Circadian Research

The two laboratories will collaboratively explore the interaction between a newly identified micro-signaling molecule and other skin activities, including circadian machinery.

Sabinsa’s Research Review: Curcumin’s Immune Benefits

Along with other authors, Sabinsa’s founder, Muhammed Majeed, Ph.D., has recently released a research review analyzing curcumin and its immune benefits, which can play a possible role in COVID-19 prevention.

Cosmetic Victories Finalist Profile: Biodiversified Phyto-fermentation

"Our consortium of ferments, prokaryotes and eukaryotes that grow in symbiosis can process the plant to obtain active extracts containing nutrients with their natural environment."

ZnO Nanoparticles Penetrate but Only Under These Conditions

Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles are a major component in sunscreens but their ability to permeate skin has remained undetermined. Recent work in Applied Biomaterials identifies the conditions under which they penetrate.

Hair Loss, Uprooted: Follicle Protection with Yerba Santa

Oxidative stress caused by UV radiation and pollution causes damage to the hair follicle and contributes to premature hair loss. In response, a Yerba santa extract was assessed for its capability to protect hair follicles from oxidative damage and to reduce premature hair loss.

Evoking Emotion: Clean Slate

Such treatments, as well as their application methodologies, can benefit consumers both mentally and physically, as this brief review illustrates. Skin washing is a daily occurrence that can impact the stratum corneum (SC), causing dryness and flaking. This has spurred the evolution of cleansers to protect the SC.

Could the Human Virome be the Next Skin Care Target?

"The projection, I think, is that many cosmetic companies will begin to launch products with [related antiviral] claims, and R&D departments need to understand more about this claim. I think this is the beginning.”

Hair Damage and Loss: Literature Review

Hair damage and loss/growth are among the top consumer concerns in hair care today. This brief literature review highlights six recent papers related to these concerns.

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