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Is Microbe Modulation the Future of Acne Care?

Researchers utilized a cocktail of donor bacterial communities to test the possibility of future probiotic solutions for acne and other skin conditions.

[podcast] Beauty and the Microbiome: Happily Ever After

"The introduction of chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products while simultaneously not interacting with the environment has had a significant impact on the diversity of our skin microbiome." Hear more in this podcast and at Beauty Accelerate.

Comparatively Speaking: Methicone, Dimethicone and D4

Silicone fluids, PEG/PPG dimethicone and alkyl dimethicone are three analogues, differing in the presence and type of groups in the polymer, but all having the dimethicone unit present. Learn more about their chemistry.

MIT Researchers Create Low-energy Nanoemulsion Gels

These shelf-stable emulsions are can be adapted for large-scale manufacturing and can be converted into a gel for better actives delivery.

Sustainable Particle Design for Optimized Ingredients, Package Reduction

German production specialist Glatt will explore the potential of processes to maximize ingredients and minimize packaging during the SEPAWA congress in October.

Swimmer Beware: The Ocean May Mess With Your Skin Microbiome

The skin microbiome is altered by swimming in the ocean, recent findings suggest—opening the door to potential opportunities for personal care applications to fortify beach-goers' skin barriers.

Patent Pick: Taking a Shine to Silsesquioxane Nail Lacquer

Revlon inventors have taken a shine to polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes to improve nail polish gloss and durability without compromising their removability. Read more in their patent application.

Words from Wiechers: Dancing to the Dollar

In this installment of our "Words from Wiechers" series, co-author O'Lenick disagrees with Wiechers's belief that cosmetic and pharma businesses are driven by the same dynamics. Read on to learn more.

How 3D Printing Grows Hair Follicles to Stop Hair Loss

The technology allows new hair follicles to grow from cells in 3D-printed molds in order to create hair.

[video] Natural Extraction in Action: Traditional vs. Supercritical Fluid Techniques

Extracting the phytochemicals of materials in nature is no small feat. Here, Arumugam Sivakumar, Ph.D., of Sami Labs/Sabinsa explains the capabilities of supercritical fluid extraction, in comparison with traditional approaches, as Cosmetics & Toiletries toured the farms and production sites of Sabinsa.

Triclosan Could Risk Bone Health, Research Suggests

Data suggests that triclosan can influence the development of osteoporosis in women, which may support additional regulatory action over the ingredient.

Is It Possible to Control Foam Collapse?

Research has identified the two mechanisms by which foam collapses, which could help formulators better control the prevention or acceleration of foam rupture in formulations.

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