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[video] Mycosporine-like Amino Acids Boost UV Protection

One way to improve SPF is to observe natural entities regularly exposed to the sun. In this interview, recorded at the IFSCC Congress, Marc Pissavini, Ph.D., describes a material inspired by coral to boost UV protection.

Mary Kay Names Vitamin C the Anti-pollution Answer

Vitamin C is good for more than fighting colds. According to Mary Kay research, it's also just what the doctor ordered for anti-pollution skin care.

L'Oréal and Alibaba Bring Mobile Acne Analysis to China

According to L’Oréal, this technology is the world’s first web app to analyze acne-prone skin and in China, 80% of young individuals are afflicted by acne. The new partnership gives Chinese consumers access to advice.

Patent Pick: Putting Corynebacterium to Work for Skin Care

According to inventors at Access Business Group, there remains a market opportunity to topically improve the skin microbiome and, in turn, skin conditions. A new patent application explains.

Hair Cloning, Scalp Microbiome and Melanin Color Transcription

Regarding new hair research, "[One] trend, almost entering the “sci-fi” realm, is for hair cloning and transplantation, to regenerate hair in the dermal papilla cells," explained Gill Westgate, Ph.D., in this "Industry Insight" interview.

Conditioned Response: Fragrance's Cross-modal Effect on Sensory Perception in Hair Care*

This study compared the impact of two fragrance types on the tactile perception of dry, bleached hair treated with a base or enhanced leave-on conditioner. Sensory tests showed a fruity fragrance was most successful at imparting the perception of conditioned hair.

Antimicrobial Answers: Simplifying Skin Substantivity, Part II*

The relationship between antimicrobial effects and the substantivity of certain ingredients remains a question. This second column in a series explores the literature to define this relationship.

Words from Wiechers: One-way Communication

Talking to our customers is a critical step. The most basic question is: What do they expect of a cosmetic product? Furthermore, educating them by communicating the science through journalists is critical.

Clean Beauty Decoded

The growing reality is consumers want brands and retailers to deliver products that are thoughtfully designed to have the least possible negative impact on human health, the environment and society—as they, the shopper, define it.

Lauder Findings on Sirtuins, Stress and Eucalyptus

New findings highlight the importance of sirtuins in skin cell activity, how they relate to environmental signals and circadian rhythm, plus the antioxidant efficacy of eucalyptus.

Obesity Shown to be Inversely Associated with Acne

While nutrition and acne often seemed linked together, recent researchers have discovered that it may not be in the way that we have previously believed.

[video] Defining the Relationship Between Bacteria and Skin

How does the microbiome relate to skin, and how can it be leveraged in personal care? This interview defines just that, with added insight on the skin microbiome trend.

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