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Skin Rashes and Hair Loss: Biological Connections to COVID-19

Besides health consequences, perhaps the most visible effects of COVID-19 relate to mask-wearing, hand-washing and emotional stress. But biological connections between the virus, skin and hair have also emerged; following are select examples of what science has uncovered.

Beauty Accelerate: Endocannabinoids for ‘Wellness Cosmetics’: CBD 2.0

In his Beauty Accelerate Virtualpresentation, Lex Pelger will look at the role of the endocannabinoid system in the skin, what's known of CBD's effects and the other endo- and phyto-cannabinoids that may be utilized in the future. Thanks go to our sponsor, Biocogent.

Soy + Rhamnolipid Stability, Natural Soapnut and Sulfate-free: Foams in the Literature

Amidst COVID-19, one might anticipate the spike in demand for cleansers to accelerate the growth of products in foam form. In relation, we this brief literature review offers research to support the formulation of foams.

Research Confirms Honey and Chamomile Activate Innate Antioxidant Defenses

Researchers from the University of Tsukuba and Osaka University have confirmed that honey and chamomile can impart their well-known antioxidant activities through skin's innate defenses.

Citronellal Shows Antibacterial, Antioxidant Benefits to Support Wound Healing

Research published in Current Research on Biosciences and Biotechnology demonstrates the wound-healing benefits of citronellal derived from Cymbopogon nardus L.

Natural Mineral Water Shows Potential for Hyperkeratotic Skin

A recent in vitro study published in the International Journal of Biometeorology shows the potential of silica-rich thermal water to impart cellular homeostatis in hyperkeratotic skin conditions.

Comparatively Speaking: Complexation vs. Coacervation in 2-in-1 Shampoos

Hair care traditionally involves cleansing with anionic or amphoteric surfactants, rinsing, then using a conditioner with cationic surfactant and cetyl and stearyl alcohol. Combining these as 2-in-1 products is not easy but complexation and coacervation approaches can achieve such.

Ectoine, Excessive Washing and a 'Clean' Surfactant Formula: Gentle Cleansing in the Literature

In today's hyper-hygienic market, it is more important than ever to develop mild yet effective cleansers. In relation, the following brief literature review presents recent work to support such efforts.

Study Suggests Probiotic Skin Therapy Improves Eczema in Children

Reported in Science Translational Medicine, the NIH conducted a study analyzing improved eczema skin conditions with children due to strains of R. mucosa. It was also noted when treatment stopped, skin improvements persisted for up to eight months.

Patent Pick: Anti-acne Sunscreen with Salicylic Acid

A recent L'Oréal patent application discloses a sunscreen formulation with anti-acne properties thanks to the inclusion of salicylic acid and one additional acne active. The formula reportedly is stable and effective.

Kao Connects Decrease in MFAP-4 Protein with Aging, UV Exposure

Building on previous research identifying the role of microfibrillar-associated protein 4 (MFAP-4) in elastin formation, Kao researchers have confirmed the connection between MFAP-4 expression and skin elasticity, as well as the effects of UV and aging on this protein.

Patent Pick: Microorganisms to Modulate Skin pH

Ammonia oxidizing microorganisms are the subject of a novel patent application from AOBiome, described herein to impart skin benefits by controlling pH.

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