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Benzoyl Peroxide: Radical Efficacy Against C. acnes

Benzoyl peroxide (BPO) is a key ingredient that formulators use to treat Cutibacterium acnes (C. acnes) thanks to its antibacterial properties and minimal side effects. In this column, the authors discuss the properties of BPO and how it can be properly formulated to create an effective topical treatment for C. acnes.

Attacking Acne: OTC Topical Treatments

Most of the world's population has, at some point, been affected by acne. This, along with the recent "maskne" phenomenon, has heightened demand for OTC acne care. The present feature reviews the formation of acne and various topical treatments to mitigate it; such as salicylic acid, sulfur and benzoyl peroxide.

Snow Mushroom and Alcohol-free Sanitizers: Hand Care in the Literature

The global hand sanitizer market is expected to grow, bringing with it a need for hand creams and moisturizers to offset the effects of frequent use. Taken together, the following brief literature review considers research relevant to hand hygiene and care.

Beauty Accelerate Virtual: Blue Biotech and Beauty

In his Beauty Accelerate Virtual presentation, Colin Barrow, Ph.D., will delve into microalgae for beauty and fish for answers for anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, sun protection and other skin health benefits.

Words from Wiechers: Cosmetic Science—A Matter of Life and Death?

In this "Words from Wiechers" installment, we learn how our work in the cosmetic industry, "will never stop, but we may have until eternity to get it right." This observation is followed by a discussion of the responsibilities of scientists to use new technologies prudently.

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.

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.

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