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A New Spin on Delivery: Electrospun Collagen Drives Actives to New Depths

Nanofibers from marine collagen were tested for their ability to deliver hyaluronic acid and grapeseed and kiwifruit bioactives into skin. Results showed they penetrated in under one minute. This sustainable and natural platform removes the need for emulsifiers, penetration enhancers and other transporter ingredients. It also enables the encapsulation of a wide range of water- and oil-based actives.

[video] Mining Upstream Skin Insights

The International Investigative Dermatology (IID) conference is all about upstream scientific innovation for eventual application. Here, Simon Craw, Ph.D., of Rodan + Fields, explains his take-aways from this year's event.

Patent Pick: Natural Actives to Target MAGP-1 for Anti-aging

Avon inventors have returned to nature. Their latest patent describes natural sources for actives that can affect microfibril-associated glycoprotein 1 (MAGP-1) in the skin for anti-aging benefits.

Patent Pick: Yeast to Increase Anti-aging Glycosaminoglycans

Summer brings us outdoors for fun in the sun. And although we may wear plenty of sunscreen, we are exposed to environmental forces, which carry inherent risks that can damage and age the skin. These were among the targets for a new anti-aging invention from J&J.

Patent Pick: Progress on the SPF/UVA-PF Front

The sun was shining on Unilever inventors when they uncovered a new chemistry combination to improve SPF and UVA-PF factors for enhanced sun protection. A new patent application explains.

Zombie Hair and Insights from the Living-dead Connection

"How can we create a synergy between the living and dead part of hair to give consumers the best results? We manipulate the living to improve the dead,” said Thomas Dawson, Jr., Ph.D., during the TRI-Princeton 8th International Conference on Applied Hair Science.

The Skin Microbiome: A New 'Organ' and How to Leverage It

We know the skin microbiome exists, but can the industry leverage it? Is recent interest short-lived? And are consumers ready for it? Magali Moreau, Ph.D., associate principal scientist at L'Oréal, had some answers during the Microbiome Symposium.

Comparatively Speaking: PPG vs. PEG

The chemistry of PEG, PPG or combinations thereof have an impact on the functional properties of formulas. Knowledge of these materials will help the chemist understand both the effects of reacting these materials on fatty alcohols as well as the performance of emulsifiers and wetting agents.

Rubbing Shoulders with Massage for Improved Penetration

Rubbing is a common application method for topical products, though evidence of its efficacy remains scarce. The present article reviews research in support of this application theory. It also identifies what investigation is still needed.

Binding Force: Natural Oxidized Keratin Internalizes Hair Repair

Bond multipliers have been developed to protect and repair hair. One in particular is a novel natural keratin alternative. Here, it is shown to retain fiber flexibility and protect and repair hair by binding intermediate filament proteins within the fiber.

Health and Hair: Making the Nutrition Connection

The links between skin and overall health are well-documented, but connections to hair health are less clear. Here, the authors delve a little deeper to determine truths and myths in this area—and to identify current gaps in the research.

Patent Pick: Fermented and Natural Blend Comforts AD Skin

Topical cosmetics to relieve atopic dermatitis (AD) should soothe skin and suppress pathogenic bacteria, among other functions. A new patent application from Truezyme Co., Ltd., describes a fermented and natural blend with multiple benefits for AD.

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