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Research Reveals Skin Cells Initiate Immune Response

Researchers from Silab, in collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco, have uncovered a new finding about the biological immune response: skin cells can initiate it locally.

Silab Active Extends Atopic Dermatitis Remission

Intended to prevent the appearance of atopic dermatitis symptoms and prolong periods of skin's remission, an active from Silab was recently shown to support these effects.

Patent Pick: Chocolate-dipped Answer to Aging

Researchers from Korea have confirmed something we at Cosmetics & Toiletries have long believed: chocolate is good for you—or rather, cacao can be good for skin. Learn more from their patent application.

Lonza Research Identifies Surfactant Benefits

By taking a closer look at polyglycerol esters and their claims, Lonza hopes to find ideal applications to match the versatile materials with.

Words from Wiechers: Organized Chaos

Wiechers wrote, "Mechanisms of action may be very complex and seem chaotic but you can create your own order in this chaos and only then [does] this chaos come to life." O'Lenick explores how in this month's Words from Wiechers series.

[podcast] The Sound and Scent of Efficacy

"While the consumer will think of ... feeling the softness of hair or smoothness of skin, our research has shown that none of our experiences is just unisensory. ...If we know that perception is multisensory, we start thinking about the role [of other senses]." Learn more from Charles Spence, Ph.D., in this seven-part podcast series, sponsored by Berjé.

Highs and Lows of Skin Adherence: Simplifying Skin Substantivity, Part I*

The first in a series, this column reviews the role of substantivity in skin care, which allows penetrants to remain on skin. A case study on the potential dangers of substantivity's effects, when combined with certain ingredients, also is examined.

Givaudan Targets the Cosmetic Active, Skin Microbiome Relationship

The company's research characterizes the skin mircobiome across the body in order to assess the impact of cosmetic actives and empower future ingredients.

Patent Pick: Fresh as a Winter Savory Armpit?

It may not sound fresh, but according to L'Oréal inventors, Satureja montana, aka "winter savory," is rich in geraniol and demonstrates efficacy against odor-causing bacteria in deodorant applications. A new patent explains.

Comparatively Speaking: HLB vs PIT

HLB and PIT are both important concepts for making emulsions. They provide different information, however, so both should be used to optimize emulsions. Tony O'Lenick, et al., explain.

TrAP Molecules Drive Natural Healing Proteins

A novel biomaterial developed by researchers at Imperial College London interacts with wound healing and tissue repair as it evolves.

Concerning Ingredients: Contact Dermatitis and Cosmetics, Part II

This second in a two-part series looks at specific ingredients of concern due to reported adverse effects—although not necessarily from typical cosmetic exposure routes or levels. The aim is to identify public concerns in order to inform product developers and improve user experiences.

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