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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.

Study Finds Evaporation Time is Key to Emulsion Rheology, Stability

A recent study published in the Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry explores properties impacting the rheology and stability of rosemary oil nanoemulsions. Results underlined evaporation time as key.

Beauty, Sleep and the Impact of COVID-19: A Survey

A recent survey from the makers of the Sleep Cycle app has found the COVID-19 pandemic is undermining more than our health and social interactions during waking hours; it's affecting our sleep.

Patent Pick: Extracellular Follicles from Lactic Acid Bacteria Boost Hair Growth

AmorePacific inventors have identified how extracellular vesicles derived from lactic acid bacteria follicles can actively prevent hair loss and promote hair growth. A recent patent explains.

Seaweed/ZnO Composite Shows Antibacterial Efficacy

ZnO nanocrystals are finding novel technical applications. Also, seaweeds comprise various beneficial bioactives. Taken together, the two impart useful antibacterial efficacy, as a recent book chapter describes.

Liquid Metals, Binahong Leaf and Tyrosinase Inhibitors: Antibacterials in the Literature

In consideration of today's critical market need, we offer the following brief literature review of recent research relevant to hand sanitizers and antibacterials.

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