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Shea Butter Extract for Bioactive Skin Care

The anti-inflammatory and protease-inhibiting activity of triterpene esters is reported in the literature and reviewed here. These findings indicate the material’s potential for reducing skin stress induced by environmental factors. In consideration, studies were conducted to assess the various effects of shea butter triterpene esters on skin inflammation, barrier thickness and collagen production.

Sourcing and Using Maca and Suma Roots

In recent years, interest in sourcing plant roots as active ingredients for cosmetic use has grown tremendously. Roots such as maca and suma are rich in secondary metabolites and, as described here, can have specific actions on skin to increase its vitality and response to environmental stresses.

Olay Breakthrough Identifies Traits of ‘Ageless’ Women

The Multi-Decade and Ethnicity (MDE) study reveals biological commonalities among a subset of women who look exceptionally younger than their age.

Gold Microparticles Zap Sebaceous Follicles

Nano shells enable selective photothermolysis to help treat acne.

Sun Protection and Early Detection

According to the 2014 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Survey on Dermatologic Procedures, ASDS members performed an estimated 3.08 million skin cancer treatments last year.

Wearables: A Beautiful Future

New technology opens the door to self-diagnosis of skin issues.

Patent Picks—Edelweiss to Stop Graying, Mineral Anti-dandruff, Hold + Conditioning and More in Hair Care

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features inventions related to hair care and styling, including edelweiss to stop hair graying and even restore hair color; minerals to address dandruff; phenolic compound blends for hair shine and protection; block polymers to increase foam in hair products; inventions that combine hair styling and care; and more.

Child Subjects Proposed for AD Treatment Trials

Treatment options for atopic dermatitis (AD) are expanding and dermatologists anticipate new therapies to help both children and adults.

A Review of Novel Cleansing and Conditioning Systems

Cleansing and conditioning are basic steps in a typical hair care routine, and efforts are continually under way to develop novel and improved systems for such functions—especially considering various consumer lifestyles and hair types. This brief review highlights a few recent advances in trending hair cleansing and conditioning systems.

Shaving and its Effects on Percutaneous Absorption in the Skin*

Despite its being an area of concern for many years, the percutaneous absorption of cosmetics has not been rigorously studied. Additionally, the effects of shaving on this process are relatively unknown. An overview of recent research reveals that more research in this area is required.

Reuters: Innovation Lagging, but Patents Are Up

Thomson Reuters found the global pace of innovation slowed to its lowest level since the global recession in 2009, but despite this slowed pace, the worldwide patent volume reached a record high.

Patent Picks—Gloss, Microbe Control, Anti-inflammation, Pigment Wetting, Delivery and More in Color and Skin

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This collection features inventions related to color and skin care applications for pigment wetting and dispersion, anti-inflammation, gloss, controlled delivery and microbe inhibition/enhancement.

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