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Quality Culture Part II: Raw Materials

This second installment in our four-part series provides real-life scenarios of microbial contamination that occurred during cosmetic product manufacturing—and the countermeasures taken.

C. acnes Assist: Evolving Skin Care for Changing Needs, A Commentary*

The present discussion explores the possibilities of utilizing C. acnes as a probiotic to address skin deficiencies as they change from adolescence to adulthood. While the technology to fully support this approach is still developing, the research suggests it could be a path forward for evolving skin concerns.

A Look at Lipids: Profiles Across Ethnicity and Age, A Review*

Newly elucidated roles have been uncovered in the literature regarding the effects of surface lipids on normal skin functions, dry or atopic skin and acne. In addition, differences with regards to ethnicity and age have been highlighted. The present article offers a review of these findings.

[podcast] What We Know About the Skin Microbiome

Where is the cosmetics industry in terms of understanding the skin microbiome? And what approaches could engage or support the entities therein? Larry Weiss, M.D., tells us, in this exclusive interview. Listen now.

Cosmetic Victories 2021 Winner Profile: Self-Assembled Microgel Films

Self-assembled microgel films won the Cosmetic Victories 2021 academic prize. IPREM's bio-inspired gels are said to offer unique properties, opening the door to applications for cosmetics and health care.

Comparatively Speaking: Chemical Compound vs. Chemical Complex Composition

Chemical compounds are easier to analyze, quantitate and evaluate in a formulation than chemical complex compositions. Tony O'Lenick explains why in this installment of "Comparatively Speaking."

[video] Cosmetics R&D Vlog: Universal Design and Beauty for the Blind

Akriti Pradhan and Gabriela Daniels recently reviewed assistive technologies and the outcomes of a survey of cosmetics for visually impaired and blind consumers. Learn what they discovered in this Cosmetics R&D Vlog entry.

Skin Brightening Literature: Edible Bird's Nest, Scutellarein and a Public Health Issue

Skin brightening/lightening has been at the top of our trending search terms for several weeks. As such, we offer this brief literature review of recent work related to this hot product segment.

Words from Wiechers: Speaking is Silver, Silence is Gold

In this installment of our Words from Wiechers series, the authors divert their attention from cosmetic science to world events, demonstrating how both 9/11 and COVID-19 impacted every facet of product development work, and life in general.

Benzophenones, Parabens in Cosmetics Implicated in Endometriosis Risk

Work published in Environmental Research suggests that frequency of cosmetics use is a strong predictor of exposure to benzophenone and parabens, and that these compounds may increase the risk of endometriosis. Further studies are warranted.

Study Finds E. coli Could Produce Vegan Carmine

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society shows that E. coli can produce carminic acid, which holds potential for biosynthetic carmine for vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics.

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