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Soaking up the Self-Tan: The Pros and Cons of DHA and Self-tanners

Many people utilize non-UV tanning methods to meet fashion demands without exposing themselves to UV radiation. This article reviews the health benefits and possible drawbacks of dihydroxyacetone, the main active ingredient in self-tanning products.

Restoring Hair and Scalp Health: Ceramide-2 Analog for Conditioning and Barrier Benefits

Since ceramides are essential for protecting skin and hair, the natural conclusion would be to use them as cosmetic ingredients. However, naturally occurring ceramides are difficult to extract and can carry a high cost. A structural analog to naturally occurring ceramide-2 was therefore developed.

Industry Insight: How Nutrition Impacts Beauty

Can consumers “eat themselves” to beauty? Following are excerpts adapted from our podcast interview series with Zoe Diana Draelos, M.D., and Alan Dattner, M.D.

Scientists Reveal Conditions Linked to Rosacea

Though the existence of rosacea comorbidities is well-known, a recent literature review in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology broke them down to analyze which conditions occur most often.

Patent Pick: Taking Matte to the Max in Color Cosmetics

Today's trend for a matte finish yet transfer-resistance and comfortable wear makes for a challenging formula combination. L'Oréal inventors appear to have unlocked the code; a new patent application explains.

Research Marches Toward Eczema/Asthma Connection

Childhood eczema has been linked to the development of asthma later in life. Recent research in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology examined how to prevent this phenomenon.

[podcast] How Nutrition Translates to Beauty, Part I

Can consumers “eat themselves” to beauty? Cosmetics & Toiletries posed these and other questions to two renowned dermatologists, featured in this five-part podcast series. Here, in part I, they discuss how nutrition impacts beauty.

New Source Discovered for Botulinum Neurotoxin

"By finding more versions of the toxin in nature, we can potentially expand and optimize its therapeutic applications even further," said Michael Mansfield, one of the lead authors on the study.

MIT Mixes Emulsions That Stick

As the cliché goes, oil and water do not mix. Research in Nature Communications may have found a way around this, forming emulsions from the bottom up using condensation and cooled oil.

Green Tea EGCG: Now with Moisture Benefits

The powerful antioxidant properties of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) from green tea are legendary. What's not are their skin-hydrating and moisturizing benefits, as new findings from AmorePacific and Sungkyunkwan University, in Korea, suggest.

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