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Comparatively Speaking: Cleaning, Sanitizing, Disinfecting and Sterilizing

Cleaning refers to the removal of organic materials while sanitizing, disinfecting and sterilizing refer to reducing viable microbes. Tony O'Lenick asks Rich Theiner for clarification, in this "Comparatively Speaking."

Ergothioneine Shown to Protect Telomeres Under Stress

Research from the Journal of Dietary Supplements suggests that under oxidative stress, ergothioneine treatment can maintain significantly longer telomere lengths.

Safely Transferring Flammable and Combustible Cosmetic Liquids During Production

Cosmetics and personal care product manufacturers must bear in mind the dangers of transferring flammable and combustible liquids during manufacturing. This article provides a brief refresh of some considerations.

Genomatica Presents Sustainability Impact Calculator and Petroleum Alternative

Genomatica has launched a sustainability impact calculator to help companies reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and replace petroleum-derived butylene glycol with the company’s Brontide natural butylene glycol.

[video] Cosmetics R&D Vlog: Spot-on Connections Between Nerve Fibers and Pigmentation

Intracutaneous nerve fibers could be a key factor for determining age spot-prone sites on the face. Kazuki Nakayama, of POLA Chemical Industries, explains, in this Cosmetics R&D Vlog entry.

Sytheon Obtains U.S. Patent on Synoxyl AZ

Sytheon announced it has been granted a U.S. patent for the skin lightening ingredient Synoxyl AZ.

Ames Laboratory Designs Nano-catalysts to Upcycle Polyolefin Plastics

Ames Laboratory scientists have nanoengineered catalysts that can upcycle polyethylene. This can lead to the production of solvents, lubricating oils and more, replacing single-use plastic.

Kao Finds Hands Hold Lactic Acid-based Defense Against Microbes

Kao researchers have uncovered innate lactic-acid based defenses in hand sweat that protect some individuals better than others against bacteria and viruses such as the common cold and influenza.

1HQ Proposes Digital Lipstick for Smart Personalization

1HQ has created Moi—a digital lipstick to meet ever-changing consumer and market needs in today's Digital Era. The concept features customizable color, adaptable textures, user-selected scents and flavor, a smart applicator and sustainable packaging.

Aging Out: Telomere Shortening, Cell Senescence Reversed by Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Research published in the journal Aging indicates, in isolated blood cells, that hyperbaric oxygen therapy could increase telomere length and improve senescence, pointing to potential anti-aging applications.

De-Ironizing Inducer Pre-empts Free Radicals, Slows Aging in Menopausal Skin

A recent white paper published by Xi Huang, Ph.D., presents a "better than retinol" approach to pre-empt the production of free radicals in mature skin by targeting excess iron. Promising results from clinical trials will be published in March 2021.

Sinapic Acid Esters Could Replace Octinoxate in Sunscreens

Research published in Antioxidants highlights a potential alternative to octinoxate for UVB protection and antioxidant effects: p-hydroxycinnamic esters from naturally occurring sinapic acid.

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