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Words from Wiechers: Organized Chaos

Wiechers wrote, "Mechanisms of action may be very complex and seem chaotic but you can create your own order in this chaos and only then [does] this chaos come to life." O'Lenick explores how in this month's Words from Wiechers series.

[podcast] The Sound and Scent of Efficacy

"While the consumer will think of ... feeling the softness of hair or smoothness of skin, our research has shown that none of our experiences is just unisensory. ...If we know that perception is multisensory, we start thinking about the role [of other senses]." Learn more from Charles Spence, Ph.D., in this seven-part podcast series, sponsored by Berjé.

Highs and Lows of Skin Adherence: Simplifying Skin Substantivity, Part I*

The first in a series, this column reviews the role of substantivity in skin care, which allows penetrants to remain on skin. A case study on the potential dangers of substantivity's effects, when combined with certain ingredients, also is examined.

Givaudan Targets the Cosmetic Active, Skin Microbiome Relationship

The company's research characterizes the skin mircobiome across the body in order to assess the impact of cosmetic actives and empower future ingredients.

Patent Pick: Fresh as a Winter Savory Armpit?

It may not sound fresh, but according to L'Oréal inventors, Satureja montana, aka "winter savory," is rich in geraniol and demonstrates efficacy against odor-causing bacteria in deodorant applications. A new patent explains.

Comparatively Speaking: HLB vs PIT

HLB and PIT are both important concepts for making emulsions. They provide different information, however, so both should be used to optimize emulsions. Tony O'Lenick, et al., explain.

TrAP Molecules Drive Natural Healing Proteins

A novel biomaterial developed by researchers at Imperial College London interacts with wound healing and tissue repair as it evolves.

Concerning Ingredients: Contact Dermatitis and Cosmetics, Part II

This second in a two-part series looks at specific ingredients of concern due to reported adverse effects—although not necessarily from typical cosmetic exposure routes or levels. The aim is to identify public concerns in order to inform product developers and improve user experiences.

Over the Top: Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors for Restorative Epigenetic Skin Care

The skin care industry has begun to explore epigenetics to ameliorate skin conditions. Within this field, histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACis) are of interest thanks to their potent anti-inflammatory and other anti-aging effects. This article reviews their activity and utility.

[podcast] Author Commentary: Paolo Giacomoni, Ph.D., on Visible Light

Blue light has both good and bad effects on skin. Learn more about them in this author commentary with Paolo Giacomoni, Ph.D., who recently wrote a Cosmetics & Toiletries feature on this subject.

The Dark Side of Visible Light—Oxidative Damage, Aging and More: A Discussion

Upon its arrival to the earth's surface, what happens to the energy in visible light? How does it interact with human skin? This brief commentary first considers the makeup and behavior of visible light, then relevant concerns for its effects in skin.

Firing Up the Cannabinoid Cosmetics Debate at SCC Annual

Cannabinoids have fired up great interest (and to some extent, alarm) from the cosmetics industry, both for their broad potential but also their regulatory status. During the recent SCC Annual Meeting, a few presenters shared what the science says about these potent actives.

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