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Sunscreens May Release Metals, Nutrients Into Seawater

Sunscreen ingredients' impact on marine ecosystems is in the spotlight. Research in Environmental Science & Technology examines if and how sunscreens release various compounds into seawater, and their potential effects.

How Stressing Out Causes Skin Aging; and a Way to Reverse It

Not stressing out could be the best thing consumers do for their skin, according to new research; but if that's not an option, a secondary study has a different solution.

Patent Pick: Anti-aging Lip Illusion

Natura inventors have set their sights on the lips with an invention to blur a telltale sign of age: lip wrinkles. A new patent application explains.

Is Microbe Modulation the Future of Acne Care?

Researchers utilized a cocktail of donor bacterial communities to test the possibility of future probiotic solutions for acne and other skin conditions.

[podcast] Beauty and the Microbiome: Happily Ever After

"The introduction of chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products while simultaneously not interacting with the environment has had a significant impact on the diversity of our skin microbiome." Hear more in this podcast and at Beauty Accelerate.

Comparatively Speaking: Methicone, Dimethicone and D4

Silicone fluids, PEG/PPG dimethicone and alkyl dimethicone are three analogues, differing in the presence and type of groups in the polymer, but all having the dimethicone unit present. Learn more about their chemistry.

MIT Researchers Create Low-energy Nanoemulsion Gels

These shelf-stable emulsions are can be adapted for large-scale manufacturing and can be converted into a gel for better actives delivery.

Sustainable Particle Design for Optimized Ingredients, Package Reduction

German production specialist Glatt will explore the potential of processes to maximize ingredients and minimize packaging during the SEPAWA congress in October.

Swimmer Beware: The Ocean May Mess With Your Skin Microbiome

The skin microbiome is altered by swimming in the ocean, recent findings suggest—opening the door to potential opportunities for personal care applications to fortify beach-goers' skin barriers.

Patent Pick: Taking a Shine to Silsesquioxane Nail Lacquer

Revlon inventors have taken a shine to polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes to improve nail polish gloss and durability without compromising their removability. Read more in their patent application.

Words from Wiechers: Dancing to the Dollar

In this installment of our "Words from Wiechers" series, co-author O'Lenick disagrees with Wiechers's belief that cosmetic and pharma businesses are driven by the same dynamics. Read on to learn more.

How 3D Printing Grows Hair Follicles to Stop Hair Loss

The technology allows new hair follicles to grow from cells in 3D-printed molds in order to create hair.

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