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Comparatively Speaking: Standard vs. Quantum-level Research

If you've ever conducted an experiment and could not explain the results, it could be due to hidden variables. This leads to what's referred to as quantum-level research, which is described by Nava Dayan, Ph.D., in this edition of "Comparatively Speaking."

Biocatalyst for Change, Part II: Strategies to Engineer Pigment Production

Anthocyanins are flavonoid compounds found naturally in plants with promising potential for skin health and protection benefits. Sustaining their natural supply for industry has become increasingly important; as such, microbial routes for their production have been explored, such as those described here.

Biocatalyst for Change, Part I: The Potential for E. coli to Color Cosmetics

Anthocyanins are flavonoid compounds found naturally in plants with promising potential for skin health and protection benefits. Sustaining their natural supply for industry has become increasingly important; as such, microbial routes for their production have been explored, such as those described here.

A New Spin on Delivery: Electrospun Collagen Drives Actives to New Depths

Nanofibers from marine collagen were tested for their ability to deliver hyaluronic acid and grapeseed and kiwifruit bioactives into skin. Results showed they penetrated in under one minute. This sustainable and natural platform removes the need for emulsifiers, penetration enhancers and other transporter ingredients. It also enables the encapsulation of a wide range of water- and oil-based actives.

[video] Mining Upstream Skin Insights

The International Investigative Dermatology (IID) conference is all about upstream scientific innovation for eventual application. Here, Simon Craw, Ph.D., of Rodan + Fields, explains his take-aways from this year's event.

Patent Pick: Natural Actives to Target MAGP-1 for Anti-aging

Avon inventors have returned to nature. Their latest patent describes natural sources for actives that can affect microfibril-associated glycoprotein 1 (MAGP-1) in the skin for anti-aging benefits.

Patent Pick: Yeast to Increase Anti-aging Glycosaminoglycans

Summer brings us outdoors for fun in the sun. And although we may wear plenty of sunscreen, we are exposed to environmental forces, which carry inherent risks that can damage and age the skin. These were among the targets for a new anti-aging invention from J&J.

Patent Pick: Progress on the SPF/UVA-PF Front

The sun was shining on Unilever inventors when they uncovered a new chemistry combination to improve SPF and UVA-PF factors for enhanced sun protection. A new patent application explains.

Zombie Hair and Insights from the Living-dead Connection

"How can we create a synergy between the living and dead part of hair to give consumers the best results? We manipulate the living to improve the dead,” said Thomas Dawson, Jr., Ph.D., during the TRI-Princeton 8th International Conference on Applied Hair Science.

The Skin Microbiome: A New 'Organ' and How to Leverage It

We know the skin microbiome exists, but can the industry leverage it? Is recent interest short-lived? And are consumers ready for it? Magali Moreau, Ph.D., associate principal scientist at L'Oréal, had some answers during the Microbiome Symposium.

Comparatively Speaking: PPG vs. PEG

The chemistry of PEG, PPG or combinations thereof have an impact on the functional properties of formulas. Knowledge of these materials will help the chemist understand both the effects of reacting these materials on fatty alcohols as well as the performance of emulsifiers and wetting agents.

Rubbing Shoulders with Massage for Improved Penetration

Rubbing is a common application method for topical products, though evidence of its efficacy remains scarce. The present article reviews research in support of this application theory. It also identifies what investigation is still needed.

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