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Study Shows How Weather Changes Skin Texture

Climatic factors have the potential to influence skin health—especially its moisture levels and texture—according to research in the British Journal of Dermatology. These results may influence how consumers alter their skin care from season to season.

Scent and Memory: Scientists Find New Connection

A recent study from the University of Toronto shed light on the connection to memory and smell.

Shiseido Wins at China Cosmetics Academic Research Conference

The company's research on aging (including wrinkle formation) took home first prize and two second prizes for three research papers selected from 84 entries; to date, the company has taken home six first prizes at the conference.

[video] How Infrared Light Induces Cellular Senescence

Can infrared radiation cause cell death? This was the question Jaime Emmetsberger, Ph.D., of the Estée Lauder Companies, explored in a poster she presented at the International Investigative Dermatology Conference in Orlando. Learn more from this video interview.

Taking Shape: Genetic Facial Markers Discovered

Using novel 3D technology, researchers discovered 15 new genes that determine facial features, as published in Nature Genetics.

Melanoma Risk Drops 40% with Childhood Sunscreen Use

Recent research in JAMA Dermatology suggests that those who regularly used sunscreen as a child are at a significantly lower risk of melanoma; the study also sheds light on who is more likely to take that risk.

Bacteria Therapy Used to Treat Eczema

Bacteria therapy may not sound like the most glamorous form of treatment, but a recent double-blind study conducted by the National Health Institute found that it could work wonders for people suffering from atopic dermatitis.

The Genetic Relation Between Skin Tanning and Burning

Scientists recently investigated whether or not genetics can be linked to the propensity of skin to burn or tan, and how this connection may also explain people at risk to skin cancer.

Body Odor Research Opens Door for Next-gen Deodorants

Recent research published in eLife describes how body odor is created, and presents an opportunity for formulators to create deodorants that can inhibit armpit malodor altogether.

Skin in the Game: Contact Dermatitis and Cosmetics, Part I

Though the number of incidents has declined, cosmetic products still hold the potential to trigger adverse reactions in users. This first of two articles reviews the regulatory status and adverse reporting of contact dermatitis due to cosmetics. Part II takes a closer look at ingredients of concern.

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.

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