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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.

[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.

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.

Words from Wiechers: The Need for Fresh 'Blood'

In this edition of our Words from Wiechers series, the late author encourages the industry to bring outside ideas and people into the industry. While he wrote it in 2001, it remains relevant today.

Words from Wiechers on 'Shaken, Not Stirred' Cosmetics R&D

In this installment of our Words from Wiechers series, the late author encourages the industry to put more energy into products; i.e., "shaking, not stirring" them, for more innovative outcomes.

Total Exposure: The Future of Sun Care is Full Light Protection

History has revealed what has become well-known today: the human skin requires sun protection. But are UV filters enough? Here, the authors discuss the negative effects caused by other wavelengths. In addition, they propose a full light defense strategy.

Emotion AI and What it Means for User Experiences

"In the future, more and more smart devices will be able to capture human emotions and moods in relation to certain data and facts and to analyze situations accordingly."

MIT Mixes Emulsions That Stick

As the cliché goes, oil and water do not mix. Research in Nature Communications may have found a way around this, forming emulsions from the bottom up using condensation and cooled oil.

Into the Blue: Novel Test Reveals Blue Light Damage, Protection Strategies

The negative effects of visible or blue light on skin are not fully understood. This article describes a model to test for potential damage and screen for compounds to suppress it. Results confirm blue light induces cutaneous damage, and a 3-D strategy of UV filters, vitamins and plant extracts suppresses it.

Industry Insight: CAS9 and CRISPR Technology, Implications for Cosmetics?

In this excerpt, adapted from our podcast, Stanley Qi, Ph.D., explains what the CRISPR gene editing technology is and its potential benefit to cosmetics.

[podcast] Author Commentary: Epigenetics in Cosmetics, with Paul Lawrence, Ph.D.

Today, Cosmetics & Toiletries has a special treat for you. Paul Lawrence, Ph.D., co-author on a new three-part article series, shares insights on the potential for epigenetics in cosmetics—not coincidentally, the topic of the series. Listen now!

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