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Section: Research > Methods/Tools
Coding Skin for Care: PPAR Ligands as Retinoid Alternatives and Adjuvants—An Exploration
Here, the authors contemplate PPARs utility as alternatives to, or adjuvants for, traditional functional ingredients including retinoids, niacinamide and AHAs.
Jan 6th, 2022
China Opens Ingredient Submission Platform, Spot-checks Skin Brighteners
The long-anticipated platform permits cosmetic ingredient manufacturers to submit safety information. In relation, spot-checks of entries to the system have flagged skin brightening ingredients for exceeding the scope of general cosmetics.
Dec 31st, 2021
Optibrium Publishes Peer Reviewed Study on Computer-aided Sensory Development
The study suggests that Optibrium’s augmented chemistry can replace the need for human clinical trials when developing new flavor and fragrance ingredients.
Dec 29th, 2021
Solvay Leverages Blockchain Tech for Guar Sourcing Transparency
The company has partnered with BanQu, reportedly the first-ever, patented and largest end-to-end, non-crypto blockchain Supply Chain Sustainability platform, to develop the technology.
Dec 9th, 2021
The Estée Lauder Cos. 'Green Score' Method Could Standardize Sustainability
The company published its internal approach to evaluate ingredients and formulas through the lenses of human health, ecosystem health and the environment, in hopes that others might build upon it.
Dec 9th, 2021
5 R&D Approaches Revealed in Shiseido's 'Dynamic Harmony'
'Dynamic Harmony' is derived from the origins of Shiseido, a fusion of Western science and Eastern wisdom.
Shiseido Cosmetics (America) Ltd.
Nov 24th, 2021
ECHA on Combining Animal Alternative Data to Assess Sensitization
The ECHA recently published guidance for REACH registrants on reliably combining different sources of animal alternative-derived test data to assess the skin sensitizing potential of chemicals.
Nov 23rd, 2021
MilliporeSigma's MilliCell DCI Improves Cell Monitoring
Millicell DCI Digital Cell Imager assists with cell passaging, screening or the manufacturing of cell-based products.
Sigma-Aldrich, a brand of MilliporeSigma
Nov 9th, 2021
AI Meets Metabolic Diagnostics for Precision Skin Care at SCC National
Personalized skin care can reach precision medicine levels when AI and machine lining are combined with imaging to assess several metabolic parameters. During the SCC Annual Meeting, Liyuan Ji will explain how.
Nov 4th, 2021
Phyla Friendly? Preservatives vs. the Skin Microbiome
An increasing number of products claim to positively affect or not disturb the skin microbiome. This has raised concerns over whether antimicrobials could negatively impact the microbiome’s composition and diversity. As such, this exploratory study examines skin microbiome composition and diversity after several weeks of exposure to a cream containing a preservative blend.
Ashland Specialty Ingredients
Nov 2nd, 2021
Kosmopedia Cosmetics Ingredients Database Receives Funding
Kosmopedia is an online Polish database of 30,000 cosmetic ingredients. The financial backing will assist in the launch of the database as a free mobile app.
Nov 1st, 2021
Arcaea Announces $78 Million Series A Funding
Arcaea will use the funding to develop new ingredients and beauty products through DNA sequencing, biological engineering and fermentation.
Oct 29th, 2021
Words from Wiechers: Bad Hair Day
This Words from Wiechers highlights the lack of formulations for segments of the population that have specific needs based upon hair or skin type. Presenting Wiechers's insights is Tony O'Lenick; Ali Syed, Ph.D., of Avalon Industries, shares additional expertise.
Oct 12th, 2021
Words from Wiechers: Is Cosmetic Science Really 'Bad'? Part II: Scum of the Earth
This edition of Words from Wiechers debates: Are claims on cosmetic products exaggerated? While Wiechers presents strong points, column editor Tony O'Lenick believes that by and large, cosmetic companies are very conscious not to alienate consumers by making wild claims.
Oct 12th, 2021
and The Ocean Foundation Partner for a Better, Bluer Tomorrow
Through this partnership, a portion of the proceeds from
event registrations will be contributed to The Ocean Foundation—exclusively toward its Redesigning Plastic Initiative.
Oct 5th, 2021
Skin Reset: TCM-inspired Reishi Mushroom to Reprogram Signs of Aging
The present work examines the potential of a TCM-inspired and water-based
(Reishi mushroom) extract to reactivate the skin's rejuvenation program by resetting the epigenetic clock. With aging, genes attributed to a youthful appearance become incorrectly programmed and are epigenetically switched off, accelerating skin aging.
Sep 28th, 2021
Coptis Constructs Cosmetic Regulatory Database: Coptis Reg
Coptis Reg provides formulators with access to validated, detailed and continuously updated cosmetic regulatory data where they can perform effective regulatory checks.
Sep 22nd, 2021
Product Developer’s Guide to Sustainable, Ethical Beauty: Free Ebook
The free e-book before you, sponsored by Aprinnova, was developed with sustainable, responsible, clean, green, etc., goals in mind. Included here are articles, ingredients and prototype formulas to support the development of sustainable, ethical beauty products. Download it now.
Sep 17th, 2021
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