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Researchers Develop Device to Evaluate Blue Light Harm

Amorepacific’s R&D Center has recently published the reportedly first clinical evaluation method analyzing blue light and a way to screen the harmful effects of blue light on the skin.

Testing Tactics in Hair: Equipment—A 'Buyer's Guide'

This article is focused on these approaches and specifically looks at the relevant scientific instrumentation to provide guidance. There are no “standard” test methods for hair in our industry but the widespread use of several approaches has established them as “best practices."

Words from Wiechers: Is Cosmetic Science Really 'Bad'?

In this month's "Words from Wiechers" series, we learn about a metric to evaluate cosmetic science and related claims: The Baloney Detection Kit.

On-tape Method Detects Modifications in Keratin

A recent paper published in the Journal of Proteome Research explores an on-tape digestion test method to screen targeted modifications in human skin keratin.

900 Companies Support Humane Cosmetics Act to End Animal Testing

The Humane Cosmetics Act, which would end animal testing for cosmetic products and ingredients in the U.S. and prohibit the import of cosmetics tested on animals around the world, has garnered support from nearly 900 companies.

Ascorbic Acid Penetration: Uncovering Spatial Distribution

A research thesis from the University of Nottingham describes how imaging via time of flight-secondary ion mass spectrometry reveals new insights about spatial distribution and ascorbic acid penetration into the skin.

Measuring Tack in Hair Styling Products

Researchers from Technische Universität München have reported on a technique to measure the effects of different ingredients and environmental conditions on the tackiness of hair styling products.

Sunscreen Absorption Makes Waves Again, FDA Shifts Toward Test Sample Selection

Questions of sunscreen absorption made waves once again in a recent report in the Wall Street Journal. Prior reports found no cause for concern while more recently, the FDA turned its focus to the selection method for sunscreens used in absorption tests.

Method Designed to Assess Aggregate Exposure to Phthalates

Collective exposure to phthalates from the use of multiple cosmetic products was the focus of a new study, to be published in Food and Chemical Toxicology.

Detecting Coral Stress in Response to Sunscreens

Metabolomics is at the heart of recent work published in Nature Scientific Reports, wherein an increase in a known steroid in coral was noted in the presence of three common sunscreen ingredients.

Preclinical Testing Platform Launched on Skinobs.com

Skinobs.com offers its latest search platform, this one dedicated to preclinical testing. Here, researchers can identify services and information about the preclinical test methods their projects require; from general testing and claims support and testing implements.

Is China Ending Pre-market Animal Testing for Cosmetics?

Hair dye, sunscreen and select other products would be exempted.

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