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Wellness by Design: Positive Comparison Patterns to Engage Latin American Consumers Through Fragrance

A well-crafted fragrance that aligns with sociocultural values can inspire positive emotions in consumers. To achieve this, Positive Comparison Patterns (PCPs) in neuroscience are introduced here and used to elicit positive scent experiences in Latin American women.

Shiseido Develops Friction and Contact Force Tactile Evaluation Devices

The devices are designed to help researchers study skin texture and perceived characteristics with high accuracy.

[video] Cosmetics R&D Vlog: How Fragrance Inspires Emotion and Wellness

Perfume can tap into deep consumer emotions to elicit happiness or tranquility and help them through today’s COVID-19 reality. Daniela Garcia, ésika Executive Brand Director for Belcorp Latin America, explains how, with this look at the company's recent research.

Givaudan Joins Animal-Free Safety Assessment Collaboration

Givaudan has also pledged to contribute to real-world case studies in animal-free safety assessment.

[updated] Report: EU Parliament Accelerates Plan for Animal Testing Ban

Members of the European Parliament reportedly passed a resolution calling on the European Union to expedite the ban on animal testing, "as soon as scientifically possible."

Validate the efficacy of actives, raw materials & products in preventing/repairing skin damage from environmental pollution

Sponsored By: Genemarkers, LLC

Learn more about The Environmental Stress Panel – an innovative gene expression panel developed by Genemarkers, the leader in applying state-of-the-art genomics technologies to personal care product development.

Report: Mexico Bans Animal Testing for Cosmetics

The new law was championed by the Humane Society International/Mexico and ONG Te Protejo.

Securing Skin: Polysaccharides Deliver Anti-pollution Protection

The present work tests the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of cosmetic polysaccharides for anti-pollution benefits. Air pollution is rising and can negatively impact skin. As such, anti-pollution cosmetics are trending.

Researchers Engineer Hydrogel-based Skin Substitute Complete with Rete Ridges

According to the authors, this work provides a simple and powerful way to mimic the structures of human skin and can contribute to skin tissue engineering and wound healing research.

Letter to Editor Questions Benzophenone Study; Author and Industry Expert Respond

A Letter to the Editor in Chemical Research in Toxicology points to flaws in a study gaining recent attention and calling for the removal of octocrylene-containing sunscreens from the market. The author responds; as does an additional industry expert, David Steinberg.

Toxicological Evaluation of Cosmetics: A Primer

A cosmetic toxicologist can provide a clear-eyed view of the potential hazards and quantifiable risks of a product based on its composition. This primer briefly explains how.

Research Reviews Non-penetrating Sunscreen Vehicles, Looks to Jojoba

Several "carriers for the future" were highlighted, such as lipid carriers, cyclodextrin derivatives, encapsulation approaches and non-penetrating sunscreens incorporating UV filters and jojoba oil conjugates.

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