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[video] Cosmetics R&D Vlog: Testing Color Retaining Shampoos and Conditioners

In this Cosmetics R&D Vlog entry, Michele Behrens, of Cosmetics & Toiletries, gained insights from Sabina Wizemann, senior chemist at the Good Housekeeping Institute, about the company's product testing and which products performed the best.

Eppendorf’s Centrifuge 5910 Ri Simplifies and Accelerates Workflow

Eppendorf has introduced a multipurpose centrifuge, Centrifuge 5910 Ri, to easily accelerate lab results.

Moisturizer Penetration in Skin Revealed via Low-coherence Inferometry

Research published in the Russian journal Engineering describes a method to measure the penetration of gel moisturizers in skin in vivo via low-coherence interferometry.

Sensing Epidermal Aging via Histone Variant H2A.J Biomarker

Research published in Aging and Mechanisms of Disease has identified the histone variant H2A.J as a biomarker to detect senescent cells in skin, which could uncover connections between cellular senescence and skin aging.

[video] Cosmetics R&D Vlog: Sensory Experience and Clinical Efficacy—Testing Insights

In this Cosmetics R&D Vlog entry, Rachel Grabenhofer, of Cosmetics & Toiletries, gained insights from Celine Marque and Cyril Messaraa, two testing experts of Ori-Derm/Oriflame, on sensory and clinical testing today—and in the future. Watch now.

‘Cleaning Up’ Sun Care: Natural Wax/Surfactant Blend for Sustainable Performance

Many clean beauty edicts emphasize the replacement of synthetic ingredients with sustainable and natural-derived materials wherever possible. Maintaining the same or better efficacy, however, poses a formulation challenge. This article explores the efficacy of multipurpose natural wax/surfactant blend to replace several traditional materials with one.

[video] Cosmetics R&D Vlog: Modeling and Mitigating Glycation in Skin

During the IFSCC 2020 event, Ka-Heng Lee, Ph.D., was presented the Henry Maso Award for developing a test model to screen materials for anti-glycation efficacy in skin. Learn more from Cosmetics R&D vlog entry.

Radio Wave Tech by Collo Keeps Liquids in Check During Production

Every liquid has a fingerprint, according to Collo, and thanks to a novel radio wave technology, it can reportedly be measured in real time during production to ensure consistency and reduce waste.

Glowing Review: Monk Fruit Encourages Epigenetic Well Aging

Monk fruit extract can be used in a holistic approach to target mature skin. It improves physical and emotional well-being by balancing the skin's epigenetic signature to achieve homeostasis. In this article, the effects of a monk fruit extract are tested on dermal structure, hyaluronic acid and skin radiance. Artificial intelligence also is used to assess its emotional impact on the quality of life in mature women.

Lasting Impression: A Consumer-centric Approach to Measure Transfer-proof Lipstick

Described here is the development of a test method combining consumer input with instrumental measurements to assess the transfer-proof performance of lipsticks. Three lipsticks with varying transfer-resistance efficacy are then put to the test using this method.

DSM Maps Changes in Facial Sebum, Microbiome Post-botanical Treatment

DSM mapped changes in facial sebum and the microbiome after treatment with an Epilobium fleischeri-based sebum inhibitor. Results were presented in a poster during the 25th IFSCC.

Kao's Fine Fiber Tech Shields Skin, Lifts Away Contaminants

Kao Corp. researchers have identified the skin benefits of its sprayable, ultra thin Fine Fiber Technology, including pollution and chafing protection, and sebum-absorbing effects.

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