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Jul 1, 2020 | Robert Holtz, BioInnovation Labs, Inc. Denver USA
In connection, with age, the skin’s immune system declines; i.e., immunosenescence. This largely unexplored area holds treatment and product development potential. COVID-19 is suspected of infecting the integumentary system and current literature reports related signs of cutaneous lesions.
Jun 15, 2020
Researchers from the University School of Dental Medicine in Boston have published on a 3D skin equivalent model with high throughput potential and greater cellular complexity originating from human ECM.
Jun 6, 2020
Arbonne recently recalled certain lot numbers of its Shea Butter Body Wash, Gel Douche due to contamination by Pluralibacter gergoviae bacteria. This follows incidents reported for other products.
Jun 5, 2020
To speed up identifying and managing the risks of hazardous chemicals, ECHA is screening structurally similar substances in groups. Last year, the agency, together with national authorities, reviewed around 220 high-volume substances, of which 56% required more hazard data.
Jun 4, 2020 | Tony O'Lenick and the late Johann W. Wiechers, Ph.D.
In this month's "Words from Wiechers" series, we learn that while proper branding and marketing are a prerequisite for initial success, it is the consumer experience and satisfaction that will drive resale and ultimate success of a product.
Jun 1, 2020 | Trefor Evans, Ph.D., TRI Princeton, Princeton, NJ USA
The remarkable shape of African hair can lead to a variety of issues for the wearer. High on this list is a marked propensity for breakage, and efforts to minimize this result in unique hair-related habits and practices. This article describes recent measurement advances that shed much needed light on the reasons for these issues.
Jun 1, 2020 | Manuel Gamez, Linda Foltis, Emmanuel Everaert, D. Tran, Bert Kroon, Ray Rigoletto and Germain Puccetti, Ashland Specialty Ingredients Bridgewater, NJ USA
Cumulative stress encountered by hair during daily grooming causes breakage and other forms of damage. This paper presents a holistic approach to protect hair from within and without by targeting the cortex and cuticle sheath. Fatigue testing and other assessments are carried out to determine efficacy.
May 21, 2020
Research appearing in the Journal of Molecular Liquids explores the use of ATR-IR spectroscopy to estimate the water content in natural deep eutectic solvents.
May 1, 2020 | Rachel Grabenhofer with Anne Charpentier, Skinobs
In this Cosmetics R&D Vlog entry, Anne Charpentier, CEO of Skinobs, a digital platform of product testing companies, describes the impact of COVID-19 on cosmetic product testing and discusses how companies are able to move forward. Watch now.
May 1, 2020 | Robert Holtz, Ph.D., BioInnovation Labs, Inc. Denver, USA
Melatonin evolved in response to ROS exposure throughout the ages as an innate defense for organisms to protect themselves. Due to its anti-inflammatory and protective properties, melatonin is being used more often in skin care, and several assays can demonstrate its efficacy.
Apr 20, 2020
SenzaGen and XCellR8 have recently expanded its collaboration to offer GARDskin Animal Product-free, an animal-free skin sensitization assay safety assessment for chemicals in products.
Apr 7, 2020 | Trefor Evans, Ph.D., TRI Princeton, Princeton, NJ
The author proposes first fully developing claims that address consumer perception to simplify formulating and ensure products pass acceptance tests. The hair care industry is constantly changing, as are its product claims—the latest of which are reviewed here in the context of science vs. consumer language.