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Patch Testing, Irritation and Sensitization: Safety Testing in Cosmetics

An online exclusive by Anjali Salvi, Ph.D. about product safety and what needs to be done for consumers. Salvi discusses how regional conditions, intended use of the product and method of application can be a huge factor in determining product safety for consumers worldwide.

Kao Takes the Heat Off Infrared-exposed Skin

By focusing on principle factors related to light wave interference, Kao researchers have identified a means to selectively block the NIR wavelength.

Electric Effects: EI to Measure Skin Barrier Defects

Researchers at the Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research have identified a method based on small electrical pulses that could measure skin barrier defects.

Greenbrier International/Dollar Tree Flagged for Acne Pad Import Violations

FDA inspections revealed violations at multiple foreign manufacturers that supply acne pads and drugs to the company's distribution network.

Clinical Confirmation: Multi-step Routines Deliver Better Benefits to Skin

The goal of this study was to clinically compare the effects of using a multi-step skin care routine versus a select few products from the same range. Results suggest the advanced routine improved aspects of facial skin several times greater than a simple routine.

PETA Adds Avon to Working for Regulatory Change List

This list comprises companies recognized for their demonstrated, ongoing commitment to promoting the development, validation and regulatory acceptance of non-animal methods.

Kao and Preferred Networks Use AI and RNA for Beauty Counseling

Kao Corp. and Preferred Networks, Inc., have launched a collaborative project based on AI for practical applications of sebum RNA monitoring to build a beauty counseling service committed to skin conditions.

[video] Understanding Adhesion of Pollution Particles to Skin

University of Le Havre researchers sought to better understand the adhesion mechanism of pollution particles to skin. Here, Lívia Salomao Calixto, Ph.D., explains their study design and findings, presented at the IFSCC Conference in Milano.

Delfin Device Makes Sebum Control an Exact Science

Skin sebum measurements are now possible in absolute units and within a 0.1-microgram resolution.

Will the U.S. Finally Ban Animal Testing for Cosmetics?

It's been attempted before, so will U.S. legislators succeed this time in a nationwide ban against animal testing for cosmetics? The U.S. Humane Society believes so; and it appears the industry is on board.

A Safety, Toxicity and Irritation Testing Primer

To ensure a product’s success, especially in light of ‘clean beauty’ tenets, it must be tested for stability as well as safety and efficacy. The following primer offers an overview of key tests to perform as products are developed and prepared for launch. Click through to the digital magazine for more.

A Soft Touch—Concepts in Hair Softness

Softness technically seems the opposite of stiffness but measuring properties related to fiber stiffness is difficult due to hair’s anisotropic structure. And while hair is technically “softened” at elevated humidity, this is the definition of a “bad hair day.” Improving fiber flexibility without adversely impacting breakage seems a sound technical strategy... Click through to read more in the digital magazine.

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