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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.

Testing Tactics in Skin: Antiviral Response

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.

3D Skin Substrate Meets Speed, Complexity and ECM-based Research Needs

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.

Arbonne Recalls Contaminated Shea Body Wash

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.

ECHA Speeds Regulatory Action for Hazardous Chemicals

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.

Words from Wiechers: Cosmetic Idols

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.

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