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Solving Sensitivity: In vitro Assays for Sensitive Skin

There are many mysteries regarding sensitive skin, including how to minimize the chance that a product will create a negative response. This article details causes of this syndrome, along with details for testing personal care ingredients for their interaction with sensitive skin.

Aubergine Mutes TRPV1 and Boosts TRPV-3 and -4 to Reinforce and Comfort Skin

While the causes of sensitive skin are not confirmed, they most likely are due to a neurogenic inflammation after the enhanced activation of sensory proteins in keratinocytes. The present work tested the ability of a Solanum melongena (aubergine) cell culture extract to inhibit sensory mediators of discomfort and activate barrier-boosting pathways.

BASF and CTIBiotech Bioprint 3D Skin with Macrophages

The reconstructed tissue models will be the basis for the development and testing of bioactives for skin care applications.

Blue Light Device Reveals Skin Whitening and Anti-dark Circles Efficacy

The new devide provides measurements for parameters such as total area of dark spots, total number, color uniformity, contrast between pigmentation and normal skin, etc.

Back to Basics, Part III: Testing for Preservation and Stability

Product quality and consumer health are on the line when it comes to a product's microbiology and stability status. This article describes testing guidelines in both the U.S. and EU to assist the formulator with methodology and production.

The Big Reveal: UV Imaging Uncovers Sun Protection, Skin Dryness and Microbiome

UV reflectance and fluorescence photography can provide insights into skin conditions that are otherwise not visible. This paper describes how these techniques can effectively measure sun protection, dry skin, acne and the microbiome, to aid in product development.

Article sponsored by Gattefossé

MilliporeSigma’s Water Purification Systems

These systems combine optimized water purification with monitoring techniques while reducing environmental impact.

[video] LC-MS/MS Applied to Cosmetic Ingredients

Liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS) can serve as a foundation from which to build innovative cosmetic ingredients. In this video, scientists at Silab showed Cosmetics & Toiletries just how they implement it in their work.

BASF Tool Analyzes Sun Care's Environmental Impact

The methodology evaluates the environmental compatibility of UV filters in order to help brands create more sustainable sun care.

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