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Countering P. acnes: In vitro Approaches to Anti-acne Testing

Acne is thought to be caused by the Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) bacteria, with widespread effects. The assays described in this article may provide a starting point with which to screen novel materials to treat the condition.

Is Your Microbiology Lab FDA-compliant? Part I: Personnel, Facilities and Equipment

This two-part article provides an overview of areas relevant to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) inspection of cosmetic microbiology laboratories. Part II will appear in our July 2018 edition.

Scale-up Success Requires Compromise

The in-cosmetics Global technical session on scale-up success was, in and of itself, a scale-up success as it left standing room only for a crowd of attendees eager to learn tips, tricks and best practices.

Coptis Heads to in-cosmetics Global

Coptis is bringing its software solutions to in-cosmetics Global, including its Coptis Tox technology.

The New Stir in Anti-aging: Small-chain Algal Peptides to Regulate Sulfur

Sulfur regulators such as small chain peptides (SCPs) and sulfide donors are an untapped sector for cosmetic science. The present work explores a natural compound to up-regulate cellular sulfur, affect the cell cycle and reduce signs of aging.

Intersecting the Senses: Synesthesia to Connect Cosmetics with Emotion

Synesthesia presents a great opportunity for innovative concepts in the cosmetics field. Considering its potential, a study was undertaken to develop a product design model based on synesthetic evaluations of tactile, audio, scent and taste stimuli, and supported by neuroscience techniques and implicit and explicit evaluations.

Author Commentary: John Jiménez and Mauricio Guzman Alonzo on Synesthesia in Cosmetics

Most everyone knows what it's like to be a consumer. More recently, product developers have been tapping into this experience to evoke emotional connections in consumers. John Jiménez and Mauricio Guzman Alonzo, authors in our latest issue, have been leading this charge for cosmetics development. Here, they share their insights.

Europe Calls for Global Animal Testing Ban

Members of the European Parliament are calling for a worldwide ban on animal testing for cosmetics. This follows two recent moves by the U.S. states of California and Hawaii.

Researchers Construct 3-D Bioprinted Skin Pigmentation

Bioprinted skin can now incorporate accurate skin pigmentation patterns, as reported by new research published in Biofabrication.

Symrise’s Thermolat Reveals Warming Test Results

“Thanks to its safe and gentle effect, Thermolat can be used in a very wide range of care and beauty products and gives them the ability to create a cozy warm feeling.”

Words from Wiechers on 'Snake Oil Sellers'

Now more than ever, "snake oil sellers" have access to consumers, which may be, in part, why the industry is consistently under attack. In this first installment of our new "Words from Wiechers" series, column editor Tony O'Lenick shares lessons for the betterment of both formulas and the industry's overall credibility.

Micelle Mash-up: Study Explores Surfactant vs. Fragrance Partitioning

What happens to the fragrance when you swap out one surfactant in a composition for another? That's what researchers at Firmenich wanted to find out; a newly published study explains.

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