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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.

China Adds Animal Testing Exemption for Cosmetics to its Agenda

It seems that China is now open discussion, even more than before, to the idea of exempting some cosmetic products from the animal testing requirement, according to one blog.

Biomimetic Pore to Make Testing 'No Sweat'

The device shows, in real-time, the efficacy of a product on sweat and sebum in skin pores.

[video] Standardized Test to Assess Anti-irritant, After-sun Gel

While these researchers could not prove the efficacy of the after-sun gel, they did establish the first-known, standardized approach to assess the efficacy of an after-sun product. Learn more from the video.

Lost in Extraction: DNA Reveals the Impact of Filtering on Sand Daffodil Extract Traceability

The authentication and traceability of natural raw materials have been a recent focus in several industries. Here, four specific markers in materials derived from Pancratium maritimum, also known as sand daffodil or sea lily, are examined using DNA barcoding and metabarcoding. Results reveal the plant DNA, and therefore traceability, is largely degraded before entering cosmetic compositions.

Estée Lauder Expands Partnerships with Humane Society, Cruelty Free International

The organizations are working together to “foster meaningful and sustainable change to cosmetic animal testing in countries where it is still practiced or mandated.”

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