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Testing Tactics in Skin: A View of Visible Light Protection

Blue light, in particular, may be responsible for most of the adverse skin reactions caused by visible wavelengths. This column reviews methods to screen for materials that protect against blue light but also allow its benefits to shine through.

IBR Introduces New Data for IBR-Dormin

IBR has introduced new data for IBR-Dormin with ex vivo and in vivo testing proving the ingredient helps slow the growth of hair, while also smoothing and conditioning the skin for both women and men.

BASF and CTIBiotech Collaborate on 3D Human Sebaceous Gland Technology

The new technology could prove significant for those studying how sebaceous glands function in relation many skin disorders.

BRAIN AG and Mannheim University of Applied Sciences Publish Article on 3D Skin Models

The article provides a comprehensive table comparing available 3D skin models.

Sensory Insight: Emollient Profiling Accelerates Speed to Market

Sensory science allows cosmetic chemists to evaluate formulas by providing objective and scientific data on the sensory properties raw materials impart in formulations. This article describes a new sensory test called “Oil Sensory Qualification,” which provides formulators with a fast approach to emollient selection using sensory science.

[podcast] Author Commentary: Fabio Apone, Ph.D., on Cold Stress Skin Damage

The mechanisms of cold stress damage in skin are a new focus for cosmetics research. In his January 2018 article, Fabio Apone, Ph.D., explains these mechanisms; in relation, in this Author Commentary podcast, he shares what drove his team’s interest in this area and the next steps. Listen now!

Cold Stress Damage, Banished: Daphne odora Extract Improves Skin Moisture and Healing

Cold stress can affect the integrity of the skin. In relation, compounds synthesized by plants under environmental stress have been characterized for their protective effects; although limited data relates to cold stress. This article explores an extract from Daphne odora cell cultures to address cold stress-related damage including dryness, cutaneous micro-lesions and inflammation.

Industry Insight: Probing Deeper to Further Skin Aging Research

Johnson & Johnson can see the future—of skin aging, that is. How? Using a novel imaging technique. Tracy Wang, Ph.D., describes it here, in an adaptation from our recent podcast interview.

HaCaSens: New Hope for Non-animal Sensitization Testing

New research out of South Korea gives product developers hope in the search for animal test alternatives to detect skin sensitizers. The study, published in Toxicology In vitro, explains a simple and reproducible assay based on HaCaT cells.

[podcast] Probing Deeper to Further Skin Aging Research

Johnson & Johnson can see the future—of skin aging, that is. How? Using a novel imaging technique, which Tracy Wang, Ph.D., presented at the SID meeting last April and describes in this interview. Listen now!

Animal Testing Alternatives Reach China

China's Zhejiang regulatory body opened doors on a new testing lab that will employ only alternative methods, keeping in check with global trends that turn away from animal testing.

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