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Applied DNA Sciences Files COVID-19 Assay Patent Application

Applied DNA Sciences, Inc., known to personal care for its PCR-based authentication and traceability of cosmetic, biothera­peutic and botanical materials, has filed a provisional patent for a COVID-19 diagnostic assay.

Study Reveals Botanical Treatment Slows Childhood AD

A recent study revealed the efficacy of topical botanical treatment for children with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis (AD). The interventional, multi-center, double-blind, randomized and controlled study validated the botanical combination was key to the efficacy and improvement of AD symptoms.

SCCS Concludes DHA is Safe for Hair Dyes

The SCCS released its opinion on dihydroxyacetone (DHA; 1,3-dihydroxy-2-propanone) at a plenary meeting held on March 4, 2020: the ingredient is safe for use as a hair coloring ingredient in leave-on treatments, and in self-tanning lotions and face creams.

Non-animal Ocular Irritation Test Adopted by OECD

InVitro International announced the adoption of its Ocular Irritection (OI) protocol, an animal-free ocular irritancy test, by the OECD.

Words from Wiechers: Off the Scales?

In this installment of our Words from Wiechers series, the late author reviews three types of lies in the cosmetics industry: "lies, damn lies and statistics," keeping our statistical honor in check.

With Skin Sensitivity Up, SGS Has Tolerance Testing Down

In a market where skin sensitivity claims continue to rise, SGS proposes methods here to determine product safety for skin; one of which is a skin tolerance test, to which successful products are awarded an official "seal."

Kao Test Gets to the Bottom of Makeup Film Structures

Kao Corp. has developed a new test based on Raman spectroscopy to assess the internal film structure of makeup bases and determine their component distribution. An additional application explored sebum characterization in the films.

Managing Adversities: Atopic Dermatitis and the Microbiome

The AD process and S. aureus provide targets for intervention, which can be explored in vitro as described here. Although not causative, there is a strong correlation between the severity of AD and density of S. aureus in the microbiome.

Expert Opinions: Color Pause*

Featuring insights on cruelty-free, inclusivity, sustainable, renewable and more, this month's collection of "Expert Opinions" is all about the pause on color cosmetics. Click through to the digital magazine for the complete article.

What’s Your Environmental Impact?

Eurofins encourages consumers and formulators alike to monitor the environmental impact of cosmetic products. One way to achieve this is through an ecotoxicological test, which can pave the way for "green" products.

DevaCurl Slapped with Class-action Lawsuit

The Manhattan Federal court suit states various DevaCurl products have caused "scalp irritation, excessive shedding, hair loss, thinning, breakage and/or balding during normal use."

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