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Words from Wiechers: What is 'Normal' Skin Care?

This article series considers the many lessons the cosmetics R&D industry can learn from the late Johann Wiechers, Ph.D. The present installment addresses where to draw the line between a cosmetic and drug.

Letter to the Editor: Resorcinol Clarification

Please take note of this concerned reader's comment, as Cosmetics & Toiletries and Global Cosmetic Industry do not wish to propagate false or misleading information to the cosmetic community.

[video] Natural Preservatives and the Microbiome

How might topical cosmetic preservatives influence one's microbiome? Here, Anna Crovetto, of Active Microtechnologies, describes research on this subject, presented during the latest IFSCC Congress.

Safety of Lead-based Skin Lightener Substantiated

While to consumers it may sound counterintuitive, Sirona Biochem has demonstrated the safety of its lead-based skin lightener.

China Forms Non-animal Testing Working Group, Appoints IIVS

China's momentum toward non-animal testing is gaining speed with its recently formed animal alternative work group and its appointment of the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS).

Your Hair on Acid: The Influence of Carboxylic Acids

Carboxylic acids are growing in use to alter hair's properties from the inside out. This column explores the efficacy of these materials and presents possible explanations for their effectiveness.

Good Vibrations: Spectroscopic Imaging to Visualize the Delivery of Actives

Understanding how actives are delivered is essential to product development and to provide scientific data in support of a product’s efficacy. Vibrational imaging spectroscopy is shown here to enable the visualization of the penetration of cosmetic actives into skin, hair and nails.

Latin Americans Need Better Sunscreens

Consumers need extra photoprotection in Latin America. Why? Marcelo de Paula Corrêa explains.

Testing Tactics in Skin: Targeting Senescent Cells for Anti-aging

Senescent cells that accumulate in the skin can deteriorate its functioning and accelerate the aging process. These cells can be targeted by active ingredients in skin care to delay the effects of aging.

SGS Makes Disruptor Detection Easy

Finished formulas no longer need the full lab workup to confirm the presence or absence of estrogenic disruptors.

Upcycled Melon Holds Functional Food, Cosmetic 'Appeel'

Food waste has made its way into the cosmetic category, and for good reasons—the remnant seeds and peels offer bonus benefits.

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