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Could Bakuchiol Be Retinol's Match?

Anti-agers may have a new play in the wrinkle-reduction game. Bakuchiol was shown in a recent study to match the established benefits of retinol.

Henkel Phenion Model Allows 3D Raw Material Testing

The model can be utilized in Henkel's 3D Skin Comet Assay to investigate the potential genotoxicity of raw materials.

[video] Dry Shampoo Efficacy: A Clinical Study

According to Julie Fichot, Ph.D., of Church & Dwight, not all dry shampoos are created equally. In this video interview, she presents efficacy and sensory findings from clinical and consumer studies of the Batiste product. Watch now!

Words from Wiechers: The Power of Suggestion

In this edition of our Words from Wiechers series, the late author explains the power of belief in product efficacy—and why products should be evaluated based on the perceived value they deliver to consumers.

Animal-free Test Detects CLP 1A and 1B Allergens with High Accuracy

A new animal-alternative, biomarker-based in vitro test from SensaGen has been shown to successfully identify and classify CLP Class 1A and 1B chemical sensitizers with 82% accuracy.

Is Your Microbiology Lab FDA-compliant? Part II: Cultures, Growth Media, Reagents and Testing

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 1 covered personnel, facilities and equipment, test materials and procedures, and documentation. Part 2 addresses microbial cultures and growth media, biochemical reagents, test procedures and more.

Industry Insight: Validating the Naturals Phenomenon

Burt’s Bees may be best known for its lip balm, but things could change if Celeste Lutrario has it her way. Read on, in this excerpt from our exclusive podcast.

SPF 100+ Efficacy Put to the Test in ‘Actual Use’

Recent research in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology sought to find out if, when used under conditions that users typically apply sunscreen, SPF 100+ products provided higher protection than their SPF 50+ counterparts.

Q&A: How Do Conventional and Accelerated Preservative Tests Compare?

"How do accelerated and conventional preservative testing compare? What can each measure?" This reader inquiry led us to John Yablonski, of BioControl, who provided the following answer.

Words from Wiechers: Much Ado About Nothing

In this edition of the Words from Wiechers series, the late author explores product and ingredient claims, placebo studies and test designs to ensure claims are accurately substantiated.

[video] Big Step Forward for Anti-pollution Claims

New methods have been developed to test for anti-pollution efficacy in vitro and in vivo, to substantiate anti-pollution claims. Jean Krutmann, M.D., provided insight on this topic during the recent IID conference. Watch now!

[podcast] Naturals and Synthetics: On Even Ground?

Burt’s Bees may be best known for its lip balm but things are about to change; at least, if Celeste Lutrario, vice president of research and development for the company, has it her way.

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