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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.

Oxygeskin Tested for Efficacy to Fight Blue Light

Blue light damages skin. As such, Silab sought to prove its active ingredient could fight against potential damage. Oxygeskin was proven to recover a fresh and uniform complexion while reinvigorating skin oxygenation.

Shrinking Pores at Their Core: Gallic Acid Derivate Controls ROS and Sebum Factors

This study proposes a unique molecule derived from gallic acid to prevent enlarged and clogged facial pores. The ingredient is partly activated by the microbiome and protects against oxidative stress and excess sebum—two key factors at the core of enlarged pores.

New In Vitro Data for Alban Muller's Protectami Skin Defense Solution

The ingredient was found to increase skin elasticity by activating the synthesis and maturation of elastin, while decreasing the activity of elastase enzymatic degradation. It also increased cytokeratins and desmosomial proteins, and improved cell communication between keratinocytes.

BASF-Poietis Deal to Take 3D Bioprinting to Cellular Depths

BASF and 3D bioprinting expert Poietis have big plans to advance skin care. In an extended agreement, the two will collaborate to optimize the 3D bioprinting of skin equivalent models to study the effectiveness of actives.

Creme RIFM Model Reveals Aggregate Fragrance Exposure

Good news on the testing front: a model jointly developed by the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials and Creme Global recently showed consumer exposure to fragrances from personal care products tends to be over-estimated.

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