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Stroke of Genius: Successive Combing Force Yields Realistic Conditioning Results

Combing tests are widely used to characterize the conditioning performance of products at one snapshot in time. A successive combing force device was designed to more realistically simulate the entire shampooing and conditioning process. Here, the authors put it to the test.

Is Your Microbiology Lab FDA-compliant? Part I: Personnel, Facilities and Equipment

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 II will appear in our July 2018 edition.

Coptis Heads to in-cosmetics Global

Coptis is bringing its software solutions to in-cosmetics Global, including its Coptis Tox technology.

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.

[podcast] Half Megapixel Limit: A Wider Angle Will Enable Better Microbiome Care

"Tools for sampling and sequencing continue to advance," says Larry Weiss, M.D., AOBiome. "16S is the basis for which we look at phylogenies ... [but] do you remember when your phone had like a half a megapixel camera? That’s sort of where we are today."

Coptis Launches Toxicology Database

To give users access to toxicity information for more than 2,000 substances, Coptis designed Coptis Tox. Learn more about it during in-cosmetics in April 2017.

UPDATED: How Smart Devices are Changing Hair and Skin Care Routines

With products ranging from smart hairbrushes to wearable UV skin patches it is safe to say that technology is slowly but surely shaping the beauty industry.

Skin Barrier Impaired? Two 'TEWLs' to Tell

It has been proposed that topical treatment using linoleic acid can repair defective barrier function in damaged skin. The present article tests this theory and compares the results using two types of TEWL measurements: open and closed chamber.

Hydration Detection as Simple as a Selfie?

What do you get when you cross the selfie with skin care research and a few brilliant engineers? The mobile turgor test.

Tools of the Trade for Sensory Testing

One challenge in manufacturing is the variance in quality of raw materials; another is the mixing process. Mechanical tests, described here in brief, will quickly identify cosmetics and lotions that should be rejected or reworked.

Dry Heat Transdermal System Launched to Benefit Testing

To help test creams, lotions, ointments and patches, Logan Instruments Corp. launched DHC-6T, a dry heat transdermal diffusion cell system. With interchangeable glass volumes, this system helps keep Franz cells from breaking, among other beneficial features.

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