[podcast] The Bigger Issue Behind Microbial Contamination
Many cosmetic recalls in the U.S. relate to microbial contamination but not for the reason you might think. Here, experts from the Univ. of Cincinnati and PCPC explain why it's more than alternative preservatives to blame. Listen now. It's free.
Jun 13th, 2023
Determining Preservative Efficacy in W/O Formulas, Part II: Making Microbiological Safety Assessments
Determining Preservative Efficacy in W/O Formulas, Part I: Test Performance and Limitations
Exaggerated Wash Test to Clinically Validate ‘Care Cleansing’ Mildness
To test such products under real-use conditions, an exaggerated cumulative clinical is proposed and demonstrated here in a study assessing the mildness of a care cleansing formula.
Jul 1st, 2022
Puresterol (Pueraria mirifica) based face serums reduce wrinkles in clinical trials
Bio-Botanica® announced Puresterol® (Pueraria mirifica) based serums found to reduce wrinkles in clinical trials
Jan 19th, 2024
Citizen Science for Skin Microbiome Research—A 'Microbiome-friendly' Case Study
To assess the potential of citizen science for skin microbiome research, the work described here used a consumer test kit deployed in a pilot study of 59 participants to collect data. The results of a case study and more are outlined.
May 1st, 2022
Topical Antioxidant and Silymarin Serum Improves Facial Acne
After four weeks of product use, subjects showed statistically significant improvement in skin clarity, skin tone evenness and PIH/PIE which continued to improve through week 12.
Apr 13th, 2022
Phase 3 Data for WINLEVI Supports Efficacy for Acne
“Before WINLEVI became available, there was no topical medication available that was able to reduce sebum production, which is a major cause of acne.”
Mar 31st, 2022
Skin Proud Launches #skinsistency Campaign
Skin Proud conducted its first-ever regimen user trial that saw 30 women and men test the brand’s best-selling Sorbet Skin and Detox Tonic within a routine over a two week period.
Mar 22nd, 2022
Sequential Skin Debuts Sequential Bio Testing Solution
Sequential Bio is an in-vivo microbiome testing solution to better understand the effects of ingredients on the body's microbiome in real-world conditions.
Mar 9th, 2022
Reduction of skin stress by CBD products: Aiming high above the competition
The use of cannabinoid products is growing in popularity. Formulate with cannabinoids confidently with effective technology development strategy from Eurofins – download a free brochure on CBD testing for safety and compliance.
Mar 8th, 2022
StratiCELL Expands MicroBIOS Platform to Test
In StratiCELL’s MicroBIOS Platform, the company can now colonize reconstructed epidermis with an IA1 phylotype strain of
that will elucidate interactions between the skin and its flora.
Feb 22nd, 2022
Stress and Psoriasis: How TCM Herbs Can 'Cool' Inflamed Skin
This study explores how TCM can be leveraged in skin products to holistically improve conditions such as psoriasis. In particular, properties of honeysuckle,
and rhubarb are described and tested here in vivo.
Jan 6th, 2022
Analyze, Optimize: Ensuring Pollution Won’t ‘Get Under Your Skin’
Anti-adhesion, removability, anti-penetration and cleansing properties were assessed in steps, as described here, to optimize formulas for effective anti-pollution protection. An approach was designed to test cosmetic ingredients and formulas for their abilities to suppress the negative effects of pollution in skin.
Nov 2nd, 2021