Determining Preservative Efficacy in W/O Formulas, Part I: Test Performance and Limitations
Microbiological test methods for w/o formulas have raised questions in terms of suitability. They also require a more critical view of the results than other product types. This first article in a two-part series reviews the limitations of such methods.
Jul 20th, 2022
Exaggerated Wash Test to Clinically Validate ‘Care Cleansing’ Mildness
Assessing the Effects of Blue Light on the Skin in New Validated Method
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
Berjé’s Helichrysum Oil - An Everlasting Cosmetic Solution
From Ancient Greek tonics to modern skincare routines, Helichrysum Oil has remained an everlasting staple of the cosmetics industry. Berjé details how this legendary Corsican ingredient finds use in everything from skin creams to fine fragrances.
Jun 28th, 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
Securing Skin: Polysaccharides Deliver Anti-pollution Protection
The present work tests the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of cosmetic polysaccharides for anti-pollution benefits. Air pollution is rising and can negatively impact skin. As such, anti-pollution cosmetics are trending.
Aug 30th, 2021
MSL Solution Providers Tests Microbiological Profile with VeganSure
The VeganSure solution tests products for antimicrobial efficacy using non-animal derived culture media. These plant-derived or synthetic alternatives are registered with The Vegan Society’s Trademark and have been adopted by the likes of The Body Shop.
Aug 9th, 2021