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Ingredient Insights: CoQ10, Idebenone and Curcumin

A wide variety of antioxidants have been reported to benefit skin, but ubiquinone and idebenone have been shown to be the most effective. These molecules protect the skin from oxidative damage caused by UV irradiation and pollution, thereby helping prevent premature aging of the skin.

Stem Cells–Myth or Medical Breakthrough?

Years ago, stem cells and growth factors became hero ingredients in skin care formulations. Some brands have claimed plant-based stem cells helped reproduce human stem cells and growth factors, directly changing the behavior of human DNA. This article will explore the facts on stem cells in skin care products

Anatomy of a Sunscreen

This article will explore some basic considerations behind sunscreen products, such as the two main categories of marketed sunscreens, formulation architecture and delivery systems—the anatomy of a sunscreen.

Farming Kelp to Meet Industry Demand

North Island College and the BC Salmon Farmers Association are installing kelp lines in over 30 farm sites off Vancouver Island. Successful farms will produce for increased demand in food, pharma and cosmetics.

Study Links Pollution to Dark Spots

A recent study in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology linked the formation of dark spots on the skin—known as lentigenes—with levels of traffic-related air pollution and air pollution-associated gases.

Sunscreen Made to Allow Vitamin D Production

Researchers discovered altering ingredients in sunscreens allows the body to produce vitamin D, which led to a new sunscreen development called Solar D.

Eat More Sun Protection With Food Additive Annatto

Researchers from the University of Arizona Cancer Center have discovered that annatto contains a compound called bixin that can prevent the development of certain UV-induced skin damage in mice by providing inside out sun protection.

Can You Feel The Winter Burn?

Although many people protect their skin when outdoors during the summer, it is equally as important to protect their skin in the winter, with its own set of skin agressors.

Mouse Avatar Employed for Melanoma Fight

Mice avatars are helping researchers target groundbreaking melanoma treatment therapies.

Pregnancy Hormones Up Melanoma Severity

According to Cleveland Clinic, a new study shows that pregnancy hormones can increase the severity of melanoma, increasing the chances of death, metastasis and recurrence for the mom-to-be or new mom.

Probiotic Pros: Skin Care Cure-all?

The benefits of probiotics in diets are well-known mdash; but how does bacteria work when topically applied to skin?

Safety of Skin Cancer Screening Questioned

Members of the United States Preventive Services Task Force are frowning upon the routine of full body screening for skin cancer.

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