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By Imogen Matthews
Ingredient lists and labels are facing more and more scrutiny as consumers, unwilling to accept cosmetics and toiletries at face value, seek purer, more natural alternative formulations, leading to significant growth in alternative ingredients in new launches.
A recently discovered immune cell has been found to be more prevalent in the skin of psoriasis patients, bringing a possible target for research on aiding those with the disease.
The anti-aging ingredient aquaporin-3, or AQP3, should be used with caution according to Alan Verkman, a scientist with the University of California, as it may cause skin tumor formation.
The European Commission (EC) is requesting opinions from its Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) on benzophenone-3 and toluene.
New techniques developed by dermatologists are helping them minimize the existence of scars left from skin cancer surgery.
Organic Monitor is predicting 2008 to be defining year in the adoption of natural and organic standards in the skin care industry, possibly affecting a range of products and treatment options.
Vitamin D, which can typically be derived from exposure to the sun, has been discovered to be helpful in combating cancer, osteoporosis and other diseases. However, due to the risk of skin cancer, more physicians are recommending vitamin D be taken in a pill form.
A small strand of RNA has been discovered by researchers at Rockefeller University that helps the skin form a tough, protective barrier, which yields further insight into skin's evolution and how it is continuing to evolve.
Mibelle Biochemistry has combined nature and science to create an active based on apple stem cells.
By Peter T. Pugliese, MD
Understand how to food choices you make can ultimately impact the health of your skin, as well as your overall well-being.