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Mar
19
2008

Hot New Ingredient: UV Booster for Organic Sunscreens

Croda has introduced a UV booster for organic sunscreen actives.

Mar
19
2008

Looking for Alternatives

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.

Mar
17
2008

Psoriasis Patients Have Higher Concentration of Newly Discovered Immune Cell

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.

Mar
13
2008

Anti-aging Ingredient Possibly Linked to Tumor Development

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.

Mar
12
2008

SCCP Re-evaluates Toluene and Benzophenone-3

Wet Toes

The European Commission (EC) is requesting opinions from its Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) on benzophenone-3 and toluene.

Mar
12
2008

New Methods Aid in Minimal Scars for Skin Cancer Patients

New techniques developed by dermatologists are helping them minimize the existence of scars left from skin cancer surgery.

Mar
07
2008

Changes on the Horizon in Natural Cosmetics Market

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.

Mar
06
2008

Vitamin D May Combat a Range of Diseases

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.

Mar
05
2008

New Research Shows Skin's Barrier Development

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.

Mar
05
2008

Hot New Ingredient: Apple Stem Cells

Mibelle Biochemistry has combined nature and science to create an active based on apple stem cells.