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What Makes Asian Skin Different?

Men and women of Asian descent commonly experience certain skin conditions due to their skin's adaptation to the climate and the pigment composition of their skin, according to a blog posting by the Dermatology Associates of Central Texas.

Study Links Skin Microbiome to Infections

Evidence was found to suggest the makeup of the skin microbiome can affect the ability of a bacterial pathogen to cause an infection.

Face & Body Northern California: The Best Techniques and Technology

Those looking for the very best in cutting-edge skin care and techniques and technology attended Face & Body Northern California (FBNC), held Aug. 22–24, 2015, where 188 exhibitors and 93 presentors spoke about the latest in skin research, ingredient insights, product launches and treatment protocols

Micro-focused Ultrasound Safe for Darker Skin Types

A study by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery found micro-focused ultrasound treatment to tighten and lift skin on the face and neck appeared to be safe for patients with darker skin types.

Study Finds Fewer Moles Lead to Higher Risk in Melanoma

According to a new study from American Academy of Dermatology, people with fewer moles may be at higher risk for aggressive melanoma cancer than those with more moles.

FDA Warns Against Injectable Skin Lighteners

FDA has issued a consumer notice to avoid injectable drugs for skin whitening or lightening.

Skin Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

The oil, which is obtained through steam distillation of leaves from native Australian coastal tree Melaleuca alternifolia (M. alternifolia) can be used to treat acne, nail fungus, MRSA and more, but care must be taken with this potential irritant.

Recognize the ABCDEs of Melanoma

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, and the ability of a skin professional to recognize skin cancer on a client could potentially save their life.

Exfoliating Naturally with Enzymes

Enzymatic exfoliation has seen a slight decline lately, but it has a place, in particular for those skin types where mechanical and alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) exfoliation is too strong.

Are Tattoos Toxic?

Ingredient safety and skin reactions relate not only to companies producing the pigments and inks used for tattooing, but also skin care product manufacturers in general—after all, I apply sunscreen and moisturizer to my tattooed skin.

Research Discuss Dermodex, Triggers and Rosacea

Researchers are understanding the role of Demodex mites and other triggers in rosacea better with recent findings, which may lead to better care for clients suffering with this skin condition.

Appearance is Judged as a Whole, Not By Its Parts

Research from Queen's University suggests that human beauty is perceived by the sum of its parts, rather than isolated features. In other words, we find each other attractive if the parts fit well together, which may be interrupted with medically-enhanced features.

Study Finds Sunflower Seed Oil Hydrates Skin

Studies showed sunflower seed oil is beneficial to use to preserve skin barrier functions.

SkinCeuticals Unveils Novel Antioxidant Research

At the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology, held June 8-13, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia, SkinCeuticals unveiled new research on combining topical antioxidants with laser therapies, antioxidant protection from pollution and boosting the body's defense with resveratrol.

Survey: 54% of Women Want Skin Care to Be 'All Natural'

"Green Beauty Barometer" survey found U.S. women want more natural ingredients and are checking labels to avoid sulfates, parabens and more.

Court Blocks Attack Against Titanium Dioxide in Skin Care

A California Superior Court judge ruled the dangerous exposure claims filed by a public interest group lacked merit.

Good News for Estheticians Who Use Skin Brightening Actives

Alpha-‪‎arbutin‬ has been approved by the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) as safe for cosmetic use.

Natural Anti-inflammatory Ingredients

Micro silver, quercetin, rutin and Mirabilis jalapa are reviewed for their anti-infl ammatory benefi ts.

Stem Cells and Skin Care

Over the past two years, there have been an increased number of articles on stem cells and their use in skin care products. This information can be confusing and sometimes misleading. Before we can adequately talk about the use of stem cells in skin care products, we must first define what a stem cell is and its function and purpose in any organism.

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