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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.

Face & Body Northern California 2015: Plan for the Best Experience

Knowing what you want to accomplish at the event will help you make the best use of your time.

Chirality for Pro-Youth Ingredient Blending

Knowing the chemistry principle of chirality can help the esthetician create efficacious ingredient blends.

Enhancing Spa Treatments With Essential Oils

Adding essential oils and aromatherapy to a spa treatment is one way to customize an appointment, creating a more effective experience for clients.

Vitamin D for Healthy Skin

Skin Inc. talked to Marina Peredo, M.D., dermatologist at Skinfluence NYC, on the significance of vitamin D to skin and overall body health.

Study Links B12 to Skin Bacteria

A study was performed to understand whether vitamin B12 modulates activities of the skin microbiota and contributes to acne pathogenesis, which was used as the disease model.

Promising Breakthrough for Repigmentation in Vitiligo Patients

Researchers experienced success restoring skin color in a patient with vitiligo—a devastating condition that causes skin to lose its pigmentation or color.

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