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The Ingredients of Skin Care Research

By Kimberly J. Heathman
Posted: July 19, 2007

As new technologies in protein and cell science emerge in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, more new active ingredients are being made available to cosmetic chemists for the formulation of new and improved skin care topicals. It is imperative that skin care professionals keep abreast of the most current ingredient information, as well as future trends in biochemistry; genomics; molecular biology; photobiology, the study of the interactions of light and living organisms; and proteomics, the study of the

Ingredient Inspection

To help in your ingredient fact-finding, the following are several sources of information beneficial to the thorough investigation and monitoring of ongoing research.

The Cosmetic Toiletries and Fragrance Association (CTFA)—www.ctfa.org

Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR)—www.cir-safety.org