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Talking Stem Cells

Many providers and consumers have turned to stem cells in esthetic procedures and topical skin care products to address the signs of aging skin.

Oligopeptides: Small Size, Big Result

The ability to get past the skin barrier and work at the cellular level is what makes oligopeptides literally a breakthrough ingredient.

Jar Deconstructed: Clay

Rich in minerals, clay is also a source of essential life nutrients and surely most readers are no stranger to clay facial masks or clay and mud baths.

The Beauty in Clays

Clay has been commercialized in the beauty industry for its extraordinary benefits and detoxifying abilities.

Retinoic Acid Metabolism Inhibitor Shows Promise for Acne, Psoriasis

A novel approach to acne and psoriasis treatment could come in the form of a retinoic acid metabolism blocking agent that prolongs the presence of endogenous retinoic acid.

Skin Rashes and Hair Loss: Biological Connections to COVID-19

Besides health consequences, perhaps the most visible effects of COVID-19 relate to mask-wearing, hand-washing and emotional stress. But biological connections between the virus, skin and hair have also emerged; following are select examples of what science has uncovered.

Citronellal Shows Antibacterial, Antioxidant Benefits to Support Wound Healing

Research published in Current Research on Biosciences and Biotechnology demonstrates the wound-healing benefits of citronellal derived from Cymbopogon nardus L.

Research Confirms Honey and Chamomile Activate Innate Antioxidant Defenses

Researchers from the University of Tsukuba and Osaka University have confirmed that honey and chamomile can impart their well-known antioxidant activities through skin's innate defenses.

Research Links Iron Oxides to HEV Protection

Dermablend tests its Flawless Creator Foundation against the impact of visible light on skin.

Jar Deconstructed: Mandelic Acid

Mandelic acid is a gentle alternative for improving multiple skin benefits such as dark spots, wrinkles, skin texture, dullness and acne.

Kao Connects Decrease in MFAP-4 Protein with Aging, UV Exposure

Building on previous research identifying the role of microfibrillar-associated protein 4 (MFAP-4) in elastin formation, Kao researchers have confirmed the connection between MFAP-4 expression and skin elasticity, as well as the effects of UV and aging on this protein.

Study Suggests Probiotic Skin Therapy Improves Eczema in Children

Reported in Science Translational Medicine, the NIH conducted a study analyzing improved eczema skin conditions with children due to strains of R. mucosa. It was also noted when treatment stopped, skin improvements persisted for up to eight months.

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