Current cover

Recent in Skin Science (page 9 of 40)

Jar Deconstructed: Ginseng

Ginseng is a "man root" that can have a great purpose in the spa. This ingredient provides both beauty and wellness benefits, and can be used in a multitude of treatments in the spa for both face and body.

Part 2: Birthday Aging or Sun Damage? Treatments for the Aging Client

Part two on intrinsic and extrinsic aging deals with all of the treatments for the skin. The symptoms and causes differ between these two ways of aging, so the treatments differ as well.

Taking Shape: Genetic Facial Markers Discovered

Using novel 3D technology, researchers discovered 15 new genes that determine facial features, as published in Nature Genetics.

Then and Now: Pigmentation Update

With so much having changed in the pigmentation field of skin care, these are the updates that have happened in the last 10 years that could make a big difference in your spa.

Melanoma Risk Drops 40% with Childhood Sunscreen Use

Recent research in JAMA Dermatology suggests that those who regularly used sunscreen as a child are at a significantly lower risk of melanoma; the study also sheds light on who is more likely to take that risk.

Bacteria Therapy Used to Treat Eczema

Bacteria therapy may not sound like the most glamorous form of treatment, but a recent double-blind study conducted by the National Health Institute found that it could work wonders for people suffering from atopic dermatitis.

Defensin Peptides Tested for Anti-aging Benefits

Defensin is believed to help improve aging skin based on its natural healing properties—recent research in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology examines its efficacy.

Part 1: Birthday Aging or Sun Damage? A Tale of Two Sisters

For these identical twin sisters their skin could not be more different. See how one sister's skin compared to the other depending on how much time they spent outside.

Demystifying Skin of Color

A report showed that by 2050 over half of the United States population will be people of color. There is a large opportunity for spas to treat clients who have skin of color.

Sleep Deprivation Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

While there are many negative side effects to sleeping, a recent study may have discovered that it could actually lead to Alzheimer's disease. That midday nap doesn't sound too bad now huh?

The Genetic Relation Between Skin Tanning and Burning

Scientists recently investigated whether or not genetics can be linked to the propensity of skin to burn or tan, and how this connection may also explain people at risk to skin cancer.

Link Between Skin Cancer and Alzheimer's Uncovered

The Journal of European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology set out to discover whether there is a link between Alzheimer's disease and people with malignant melanoma.

Can't find what you're looking for? Try searching, or looking through past issues.