Science and Research

  • Nano-Sized Zinc Oxide and Skin Penetration
    Nano-Sized Zinc Oxide and Skin Penetration
    According to a new study out of Berlin, zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs), commonly used as UV filters in commercial sunscreen products, penetrate only into the outermost layers of stratum corneum, furrows and into the orifices of the hair follicles and do not reach the ...More
    June 11, 2012
    Posted in News
  • U.K.'s DSTL Develops Antimicrobial Peptide Formulation for Skin Care, Wound Healing
    The U.K.'s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) developed peptide-in-cream advance that provides natural antimicrobial action without chemicals—a new generation of skin care and wound healing creams that could potentially work in the same way as a body's natural ...More
    June 6, 2012
    Posted in News
  • Vitamin C, E Protects Against Sunburn
    Researchers and scientists are continually seeking new ways to fight UV radiation; however the role of antioxidants in damaging pathologies such as actinic erythema—formerly described as a consequence of UV direct effect on DNA and indirectly by local immune reactions—and ...More
    May 29, 2012
    Posted in News
  • Aloe Vera: From Standards to Science
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    Aloe's benefits can only be realized if products actually contain enough active ingredients; and through proper testing, quality controls, industry standards and certifications, and science on safety and efficacy, aloe will continue to thrive as a staple in beauty products, ...More
    May 7, 2012 By Sandy Almendarez
    Posted in Articles
  • Ceapro's CP Oat Beta Glucan Ups Skin Moisture
    CP Oat Beta Glucan (from Ceapro Inc.) increased skin moisture compared to a commercial hyaluronic acid (HA) , according to the company, which conducted the study. ...More
    May 3, 2012
    Posted in News
  • Formulation Fairness: Skin Lightening Ingredients
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    A new Indian review evaluated cosmetic skin-lightening ingredients, which are in big demand across Asia, for fairness. ...More
    April 30, 2012
    Posted in News
  • Quantifying Coconut Oil's Penetration into Hair
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    Previous efforts have been made to determine the penetration of coconut oil into human hair; however, these efforts were qualitative . Recently, Indian researchers attempted to quantify coconut oil's penetration using a radiolabeling with tritium. ...More
    April 26, 2012
    Posted in News
  • Study: Sweetening Oral Care with Erythritol
    A three-year, double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study found the non-caloric sweetener erythritol (as Zerose® erythritol, from Cargill) may be more effective at preventing dental caries and reducing plaque formation than xylitol and sorbitol. ...More
    April 24, 2012
    Posted in News
  • BLIS K12™ May Inhibit Oral Candida
    New research is further supporting the importance of probiotics for maintaining oral health. According to a new study published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Streptococcus salivarius (as BLIS K12™, from Stratum Nutrition) may inhibit the process of invasion of ...More
    April 16, 2012
    Posted in News
  • Oral Collagen Improves Dry Skin
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    A new study out of Japan reported orally administered collagen tripeptide (CTP)—a highly purified, non-antigenic, low-allergenic collagen fraction—improved dry skin and normalized axon-guidance factors in the epidermis in addition to reducing pruritus, which is caused by ...More
    April 16, 2012
    Posted in News
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