L'Oreal researchers have proven that iron deficiency is a factor in
female hair loss, a condition found to affect as much as 10 per
cent of women aged 35-60. The SU.VI.MAX study findings might help
health and beauty care professionals...
Boots Healthcare and the NeoStrata Company - founder of alpha
hydroxyacid (AHA) and poly hydroxyacid (PHA) technology
- have co-developed a new treatment cream to prevent acne.
Clearasil Ultra Treatment is the first mass-marketed...
Hair dye - previously associated with arthritis, foetal damage and
bladder cancer - has once again been placed under the spotlight.
This time a new study asserts that dye formulation has been found
to increase the risk of non-Hodgkin...
The remedial powers of beer sediment were discovered in ancient
Egypt over 4,000 years ago. Today the German company Dayenne claims
that brewer's yeast - Saccharomyces cereviseae - may be used
in biological cosmetics to maintain...
Eyes, hair and skin could all benefit from a regular diet of
spinach, finds a cluster of scientists linked together through a
network of food companies. But could the green vegetable be the
latest ingredient for cosmetic products?
Scientists at the Industrial Toxicology Research Centre (ITRC) in
India - who analysed reputed brands of lipsticks and beauty creams
- have warned that a majority of beauty products can potentially
cause harm to the skin when exposed...
Vernix caseosa, the white substance that surrounds new born babies,
is set to be the ultimate new moisturiser reports the New Scientist
magazine today. Believed to keep skin perfectly hydrated and
acid-balanced its molecular structure...
European companies and researchers should share the profits made on
products using exotic plants such as aloe vera and jojoba oil with
the countries of origin, urges a European Commission communication
issued on Friday.
DHC Corporation, one of Japan's leading skincare companies, has
unveiled the launch of its new Acerola Body Gel. The new
cosmeceutical moisturiser is enriched with acerola berry to hydrate
the skin with placental protein and...
Following the recent BSE scare in America, the Bureau of Health in
Taiwan has banned a list of cosmetics thought to contain prohibited
US cattle and sheep-sourced ingredients. It is believed the embargo
of American imports will encourage...
Restylane is the third injectable wrinkle treatment to win approval
from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The product is made
with hyaluronic acid, a substance normally found in the skin that
helps keep it plump. Already...
NaturNorth Technologies and wood producer Potlatch and Synertec,
have developed a patented process to cost-effectively isolate large
quantities of pure betulin and other compounds from birch bark.
Many cosmetic companies use the extract...