Protection and Microbiome

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New study finds sugar beet can balance skin microbiota

By Natasha Spencer-Jolliffe

Italian and French researchers have identified that short-chain fructo-oligosaccharides (scFOS) in sugar beet have a positive impact on skin microbiota by restricting the opportunity for pathogen development and encouraging beneficial bacteria growth.

Several herbal extracts are documented as offering protective or healing properties around UV exposure, including rosemary, lemon balm and grapefruit [Getty Images]

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Herbals show promise in tackling UV-induced skin disorders: Review

By Kacey Culliney

Herbal ingredients show promise in the treatment of skin disorders induced by UV exposure, offering opportunity for sunscreen formulators to integrate ingredients from a preventative viewpoint, finds a review.

Kacey Culliney is joined by Marie Drago (L) and Margherita Patrucco (Centre) as they discuss next-generation skin microbiome science and innovation.

Probiota 2022: Gut-skin axis in? Anti-ageing out?

By Will Chu

Anti-ageing as a concept will cease to exist in the beauty industry as consumers look to products that hydrate the skin or specifically ingredients that address wrinkle formation.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 520 million children worldwide suffer with caries in primary teeth, with various oral diseases affecting a total of almost 3.5 billion people globally [Getty Images]

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Colgate-Palmolive VP: Oral disease is a ‘global health crisis’ that needs attention

By Kacey Culliney

Consumers worldwide do not fully understand the importance of maintaining good oral health and how this links to systemic health and wellbeing – something Colgate-Palmolive wants to change via a major education programme, its VP and chief clinical officer...

The study found that the potential oral probiotic could inhibit the activity of various common pathogenic bacteria.    Image © Jan-Otto / Getty Images

Study identifies new oral probiotic candidate

By Stephen Daniells

A bacterial strain isolated from the mouth and throat of a healthy five-year-old child may prevent the adherence of a key oral pathogen, suggests a new study from China.

The new study suggests that micro-encapsulation of select probiotic strains may help manage acne.   Image © Obencem / Getty Images

Skin probiotic may offer anti-acne options: Study

By Stephen Daniells

Specially selected strains of lactobacilli may positively shift the skin microbiome and reduce acne lesions, says a new study from Belgium that deepens our knowledge of skin microbiome modulation.

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