Protection and Microbiome

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid offers many skin health benefits when incorporated into topical formulations, from UV damage protection to collagen maintenance [Getty Images]

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The topical promise of vitamin C for skin health: Review

By Kacey Culliney

Topical cosmetic application of vitamin C is more effective than oral supplementation when targeting skin health, but challenges remain around stability and absorption, finds a review.

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Preparation and prevention: How to guide women through menopause

By Nikki Hancocks

Menopause is yet another area of women’s health that has been hugely under-resourced but there are exciting developments in the scientific world and big opportunities for innovation, especially within the spaces of gut health and sleep.

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Guest Article

Improving skin health with microbiome modulators

By Guus Kortman, Scientist and Senior Project Manager Microbiomics, and Janneke Ouwerkerk, Department Head Microbiology, at NIZO

Nizo experts discuss some of the key issues and challenges facing the nutraceutical and food ingredient industry today.

Academic research on incorporating live bacteria into topicals has widened, but industry moves in the space still face major hurdles [Getty Images]

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L'Oréal scientist: Live bacteria ‘the dream’ for skin microbiome NPD

By Kacey Culliney

Innovation in cosmetic ingredients targeting the skin microbiome is surging, but the ultimate dream is to be able to incorporate beneficial live bacteria into formulations, says a principal scientist at L’Oréal Research & Innovation.