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Spotlight on biomimetic materials

Spotlight on Biomimetic Materials

By Belinda Carli, director for the Institute of Personal Care Science

Biomimetics now plays a key part in cosmetic formulation, but what is true biomimetic activity and what to look for when determining biomimetic efficacy? And since it is about mimicking a natural process, are these materials better than synthetics?

Oriental herb extract shown to be good candidate to treat hair loss

Oriental herb extract shown to be good candidate to treat hair loss

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Scientists have found that myristoleic acid, an active compound in Malva verticillata seeds, can activate Wnt reporter activity and increase cell proliferation in cultured human dermal papilla cells (DPC), making it a good candidate to treat hair loss.

Credit: The Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development at Rockefeller University/PNAS

Scientists identify dormant stage as crucial to healthy hair growth

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

A new study shows that the dormant phase for hair can actually be important for maintaining the cells' rejuvenating activity over time, as inhibiting a specific stem cell gene can speed up hair growth cycle, but also wear out and damage the hair...

Croda rebrands hair conditioning active to Kerestore 2.0

Croda rebrands hair conditioning active to Kerestore 2.0

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Croda is rebranding it Keramimic 2.0 ingredient to Kerestore 2.0 to better position it in the market and highlight the use and benefits of its unique biomimetic keratin, and provide a greater individual identity within the marketplace.

Scientists create biological version of synthetic coating

Scientists create biological version of synthetic coating

By Michelle Yeomans

UC Berkeley scientists have taken proteins from nerve cells and created a biological version of a synthetic coating used in everyday liquids such as cosmetics, to keep small particles from clumping together.

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