In the second part of this interview on plant stem cells and their applications for cosmetics and personal care products, we explore in more detail about the misconceptions concerning the technology and what the future holds for it.
Stem cell technology has been proffered as one of the key elements to reaching the next level in skin care efficacy, but the excitement around the advances is also mired in confusion and misinformation.
Scientists have successfully grown complex skin tissue, complete with hair follicles and sebaceous glands, using induced pluripotent stem cells and future uses could be as an alternative to animal testing for cosmetics, as well as other medical purposes.
The hype around stem cell science has created a market opportunity for the cosmetic industry; however a new study has suggested that the public need more education on the current limits of stem cell applications in this context.
Cosmetics ingredient and drug discovery firm Sirona Biochem announces that its French partner, Biogalenys, has made an important anti-ageing discovery after one of its compounds came though testing with flying colours.
New technologies and applications, greater sustainability, and more traceability are some of the key areas helping to raise the profile of natural cosmetic ingredients, according to one industry expert.
The annual SCS Symposium will open its doors in Oxford, England at the end of the month, with a full conference programme that will focus on how scientific advances are shaping up the industry’s future.
The hair loss world has witnessed a new development after scientists identified a molecular pathway that can be activated to prompt hair growth of dormant hair follicles, or blocked to prevent growth of unwanted hair.
The Sweden-based cosmetic company has invested in a new plant that will solely focus on the cultivation of plant stem cell cultures as it further aims to develop stronger anti-ageing ingredients that can boost and rejuvenate the skin.
Biotechnology company Regenetech has opened discussions with lifestyle firm Aristocrat Group Corp (ASCC) to develop a line of anti-aging skin care products from stem cells using The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s bioreactor technology.
At this year’s In-Cosmetics in Milan, Italian green biotech company IRB is launching Marrubium vulgare Stem G, a plant stem cell ingredient that is claimed to maximize the self-protection of the skin from environmental stresses.
Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago indicates that
stem cell technology could be used to improve a number of cosmetic
procedures, particularly treatments for wrinkles - currently one of
the fastest growth areas for the...