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Anti-pollution beauty and testing: your questions answered

Anti-pollution beauty and testing: your questions answered

By Lucy Whitehouse

At our recent anti-pollution forum, we gathered industry experts to discuss the global rising trend. Here, we look back at some of the top questions submitted by listeners on the subject of how to test anti-pollution claims.

P&G studies role of ascorbic acid in reducing skin reaction to PPD

P&G studies role of ascorbic acid in reducing skin reaction to PPD

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

A study carried out by researchers in Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium has found that pre-treatment of the skin with ascorbic acid could reduce elicitation reaction to hair dye component p-phenylenediamine (PPD) in sensitised individuals.

Colla-Gain launches anti-ageing pomegranate flower active

Colla-Gain launches anti-ageing pomegranate flower active

By Michelle Yeomans

Cosmetochem International has developed a new anti-ageing active derived from the pomegranate flower that is said to promote collagen synthesis and decrease the breakdown of collagen by inhibiting MMP-1 production.

OLEOS uncovers extract harvested by bees for anti-aging

OLEOS uncovers extract harvested by bees for anti-aging

By Michelle Yeomans

Oleos has carried out an eco-extraction process on waxes, vitamins, acids and unsaponifiable matter from Propolis, a resinous substance harvested by bees that contains anti-ageing and anti-wrinkle properties.

Oral antioxidants can have 'beautifying' properties

Oral antioxidants can have 'beautifying' properties

By Simon Pitman

Taking antioxidant oral supplements can help enhance the skin’s natural protective properties as well as having beautifying properties, according to Lycored’s wellness and cosmetics director David Djerassi.

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