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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.

Read about new ingredients, trends and positioning with this week's top 5 most read articles. © Getty Images - Jonathan Knowles

Five trendy articles on CosmeticsDesign this week

By Ravyn Cullor

It's going to be a beautiful spring weekend, but you can't get enough of CosmeticsDesign. Good news! Here are five of the trendiest articles on the site to catch up on this weekend.

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

Special Edition: PROTECTIVE BEAUTY – SUNCARE, ENVIRONMENT AND STRESS

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.

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