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Citrus fruit waste, which represents practically half of the fresh fruit mass, can be incorporated into a range of cosmetic applications, including skin care, body lotions and sprays [Getty Images]

Citrus fruit waste offers upcycled active skin care promise: Review

By Kacey Culliney

The peel and seeds from industrial processing of citrus fruits can be used in an array of active skin care formulations for their bioactive compounds, though circular industrial frameworks need to be further developed to scale use, say researchers.

Heavy metals can be found in water, air and soil pollutions, in some jewelry and cosmetics, or in naturally occurring deposits. © Getty Images -  Abstract Aerial Art

Zeolites show potential as an anti-heavy metal cosmetics ingredient

By Ravyn Cullor

Zeolites, a nanoporous material being tested in various other fields at this time, may absorb heavy metals in a creamy cosmetic and offer potential to formulators seeking to remove such environmental compounds, suggests preliminary data from Italy and...

The new study suggests that micro-encapsulation of select probiotic strains may help manage acne.   Image © Obencem / Getty Images

Skin probiotic may offer anti-acne options: Study

By Stephen Daniells

Specially selected strains of lactobacilli may positively shift the skin microbiome and reduce acne lesions, says a new study from Belgium that deepens our knowledge of skin microbiome modulation.

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