expert opinion column Two Views: Is beauty ready for bacteria?

Two Views: Is beauty ready for bacteria?

By Deanna Utroske

The microbiome, probiotics, and bacteria are buzz-worthy topics in personal care and cosmetic formulation. For this installment of Two Views, Cosmetics Design asked Kelly A. Dobos of Sun Chemical and Shaheen Majeed of Sabinsa if and how the industry is...

Dermatologists give topical probiotic skin care a nod of approval

Dermatologists give topical probiotic skin care a nod of approval

By Deanna Utroske

In a newly published review of the emerging personal care subcategory, board certified dermatologist and nationally recognized anti-aging expert Dr. Patricia K. Farris acknowledges that topical probiotics can benefit the skin and suggests that there’s...

Resveratrol inhibits acne bacteria growth

Grape antioxidant shown to treat acne effectively


Research from across the pond has shown how resveratrol works to inhibit growth of the bacteria that causes acne and can also be combined with benzoyl peroxide, a common acne medicine, to enhance the drug's ability to kill the bacteria.

Antarctic cyanobacteria. (Credit: Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)

Tricking biological clock could boost microalgae production


A group of scientists have discovered a way to trick algae's biological clock to remain in its daytime setting, which dramatically boosts the amount of valuable compounds that the marine plants can produce when they are grown in constant light.

Uyuni salt lake’s water ‘eyes’ store these bacteria

Scientists find novel polymer to replace petroleum-based plastics

By Michelle Yeomans

As the quest for natural substitutes to petroleum-based plastics continues, scientists at the Polytechnic University of Catalonidia have discovered a microorganism in South America that produces poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate (PHB), which will come as good...


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