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Instant Gratification in Skin Care

Let’s get to the point: consumers today demand effective solutions that deliver benefits quickly. The beauty industry is certainly not an exception to this trend. As media promote the image of flawless and successful women (and some men), the desire to resemble their appearance builds up consciously or subconsciously in the general public. Some consumers…

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The power of Zeolite

Zeolites are naturally occurring or synthetic crystalline aluminosilicates. The pore network of a typical zeolite, which is confined by the framework, consists of cavities and connecting windows of uniform size1. Zeolites occur naturally but are also produced industrially on a large scale. As of today, 229 unique zeolite frameworks have been identified, and over 40…

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Time for a swim?

With the holiday season fast approaching we thought we should focus on one of Australia’s favourite summer recreational activities and its relation with skin health: that is, swimming. There are many studies in the scientific literature looking at the effects that swimming in pools has on skin and there have been some very interesting findings.…

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Watch the cosmetic claims!

TODAY’S INDUSTRY Being professionally involved with cosmetic products can be very rewarding. In most countries the cosmetic industry is experiencing steady growth and cosmetics hold an important place in people’s everyday life (both children and adults).  In such a fast paced market, there is always room for new products to be developed, which either through…

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Before and after photos in cosmetic trials

One of the characteristics of dermatology is that skin conditions, as well as the effects of skin treatments, are typically apparent to other people. As a result, photography has for decades been a useful tool in dermatology practices. Digital photography is also extremely useful in clinical trials. Digital photographs allow for documentation of assessments conducted…

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R&D Tax Incentive: Use It or Lose It!

Investing in research and development (R&D) is key to increasing innovation, productivity and competitive advantage. It is beneficial for businesses and beneficial for the economy of our country. What is the R&D Tax Incentive? The R&D Tax Incentive provides targeted, generous and easy to access support for eligible R&D activity. The R&D Tax Incentive, which…

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Demodex mites and human skin

Demodex is a genus of tiny parasitic mites that live in or near hair follicles of mammals. Around 65 species of demodex are known. Two species living on humans have been identified: demodex folliculorum and demodex brevis. d. folliculorum is found in hair follicles, while d. brevis lives in sebaceous glands connected to hair follicles.…

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Assessing product efficacy in cosmetic trials

These days cosmetic companies are well aware of the role of scientific trials in the successful marketing of their products. Although many cosmetic companies know which claims they wish to make on their products, not many know what processes are involved to test these claims.

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The price of ‘dermatologically tested’ claims

Here is an article about a popular cosmetic product claim. This article explains that there are currently a variety of testing procedure for supporting ‘dermatologically tested’ claims and takes into account some dermatological, scientific and ethical issues that may assist cosmetic companies to understand the implications of such type of testing.

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