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Product Efficacy Down Under

A large portion of the cosmetic products sold in Australia are imported, while a smaller yet significant amount are developed in Australia using either locally sourced ingredients or ingredients developed overseas. Having access to quality products from different countries is certainly an advantage for Australian consumers, but the distinctiveness of this market may need to…

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Scalp Conditions: Dandruff

Dandruff is a common scalp disorder characterized by the formation of flaky white or yellowish scales and sometimes pruritus which affects a large number of the population post-puberty. Dandruff can be due to an altered dead skin proliferation; a disrupted barrier function; a decrease in the level of hydration and of natural moisturizing factors (NMF) in the scalp or a…

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Promising Results for Scar Treatments

Wound healing is an ‘imperfect’ process, inevitably leading to scar formation. The resulting scars have different characteristics to normal skin, ranging from fine line asymptomatic scars to problematic scarring including hypertrophic and keloid scars. Scars can appear as a different colour to the surrounding skin including red scars and scars that are darker than the…

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Beauty and the Sleep

As the year is quickly wrapping up many of us are longing for a bit of rest after a busy, hectic year. There never seems to be enough time in the day and a lot of people tend to reduce their sleeping time in order to accomplish more of what they have to do or…

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Probiotics and the Skin

Bacteria are often thought of as microorganisms that can cause disease. However, our bodies are full of bacteria, both ‘good’ and ‘bad’. Probiotics contain live bacteria and yeast which have been found to be beneficial to health, especially the digestive system. Probiotics are often referred to as ‘good’ bacteria, because they help keep the gut…

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Foot Odour

Very often, when someone takes off their shoes, a strong unpleasant smell is released. Foot odour is a type of body odour that can affect the feet of humans. The main cause is related to foot sweat. There are two types of sweat glands on your body: apocrine glands and eccrine glands. Apocrine glands are…

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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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