Editorials

Physiologic efficacy and harmlessness in cosmetic hair lotions

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The role of Auxina Tricogena® In our field, chemistry is closely intertwined with biology, as well as with dermatology, pharmaco-toxicology, and cosmetology. Due to these complex interconnections, one can see how the cynicism of plagiarists can easily be demolished. The consumers’ health is jeopard...

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The risks associated with herbalism

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A particularly numerous and widespread category of vegetable matter with carcinogenic effect are pyrrolizidine alkaloids. They are present in hundreds of plants, especially in the different varieties of Senecio, but also in those of crotalaria, Heliotropium, Lappul, Symphytum, Petasites and Tussilag...


Cosmetic Actives form Vegetable Source

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As reported in a previous communication the increasing demand for environmental friendly and green cosmetics led the formulator to a quite forced, one-way switch to vegetable-derived ingredients, especially in the area of extracts, emollients and gelling agents. Hydroplastidines and Lipoplastidines....


Diabetic Skin and Cosmetic Treatments

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Widespread insulin-dependent juvenile and adult diabetes, as well as the skin alterations that may be caused by this disease, raise the problem of the positive or possibly negative effects of cosmetic treatments. Since the use of these treatments is so generalized, it is likely to involve a great ...


Interaction between drugs and foods

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One of the main factors hampering the development of drugs at the up-start of the scientific therapy era was the fear that it would be very difficult to control both the huge number of variables surrounding the pathologies, and the effects of the drugs themselves. However, so called «clinical observ...


Cosmetic sociology

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The role sociology plays in cosmetics is not solely linked to problems regarding marketing, design and social impact. The aim of sociology is to study man and his relations with society (i.e. with others besides himself). Cosmetics or the culture of beauty plays a strong role in this field, even whe...


pheromonal interaction between partners

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OLFACTIVE SYSTEM AND IMMUNE SYSTEMChoice of partner based on specific values of histocompatibility antigens. Physical anthropologists, although they have long been aware of the extent to which skin odour varies within different social agglomerates and characterises certain human populations, have r...


Anti-ROTS and cutis

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Significance and meaning of ROTS As studies are progressing, it is increasingly acknowledged that ROTS (Reactive Oxygen Toxic Species) or more commonly known as free radicals, are somehow involved in the development of many diseases and dysfunctions of body metabolism. Let us therefore schematicall...


Excipient choice: technical and biological aspects

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The choice of the most suitable emulsion, whether for a pharmaceutical or cosmetic product, involves several queries and the optimization of the finished products depends on the answers to these questions. In recent decades, the perfection of investigation techniques, the increased availability of...


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in the evaluation of low molecular weight precursor of mucopolysaccharides activity

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Several histochemical and clinical investigations showed the moisturizing activity of low molecular weight precursors of mucopolysaccharides (Hyaluramine) which can penetrate the skin, increase mucopolysaccharides content of the ground substance and as a result improve skin moisturization. Topical ...