illustration of the supreme court buildingWill the U.S. Supreme Court Drive Dermatologic Innovation Toward Devices?

by Jeffrey K. Mills
September 15, 2016

Changes in patent trends in the last four years begs one to question if U.S. Supreme Court rulings could influence the patentability of certain dermatologic and cosmetic ingredients.

illustration of a manProbiotics for the Skin

by The Cosmetic Chemist Staff
September 15, 2016

Studies show that probiotics can be effectively used to treat atopic dermatitis, especially in young children. Does treating skin with probiotics combat acne vulgaris, eczema, and photodamage?

illustration of a man putting a lightbulb into an iphoneThe Advent of the PhoneGnostic

by Daniela De Lucia
September 15, 2016

How can smartphones be used to monitor skin health? Is this the new wave of the future? Optical imaging accessories are already available for most smartphones.

illustration of a man and woman putting together a light bulbThe Cosmetic Chemist Crossword Puzzle Mania

Win a $50 gift card!!! The subject of this month’s crossword puzzle is Shampoo Technology. We will give out a $50 gift card to the first person who sends us this month's crossword puzzle with the correct answers.

Complete the crossword puzzle.

illustration of a proteinResearch Group in the Spotlight

Proteins and Biomaterials
AgResearch Limited

This month's featured research group comes to us from AgResearch Limited, located in Christchurch, New Zealand. They have extensive experience with keratin substrates.
















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