by Mark Gray September 22, 2016
Your skin is a critically important organ. It’s also very sensitive. So how do the makers of skin care products ensure they aren’t inadvertently damaging the skin of their customers each time they introduce a new formulation?
For many years, the answer has been to test chemicals on animals before they are released for sale to humans. Yet animal testing is a controversial process that many find repugnant.
That’s why it’s good to learn of a new skin sensitization test that could do away with clinical trials on animals. Kao and Shiseido have developed a technique that enables substances to be tested in vitro, using human immune cells.
h-CLAT" is an alternative method for evaluating the skin sensitization to chemicals in an accurate and prompt manner with lower cost based on the system in which two types of proteins (CD86*3 and CD54*4 ) increase on the cell surface of the human acute monocytic leukemia cell line, THP-1.
With Europe prohibiting all animal testing for cosmetic products, we can expect further development of sophisticated in-vitro tests to ensure the safety of skin care products.
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by Lilly Falcon November 26, 2017
by Lilly Falcon November 07, 2017
While makeup is a fun way of expressing yourself and enhancing your features, you don’t need to rely on it to define your beauty.
Keeping your skin healthy is the foundation of a beautiful natural look. Whether you don’t like makeup or you’re not very good at playing with eyeshadows, here are some useful tips to help you achieve a bare look that screams effortless cool.
by Lilly Falcon October 23, 2017
Falling asleep with your makeup on it’s so easy after a long day at work or a big night out. While the remnants of next-day eye makeup have a certain appeal, the morning-after damage can leave your complexion looking stressed and dull.
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