New sourcing of natural ingredients for cosmeceuticals
Posted 7th October 2019 by Joshua Sewell
The sourcing of natural plant-based compounds is becoming a worldwide bottleneck. The Greenhouse Pharmacy programme of Wageningen University & Research builds new chains between high-tech horticulture and cosmeceutical companies for reliable sourcing of pesticide-free natural plant compounds.
The benefits of lysates vs live probiotic cultures in skincare
Posted 12th July 2019 by Jane Williams
Numerous skincare brands incorporate lysates in their formulas. However, few brands are able to harness live and active bacteria in addition to the lysates. Neither is an easy task when it comes to formulation however, we can all acknowledge and appreciate the difficulty in working with live probiotics. So, what are the benefits and is this extra challenge worth the effort?
Skin Microbiome: Cosmeceutical Development, Sample Collection & Storage and Patient Stratification
Posted 2nd January 2019 by Jane Williams
Whilst microbiome as a whole is gaining traction, developments in wound healing, skin ageing and inflammation have garnered a wider understanding of the skin microbiome in health and disease. If you were unable to attend the dedicated Skin Microbiome track at the 6th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: USA, we have made these slides from Madhuri Jasti, Mark Wilson and Kausar Malik available here.
JooMo vs Probiotic Skin Care
Posted 19th March 2018 by Jane Williams
Following on from his previous article about his research into the effects of everyday cosmetics on the skin microbiome, Kit Wallen-Russell delves deeper into the issues of the skin microbiome, by comparing the differences between biodiverse skin care and probiotic skin care.
The Effects of Every Day Cosmetics on the Skin Microbiome
Posted 12th March 2018 by Jane Williams
“When it comes to healthy skin, microbial biodiversity is everything – that was the conclusion of my first published paper on the skin microbiome.” (Wallen-Russell, 2017)
The Challenge of Accurately Performing Skin Microbiome Metagenomic Studies
Posted 27th November 2017 by Jane Williams
The human skin is densely colonised with a complex microbial community (1). Microbes are a part of the skin barrier that, combined with innate immunity, keeps the balance essential to maintaining healthy skin (2). Recent and independent research projects strongly suggested that human skin microbiota is of a major importance for human health and could be targeted to improve the skin health.
Bacteria in a Bottle: Commercialising a Field in Development
Posted 23rd June 2017 by Jane Williams
The consumer products industry is built on well-established pillars. It’s a creative and dynamic industry with a clear playbook. While launching a brand or product is not trivial, this general rinse-repeat (pun intended) formula that the market leaders are able to leverage is a big part of why the consumer products industry among the largest on the planet and has continued to grow.
Presentation Slide Release: Skin Microbiota, Dysbiosis and Inflammation
Posted 26th May 2017 by Jane Williams
Everywhere you look, evidence points to the role of microbiomes in health. Since initial research on gut microbiota, focus has expanded to other sites of the human body. In particular, the skin microbiome has received much attention.
Here, we provide 3 sets of presentation slides centred around skin flora.