Tag Archives: cosmetics

Beauty – Is Gold the Latest Anti-Aging Secret?

Finding the secret to reversing aging is something with which the cosmetics industry will likely always be obsessed. As science marches on and companies continue their research, there will always be new discoveries made. One of the latest compounds found to be helpful in the fight against aging seems to be nothing less than actual gold. While it may seem odd that this precious mineral would be used in the cosmetics industry, it is already causing quite a stir. New technology has met a timeless symbol of wealth, and the results seem to be something that everyone should take a bit of time to observe. Continue reading

Botanicals – The Latest Cosmetic Ingredients

botanicalsSynthetic chemicals have a history in the cosmetics world, especially since many modern day cosmetics came about in the early days of chemistry as a science. While petroleum-based chemicals have always been a major foundation for skin cleansing, makeup, and hair care products, botanical ingredients are becoming more popular. Continue reading

Telomeres and the Science of Reversing the Signs of Aging

Since the turn of the century, major developments in cellular biology and other sciences have made a direct impact on the cosmetics and beauty field. The way researchers understand the aging process and the cellular science behind it have parlayed into techniques of potentially slowing, even reversing signs of aging. It may sound like science fiction, but it begins with the telomere, a natural portion of the chromosome that contains DNA code. It brings homeostasis, or balance, to the chromosome. Continue reading

Oxygen Facials

Promising younger-looking skin, the oxygen facial is treatment being used by a growing number of celebrities. The procedure is performed by an aesthetician that applies a mix of pressurized oxygen and acid, combined with special serums, to the skin of the face.

Unlike Botox, the oxygen facial does not paralyze expression lines and is less painful. Because the oxygen is pressurized, it helps the skin absorb the combined serums that moisturize the face. Continue reading

Will the Next Great Skin Care Product Be Found in a Wine Glass

According to researchers from Harvard Medical School, resveratrol, which is a compound found in red wine, provides some great anti-aging benefits. Resveratrol is an antioxidant that occurs naturally in plants such as cocoa and grapes and it contains properties that protects from excessive ultra violet rays and infections.

A study published in Science Magazine on March 8, 2013 by the aforementioned Harvard researchers confirms that these properties can provide great anti-aging benefits in humans. Moreover, the study indicates that resveratrol stimulates the production of SIRT1 in the body. Continue reading

Botox – Is it A Viable Treatments for Depression?

New studies have brought back to life the “motion is emotion” theory, which suggests that if a person cannot make a certain facial expression, in this instance frowning, he or she is less likely to feel discontented or depressed. This argument states that the brain cannot read the muscular movement that is associated with anger and thus, the individual who has the treatment will not feel angry. It is postulated that cosmetic treatments that freeze our expression can make an impact on our emotions. If so, should depressed people be given Botox? Continue reading

Cosmetic Labeling – Where’s the Truth?

With more than two billion dollars in sales for the cosmetics business last year, plastic surgery and commercial anti-aging treatments are as popular as ever. However, the question has been raised about how effective many of the commercially available treatments really are. Because there is minimal government oversight of both beauty products and cosmetics, many of the companies that manufacture anti-aging products are able to promise their customers satisfaction without actually being liable for the results. Continue reading

3D Printer Creates Embryonic Stem Cells

Two marvelous advances in technology and medicine have met and the possibilities are endless. The 3D printer has suggested that it may soon be possible to produce nearly any object by just pressing a key on your computer keyboard. Stem cells offer doctors and medical researchers the opportunity to generate nearly any cell or organ in the human body with just a microscopic initial sample. Together, these two breakthroughs may make human life longer and easier. Continue reading