Skin science: Top 10 most-read stories on cosmetics science and research of 2020
In this 2020 round-up, we’re featuring the biggest cosmetic science stories of the year including research on the skin microbiome, natural discoveries and the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Top 10 most-read stories on cosmetic science 1 – Essential oils and COVID-19: Industry warns no sufficient evidence for efficacy amid sales surge 2 – COVID-19 lasts on skin for 9 hours, but ethanol sanitiser inactivates in 15 seconds – Japan scientists 3 – Back to science: Will COVID-19 encourage consumers to change their tune about parabens? 4 – Shampoo containing plant extracts may promote hair growth – South Korean study 5 – Out of this world: Cosmax develops new sun care product using space-proof bacteria 6 – Natural alternative: South Korean researchers discover plant extract that works as well as minoxidil 7 – Diverse skin is healthy skin: Shiseido study finds that sensitive skin lacks biodiversity in skin microbiome 8 – Overlooked opportunities? Skin microbiome may play a more important role in personalisation than DNA 9 – Predictive perfumery: What does Kao’s latest fragrance research mean for perfumers? 10 – Functional fabrics: New research paper explores how biofunctional textiles can prevent 'maskne'