While interest in the bacteria that make up the skin microbiome sky high, researchers is Korea have uncovered new findings on the skin mycobiome – its fungal diversity – that may help create new products to target sensitive skin.
Whey obtained from milk fermented by the Lactobacillus helveticus CM4 strain (LHMW) has shown to suppress melanin production on the skin, revealing its potential as a novel skin-brightening agent, a study backed by Japanese giant Asahi has revealed.
The Nakdonggang National Institute of Biological Resources (NNIBR) and Jeju National University have conducted a joint study confirming that Viola verecunda extract is as effective at protecting against hair loss as conventional treatments such as minoxidil.
A team of scientists has developed an electronic ‘tongue’ device that can assess and classify perfume aroma components, presenting a practical, cost-effective and green alternative for industry analysis.
Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido will begin selling its own hand skin-friendly hand sanitisers in its home market from August onwards to continue its efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).