Top 10 most-read stories on cosmetics science and research over the last 12 months

Understanding how blue light affects skin health ‘hampered by research methods’ – J&J study​

The understanding of how blue light affects skin health is being hampered by lack of standardized research methods, according to a new review funded by Johnson & Johnson in Singapore.

While the scientific understanding of the effects of blue light on the skin has improved in recent decades, it was far from optimal.

“Several factors continue to limit the progress in this field, including variations in the definition of blue light itself,”they wrote.

Biologi’s highlights new research claiming natural vitamin C is better than ascorbic acid.​​

Australian clean cosmeceutical brand Biologi relaunched its vitamin C serum after its research claims to prove that its Kakadu plum-derived vitamin C is superior to ascorbic acid.

The rebrand follows the conclusion of a study jointly conducted with the Center for Accelerator Science (ANSTO) that compared its Kakadu plum-derived vitamin C with synthetic L-Ascorbic Acid.

It compared vitamin C derived from C3 type plants – such as Kakadu Plum, oranges, and blueberries – to ascorbic acid derived from C4 type plants – such as maize and sugar cane.

The test concluded that Kakadu plum-derived vitamin C was better than synthetic L-Ascorbic Acid.

Grapeseed extract in sunscreen could have anti-ageing benefits for Asians – Thai study​

The addition of grapeseed extract in a sunscreen formulation has been found to have anti-ageing effects on Asian skin, improving the overall youthful appearance of skin.

The researchers attributed the skin-lightening effect of sunscreen with grapeseed extract to the high content of polyphenols in grapeseed extract.

It was noted that skin elasticity was difficult to determine given intrinsic and extrinsic factors including age.


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