At a microscopic level, our skin is host to a myriad of bugs, most of which are
not only harmless but actively work to destroy other transitory bacteria which
could potentially do damage. It’s therefore important that topical
applications, including cosmetics, do not damage the natural balance. As the
cosmetic market is driven by a demand for ever-more sophisticated products,
antimicrobial testing is becoming an increasingly desirable part of R&D. So
what are the potential risks? In this paper, scientists consider the importance
and control of the skin's natural microflora, the importance of maintaining
equilibrium and the influence cosmetics may have on it. It also points out the
benefits of microbiological testing of pr...
By Sarah Gregory , Dr Steven Jones
and Prof. Steven Abbott
Syntopix recently presented at the
Intelligent Formulation event “Formulated Product Design: Kick Starting
Open Innovation". It was a great event and a brilliant way for small
businesses like ours working on innovative formulation approaches to connect
with potential partners.
For those unable to attend, the main points of the presentation given by Dr.
Steve Jones, CEO of Syntopix and Prof.
Steven Abbott, Independent Consultant, are summarised...
By Sarah Gregory
Syntopix recently attended an Intelligent Formulation
event on how to use high throughput
screening to accelerate formulation development
at which we presented a poster.
The poster summarises how Hansen Solubility Parameters
can be used to
develop topical formulations and how the process can be automated to efficiently
translate concepts into protot...