Please find enclosed our 4rd Newsletter: ZOOM#4, special edition for COMET SYMPOSIUM 6-7 June – Cergy-Pontoise
In-cosmetics London was the good place to feel the evolution of the cosmetics market in Europe. The antipollution conference with Karl Lintner was a great success, sharing in vitro and in vivo methods knowledge to support this trendy claim, and the microbiote evaluation was the main topic on everybody’s lips. We also met scientists, marketing and R&D managers, and we were very glad to measure their satisfaction about the service provided by the Skinobs platform. Firstly, the accuracy of our vision about the worldwide cosmeticians needs on testing support is confirmed. Secondly, our engagement in a collaborative way of sharing technological information is at least as important as the business improvement of the testing sector. This sector is dynamic and offers a high level of expertise at the crossroads between medicine, physics, chemistry and biology. In this newsletter, we will tell you about SPF on human testing and biomechanical properties evaluation. Then we will give news of our partner’s in instrumentation and testing laboratories.
Anne Charpentier, CEO
We will have a focus of the last news of our partners : CERCO, DELIVERY TECHNOLOGIES, DERMATEC, DERMSCAN, EOTECH, EUROFINS, IEC, INTERTEK, SPHINX, SPINCONTROL, MAVIG.
- Dermscan innovation, assessment of infrared protection
- Spincontrol can measure the unconscious experience of skin hydratation
- Eurofins reinvents clinical assessment of cosmetics make-up
- VivaScopes®, a window into the dermis
- Dermatec innovates with the SkinFlexR and the new C-Cube
- See and touch the 3D prints by Eotech at COMET booth10
- Cerco evaluates the de-asphyxiating power of cosmetics
- Sphinx, the survey software reference, specialized in tester panel management
- Since 8 years, Delivery Technologies provides testing services in Colombia
- Intertek, Clinical Research Services Paris, welcomes new ophthalmologists for clinical tests!
- May 2017: IEC proposes the AEVA-HE system
BIOMECHANICAL PROPERTIES FOR ANTI-GRAVITY EFFECT
By Skinobs 7 Methods – 37 CROS – 26 Countries – 6 Device manufacturers
Personal care products offering an efficacy on the skin biomechanical properties are often linked to anti-ageing claim category. These products are associated to various functionalities, such as lifting, firming, refreshing, remodeling, plumping, resculpting, restructuring or tonic. “Firmness” cosmetics care enhances the density of extra-cellular matrix of the dermis which depends mainly on the quality and the organization of the elastic and collagen fibers. This matrix is globally managed by the fibroblasts, producing the components necessary for its degradation, renew and organization. The cosmetics final objectives are the maintain of an optimal skin: resistant and elastic.
The biometrological assessments are designed to measure the elasticity and the firmness of the dermis. A real-time deformation using several techniques – ballistometry, suction, indentation or air flow – is implemented one or several times on the skin surface. Then, the biomechanical behavior induced is measured trough optical or fringe projection principle.
The claim can be supported by direct biometrological methods such as:
- Dynaskin by Eotech, Orion
- SkinFlex by Orion
- Ballistometer by Dia-Stron
- Cutometer and Cutiscan by C+K
- Elastimeter by Delfin
- DermaLab Elasticity by Cortex
Or also with indirect measurements which give information on the:
- Volume: AEVA-HE by Eotech
- Dermis size and shape: DUB®SkinScanner, Dermascan, Dermcup
- Skin aspect: C-Cube, DermaTOP, Antera 3D, Videometer
- Fibroblast morphology: Vivascope®, MPT Flew, Vivosight
It seems that the evolution of technology and its digitalization may give the direction of non-contact and optical solutions. Today, the simple use of a photo is not yet viable to evaluate such skin change. Maybe soon!