Why work makes you look old – and other new research findings


The following abstracts are taken from recently published research papers helping you stay abreast of the latest developments in cosmetics ingredients and products

Why work makes you look old – and other new research findings

Keeping an eye on new research papers is essential for the development of cosmetic ingredients and finished products.

The following abstracts include studies into the effects of the working day on women’s skin; the impact of skin microrelief on micro-wrinkles; the impairment of subcutaneous fat homeostasis due to UV exposure; and findings that the use of make-up influences perceptions of women’s leadership ability.

Abstract #1

How working day-induced-tiredness may alter some facial signs in differently-aged caucasian women
Authors: Flament F, Pierre J, Delhommeau K, Adam AS
Published 29 May 2017. International Journal of Cosmetic Science. 39(5):467-475

The objective of this study was to assess the alterations of some facial clinical signs in French Caucasian women after a working day.

Standardised photographs of full faces of 111 women of two different age classes were taken before and after a working day.

Photos were submitted in blind (morning or evening) to a panel of ten experts for scoring the severity of eight different facial signs using specific scales as established by previously published referential skin atlases.

A panel of 60 naïve women gave their assessment of the overall look (more or less tired, aged, dull) from paired (morning/evening) photos given in blind.

Subjects under study were asked to fill a questionnaire about their perceived state of tiredness before and after a normal working day.

All subjects felt ...

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