..previous use as anti-cancer drug will preclude this from being used in cosmetics. On the other hand, I’m surprised there aren’t more prescription anti-aging products.
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Topical anti-cancer drug could have anti-aging potential

An anti-cancer drug could improve wrinkles and age spots by a mechanism similar to laser resurfacing, according to a study by American researchers.

Topical application of the drug fluorouracil is used to reduce potentially precancerous skin patches called actinic keratoses, according to the study published in the Archives of Dermatology.

After such treatment, improvements have been seen in photoaged skin, write the authors led by Dana Sachs at the University of Michigan, leading to the current study that attempts to characterise in more detail these potentially positive side effects.

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Let me say that again: this has potential to be a game-changer. We’re talking paradigm shift, folks.
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Laser anti-wrinkle device gets FDA approval


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Palomar Medical Technologies has announced that the FDA gave it clearance to sell its home-use laser device direct to consumers without a prescription.

The device was developed in conjunction with Johnson & Johnson and is designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the eye.

Commenting on the FDA decision Palomar CEO Joseph P. Caruso said: “This FDA clearance for a laser to treat wrinkles in the home opens up a tremendous opportunity to tap into the multi-billion dollar consumer skin care market with our patented technology.”

According to Reuters, Palomar’s share prices were trading up 21 per cent at $13.29 in Friday morning’s trading following the announcement.

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Would regular sunscreens do the same thing better, though?
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Antioxidants may reduce side effects from light-based procedures, says study
By Katie Bird , 09-Jun-2009

Applying antioxidant-rich formulations before and during a course of pulsed light therapy can help cut down negative side effects, according to a recent study.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy, along with other less invasive cosmetics procedures, is becoming increasingly popular as consumers attempt to fight the signs of aging.

However, the therapy can cause erythema (skin reddening) and oxidative stress along with blistering, and inflammation in some patients.

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Interesting way to approach aging skin!
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Skin’s “Tipping Point” Identified by P&G Researchers
Posted: May 22, 2009
P&G Beauty & Grooming scientists have identified the “skin tipping point” of skin aging and suggested topical ingredients that may slow this tipping point down.

P&G Beauty & Grooming scientists have identified the “skin tipping point” of skin aging and suggested topical ingredients that may slow this tipping point down. At the 69th Annual Meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology in Montreal on May 6-9, 2009, scientists from the company presented research that offers important insight on the skin aging process.

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…but I’m not 100% convinced by the ‘science’.
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Slide Show: The Science Behind 10 Natural Skin Remedies: Why They Work–Or Don’t

From hydrating to getting a good night’s sleep, two dermatologists explain which home treatments actually work–and why

By Katherine Harmon   

Editor’s Note: This story is part of an In-Depth Report on the science of beauty. Read more about the series here.
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Should companies be held liable for things bloggers say about samples?
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Advertisers brace for online viral marketing curbs

By David Gelles in San Francisco

Advertisers in the US are bracing themselves for regulatory changes that they fear will curtail their efforts to tap into the fast-growing online social media phenomenon.

Revised guidelines on endorsements and testimonials by the Federal Trade Commission, now under review and expected to be adopted, would hold companies liable for untruthful statements made by bloggers and users of social networking sites who receive samples of their products.

The guidelines would also hold bloggers liable for the statements they make about products.

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I wouldn’t be surprised if they ended up linking the dermatitis to one of the natural ingredients or actives in the product.
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Bioderma withdraws anti-stretchmark cream on allergy fears
By Simon Pitman, 03-Apr-2009

French premium cosmetics player Laboratoire Bioderma has withdrawn its ABC Maman Vergetures cream from stores in France after reports that it led to allergies.

The move came after the government backed health and sanitation safety agency, Afssaps, was alerted to the fact that a number of pregnant women had reported allergic reactions resulting in contact dermatitis after using the product.

The agency said that as a precaution it had reached an agreement with Laboratoire Derma to withdraw all stocks of the products from distribution in France and recommends anyone currently in possession of the product to stop use and return it to the point of sale.

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