Study Finds Stress Aggravates Pruritis and Alopecia

  A study published in Acta Dermato-Venereologica has shown a link between psychological stress and skin issues, excluding pimples. Although previous studies have shown links between skin symptoms and stress, those particular studies did not use standardized tools and only involved small patient samples.  They also focused on single skin diseases rather than a broad range…

Study Finds 90% of Viruses on Skin Unclassified

A new study, published in mBio revealed that 90% of viruses found on skin have never been described before. The study, conducted by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, analyzed skin samples from 16 healthy individuals. The analysis found the most abundant virus found was the human papilloma virus, no surprise…

Mobile App Helps Consumers Avoid Toxins in Products

The latest technology development in the field of identifying healthy cosmetic choices offers to help the increasing number of consumers who have become pioneers in the pursuit of a more natural and healthy lifestyle, that includes avoiding environmental toxins. The new tool, “Skin Deep” is a progressive mobile app, developed by the Environmental Working Group.…