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What is KOSMET?
The effective way of keeping up with Cosmetic Science & Industry Information

KOSMET is a unique online database specializing in Cosmetic Science and Industry information. Produced and fully owned by the IFSCC, KOSMET concentrates on cosmetic science and technology, dermatological, toxicological literature subjects and other cosmetic related scientific publications.

Updated monthly, KOSMET covers scientific articles & papers, news, remarks about regulations, product introductions from the suppliers industry, special company news, a.o. from periodicals, congresses, conferences, seminars on all matters related to cosmetics & fragrances, in particular the scientific and technical areas.
We gather worldwide information on many different topics, some of which are:

  • Research & Development, basic research, specialized research, development reports in various cosmetic related fields, reviews of research data, a.o.
  • Product development, end products and ingredients related
  • The trading of perfumes and cosmetics
  • The knowledge of healthy skin and its annexes (hair, nails, teeth)
  • The research and development of raw materials
  • Active ingredients, i.e. actives, botanicals, marine extracts etc.
  • Formulations, practical & fundamental references, application remarks, physicochemical properties, etc.
  • Manufacture, process technology and production
  • Analysis, basic research as well as efficacy testing, product control, stability etc. and regulations, guidelines, directives.
  • Dermatology and toxicology, incl. panel testing and clinical studies
  • Packaging and much more!

KOSMET FORMAT
KOSMET is a bibliographic database including literature references , mostly with an abstract in English and information and contact details on the author and publisher or organiser.

KOSMET SOURCES
Sources include periodicals, technical publications, conference proceedings, and all reports from IFSCC Congresses and meetings.
The current sources include the following magazines & journals:

Applied Clinical Trials (only issues 2007-2008)
ALTEX -- Alternatives to animal tests, Switzerland
Aromaterapia, Poland
ASAP – Aerosol Spray and packaging, Germany
ATLA - Frame, United Kingdom
ATLA Pilas , Supplement to ATLA, United Kingdom
Australasian J. of Cosmetic Science, ASCC – Renamed in 2012 to The Science of Beauty, Australia
Beauty iO (Annual supplement to Happi), USA
Clinical Dermatology: Retinoids & other Treatments and Lipid (Former Title: RETINOIDS & Lipid)
Soluble Vitamins in Clinical Practice, USA
Cosmetic Technology – Rivista di Scienze Cosmotologice, Italy
Cosmetics & Toiletries + supplements,USA
Cosmetics, Toiletries Manufacture Worldwide (Until 2007)
COSSMA, Germany
EuroCosmetics, Germany
Expression cosmétique, France
Fragrance Journal Japan, Japan
Global Cosmetic Industry, USA
Happi, USA
Household & Personal Care WIPES (Supplement to HAPPI), USA
HPC – Household and Personal Care today, Italy
IFSCC Magazine United Kingdom / Germany
IN-COSMETICS Newsletter online, United Kingdom
International Journal Cosmetic Science, France & United Kingdom
Journal of Applied Cosmetology, Italy
Journal of Cosmetic Science, USA
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology (ESCAD), United Kingdom
JAOCS – Journal of the American Oil Chemistry Society, USA
Kosmetische Medizin, Germany
NCP - Noticias de Cosmética y Perfumeria (published by SEQC), Spain
OSK Olaj Szappan Kosmetika=Journal of Oil Soap Cosmetics, Hungary
Personal Care Asia Pacific, United Kingdom & Asia
Parfums Cosmétiques actualités, France (Magazine ended 2010)
Polish Society Magazine, Poland
Retinoids, (See Clinical Dermatology)
Revista SRC, Romania
SCCJ Journal, (Journal of the Soc. Of Cosm. Chemists Japan), Japan
Science of Beauty, Australia
SCS Newsletter, (Society of Cosmetic Scientists), United Kingdom
SÖFW Seifen Öle Fette Wachse, Germany
SÖFW Online version, e-motion newsletter SÖFW
Skin Pharmacology, Germany/Switzerland
Skin Care Report BASF, Germany
Soap and Cosmetics (Until 2003, Magazine ended)
SPC, United Kingdom
Cosmetics Business (SPC Online), United Kingdom
Tenside Surfactants Detergents, Germany
Retinoids & Lipid soluble vitamins in clinical practice (See Clinical Dermatology)

Company News / Press Releases (if technical/product subjects) / Online issues of Magazines
Mibelle, Dow, and other suppliers Press Releases
Cognis Press Releases
Impag News
L’Oreal News from Web site
LS Signature - Newsletter Laboratoires Sérobiologiques
IN-COSMETICS Newsletter online
Cosmetics Business (Online Newsletter of SPC)
SOFW Journal Online
RIFM Newsletter
HBA News

Kosmet search results
What information do you get from kosmet ? See example below.

Author: DUMONT S, CATTUZZATO L, TROUVÉ G, CHEVROT N, STOLTZ C
Titel: TWO NEW LIPOAMINOACIDS WITH COMPLEMENTARY MODES OF ACTION: NEW PROSPECTS TO FIGHT OUT AGAINST SKIN AGING
Keywords: LIPOAMINOACIDS, PALMITOYL GLYCINE, COCOYL ALANINE, CELL BIOLOGY, CELL CULTURES, IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY, IMMUNOLOGY, STEM CELLS, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, SUPPLIERS, SEPPIC, FRANCE
Publication: 2010
Journal/Event: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COSMETIC SCIENCE, 2010, 32, 1 (FEBRUARY), 9-27, 56 REFS
Language: .en
Author´s address: DUMONT S (1), CATTUZZATO L (1), TROUVÉ G (1), CHEVROT N (2), STOLTZ C (2)=SEPPIC, 127 CHEMIN FRANCE, TEL: +33 563 726417 +33 563 726417 , FAX: +33 563 726967, EMAIL: sandy.dumont@airliquide.com (1); SEPPIC, TOUR KUPKA C, 7 BD. FRANCK KUPKA, 92039 PARIS LA DÉFENSE CEDEX, FRANCE (2)
Source: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COSMETIC SCIENCE, ISSN 0142 5463 0142 5463 , EDITOR: ANTHONY V. RAWLINGS, DIRECTOR, AVR CONSULTING LTD., 26 SHAVINGTON WAY, KINGSMEAD, NORTHWICH, CHESHIRE CW9 8FH, UNITED KINGDOM, TEL: +44-1606-35 45 35 +44-1606-35 45 35 , EMAIL: TonyRawlings@aol.com ; ASSOCIATE EDITOR: CLAUDE DUBIEF, L ORÉAL RECHERCHE, RECHERCHE APPLIQUÉE ET DÉVELOPMENT CAPILAIRE, CENTRE EUGÈNE SCHUELLER, 66 RUE HENRI BARBUSSE, F-92117 CLICHY CEDEX, TEL: +33-1 47 65 72 75 +33-1 47 65 72 75 , FAX: +33-1 47 56 81 23, EMAIL: cdubief@rd.loreal.com ; PUBLISHERS: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COSMETIC SCIENCE, JOURNAL CUSTOMER SERVICE, JOHN WILEY & SONS INC., 350 MAIN ST., MALDEN, MA 02148-5020, USA, TEL AMERICAS: +1-781 388 8598 +1-781 388 8598 , TEL EUROPE: +44-1865-77 83 15 +44-1865-77 83 15 , FAX: +44-1865-47 17 75, EMAIL: cs-journals@wiley.com , INTERNET: www.interscience.wiley.com

The mode of action of two cosmetic active ingredients (AIs), palmitoyl glycine (PG) and cocoyl alanine (CA) was studied with cDNA array experiments and quantitative PCR confirmations, which were performed on experimentally aged human fibroblasts. These preliminary studies revealed complementary profiles. Thus, specific supplementary investigations were then carried out for each AI. Protocols used were based either on in vitro models: (i) biochemical assays, (ii) monolayer cell culture (primary human fibroblasts and keratinocytes) and (iii) the model of capillary-like tube formation by human endothelial cells or on ex vivo models, i.e. topically treated skin explants and both immunohistochemical and ChromameterTM investigations. New prospects are proposed to fight out against skin aging. Indeed, PG and CA showed complementary properties and thus enabled a regulation or a restoration effect on main aging-associated disorders. Thus, they can not only act on tissue architecture, cell-cell interactions and extracellular matrix protection but also on inflammation, cell longevity, skin immune system protection, skin radiance and stem cell survey. Finally, a clinical trial performed on Caucasian women confirmed AI anti-wrinkle efficacy, which was superior to that of a market reference ingredient. In the future, complementary experiments enabling a better understanding of the aging-induced decline of epidermal stem cells would be of a great interest.