Nu Skin’s Summer of Science Review for Personal Care

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Nu Skin’s Summer of Science Review for Personal Care

Our Nu Skin Personal Care Science team has had a busy summer. On top of their daily research and development duties, they have also posted, presented, and published science in a variety of different venues. Here is what you may have missed.


In May, Dale Kern, senior scientist, attended the tri-continental International Investigative Dermatology (IID) meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Only happening every three years, the IID brings together the European Society for Dermatological Research, Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology and the Society for Investigative Dermatology into one high profile event for dermatologist and skin specialist around the world.  Two posters were accepted for presentation to showcase some different aspects of Nu Skin’s scientific work. One of the posters focused on the effects of microcurrents (i.e. galvanic currents) with topical formulations on circulation and reducing the appearance of cellulite.

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Poster 1: An instrument-applied topical product affects skin microvasculature and may, therefore, be beneficial for improving the appearance of cellulite.


The second poster represented some of Nu Skin’s exploratory work. It showed different topical ingredients that have been identified for their ability to increase lipid accumulation. This relates to the loss of facial fat which leads to aging appearance of facial skin.  At the IID meeting, Kern was also able to attend several of the presentations and review the other science that was presented. He found the science presented to be intriguing and identified topics that supported Nu Skin’s scientific perspective and sparked some areas of interest for future research.

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Poster 2:  An in vitro method for identifying agents with lipofilling-like activity: Parallel Assessment of lipid accumulation, toxicity and gene expression


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In June, an article written by Dr. Helen Knaggs and KC Holley was featured in Eurocosmetics (volume 21). The article entitled “Why Don’t I Look Younger?” reviewed some of Nu Skin’s anti-aging research as it relates to aging appearance. The article focused on changes in skin with age, research on appearance of aging, and the effects of oral supplementation on aging appearance.


Also in June, Dr. Knaggs was invited to present at a session of the HBA Global Expo in New York City, a conference for companies in the health and beauty industry. Her presentation titled “Key Points You Need to Know about Required Safety for Your Products” addressed the complexities of creating safe products within the personal care industry and discussed what can be done, if anything, to mitigate issues that may arise with product use.


This represents just the last couple months of work, and our scientists will continue to be busy presenting more research as the year progresses.