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In The News: diversity in dermatology, clean pro hair color, and a new liquid skincare supplement ingredient

Fellowship from La Roche-Posay, the Women's Dermatologic Society, and Howard University; Innersense launches salon color; and Lycored's new liquid emulsion

Photo by Joshua J. Cotten on Unsplash

👩🏻‍⚕️ 💭Derm Dreams

“As an aspiring dermatologist, I am dedicated to addressing the critical gaps in dermatologic care and research, with a special focus on skin of color and health disparities in marginalized communities,” says Helen Bui, MD, 2023 Diversity in Dermatology Fellowship recipient.


The fellowship, supported by La Roche-Posay (L’Oréal), the Women's Dermatologic Society, and the Department of Dermatology at Howard University, comprises a livable salary, a health insurance stipend, a research grant, funding for Howard University's dermatology professors, as well as a stipend that covers travel to match interviews (for prospective residency opportunities) plus two family visits.


“The Diversity in Dermatology fellowship,” says Bui in this month’s press release, “has equipped me with the means to pursue [my] aspirations by conducting clinical trials in inflammatory skin conditions and investigating skin biomarkers for potential targeted therapies. As the 2023 recipient, I am determined to contribute to a deeper understanding of complex dermatologic conditions in communities with diverse skin types and to promote improved health outcomes for those who have long been underserved.”

🫧💈Clean Salon Color

After nearly 20 years in business, Innersense Organic Beauty is launching a line of clean hair color for the professional channel.


“With Color Purity, we're not just launching a new product line; we're introducing new color chemistry that creates a new standard in professional hair color – one that prioritizes both stylist and client health and the planet,” says Greg Starkman, Co-Founder of Innersense Organic Beauty, in a recent press release. And he adds that, “We believe that stylists and clients alike deserve nothing less than exceptional results without compromise.”


The brand is describing Color Purity as “a gentler replacement for traditional PPD and PTD dyes” and “a revolutionary hair color system that delivers brilliant non-toxic color with outstanding performance on all hair types and textures.” The line comprises 40 oxidative shades, one opacity-adjusting white, 5 developers, and 2 lighteners (cream and powder).


🍅💋Liquid Skincare Supplements

Just last week, Lycored (an Israel-based carotenoid supplement ingredient supplier) launched the liquid emulsion of their Lumenato extract.


“With our latest Lumenato emulsion delivery format, brands can develop more nourishing, top-of-the-line, and shelf-stable products to draw in and delight their consumers,” says Caroline Schroeder, the company’s Global Head of Marketing, in a recent media release.


Lumenato extract contains the colorless phytoene and phytofluene carotenoids as well as essential fatty acids. The new liquid emulsion version, Lumenato® Emulsion, is meant for use in beverage or shot-style skincare supplements.


The ingredient is sourced from tomatoes that the company cultivates is California and Israel. And according to the media release, it promise these attributes: free-flowing, no visible particles, 9-month shelf stability, and can be blended with collagen or ceramides or other beauty-from-within ingredients.


Beside this month’s launch, the extract is also available as Luminato Starch Beadlets “for gummies, dry beverages, and capsules,” as well as in a standard Luminato Extract form, which is suitable for use in functional foods. And regardless of format, the ingredient’s benefit, according to Schroeder, is that it “strengthens skin from the inside out, supporting beauty from within.”


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