The Next Leap in the Science of Skin Care

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Like any modern field of human endeavor, demands constant improvements and endless research to make current solutions more effective and more successful. The growing need for this research is visible in any layers-of-human-skincorner of the world, no matter if it covers consumer industry or some other area. But, unlike many other domains, medicine has to deal with one of the biggest mysteries in the existence – the human body.

As something that is both so commonplace and at the same time, such a big enigma, the human body seemingly never runs out of surprises and new discoveries. In spite of the fact that the same occurrence in the natural world began to be studied during the ancient times, it still possesses so many questions and unknown about itself. Modern medicine is focused on unlocking these mysteries and finding true answers, but the process of discovery is never an easy one.

Because of this need, millions upon millions of dollars go annually in a range of medicinal fields where they are spent with the purpose of finding the pieces to the jigsaw puzzle that is the body. Of course, all of these projects work on only a small part of the medical field and a separate element in the body, no matter if it is an organ, function or something third. But, among these projects; some of them are exclusively focused on the domain of the human skin. As the biggest single organ in the body, the skin has a range of purposes and functions, all of which are crucial for the normal day-to-day lives of all individuals.

However, skin is also something that people tend to value as an aesthetic element of their being, which is why so many desire to have the best possible state of their skin. This area is not directly connected to medicine, but at the same time, it shares many crucial findings and discoveries because it does have an embedded need to understand the human skin as best as possible. In other words, the need for scientific

research in skin care is a necessity because it allows the industry to grow and evolve. Here are some of the key advances that will come from the domain of medicine that will allow skin care procedures to become even better that they are now.

Kick-starting the Internal Mechanism

For a long time, the skincare industry believed that the needs of the skin have to be replenished by providing it with nutrients and other useful elements. While this is true, there is a new chapter of the same approach that does not simply provide the skin with the needed elements, but instead, tries to kick-start its own mechanisms that are designed to regenerate the skin. There are several ways how the medical research about this is conducted, but most use a form of light damage being dealt with the skin, which then triggers the production of collagen as a medium that repairs the skin. The same compound is also the same that makes the skin look young and toned. It is hoped that the research will provide answers on how to make therapies that are designed to, for example, get rid of acne scars, get a process that will gradually diminish the same scarring.

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The need for scientific research in skin care is also evident when it comes to the use of new elements that are created on a daily basis. One of these materials is called Nanoparticles, which are exceedingly small individual parts of a compound. Because of their incredibly small size, these particles can penetrate the skin and the cells a lot more easily. Currently, they are being tested for procedures that are designed to be more of a precaution element, like infusing sun lotion with these to make them more effective against the sun’s radiation.

Smart Skincare Appliances

Instead of using the previous generation of skin care devices, there is a new line of a product being developed that will greatly enhance the user experience of these products. But having a working computer inside of them and a constant internet connection, these devices will be able to better adapt their output and this way, serve their owners in a more effective manner. Along with a dedicated database, they will also be able to provide users with a full log of their skin care activities and how they can be improved.

With this information, there is no doubt that the scientific research in many fields is actively supporting the skin care industry, which will continue to provide great results.

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Monsanto and Farmers

cbs-gmoThere have been a number of setbacks for Monsanto globally. The biotech firm has been feeling some heat lately but may find some relief if the US legislators give them favor. This will again put the American buyers in the dark on the food composition they buy.

Glyphosate has been determined to be possibly carcinogenic to humans. This herbicide is contained in Monsanto’s popular product Roundup. It is a weed killer. Home gardeners, public park technicians and farmers commonly use it.

 

  • Glyphosate and Monsanto

It is Monsanto’s leading product and the most produced weed killer in the globe. It has been used in more than 150 food and non-food items.

Monsanto faced a class action lawsuit citing false advertisement that glyphosate targets a specific plant enzyme. It turns out to be that this enzyme is also found in human and animal intestines. The weed killer is also linked to other health issues, environmental concerns and monarch butterflies decline.

 

  • Lasso herbicide

Another one of its herbicide, Lasso, faced grave concern in France. IT is claimed that the weed killer gave neurological problems to cereal farmers including headaches and memory loss.

Even the efforts of Monsanto to be friendly in social media backfired. They posted in Twitter that should people have questions about glyphosate they can click on a link that has their FAQ page in. It turned out a nightmare as the replies bordered from the funny to outright nasty.

 

  • EU no to GMO

monsantoOn top of the glyphosate issue, several EU countries have not given entry to Monsanto’s GM crops. The European opposition to GMO is quite strong compared with US and Asia. A new EU law was signed allowing individual member countries to exclude GM cultivation. Only GMO maize is grown in Europe. Some member countries like Germany, Greece, and France have not allowed entry at this point.

Scotland said that it is known around the world for their beautiful natural environment. These moves to be excluded means they are protecting and enhancing further their clean, green status.

Germany invoked resistance from farmers and the public, which was strong, and they wanted to listen.

 

  • Listening to its citizens

By listening to the majority of its citizens opposing GMO cultivation, they will end up supporting more sustainable, resilient organic food production that doesn’t perpetuate the overuse of toxic herbicides.

The other countries, Latvia and Greece, echoed the same sentiment. France also said it will ensure that the GMO ban in their country stays in place.

Monsanto has always addressed the issue by saying that GMOs are safe and will feed the ballooning population of humans. They claim that countries are deviating from the science-based approach in agriculture innovation and instead focus on the politics. This resulted to prohibition of GM product cultivation.

 

  • A complex debate

gmo_farmer_crops_corn_crossbones_skullThe debate over GMO is complex and contradicting. The anti GMO movement has been gaining momentum even with GMO food being a big part of the US food system for years now. Several key crops in the US are modified genetically including soy, corn and canola.

Still the American public is kept in the dark still on the composition of the food they eat as the US is part of the few developed countries where it doesn’t require producers of food to disclose whether there were modifications in the ingredients of their products.

On the other side of the coin, proponents of GMOs claim that it has increased safety on the farmers as the use of pesticides has become lesser. The output of corn, soy and cotton has yielded higher by up to 30%.

In saying this, if the world adopts GM crops, the food price will go lower and dying of hunger will be fewer.

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