Arete Labs
COENZYME 10

COENZYME 10

Coenzyme Q₁₀ is an endogenous lipid-soluble antioxidant preventing in situ generation of free radicals and subsequent damage to proteins, lipids, and DNA. At the cellular level it is also an integral part of the mitochondrial respiratory chain leading to ATP synthesis. Arete Labs explores the chemistry and biochemistry of this important antioxidant and implications for topical application

Date Published: Nov 4th 2021

All The glitters

All The glitters

Microplastics formulated in personal care products have been classified as a contaminant of emerging concern. Each of us may well ingest anything from 100's to more than 100,000 microplastic particles each day. Arete Labs provides an overview of microplastic utilisation in personal care products, their pathways to the environment, potential health concerns, and alternatives to their use.

Date Published: Jan 4th 2022

FALSE FACTS & DUBIOUS CLAIMS

FALSE FACTS & DUBIOUS CLAIMS

The cosmeceutical industry is a multi billion dollar, consumer-driven market but many claims are not as scientifically grounded as parts of the industry would like consumers to believe. Arete Labs explores the gulf between consumer expectation and claims of efficacy in cosmeceuticals.

Date Published: Feb 4th 2022

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CYCLE

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CYCLE

What are the essential steps in any new product development process and why are they so important? Arete Labs explains what goes on behind the scenes during product development to ensure product integrity, performance, and compliance.

Date Published: March 4th 2022

UV RADIATION AND THE SKIN

UV RADIATION AND THE SKIN

In environmental abundance, UV radiation is the most important modifiable risk factor for skin cancer and many other environmentally-influenced skin disorders including atrophy, pigmentary changes, and wrinkle formation. Arete discusses UV radiation and its impact on dermal health.

Date Published: Apr 4th 2022