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Are you a smoker? Here’s how it affects your skin!

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month is coming to an end and what could be better than to finish it with a good reading about the effects tobacco has on your skin? If you're a smoker, or even if you're planning to stop, we assure you this article will help you decide to quit it
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29 November 2022

Sun protection to enjoy sunlight

Sunlight may be beneficial to the human body, but excessive exposure can cause considerable damage to the skin. Sunburn, skin allergies, hyperpigmentation, or photoaging (accelerated aging of the skin due to the sun), many skin disorders can be caused by radiation.
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21 July 2022
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Pores: friends or enemies for skin beauty?

Enlarged pores is a concern for skin beauty, or perception of beauty. Visible pores are a great obstacle for the pursuit of a glowing skin. Let’s find a key to a radiant skin while dealing with facial pores’ openings.
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21 June 2022
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CBD effects on the skin

CBD-based cosmetic products are more and more important on the market despite a still unclear legal context. Sold as being antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, beneficial for oily and acne-prone skin but also for wrinkles, what is the reality behind the use of cannabidiol?
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8 March 2022

Glomeca #7 – Cutaneous anisotropy

Here we will talk about a term which needs to be elucidated : anisotropy. Skin is described as an anisotropic soft material but it is essential to explain further to well understand how to use this term..
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9 November 2021

GloMeca #5 – Above visco-elasticity, hysteresis

The literature says that hysteresis is "a lagging or retardation of the effect, when the forces acting upon a body are changed, as if from velocity or internal friction".  From a mechanical point of view, skin can be compared to a composite material with a very-organized...
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25 November 2020

Beyond BioMechanics, there is mechanotransduction

All living cells depend on their mechanical surroundings. Their structure and function are directly linked to this mechanical stimulus (shear stress, gravity). Cells sense these physical forces by their integrin-based adhesion (“outside-in” and “inside-out”) and translate...
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10 June 2020

How’s AFM a fantastic tool in cancer research?

Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) allows studies of biological samples and molecules with atomic resolution under near-physiological condition. Cells, under external stimuli or any physiological modifications, bear physicochemical properties changes that directly affect...
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1 April 2020

GloMeca #1 – Visco-elasticity

According a physicist, skin is considered as a multi-layer material composed by dermis, epidermis and hypodermis. Skin mechanical properties are mainly linked to the dermis which is composed by collagen fibers networks and elastics fibers. During aging, these fibers tend...
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27 February 2020