Skin microbiota protects their host from oxidative stress through secreted antioxidant RoxP

Many skin diseases, including psoriasis and basal cell carcinoma, are associated with microbial dysbiosis characterized by reduced C. acnes prevalence. C. acnes is a facultative anaerobic bacterium that is frequently found on the human skin. This bacterium is both an opportunistic pathogen and a commensal organism. Indeed, most individuals are Read more…

The human skin microbiota could promote wound healing

Skin commensals are crucial in the maintenance of the epithelial barrier function, regulation of the host immune system, and prevent invasion of other pathogenic microbes.        In this article, published in September 2018, Burmeister et al show that Staphlylococcus, Streptococcus, Pseudomonas, Corynebacterium, and anaerobes have both beneficial and harmful effects depending Read more…

We will attend the “Journées Européenes de Dermocosmétologie” (Lyon, France) the 31th January and 1st February !

The European Center of Dermocosmetology is a french professional association dedicated to the promotion of a high level of education in cosmetology and dermatology. This year, the “Journées Européenes de Dermocosmétologie” will focus on the “intercellular dialogue in the cutaneous tissue: what perspectives in dermocosmetology targeted on weakened skins?” We Read more…

Poster – In vitro dermocosmetology : high content analysis approach using human primary keratinocytes and fibroblasts

Cell biology is part of the R&D activity in dermocosmetology, as providers of active extracts or pure compounds have to demonstrate their efficacy and safety. At HCS Pharma, we are developing new dermocosmetology assays on relevant cellular models, like human primary keratinocytes and human primary fibroblasts, using our automated platform and high content analysis system.