APR 2019

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The more coffee people drink, the lower their rosacea risks, according to a study published in the December issue of JAMA Dermatology. To determine this association, researchers measured data from 82,737 women in the Nurses' Health Study II (NHS II), a prospective cohort established in 1989 with follow-ups conducted biennially between 1991 and 2005. Data on coffee, tea, soda and chocolate consumption was collected ever y four years, and a histor y of clinician-diagnosed rosacea was collected in 2005. After identifying 4,945 cases of rosacea, the authors discovered that participants who drank four cups of caffeinated coffee per day were less likely to develop the condition when compared to those who didn't drink coffee. There was no association found for decaffeinated coffee or intake of any of the other foods or beverages studied. The researchers hypothesize that caffeine's vasodilation and immunosuppressant effects may potentially decrease the risk of rosacea, noting that further studies are needed to better explain the mechanism of action. IN THE NEWS Growing Strong In Januar y, private equity fi rm San Francisco Equity Partners (SFEP) acquired a majority stake in Jane Iredale in order to assist in the beauty company's growth. "Based on their experience working with leading authentic natural brands, SFEP is the ideal partner to guide us through the next phase," says Jane Iredale, founder and CEO of the eponymous business. Founded nearly 25 years ago and headquartered in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Jane Iredale has been committed to using clean ingredients that benefi t the skin. "As we have worked with Jane and her team, we have developed a strong appreciation for the quality and authenticity of the brand, the strength of the company and its Great Barrington roots," says SFEP managing partner Scott Potter. "This is a brand with uniquely strong products and unsurpassed consumer loyalty. We are thrilled to be chosen by Jane to help guide the brand to new heights." © GETTY IMAGES COOL BEANS 62 @dayspamagazine • April 2019 This past November, L'Oréal launched My Skin Track UV, a wearable, battery-free device that alerts people to their UVA exposure. The tiny tech was developed at Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering, and is meant to enable users to actively protect their skin from sun damage. When worn by study subjects, the devices recorded multiple forms of light exposure during outdoor activities, even in the water. "Right now, people don't know how much UV light they are actually getting. This device helps them maintain an awareness, and for skin cancer survivors, could also keep their dermatologists informed," says the study's co-senior author and Northwestern Medicine dermatologist Steve Xu, MD. SUN SCREENER APRIL 28-29 The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa (ICES) Dallas MAY 5 NAILPRO Pasadena Pasadena, CA MAY 5-6 The Makeup Show New York City MAY 5-6 IMAGE Expo Houston MAY 5-7 International SalonSpa Business Network (ISBN) Annual Conference Bonita Springs, FL MAY 19-22 SPATEC Fall North America Miami DATE BOOK Make a note of these upcoming industr y events!

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