Despite being obscured by the nonsense put out by the "anti-aging" marketplace, serious research into how our skin ages is taking place - just as for aging in other important organs. You may recall that we mentioned work on lost elasticity in skin last year, for example. A New Scientist article provides some details on continuing research into how and why our skin ages: "Wrinkles and the leathery feel of old skin are thought to result from changes in the dermis, the deepest layer of skin. This becomes fibrous, making the skin less elastic ... changes may also be taking place in the epithelial cells above the dermis." We can hope that this won't immediately be trivialized by the quick buck contingent at Revlon et al, as this sort of work has important implications for treating a wide range of serious age-related disorders.