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Want to stay up to speed with the latest cosmetic research developments in skin care, hair care, fragrance, and colour cosmetics? 

Bookmark this section to find out what scientists are up to in areas like natural polymers, microalgae, as well as other innovative ingredients and research being carried out by universities, researchers, ingredient suppliers and manufacturers.

Skin ageing discovery – block the enzyme, block the sun

18-Dec-2014 - Scientists have discovered that by blocking the activity of Granzyme B in certain places, fewer wrinkles develop on the skin after sun exposure.

'Cytokines therapy' gaining momentum for treating Alopecia

18-Dec-2014 - Korean based ‘AesMed’ has developed a hair loss treatment solution based on ‘Cytokines therapy’ to control hair cell activation.

Japanese scientists confident bee propolis can help hair re-growth

17-Dec-2014 - Propolis, a resin-like substance used by honeybees to seal small crevices in their hives, has been found to encourage hair growth in mice. 

Beiersdorf launches improved Pearlfinder initiative to encourage innovation

16-Dec-2014 - Beiersdorf has launched a revised version of its open innovation platform Pearlfinder as it looks to scout new raw materials and technologies and share creative innovation ideas.

Croda releases new skin irritation data

12-Dec-2014 - Yorkshire-based Croda has released new skin data backing up the efficacy of its emollient Cromollient SCE, as the consumer demand for mild and gentle cleansing products grows.

Rahn launches plastic microbead alternative

12-Dec-2014 - Ingredients supplier Rahn introduces its Fossil Peeling Powder as a natural alternative to plastic microbeads used in face scrubs and other cosmetics products stating it is safe and does not...

Scientists develop methods that 'dramatically simplify' biological gels for cosmetics

11-Dec-2014 - Scientists at the University of Strathclyde have created methods that 'dramatically simplify' the discovery of biological gels for cosmetics.

Nestlé Skin Health to open 10 innovation hubs focused on skin research

11-Dec-2014 - Nestlé Skin Health will open a global network of 10 innovation hubs focused on developing solutions and techniques that will promote healthy skin through medical investigation, education and application of...

Influenced by nature – natural ingredients in use today

11-Dec-2014 - Natural skin care goes back thousands of years to when the Ancient Egyptians used treatments for a variety of skin conditions and with the category still being popular today, we...

L’Oreal at work on bioprinted skin for cosmetics testing

08-Dec-2014 - Technology that will make this reality is advancing swiftly. The company collaborating with L’Oreal on bioprinted skin tissue has made promising progress and forged new research partnerships.

Mibelle Biochemistry peptide targets oxidative stress at cellular level

05-Dec-2014 - Mibelle Biochemistry is introducing its latest biological active hitting on the current anti-pollution trend in the industry as it targets oxidative stress at the cellular level.

Nobel Prize winning microscope technology revolutionizes skin ageing research

04-Dec-2014 - Nivea producer Beiersdorf is cooperating with Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, Professor Stefan Hell to develop a new microscope technology set to revolutionize skin-ageing research as it can represent cells...

Unilever partners with British university to strengthen innovation

02-Dec-2014 - Unilever has made clear its intention to drive forward with innovation, in its latest partnership with Northumbria University in the UK. 

Dow Corning Beauty Care blends fashion and formulation

24-Nov-2014 - Dow Corning is employing the latest trends from high fashion catwalks across the globe to highlight how its beauty formulation expertise can reflect the latest cosmetics looks and textures.

Rahn study backs up Reforcyl’s skin barrier claims

21-Nov-2014 - Ingredients supplier Rahn has published a new study that shows that its Reforcyl product is effective in enhancing cellular cohesion of the stratum corneum and providing substantial barrier repair.

Scientists investigate protein degradation for better UV protection mechanisms

19-Nov-2014 - Researchers from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have shown that certain peptides degrade under UV light by first passing through a triplet quantum state, a reactive arrangement that...

Skin Physiology meeting to reveal research on skin and metabolic interaction

19-Nov-2014 - SPIM or the 'Skin Physiology International Meeting', organized by Greentech, will gather major international professors to present the latest research in the area of genetics of ageing, microbiota and immunity...

DSM gains further understanding of pigmentation’s role in skin repair

14-Nov-2014 - DSM Personal Care has completed a new study into skin pigmentation and found that it does not appear to play a role in the facial skin barrier integrity and repair...

Scientists concerned Europe may fall short of producing 'world-class science'

13-Nov-2014 - Prominent plant scientists in Europe are concerned the continent may lose its prime research position unless field trials are allowed on genetically modified (GM) plant varieties that have been judged safe....

Shiseido sunscreen’s UV protection enhanced after water contact

12-Nov-2014 - Shiseido claims to have developed a sunscreen that actually enhances UV protection once in contact with water or perspiration.

Plant’s natural sunscreen found to absorb all wavelengths of UV-B radiation

12-Nov-2014 - Researchers have uncovered the process that naturally protects plants from sunburn and it could help scientists create sunscreens that offer better protection.

Azelis opens personal care lab in the UK

12-Nov-2014 - Cosmetics ingredients provider Azelis has invested in its development capabilities with the opening of new laboratories facilities in the UK.

Naturex develops AHAs for skin radiance

12-Nov-2014 - Ingredients supplier Naturex has launched its latest line of extracts from its Radiance collection at the in-cosmetics Asia event in Bangkok.

Evonik launches eco-friendly alternative to microbeads

11-Nov-2014 - Germany-based Evonik has launched an environmentally-friendly alternative to microbeads, as the race hots up to find viable alternatives in the face of growing legislation against it.

News in brief

DSM UV filter PARSOL TX deemed SCCS compliant

11-Nov-2014 - The SCCS standards for using the nano form of titanium dioxide as a dermally applied UV filter comprise a purity of at least 99% in rutile form and a photocatalytic...

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