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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.

DSM launches focus on different aspects of skin care

21-Apr-2017 - Cosmetics Design caught up with DSM's new head of marketing and innovation to find out about the company's new skin care launches, which focus on taking UV filters to the...

New DNA-based technology ensures formulation integrity

20-Apr-2017 - At the recent in-cosmetics Global, we caught up with Barbara Brockway, who explained about how the latest technology from Applied DNA Sciences can be used to ensure formulation integrity throughout...

Dow unveils massive formulation pipeline following merger

20-Apr-2017 - Following the merger of Dow Chemical and Dow Corning the companies have now combined their research and development capabilities to highlight its "innovation powerhouse'. In this video interview Stephanie Sandrock-Benaud...

Johnson & Johnson at work on new antibacterial skin care

19-Apr-2017 - The personal care maker has teamed up with a company that specializes in solving bacterial problems. And the partnership is on track to develop at least one commercially viable skin...

Anti-pollution Special Newsletter

Anti-pollution claims: How R&D-backed packaging is influencing consumers

19-Apr-2017 - The huge anti-pollution trend started off in the Asia Pacific region, where markets such as China, Korea and Japan continue to be the main source of innovation and a constantly...

New biomarker technology set to ‘secure beauty brands’ integrity’

18-Apr-2017 - Applied DNA Sciences, a high-technology company, has launched SigNature DNA, a natural, green molecular tag that can be used to mark cosmetics and cosmetic ingredients.

Anti-Pollution Special Newsletter

Inside, Outside, Upside-down: Anti-pollution solutions in the Americas

18-Apr-2017 - Pollution is a global reality and a particular concern in urban areas. Whether it’s from light, gases, particulate matter, organic compounds, or heavy metals, ingredient and personal care makers serving...

Beauty award winners announced at in-cosmetics Global

12-Apr-2017 - Industry players from across the supply chain enjoyed recognition at the recent in-cosmetics Global industry event, which took place in London this year.

in-cosmetics Global

The best ingredient launches from in-cosmetics Global

11-Apr-2017 - Cosmetics Design caught up with Belinda Carli, director of the Institute of Personal Care Science, to find out about the most interesting launches at the event, as well as the...

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Mary Kay appoints new chief scientific officer

10-Apr-2017 - Direct sales beauty player Mary Kay has appointed Dr. Lucy Gildea as the chief scientific officer for its global operations, putting her in charge of the company's aggressive innovation pipeline.

“Elegant and sophisticated chemistries” - How biomimicry makes beauty better, part 1

04-Apr-2017 - Ahead of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in New York City next month, Cosmetics Design checked in with Mark Dorfman of Biomimicry 3.8 to find out how and why cosmetic and...

Innovation Zone in-cosmetics preview: Wellagyl by Silab

04-Apr-2017 - We’re shining a spotlight on some of the most innovative ingredients and formulas on display at this year’s in-cosmetics Global’s Innovation Zone.

CIDP to unveil new anti-pollution testing protocol

04-Apr-2017 - CIDP, Centre International de Développement Pharmaceutique , a Mauritius-based private and independent Contract Research Organisation (CRO), has announced a new study protocol for substantiating anti-pollution claims.

in-cosmetics Global 2017 Preview

What not to miss at in-cosmetics Global 2017

30-Mar-2017 - Our latest CD Buzz highlights the not-to-miss bits at in-cosmetics Global 2017. When the doors open in London's Docklands next week there will be a focus on sustainability, a special...

“Formulators are central” to the development of natural personal care and cosmetic products

28-Mar-2017 - This, according to Andrea Mitarotonda, head of R&D for the organic skin care brand Neal’s Yard Remedies. Ahead of his presentation on the green cosmetics market at in-cosmetics global next...

Wacker opens international training centre in Japan

28-Mar-2017 - Silicone producer, Wacker, strengthens its appeal to the Japanese market through building a training centre in Tsukuba, near Tokyo.

Innovation Zone in-cosmetics preview: Rainbow cream by Gova

23-Mar-2017 - Ahead of the in-cosmetics event, we shine a spotlight on some of the most innovative ingredients and formulas set to be on display at its Innovation Zone.

ProDERM webinar on raman spectroscopy in dermatological trials announced

23-Mar-2017 - A clinical research organisation, proDERM, has announced it will be hosting a free-to-attend webinar on raman spectroscopy in dermatology trials.

Truth or dare? Natural color cosmetics that work

22-Mar-2017 - Whether from natural-first indie brands like Evelyn Iona or top beauty industry companies like L’Oréal, color cosmetics formulated partially or entirely with natural ingredients are gaining popularity. And effective all-natural...

Innovation Zone in-cosmetics preview: SensAmone P5 by Mibelle for sensitive skin

21-Mar-2017 - Ahead of the in-cosmetics event, we’re shining a spotlight on some of the most innovative ingredients and formulas set to be on display at its Innovation Zone.

Lucas Meyer to roll out two new ingredients at in-cosmetics Global

21-Mar-2017 - Lucas Meyer Cosmetics has built a reputation for itself as one of the most innovative ingredients players in the market, and has traditionally used in-cosmetics as its global launch pad.

DuPont Tate & Lyle celebrates biotech ingredient milestone

16-Mar-2017 - The two companies formed a joint venture ten years ago and this month in Tennessee brought together partners, distributors, customers, local officials, employees, and the press to mark the anniversary...

Lipoid Kosmetik gets in on anti-pollution trend

16-Mar-2017 - Expect to see a rash of new product launches targeting the very hot anti-pollution trend at next month’s in-cosmetics Global event in London, and Lipoid Kosmetik is one of them....

Anti-pollution beauty and testing: your questions answered

09-Mar-2017 - At our recent anti-pollution forum, we gathered industry experts to discuss the global rising trend. Here, we look back at some of the top questions submitted by listeners on the...

Olay data shows skin care matters more than DNA

08-Mar-2017 - Earlier this week at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, the skin care brand presented skin aging data gathered in conjunction with the consumer genetics company...

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