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Mibelle Biochemistry explains anti-ageing caloric restriction concept

17-Apr-2014 - At the in-cosmetics event in Hamburg Cosmetics Design met with Mibelle Biochemistry’s Dr Fred Zuelli, who explained the company’s new snow algae extract launched at the show, and explains how...

Research questions health risk associated with lipids in cosmetics

11-Apr-2014 - Scientists at York University, Toronto, Canada, have released research pointing to potential health risks associated with prenatal brain development.

Beiersdorf: collaboration breeds innovation

09-Apr-2014 - In an exclusive interview at the in-cosmetics event in Hamburg, Beiersdorf R&D corporate director Andreas Clausen tells Cosmetics Design that conversing and sharing ideas with the industry is still leading...

Form of baldness explained as hair loss gene identified

08-Apr-2014 - Hair loss and skin disorder treatments have been given new hope after a US study identified a strategy for reversing hair loss after research into a gene that affects one...

Hair loss and fat – it’s all linked finds new study

08-Apr-2014 - A new study combining science from Australia and the UK has suggested that losing weight and halting hair loss could go hand-in-hand after findings show that the skin can regulate...

Industry first - New robot ensures consistent sunscreen In Vitro testing

04-Apr-2014 - French laboratory HelioScreen has developed a ‘robot’ that ensures consistency when performing in-vitro UV protection tests. The technology will act as a solution to a major obstacle currently facing this area of the...

Momentive unveils new conditioning agent at in-cosmetics

02-Apr-2014 - Silicones and advanced materials specialist Momentive Performance Materials is unveiling its latest ingredient, the Silsoft Silk conditioning agent, at the 2014 edition of in-cosmetics taking place in Hamburg, Germany this week.

EC finally agrees to hold meeting to reveal nano options

02-Apr-2014 - The European Commission has finally agreed to hold a meeting that will allow member states and other interested parties to see and discuss options for regulating nanomaterials.

Evonik launches solubilizer for natural and lipophilic oils

28-Mar-2014 - German speciality chemicals firm Evonik has launched TEGO Solve 61, a PEG-free solubilizer designed to incorporate natural oils and lipophilic emollients into a variety of cosmetics formulations.

Hair care launches at in-cosmetics 2014

27-Mar-2014 - The in-cosmetics Innovation Zone will give attendees the opportunity to gain an insight on the latest hair care developments. Take a look at the ingredients set to be showcased at...

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in-cosmetics ‘green award’ shortlist announced

27-Mar-2014 - Ahead of next week’s trade show in Hamburg, organisers of in-cosmetics have announced the short list for the annual exposition’s newly launched ‘green award’.

Skin care preview: gallery of ingredients to be launched at in-cosmetics '14

26-Mar-2014 - The in-cosmetics Innovation Zone is a unique area for attendees to catch up on all the latest products launches in one place. Here, we've rounded up some interesting skin care...

Sustainable palm oil is the only answer for cosmetics industry

25-Mar-2014 - As we look to tackle deforestation and the consumer increasingly demands a more sustainable industry, Chris Sayner explains that the answer lies in sustainable palm oil.

Merck forges partnership with Laboratory Skin Care for active ingredient

25-Mar-2014 - Merck KGaA, part of the Germany-based Merck chemical group, has signed a long-term contract to globally market a cosmetic active ingredient developed by US-based Laboratory Skin Care.

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Beiersdorf R&D head says it’s OK to appreciate external innovations

21-Mar-2014 - Traditionally cosmetics companies have adopted a ‘not invented here’ attitude, but big benefits can be gained from changing to a ‘proudly found elsewhere’ mindset and being open with external partners,...

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Natural and organic trade event announces new exhibitors

18-Mar-2014 - The Natural & Organics Products Europe industry show, which is due to take place in London 13 – 14th April, has announced several beauty brands to be among the list of...

Mica and child labour in focus due to Lush’s latest stand

14-Mar-2014 - The recent commitment by British cosmetics brand Lush to replace the mica in its products with a synthetic alternative has thrown a spotlight onto the sourcing of the popular iridescent...

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Fenchem announces expansion intent

13-Mar-2014 - Fenchem, a science-based ingredients developer, has announced it Will be sponsoring this year’s in-cosmetics Europe event as part of aims to strengthen its position within the EU cosmetic market....

EU Parliament adopts new ABS biodiversity rules in ‘landmark vote’

13-Mar-2014 - The European Parliament has announced that it intends to fall into line with the rising global commitment to responsible sourcing of biological materials for research and development.

Research into nanosilver leads scientists to give warning

07-Mar-2014 - Nanosilver, found in certain cosmetics and other consumer goods, can penetrate the skin and cause damage, according to a scientific research project carried out in Denmark.

Soliance reveals concept targeting burgeoning multifunctional face mask category

04-Mar-2014 - Biotech ingredients suppler Soliance has launched a new concept, multifunctional and customisable face masks, which taps into a number of growing industry trends.

Scientists develop liquid procedure to extract musks from cosmetics

04-Mar-2014 - Chinese scientists have developed a novel way of extracting musks from cosmetics through a combination of supported liquid extraction (SLE) and solid-phase extraction (SPE).

Study suggests general hair conditioner just as effective to get rid of lice

28-Feb-2014 - A new study claims that ordinary hair conditioner is just as effective at getting rid of hair lice as specialist nit-removal.

Evocutis sells off skin substitute LabSkin

28-Feb-2014 - Clinical research group Venn Life Sciences has acquired the rights to LabSkin, a skin substitute that behaves just like the real thing, as it moves to cater to cosmetics since...

Scalp micro-pigmentation to help with hair loss

26-Feb-2014 - A 'Scalp Micro-Pigmentation' treatment is the latest weapon against hair loss, offering sufferers the option of less invasive and perhaps even a faster process of concealing areas of balding or thinning....