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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.

DuPont’s latest skin care ingredient targets water balance

23-Feb-2017 - DuPont Industrial Biosciences has launched a new skin care active ingredient called Genencare OSMS MI. Perhaps most interesting is the fact that it targets optimal water content for skin cells.

Anti-acne still a focus: Ashland releases new range

17-Feb-2017 - Global specialty chemicals company Ashland has released a new concept range surrounding anti-acne skin care.

Free-from cosmetics claims in the spotlight

16-Feb-2017 - With this year’s annual FreeFrom Skincare Awards open for nominations and clean beauty increasingly in the spotlight, we take a look at the current state of the consumer enthusiasm for...

Technical access to 30,000 personal care ingredients: new programme announced

15-Feb-2017 - in-cosmetics, a B2B events series for personal care ingredients, has announced its collaboration with SpecialChem, the B2B digital marketing company specializing in chemicals and materials.

Guest article

What customization means to the personal care industry

13-Feb-2017 - Customization is set to be one of the biggest trends for personal care in 2017 – so just what does it mean to the Personal Care industry and what should...

Exclusive interview

What’s new in cosmetic green chemistry?

09-Feb-2017 - We caught up with Dr Barbara Olioso, founder of The Green Chemistry Consultancy, to get her take on the latest in green cosmetics chemistry.

Hair loss: untapped potential says latest data from Euromonitor

26-Jan-2017 - Hair loss as an issue holds greater potential for the beauty and personal care industry than is currently being met, according to recent data from a Euromonitor International beauty survey.

New study considers how solvents influence skin properties

24-Jan-2017 - A study by researchers at the University of Lund, in Southern Sweden, is taking a closer look at how solvents used in creams and lotions can impact the skin.

Scientists look at hair on a nanoscale

19-Jan-2017 - Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, in collaboration with a scientist out of Zurich, Switzerland, have published new data on the structure and mechanics of hair that has...

Johnson & Johnson at work on skin care that modulates bacteria

05-Jan-2017 - The multinational company has partnered with a biotech firm specializing in probiotic skin care and cosmetics as part of its new JLINX program.

Indie Beauty Expo goes to Los Angeles in January

22-Dec-2016 - The leading personal care and cosmetics event for independent brands is happening in LA next month and will include a new feature called Indie Connect, an educational and networking forum...

Ingredients manufacturer M&A activity in 2016

21-Dec-2016 - It has been a big year for merger and acquisition activity among some of the biggest players in the fine chemical and ingredients supplier segment.

Natural formulation innovation highlights of 2016

21-Dec-2016 - As rapid growth in natural and natural-based cosmetics and personal care products continues, formulators are under pressure to develop products that meet this demand without compromising efficacy.

Guest article

5 Top Actives of 2016

20-Dec-2016 - We’ve seen some fantastic materials launched this year with strong science and significant clinically proven results. There is no doubt ‘high science’ was on the agenda. Here are industry expert Belinda Carli's...

New approach to identifying allergens ‘helps fragrance makers speed time to market’

16-Dec-2016 - Identifying allergens is a challenge for any formulator of fragrance products, and one company reckons it’s found a novel way to speed up the process.

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Anti-pollution claims: how to test them?

15-Dec-2016 - With no single, clear definition for the anti-pollution trend, how can brands test their ingredients and finished products for efficacy when it comes to protection claims? We get an industry...

Shiseido to invest millions in beauty startups

13-Dec-2016 - As Shiseido prepares to invest up to ¥3 billion (€24.8 mn) in start-up ventures, the cosmetic giant’s new team will be on the lookout for technologically-advanced concepts and innovations that complement...

SPIM industry event hosts successful 5th edition

13-Dec-2016 - Skin Physiology International Meeting (SPIM) held its 5th edition last month in France, a two day event that looked at the ongoing advances being seen in skin research.

Biomimetics: tarantula inspires new nanostructure colours

07-Dec-2016 - Being able to recreate the ‘dynamic’ bright colours found in the blue tarantula or peacock feathers is becoming a reality, thanks to biomimetics research.

Opinion

Two Views: Educating the cosmetic chemists of tomorrow

01-Dec-2016 - Online learning and in-lab training both have their advantages. For this installment of Two Views, Cosmetics Design checked in with a pair of educators about how tomorrow’s cosmetic scientists and...

Skin stress response: Chanel Research announces winner of 2016 award

01-Dec-2016 - Chanel Research has announced the winner of the CHANEL-CERIES Research Award 2016: Professor David Kelsell, Ph.D. (UK), for his 'trailblazing work' in skin molecular mechanisms.

New nanoscience suspends oil in clay, expanding the possibilities for cosmetic and personal care emulsions

30-Nov-2016 - Last week, the open access journal Scientific Reports published the latest work of physicist Jon Otto Fossum, and his findings “may lead to new emulsion or encapsulation technologies.”

Guest article

5 top functional ingredient launches of 2016

29-Nov-2016 - 2016 was a year that saw an increased focus on fast-to-market formulations, continued growth of the natural sector and a huge explosion in interest in the sensory aspects of a...

Cosmetics Design launches Beauty Industry Awards!

28-Nov-2016 - The Cosmetics Design team is delighted to announce the launch of its regional and global Beauty Industry Awards, the first award of its kind to recognize achievements in the entire...

Sensory in focus: Clariant responds with 'cool' natural sun care

17-Nov-2016 - Clariant is responding to the challenge posed by natural sun care: how to balance green formulations with the high consumer demands for an appealing product in regard to its sensory...