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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.

Scrub Up On Science

SCS event encourages the next generation of cosmetics scientists

02-Jul-2015 - The Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS) held its first ever Scrub Up On Science competition at London’s Science Museum last week as it looks to inspire children to get into...

Study documents DNA damage and aims to aid development of anti-ageing products

02-Jul-2015 - A study into the full range of ultraviolet radiation damage on the skin could help sunscreen and cosmetics manufacturers develop and test better protecting products, as for the first time...

L'Oreal acknowledges South Korea for dermatology initiative

02-Jul-2015 - At the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology, South Korea represented the Asia Pacific region for its 'voluntary social responsibility and hard work' in the area of dermatology.

New microscope shows live cells in 3 dimensions

30-Jun-2015 - The revolutionary tomographic technology from Nanolive SA, a Swedish startup, is set to change R&D in the personal care and cosmetics industries.

Ashland taps into epigenetics to target skin care pollution

25-Jun-2015 - The Cosmetics Design team caught up with Joel Mantelin, global marketing manager, biofunctionals at Ashland Specialty Ingredients, to find out how epigenetics is playing an increasingly important role in the...

Cosmetics Europe Assembly reports EU cosmetics market recovery

23-Jun-2015 - At the second annual 'Cosmetics Europe Week' in Brussels, industry experts revealed that the EU cosmetics market showed signs of recovery with 0.5% growth in 2014 – 72.5 billion Euros.

SkinCare Ingredients 2015

The importance of applying a sunscreen properly on product efficacy

16-Jun-2015 - In the lab the product may pass all the tests, but if it is not applied properly then this could be irrelevant, meaning the spreadability of a product can be...

Newly developed probiotic has cosmetic potential

11-Jun-2015 - A newly developed thickener for the food industry could also hold the key to probiotic functionality in cosmetic and personal care products.

L’Oréal uses ultrathin skin devices to measure hydration and thermal transport

09-Jun-2015 - The cosmetics industry is no stranger to technology and L’Oréal has demonstrated how a wearable device could have a big future in cosmetology and dermatology for thermal evaluations in a...

Sunscreens need to feel good when applied and we must encourage continued use

05-Jun-2015 - Sunscreen plays an important role in protecting our skin and (hopefully) we all use them to avoid dangerous sunburn, but they must feel good when applied to encourage the consumer...

SkinCare Ingredients 2015

NuSkin applies scientific rigour to the essential oils trend

04-Jun-2015 - Essential oils have been valued by many cultures for centuries and recently, as consumers have moved towards a preference for natural cosmetics, essential oils have become more prevalent in beauty...

P&G sets off on 3D bioprinted skin research project

03-Jun-2015 - Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble is following its rivals down the 3D skin printing road as it looks to fund a five year research project to develop a commercial...

Researcher uses ‘green chemistry’ to quantify components in cosmetics

03-Jun-2015 - A Spanish researcher has developed three ‘green’ analytical methods to simultaneously analyse various components used in cosmetics products such as sunscreens, perfumes and shampoos, all in the name of consumer...

Study questions potential fragrance allergen not currently declared in cosmetics

28-May-2015 - Linalyl acetate, a fragrance chemical that is one of the main constituents of the essential oil of lavender, may be an emerging fragrance allergen and should appear in the declaration...

Natural chemical could help fight tooth decay

26-May-2015 - A compound related to chemicals found in liquorice root could revolutionise the oral care market as it can stop bacteria harming teeth and help fight the resulting tooth decay, according...

COSMOS project aims to make oleochemicals market more sustainable

21-May-2015 - The EU-funded research project COSMOS got under way in The Netherlands aiming to reduce the dependence of Europe’s oleochemical industry on imported plant oils, by turning camelina and crambe into...

Dow Europe showcases expertise in oils and long-lasting soaps

15-May-2015 - Cosmetics Design caught up with Stephanie Sandrolk-Beunat, global strategic marketing manager, Dow Europe at the recent in-cosmetics event in Barcelona to find out about how the latest ingredient launches are...

Need sunscreen inspiration? Look no further than the zebrafish

14-May-2015 - When looking for an innovative idea for sunscreen, formulators may be able to draw on zebrafish as inspiration after a study found that the tropical fish produces a chemical that...

Naturex develops biomimetic botanical extracts for cosmetics with NaDES technology

14-May-2015 - Ingredient supplier Naturex has developed biomimetic botanical extracts using breakthrough NaDES technology for the cosmetics industry, having successfully applied for a patent.

Storify

Science behind beauty: An evening with the CTPA and SCS

13-May-2015 - The SCS and CTPA hosted an interactive evening of lectures last night, to bring to life the science behind cosmetic products. Here are some of the highlights shared from the...

L’Oréal corners the market on bioprinted skin

07-May-2015 - The 3-D human tissue company Organovo filed a current report this week with the SEC stipulating the conditions of that company’s arrangement with L’Oréal USA, which is a game changer...

Seppic’s ‘States of Matter’ concept offers different formulas for different textures

30-Apr-2015 - States of matter – solid, liquid, and gas – they make up the world around us, we learnt about them at school, and now thanks to Seppic it is the...

Mibelle Biochemistry finds hair loss reducer in basil extract

29-Apr-2015 - Hair loss caused by increased sensitivity of the follicles is permanent and continues as one gets older, but with the power of a basil extract, Mibelle Biochemistry believes it may...

Croda: ‘As East meets West we see oil-based product popularity soar’

29-Apr-2015 - Oil-based products have soared in popularity over recent times and cleansing oils are part of this upsurge, taking influence from Asia in what ingredients supplier Croda is calling the ‘East...

Sun Care Special Newsletter

We need to talk about IR: Coty focuses on infrared radiation and sun protection

28-Apr-2015 - When we think of sun care and sun protection we often concern ourselves with UV exposure, but we should also be protecting ourselves against infrared radiation according to Coty, which...

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