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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.

Scientists discover bacterial pigment potential to improve SPF

22-Jan-2015 - Two pigments have potential as ingredients in sunscreens as they have been shown to improve sun protection factor and also display antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.

Oat Cosmetics data points to skin enhancing qualities for texturising ingredient

22-Jan-2015 - UK ingredients provider Oat Cosmetics says new research reveals that its Oat Silk texturising ingredient also has exceptionally high levels of skin enhancing lipids.

Award-winning oils and fats innovation makes skin care ‘more effective’

22-Jan-2015 - University lecturer Dr Mahiran Basri has been recognised for her work in successfully diversifying the use of oils and fats which resulted in an innovation formulated through nanotechnology that is...

Latex synthesized gold nanoparticles enhance sunscreen SPF

20-Jan-2015 - Scientists have found that if gold nanoparticles are synthesized with the latex of a native South American plant, then it can enhance the sun protection factor of sunscreens and offer...

Study shows W/O microemulsion effectiveness for oily make-up removal

20-Jan-2015 - As the use of long-lasting oily cosmetics has increased so has the need for cleansers to effectively remove them, and now scientists say that Water-in-Oil microemulsions work well to remove...

Strawberries in cream – specialty oils developed for cosmetics

19-Jan-2015 - The sweet fruit, often a dessert favorite, could also be the answer in anti-aging, hair care, and make-up products after Natural Sourcing announced it will develop its line of specialty...

BASF develops targeted anti-ageing face care concept

14-Jan-2015 - Chemicals company BASF has developed its latest anti-ageing face care concept on the back of a consumer study looking at personal characteristics and needs of six consumer archetypes.

Cherry blossom extract recommended for skin care due to anti-inflammatory effect

13-Jan-2015 - The cherry blossom tree is itself a thing of beauty and now scientists have said that its extract is a promising functional ingredient in skin care products due to its...

L’Oreal and Evolva collaboration reaches first cosmetics ingredient milestone

08-Jan-2015 - L’Oreal and Evolva Holding have reached a milestone in their innovative cosmetics ingredient project, announcing that the first part of the research & development collaboration has been completed.

Sunscreen warning for pilots as sun exposure matches that of a tanning bed session

07-Jan-2015 - A new study has stressed the importance of sunscreen to airline pilots as they can be exposed to the same amount of UVA radiation as that from a tanning bed...

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.

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