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Study is the first to link natural moisturizer to food allergies

24-Jul-2014 - Research conducted into natural ingredients in products targeting dry skin has demonstrated evidence of a link between the topical application and the subsequent development of food allergies.

M&S turns wine into skin care range with new use for waste product

24-Jul-2014 - Researchers have found a new way to extract resveratrol from the outer skins of grapes and this is being used in a new skin care range from Marks & Spencer.

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How the bar is being constantly raised on natural ingredients

23-Jul-2014 - New technologies and applications, greater sustainability, and more traceability are some of the key areas helping to raise the profile of natural cosmetic ingredients, according to one industry expert.

Stem cells hold key to hair regrowth

21-Jul-2014 - Stem cells could hold the key to telling hair follicles to grow after US researchers found that Transit-Amplifying Cells emit a signal that tells quiet hair follicle stem cells to...

Scientists transform algae oil into chemical raw materials

15-Jul-2014 - Scientists in Germany have developed a process of transforming algae oil into high-quality chemical raw materials that could affect a number of industries.

Genetics’ effect on skin aging is limited, finds Olay

10-Jul-2014 - Olay has conducted a study into whether cosmetics products can overcome your genetic make-up, by using pairs of identical twins to trial their ProX range.

Bio-inspiration transforming cosmetics: consumer awareness rising

10-Jul-2014 - Industry and consumer awareness of biomimetics is on the rise as demand for naturals continues to climb, with the combination of science and nature increasingly appealing for skin care products. ...

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Beiersdorf Research: Consumer demand dictates skin science

08-Jul-2014 - In an exclusive interview with, Horst Wenck, corporate vice president of R&D at Beiersdorf, says that it is important to carry out advanced skin science research but that it...

German scientists find ‘first direct evidence' odorant cells exist in the skin

08-Jul-2014 - A study carried out by the Technical University of Munich has found that olfactory receptors are present in the skin as well as the nose, meaning it can pinpoint a common...

EU project aims to develop advanced natural raw materials for cosmetics

03-Jul-2014 - The Agrocos project launched by the European Commission will develop advanced natural raw materials for the cosmetics market as the global trend continues.

Clever technology analyses personalized gender expression by use of make-up

02-Jul-2014 - A multi-disciplinary team of scientists working at the University of Western Australia (UWA) have developed a mathematical model that allows a computer to identify the gender of human faces based...

Enfucell electronic cosmetics patch to increase skin permeability

01-Jul-2014 - Customized battery supplier Enfucell has teamed up with Spanish start-up, 'The Ionto team' to develop an iontophoretic cosmetics patch they claim will increase skin permeability.

Arthritis drug helps alopecia sufferer regrow hair

25-Jun-2014 - A team of researchers from Yale University have managed to regrow hair in a man suffering from alopecia, by administering a drug normally used to treat arthritis.

Soil Association working to raise awareness of certified organic beauty

20-Jun-2014 - The British Soil Association is working to raise awareness of certified organic beauty and industry standards.

Induchem XS beads promise to increase product attractiveness

20-Jun-2014 - Ingredient supplier Induchem announced its latest generation of visual enhancers for cosmetic formulas, as brands look for more differentiation in their products.

Study shows importance of sunscreen to protect skin from UV exposure

17-Jun-2014 - A new study carried out by scientists at Manchester University and London’s Institute of Cancer Research has highlighted the importance of applying sunscreen as an increased form of protection for...

Skin barrier function study highlights oatmeal efficacy

10-Jun-2014 - Newly published results of an in-vivo clinical trial for Oat Cosmetics’ multifunctional ingredient Oat COM have highlighted its skin repair properties are ‘significant’.

European masterclass to focus on green formulations

04-Jun-2014 - Following on from the success of the first ever US version last year, a new masterclass organised by Organic Monitor aims to promote the use of green ingredients in personal care...

The power of perfume – Study shows it increases attractiveness!

30-May-2014 - New research from the Monell Chemical Senses Center, funded by Unilever, reveals that women’s faces are rated as more attractive in the presence of pleasant smell, suggesting perfume can change...

Industry falls in behind L’Oréal's investment in breakthrough discovery from Antarctic fish

27-May-2014 - Last November, we reported on L’Oréal filing a use of patent on Sirona Biochem’s secret to anti-ageing from Antarctic fish. Less than a year later, further developments also see potential in skin lightening...

Swiss institute calls for 'adequate techniques' in determining size of nanoparticles in aerosols

27-May-2014 - Swiss and Dutch scientists are calling for standards to be raised in evaluating the potential risks of consumer good sprays containing nanoparticles.

AMA claims ‘industry first’ in documenting the protection of products in the Infrared range

23-May-2014 - AMA laboratories claims it has developed the first protocol that protects against infrared, which scientists have found to cause as much damage as sun-related IRA radiation.

EU launches green cosmetics ingredients project

22-May-2014 - As the natural trend continues, a European consortium has been set up with the aim of establishing and demonstrating environment-friendly production processes and novel cosmetic ingredients with a lower environmental...

Cosmetics industry leads the way in European nanomaterial reporting

22-May-2014 - Cosmetics are the top focus in a new report by the EC on nanotechnology, which suggests a blanket product register may be a sensible move in regulation.

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Technology specialist develops 'industry first' viscosity measuring tool

20-May-2014 - TA Instruments, a supplier of thermal analysis, rheology, and microcalorimetry to the industry says it has developed a technology that, for the first time, consistently measures viscosity.

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