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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.

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.

Scientists investigate protein degradation for better UV protection mechanisms

19-Nov-2014 - Researchers from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have shown that certain peptides degrade under UV light by first passing through a triplet quantum state, a reactive arrangement that...

Skin Physiology meeting to reveal research on skin and metabolic interaction

19-Nov-2014 - SPIM or the 'Skin Physiology International Meeting', organized by Greentech, will gather major international professors to present the latest research in the area of genetics of ageing, microbiota and immunity...

DSM gains further understanding of pigmentation’s role in skin repair

14-Nov-2014 - DSM Personal Care has completed a new study into skin pigmentation and found that it does not appear to play a role in the facial skin barrier integrity and repair...

Scientists concerned Europe may fall short of producing 'world-class science'

13-Nov-2014 - Prominent plant scientists in Europe are concerned the continent may lose its prime research position unless field trials are allowed on genetically modified (GM) plant varieties that have been judged safe....

Shiseido sunscreen’s UV protection enhanced after water contact

12-Nov-2014 - Shiseido claims to have developed a sunscreen that actually enhances UV protection once in contact with water or perspiration.

Plant’s natural sunscreen found to absorb all wavelengths of UV-B radiation

12-Nov-2014 - Researchers have uncovered the process that naturally protects plants from sunburn and it could help scientists create sunscreens that offer better protection.

Azelis opens personal care lab in the UK

12-Nov-2014 - Cosmetics ingredients provider Azelis has invested in its development capabilities with the opening of new laboratories facilities in the UK.

Naturex develops AHAs for skin radiance

12-Nov-2014 - Ingredients supplier Naturex has launched its latest line of extracts from its Radiance collection at the in-cosmetics Asia event in Bangkok.

Evonik launches eco-friendly alternative to microbeads

11-Nov-2014 - Germany-based Evonik has launched an environmentally-friendly alternative to microbeads, as the race hots up to find viable alternatives in the face of growing legislation against it.

News in brief

DSM UV filter PARSOL TX deemed SCCS compliant

11-Nov-2014 - The SCCS standards for using the nano form of titanium dioxide as a dermally applied UV filter comprise a purity of at least 99% in rutile form and a photocatalytic...

Vegetable peptones may delay skin aging from within: Study

06-Nov-2014 - Extracts from vegetables may boost skin health by promoting the production of type 1 collagen and proliferation of skin cells responsible for skin recovery, says a new study from Korea.

IFSCC Coverage

Kosé presents work on mascara that ‘enhances social impressions’

04-Nov-2014 - The Japan-based cosmetics player Kosé has been working on an aesthetic shape-controlling mascara that it reckons can contribute to an enhanced social impression in Asia.

IFSCC Coverage

The latest science has to offer - from green chemistry to skin care vaccines

31-Oct-2014 - At the recent IFSCC cosmetology event, more than 450 scientific posters opened a window into what cosmetic scientists have been working on, from green chemistry to skin care vaccines.

University of Southampton seminar to focus on skin health

31-Oct-2014 - The seminar is set to include state-of-the-art experimental and modelling techniques that characterise and predict the biophysics and tribology of the skin in health and disease.

New anti-ageing ingredients and concentrated sunscreen from BASF

30-Oct-2014 - This week in Paris, France, the chemical company exhibited a sunscreen concentrate and two ingredients for skin rejuvenation derived separately from African bambara pea and chicory leaves.

We want you: Scientific committee calls for cutting edge science at Probiota 2015

29-Oct-2014 - A newly established scientific committee are set to assess cutting edge research for the Probiota 2015 Scientific Frontiers poster session. Don’t miss your chance to present as entries close on...

Lignin shown to enhance sunscreen effectiveness

28-Oct-2014 - Scientists in China and Canada have shown that the addition of lignin to commercial sunscreens can actually enhance their effectiveness and that exposure to sunlight may help them work even...

Complexities of facial skin hydration and barrier function shown in different skin ethnicities

24-Oct-2014 - DSM Personal Care has demonstrated noticeable skin hydration and TEWL gradients within short distances on the face as well as differences between the different ethnicities.

Could Dow’s controlled-release polymer technology help fight Ebola?

16-Oct-2014 - Dow has recently teamed up with the research and development team for Unilever’s Lifebuoy soap, tackling the challenge of incorporating controlled release technology to enhance ingredient efficacy.

How sustainable is the EU's production scheme?

16-Oct-2014 - How much is Europe investing in the bioeconomy today, and just what state are those sectors in? The scientific and technical arm of the EC now has a dedicated website...

BASF showcases latest personal care launches at SEPAWA Congress

16-Oct-2014 - The annual SEPAWA congress is currently taking place in Fulda, Germany, and one of the world’s largest fine chemical players, BASF, has chosen the event to platform its latest personal care...

Scientists create biological version of synthetic coating

15-Oct-2014 - UC Berkeley scientists have taken proteins from nerve cells and created a biological version of a synthetic coating used in everyday liquids such as cosmetics, to keep small particles from...

Clariant launches Abyssinian oil ingredient targeting skin and hair care

14-Oct-2014 - Switzerland-based Clariant has launched a new ingredient based on extract from the Abyssinica seed sourced in Africa and targeting the hair, skin, lip and sun care segments.

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