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Vitamin E derivative improves dark circles

03-Nov-2016 - Showa Denko (SDK), a leading manufacturer and marketer of chemical products, has found an ingredient that looks set to boost the cosmetics industry through improving the visibility and appearance of...

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How does that work? A look at the technology behind Biomod’s Infusers

03-Nov-2016 - The category-defining waterless masks from Biomod, are poised to disrupt the skin care market and are, in the meantime, sparking a fair amount of curiosity among industry insiders. Cosmetics Design...

Mintel analyst identifies the next generation skin care formulations

03-Nov-2016 - At the recent in-cosmeticss Latin America event, Cosmetics Design caught up with Mintel analyst Vivienne Rudd who, among several key trends, identified how the next generation of skin care products is...

Dow Chemical highlights the importance of customization

02-Nov-2016 - Alongside the all-defining sensorial and wellbeing trends, Dow Chemical's Thelma Bayout spoke to Cosmetics Design at the recent in-cosmetics Latin America about how customization is also playing a significant part...

Special Newsletter: Sustainability

Sustainable ingredients: beauty suppliers’ efforts

02-Nov-2016 - With the rise of consumer and brand interest in sustainability, it’s increasingly falling to ingredients suppliers to invest in the practice.

Innovating ‘beyond dreams’: IFSCC opens its doors

01-Nov-2016 - The International Federation of the Society of Cosmetics Chemists has opened its doors for this years edition of its annual congress, inviting delegates to look ‘beyond dreams into new frontiers’.

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What stem cell technology really means to the cosmetic and personal care world, Pt. 2

28-Oct-2016 - In the second part of this interview on plant stem cells and their applications for cosmetics and personal care products, we explore in more detail about the misconceptions concerning the...

Strong R&D developments expected for halal cosmetics

27-Oct-2016 - As the halal cosmetics trend remains prominent within the Asia-Pacific (APAC) market, the upcoming in-cosmetics Asia event in Bangkok will explore the growing halal cosmetic products market and how it...

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What stem cell technology really means to the cosmetic and personal care world, Pt. 1

27-Oct-2016 - Stem cell technology has been proffered as one of the key elements to reaching the next level in skin care efficacy, but the excitement around the advances is also mired...

Refined glycogen helps avoid harmful effects of sun exposure

26-Oct-2016 - A recent study shows that a newly-refined glycogen product supports the sun care and skin care damage prevention market by alleviating cell degradation and aging effects on the skin.

What does ‘protection’ mean for the industry? in-cosmetics Formulation Summit

26-Oct-2016 - Formulators and other experts from across personal care gathered in London last week for the second in-cosmetics Formulation Summit, and debated the theme of protection.

Scientists find link between sun beds and lower use of sunscreens

25-Oct-2016 - New research finds that individuals who frequently used indoor tanning equipment were also reported to demonstrate poor outdoor sun protection and skin cancer screening practices.

Azelis forges new agreements to expand ingredients offerings

20-Oct-2016 - Azelis Personal Care has signed a number of agreement with leading ingredients providers that will help expand its global portfolio in a number of key areas in Ireland and the...

Can an olive oil waste product reduce the cost of biosurfactant production?

19-Oct-2016 - Researchers from Brazil and Europe have found a use for an oil byproduct that they believe could save cosmetic ingredient manufactures money.

What’s the science behind anti-pollution skin care?

18-Oct-2016 - Ahead of this week’s in-cosmetics Formulation Summit, we catch up with event speaker and anti-pollution expert, Dr Julia Fussell from Kings College London.

Korean Leaders Cosmetics team up to market sun care products

18-Oct-2016 - Leaders Cosmetics, a global leader in facial masks and skincare products, has joined the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) as an official marketing partner.

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Strict selection process leads anti-pollution skin care development

13-Oct-2016 - As consumers become increasingly aware and concerned about the effect pollution has on the skin, we speak to Alain Khaiat, President at Seers Consulting who gives us the latest on...

Lipotec new testing facility announced

12-Oct-2016 - Ingredient manufacturer Lipotec has opened a new clinical testing facility for in vivo testing at its Barcelona site.

Cargill launches ‘revolutionary’ new cosmetics ingredient

12-Oct-2016 - Cargill has launched a new vegetable oil it says will ‘revolutionise’ the industry, in a move which follows the global ingredients giant’s recent announcement that it will be targeting the...

Biotechnology leader Ginkgo Bioworks opens enormous new foundry

11-Oct-2016 - As September came to a close, Ginkgo opened a facility that changes the scale and scope of biotech ingredient and organism production exponentially. And, it’s at sites like this where...

Stem cells in skin care don’t actually work, claims expert

06-Oct-2016 - We don’t currently have the technology to use stem cells in skin care properly, a specialist in the topic has claimed. A counter opinion can be read here.


Two Views: Is beauty ready for bacteria?

06-Oct-2016 - The microbiome, probiotics, and bacteria are buzz-worthy topics in personal care and cosmetic formulation. For this installment of Two Views, Cosmetics Design asked Kelly A. Dobos of Sun Chemical and...

Is preservative-free formulation realistic?

05-Oct-2016 - With consumer demand for ‘truly natural’ beauty products continuing to grow, Cosmetics Design considers whether preservative-free formulation can be realistic for the industry.

L’Oréal awards women in science in Sub-Saharan Africa

04-Oct-2016 - Beauty giant L’Oréal is investing again in the scientific community in Sub-Saharan Africa, with 14 scientists having just been awarded as part of its Women in Science programme.

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‘Embrace microbes to go truly natural’ says skin care expert

04-Oct-2016 - Currently, there is no naturals trend in the beauty and personal care industry, according to skin care formulator and director of JooMo, Nick Wallen, because very few brands offer truly...

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