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Lavender proven to aid sleep

14-Apr-2004 - For years lavender - known for its relaxation benefits - has been encorporated in the formulation of various cosmetic products to induce beauty sleep. However until now the fragrance had...

Cinnamon to keep the brain alert

07-Apr-2004 - Participants at the annual meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences later this month will learn that cinnamon - as a flavour or fragrance - could boost brain simulation related...

The benefits of peppermint aroma

01-Apr-2004 - The Sense of Smell Institute (SOSI) has commissioned a White Paper to review recent research findings on the beneficial effects of peppermint. Numerous studies have linked the ingredient with improved...

Micronised minerals to better skin

31-Mar-2004 - Shaklee Corporation, the health and wellness company, has introduced a colour cosmetics collection claimed to be better for skin than wearing no makeup at all. The new line - called...

UVA rays as dangerous as UVB?

29-Mar-2004 - University of Sydney researchers have found that UVA rays - which age the skin but do not burn - can cause DNA damage. The finding suggests sunscreens must protect against...

Reacting to active ingredients

29-Mar-2004 - Parents should exercise caution when choosing skin care products for allergic children, warns a new study by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. One in four of the...

Antioxidant sun protection

19-Mar-2004 - SkinCeuticals has developed a method for measuring the effectiveness of antioxidant protection against UV exposure. The new research claims that sun protection factor (SPF) alone does not provide the optimal...

Green tea polyphenols to delay skin ageing

17-Mar-2004 - CCA Industries is to collaborate with a Camellia sinesis - Green tea extract - expert to establish the filing of patents and development of antioxidant topical formulations to rejuvenate and...

Degussa steps up its biotech production

15-Mar-2004 - Degussa - a German supplier of raw materials and active ingredients - is to develop the cosmetic potential of its biotech processes. The company's new ProFerm production project is to...

A new bio-functional ingredient for the EU

12-Mar-2004 - International Specialty Products (ISP), a supplier of specialty ingredients for cosmetics, has launched a new anti-inflammatory ingredient in Europe. Vital ET is a bio-functional form of vitamin E developed for...

A natural alternative to botulinum toxin

10-Mar-2004 - Laboratoires Sérobiologiques, a division of the Cognis group, has biotransformed peptides from hibiscus seeds to develop a natural alternative to botulinum toxin injections. Myoxinol LS 9763, launched today at Personal...

'Genetically-guided' cosmetics

02-Mar-2004 - Arch Personal Care Products - a division of Arch Chemicals - has been working closely with GeneLink, a manufacturer of DNA collection kits, to formulate 'genetically-guided' skin care formulations. The...

Moo discovery for skincare

25-Feb-2004 - An animal treatment used by vets and farmers over 100 years ago, has been re-engineered to become a personal care product. The balm - once used to treat chapped udders...

Pearl proteins for ageing skin

19-Feb-2004 - Juvena of Switzerland has introduced a new line of products to help nourish the skin of maturing women. The new personal care range has been formulated with the protein extracts...

Victory for hemp industry

12-Feb-2004 - The cosmetic and food industries have welcomed a ruling by the US appeals court that blocks the American government from stopping the sale and possession of products made from hemp...

CoQ10 demand continues to grow

11-Feb-2004 - California-based Renaissance Herbs has entered into an exclusive joint venture with the Chinese firm Xi'an Haotian Bioegineering to produce and sell high quality, synthetic-grade CoQ10.

Iron deficiency causes female hair loss

05-Feb-2004 - L'Oreal researchers have proven that iron deficiency is a factor in female hair loss, a condition found to affect as much as 10 per cent of women aged 35-60. The...

Clearasil to utilise AHA's

30-Jan-2004 - Boots Healthcare and the NeoStrata Company - founder of alpha hydroxyacid (AHA) and poly hydroxyacid (PHA) technology - have co-developed a new treatment cream to prevent acne. Clearasil Ultra Treatment...

Vitamin E super-antioxidant

30-Jan-2004 - An international team of chemists has developed a new family of antioxidants that are up to 100 times more effective than vitamin E. They say the new chemicals could one...

Hair dye raises cancer risk

28-Jan-2004 - Hair dye - previously associated with arthritis, foetal damage and bladder cancer - has once again been placed under the spotlight. This time a new study asserts that dye formulation...

Beer sediments balance pH levels

23-Jan-2004 - The remedial powers of beer sediment were discovered in ancient Egypt over 4,000 years ago. Today the German company Dayenne claims that brewer's yeast - Saccharomyces cereviseae - may be...

Popeye's beauty tip!

19-Jan-2004 - Eyes, hair and skin could all benefit from a regular diet of spinach, finds a cluster of scientists linked together through a network of food companies. But could the green...

Lipstick and sunshine harms the skin

16-Jan-2004 - Scientists at the Industrial Toxicology Research Centre (ITRC) in India - who analysed reputed brands of lipsticks and beauty creams - have warned that a majority of beauty products can...

Truly baby soft skin

15-Jan-2004 - Vernix caseosa, the white substance that surrounds new born babies, is set to be the ultimate new moisturiser reports the New Scientist magazine today. Believed to keep skin perfectly hydrated...

Cosmetic chemicals found in breast tumours

13-Jan-2004 - The most common group of chemicals used as preservatives in cosmetics and deodorants has been detected for the first time in human breast cancer tissue.

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