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Closely following the latest trends and formulation technologies that are leading the way in this ever-growing industry segment. As a science-driven trend, articles will also look at the latest research developments, lifting the lid on some of the most exciting innovations surrounding the active ingredients that have become the driving force of this category.

Special Newsletter – Men’s Grooming

Men’s trends: natural, youthful, primal

25-Mar-2015 - Underlying the latest men’s grooming product trends here in the States is a longing for wellness. Be they topical skin care items, anti-aging creams, facial hair care essentials or nutraceuticals,...

Circadian rhythm research influences Ashland’s yeast proteins-based development

20-Mar-2015 - Ashland Specialty Ingredients introduces its yeast proteins-based extract aimed at revitalizing skin and protecting it against UV damage, after years of research highlighted the circadian rhythm as having an impact...

Nutritional supplement shown to be effective in reducing female hair loss

19-Mar-2015 - Hair loss is a distressing thing for anyone, and is particularly so for women, but scientists have found that taking a nutritional supplement can improve the overall scalp coverage and...

Muscat… Tasty wine, BUT also anti-ageing properties in skin cream

19-Mar-2015 - Muscat, commonly known for its sweet floral aroma when in wine form, can also reduce skin redness and acne when used in a grape-based cream, according to a new study.

Opportunities lie ahead as anti-pollution trend continues

12-Mar-2015 - Anti-pollution cosmetics have become quite the trend over the last year, with suppliers developing active ingredients to tackle this trend, and many manufacturers finding success in marketing these products around...

Shimmering metallic shades, the new trend in hair color

04-Mar-2015 - Hair dyed gray and stylish naturally gray hair looks have gained mainstream popularity in recent years. One cosmetic chemist specializing in hair color sees radiant metallic tones as the next...

Lancôme’s 80 year anniversary shows how a brand can continue to reinvent itself

27-Feb-2015 - L’Oréal is celebrating 80 years of beauty brand Lancôme in 2015, stating that it is a great example of a brand that has kept its core principles in tact but...

Sun damage works long after exposure, finds new research

25-Feb-2015 - A new market could open up for ‘evening-after’ sunscreen to further protect the skin from damaging ultraviolet rays after a team of Yale-led researchers discovered that much of the damage...

Ever wondered what sun damage looks like on your skin? New Nivea video shows you

24-Feb-2015 - Nivea is launching an international campaign to increase awareness about the risks of UV radiation with a video showing the effect that UV light has on the skin.

From the candy shop to your sunscreen: Licorice extract provides UV protection

20-Feb-2015 - We are used to seeing licorice in a sweet shop or as a flavour in food and beverages, but what if Nivea skin care maker Beiersdorf told you that topically...

European Commission calls for scientists to help with EU policies

17-Feb-2015 - The Joint Research Centre is looking for scientists that will support EU policies with their research in areas like nanotechnology and marine sciences.

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Asia’s skin whitening market is often misunderstood

10-Feb-2015 - The skin whitening market in Asia is a booming one but it is also one that can be misunderstood, particularly in the West or where cultural, social, and physiological behaviour...

As the seasons change, so do Korean men’s skin barriers

28-Jan-2015 - When the seasons change so can our mood or outlook, or even… South Korean men’s skin. A new study by the Inha University College of Medicine claims the factors that...

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.

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...

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...

Beiersdorf sees continued sales growth for 2014 in tough times

15-Jan-2015 - Nivea skin care maker Beiersdorf has, like many, experienced a tough time in a tough financial climate, but it has still continued its profitable growth plan having seen growth in 2014.

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...

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Millennial generation engage more and they want to prevent ageing

06-Jan-2015 - The growing influence from the millennial generation means that beauty care players need to ensure they are engaging people to deliver a unique experience. With this in mind, spoke...

Brits worried about skin care but are not doing much about it

06-Jan-2015 - It appears that UK consumers are concerned about skin ageing, but this is not reflected in their behaviour as few have adopted a daily routine; and this could be down...

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.

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