Five things you need to know from the industry this week: 13 January 2017

By Lucy Whitehouse contact

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Five things you need to know from the industry this week: 13 January 2017

Related tags: Cosmetics, Personal care

Our weekly roundup of the top need-to-know stories that have emerged from the beauty and personal care industry this week.

1. Common cosmetics treatment investigated: may increase risk of HIV transmission

Public Health England is investigating microdermabrasion, a popular type of facial that involves a needle roller tool, for its potential to transmit blood borne viruses. Read the full story here.

2. Top five actives of 2016

Our guest roundup from industry and formulation specialist, Belinda Carli, on last year’s top five active ingredients for beauty and personal care was one of our top stories this week. Read it here.

3. Top five functional ingredients of 2016

More interested in new functional ingredients on the market? Then check out our related roundup - also one of this week’s most popular stories. Read it here.

4. Honey: causing a buzz

Our feature on honey as the go-to ingredient when making the leap between beauty and wellness (and the ongoing interest in beauty from within) attracted a bit of buzz. Find it here.

5. French officials uncover huge counterfeit cosmetics operation within France

Described as ‘exceptional and unprecedented’, an operation that had been supplying skin care to French pharmacies has been uncovered. Read the report here.

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