All news articles for January 2023

Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAs), largely used in non-stick and water-resistant items like cookware and clothing, but also found in beauty and personal care products, were being increasingly detected as environmental pollutants in groundwater and soil [Getty Images]

Five EU national authorities call for PFAs ban under REACH

By Kacey Culliney

Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden have submitted a proposal to the European Chemicals Agency ECHA calling for a restriction on perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs) under the EU’s chemicals regulation REACH.

The lipstick formula can be made with or without colouring agents, ultimately being offered to consumers in kit-form [Getty Images]

L’Oréal files patent on vegan lipstick

By Kacey Culliney

International beauty major L’Oréal has developed a lipstick formula that can be made with minimal or zero animal-derived ingredients and beeswax, suggesting it could be used to offer coloured and non-coloured combined lip care kits.

Active ingredients can give makeup a 'skin care makeover' and tap into a range of important consumer trends [Getty Images]

Special Edition: Active Beauty - Vitamins, Minerals and Plant Power

Vitamin-infused makeup: A blooming path out of the COVID slump?

By Kacey Culliney

Three years ago, the makeup category fell out of focus as consumers prioritised skin care during the COVID-19 pandemic – a shift that has largely stuck, offering clear opportunities for skincare-infused colour cosmetic innovation, says a trend expert.

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid offers many skin health benefits when incorporated into topical formulations, from UV damage protection to collagen maintenance [Getty Images]

Special Edition: ACTIVE BEAUTY – VITAMINS, MINERALS AND PLANT POWER

The topical promise of vitamin C for skin health: Review

By Kacey Culliney

Topical cosmetic application of vitamin C is more effective than oral supplementation when targeting skin health, but challenges remain around stability and absorption, finds a review.

Campomanesia leaves are just one plant extract identified as offering UV protective properties because of an array of active constituents in this part of the plant [Getty Images]

Special Edition: Active Beauty – Vitamins, Minerals And Plant Power

Botanicals ‘likely to be the future of sunscreens’ – Review

By Kacey Culliney

Natural plant extracts will continue to garner interest in the sunscreen category because of the multitude of active and functional properties they offer to a formulation, in addition to UV protection, say researchers.

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