A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from May 2021 shows interest in the fragrance potential of essential oils, Unilever’s patent-pending vegan replacement for carmine red and research from Beiersdorf and Norway dismissing digital blue...
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The cosmetics industry has significantly advanced in active ingredients and skin delivery systems over recent decades, but international standards and regulations are required as novel technologies continue to evolve, say researchers.
Artificial blue light from digital devices does not damage skin because the levels emitted during use are not enough to trigger harmful effects, says Beiersdorf – claims matched by a recent study from Norway.
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Essential oils have seen a revival in cosmetics over the past few years and will continue to surge, appreciated for their ability to impart a wide range of natural, unique and pleasant fragrances but also pack a bioactive punch, says a review.
Oral supplementation with a standardized extract from French pine bark may help the skin retain moisture, elasticity and barrier function, says a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study with Han Chinese working outdoors in Beijing.