Use of blue biotechnology in beauty continues to gain ground, but the concept remains complex for consumers and needs to be better defined before it reaches its true potential, say scientific and innovation specialists.
Supplements containing colourless carotenoids offer promise as a dietary intervention for photoprotection and wider skin health at a time when consumers are increasingly turning to inside-out strategies, finds a review.
Research on alternative actives for deodorants and antiperspirants is building, but efficacy testing is limiting advances and most successes in the category remain based on ingredients introduced more than 50 years ago, say researchers.
Portuguese researchers determined these extracts, which are readily available agro-industrial by-products, have significant potential to become valuable bioactive ingredients for cosmetic and personal beauty care products with added SPF protection.
Reading scientific study reports is part and parcel of working in this industry but many have not come from a scientific background, making it difficult to confidently read reports and critically analyse how robust and impactful findings really are. This...
Special Edition: Inside-Out Beauty – Science And Product Innovation
The investment into tools that empower consumer education regarding ingredient transparency should remain a primary priority for manufacturers and suppliers to the cosmetics and personal care industries looking to maintain competitive in 2023, says BASF.
International personal care major Colgate-Palmolive has developed an active stannous, fluoride and potassium translucent charcoal toothpaste that offers protection from caries, erosion and hypersensitivity.
Scientific knowledge on the bioactivity of organic biomass extracts and agri-food waste has fast advanced in recent years, highlighting potential for the development of topicals targeting skin photoageing, say researchers.
Postbiotics are increasingly seen as an ideal focus for innovators in the world of microbiome modulation but hurdles are created by the lack of use of the word, by both consumers and the industry itself, according to industry experts at Probiota.
Researchers have concluded that vitamin E offers potential as an alternative treatment for chronic insomnia disorder in postmenopausal women as new data suggests it can improve sleep quality, thereby reducing sedative drug use.
Issues with shelf stability, consumer education, and research gaps have been addressed through the testing and commercialization of a new lactic acid probiotic topical, according to study author Søren Kjærulff, Ph.D., CSO.
Berry researchers from around the world gathered last week at the 9th Biennial Berry Health Benefits Symposium in Tampa, FL to take a deep dive along the metabolic pathways in search of the microbes and metabolites that contribute to human health.
As beauty continues its shift away from animal-based ingredients to plant-based, it’s going to be worthwhile diving much deeper into biotechnology for more sustainable, sophisticated, efficient and innovative formulas, says the CEO of US biology startup...
The use of natural polysaccharides in skin care products could provide better functional benefits than synthetic ingredients, but further studies are needed before large-scale commercial application is possible, say researchers.
Eurocentric beauty standards encourage use of potentially harmful chemical straighteners and skin lighteners, says researchers at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health in partnership with WE ACT for Environmental Justice.
A team of dermatology researchers from L’Oréal’s La Roche-Posay brand have identified an unexpected relationship between the skin microbiome and wound healing, suggesting this presents opportunities for new therapeutic therapies.
Nutritional screening and assessments to diagnose, treat, and prevent all types of malnutrition should be carried out before surgery to obtain the best results from cosmetic procedures, according to a recent review.
Researchers must strengthen lab models and overcome long-standing scientific bias and reliance on Euro-centric data if industry is to advance skin pigmentation knowledge, says a leading dermatology professor.
Chinese herbs containing anti-inflammatory, anti-allergy, itch-relieving and immunoregulating benefits can reduce symptoms and the recurrence of atopic dermatitis, without the side effects associated with conventional treatment methods, say researchers....
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.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from December 2022 shows interest in Unilever’s patent on a two-step SPF method, a deep-dive interview with Weleda’s R&D chief and insight on biotech promise in collagen.
US biofabrication specialist Modern Meadow has developed a recombinant protein inspired by Collagen type III from yeast, offering the beauty industry a more sustainable alternative to traditional animal-sourced collagens, its VP of R&D says.
A flurry of patents were filed in 2022 from industry heavyweights, including L’Oréal, Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive and Shiseido. Here, CosmeticsDesign-Europe rounds up our coverage of the year’s patent-worthy innovations.
Higher costs and lack of supplier alignment are the core issues slowing uptake of green materials, ingredients and processes amongst beauty and personal care manufacturers and brands, say specialist suppliers.