Formulation & Science

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10 beauty technology innovations to watch

By Kirsty Doolan

The technology available to serve the beauty and personal care industry is changing at lightening speed. We’ve rounded up some of the most innovative gamechangers – whether they are disrupting the product development process, overhauling ingredients testing,...

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New hypochlorous ingredient provides gentle and effective cleansing

By Olivia DeSmit

Clinisoothe+, a newly launched skin purifying formulation with hypochlorous acid, promises effective results. The formula, discovered by researchers at Clinical Health Technologies, includes sodium hypochlorite converted into high-purity hypochlorous.

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Antimicrobial enzyme first step in replacing petrochemicals: Q&A

By Olivia DeSmit

Curie Co, an industrial biotech company, is on a mission to replace petrochemicals with biomaterials that are affordable and effective. The first step of that is the launch of an antimicrobial enzyme, which functions as a catalytic preservative. It’s...

The oral microbiome balance has been shown to affect physical and mental health

Oral microbiome: the key to better health?

By Kirsty Doolan

Numerous studies show that the oral microbiome impacts our systematic health, which means there may be new opportunities for personal care products designed to improve health and wellness.

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Retinol with no BHA and BHT fills consumer 'well-aging' demand

By Olivia DeSmit

BASF launched a new grade of retinol, Retinol 50, that complies with industry clean lists and fits current consumer needs. The product has a high active load of about 50% retinol, similar to other retinol offerings, but without harmful ingredients BHA...