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Applying green principles to beauty NPD, especially in the area of preservatives, will be key in driving forward circularity [Getty Images]

Special Edition: CIRCULAR BEAUTY – SUSTAINABLE SOURCING, GREEN CHEMISTRY AND ECO-DESIGN

Green chemistry can ‘future proof’ cosmetics: Expert

By Kacey Culliney

Green chemistry takes industry from linear to circular thinking, representing the future of truly sustainable innovation, particularly when creating new blends for preservation, an expert says.

NutraCast: “biological age” vs. chronological age

NutraCast: “biological age” vs. chronological age

By Danielle Masterson

We all know our age. But how old does our body think it is? One test looks at “biological age” vs. chronological age and Terrain Health is just one of a dozen approved companies in the nation offering a biomarker-based evaluation called Agebio, a test...

Nanoparticles made from fishery by-product and plant biomass could be used to make emulsions targeting skin ageing from stress and environmental pollution [Getty Images]

Special Edition: CIRCULAR BEAUTY – SUSTAINABLE SOURCING, GREEN CHEMISTRY AND ECO-DESIGN

Zero-waste nanoparticle innovation offers green beauty promise: Review

By Kacey Culliney

Nanoparticles made using natural polymers and ingredients from waste materials offer the cosmetics industry great promise in developing active beauty products for skin health that align with green economy goals, say researchers.

A closer understanding on the interplay between host defence strategies and skin microbiota will be helped by emerging research technologies [Getty Images]

Special Edition: Advances in the Skin Microbiome - Ingredients innovation and Science

Emerging tech to drive ‘new levels’ of host-microbiota interaction research

By Kacey Culliney

Industry will deepen understanding further on the interplay between the microbiota and its host thanks to emerging technologies like single-cell research and in vivo imaging techniques, say researchers.

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Switching diet promotes healthy skin and joints, say scientists

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

A study, carried out by researchers at the University of California, found that simple changes in diet can have significant effects on skin disease, such as psoriasis - a chronic skin condition triggered by an overactive immune system that attacks healthy...

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Why hyaluronic acid is an “essential ingredient in skin care today”

By Natasha Spencer

With hyaluronic acid tipped to be a potential driving force in the upcoming beauty biotech revolution, we explore Croma Pharma’s 25-year use of the skin care ingredient and how it is still at the forefront of innovation as the brand launches its latest...

The at-home kit builds on existing inventions by Unilever and uses a film and light source for simpler and efficient teeth whitening [Getty Images]

Special Edition: Beauty Tech - Advances in biotech, personalisation and usability

Unilever files patent for at-home ‘user friendly’ teeth whitening kit

By Kacey Culliney

Personal care major Unilever has developed a whitening kit for teeth that combines a film containing a photosensitiser and an actinic light source for simple and efficient use at home.

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