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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...

Until the age of three a child's skin microbiome is very different to that of an adult (Image: Getty)

Certifying 'microbiome-safe' baby skin care

By Kirsty Doolan

We spoke to the CEO of MyMicrobiome about the criteria to give a 'seal of approval' to microbiome-friendly products and the importance of analysing baby skin care differently to adult skin.

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How AI software is helping DTC beauty brands to shine

By Cassandra Stern & Simon Pitman

As the Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) beauty market continues to carve out a bigger share of the retail landscape, using the right tools to fine tune digital retail platforms has become make or break.