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Beauty Forward 2024: Meet the US Discussion Panel

Beauty Forward 2024: Meet the US Discussion Panel

By Cassandra Stern

Our CosmeticsDesign North America panel will discuss the profile of the next generation of US beauty consumers and includes the VP of Beauty Thought Leadership from NIQ, Head of Global Supply Chain Resources for the Independent Business Association, CEO...

Skin redness or erythema is a common side effect of the skin condition rosacea (Image:Getty)

3 breakthroughs that could treat skin redness

By Kirsty Doolan

Skin erythema – AKA skin redness or skin flushing – is a common complaint from people who suffer from rosacea and acne among other skin conditions, but can also be caused by sun exposure and allergies. We’ve rounded up three recent innovations in this...

Beauty Forward 2024 Europe speakers…

Meet the Beauty Forward 2024 Europe speakers…

By Kirsty Doolan

On Tuesday 30th January at 2.30pm (GMT)/3.30pm (CET), we will air a two-hour broadcast dedicated to uncovering the mindset and values of the ‘next generation consumer’. As we unveil beauty industry trends for 2024 and beyond, we’ll put a special focus...

Use of plant milking technology is set to be a big trend for the cosmetics industry this year (Image: Clariant)

What you need to know about plant milking for cosmetic ingredients

By Plant milking: what you need to know

Plant milking was pioneered over 15 years ago by French biotech company Plant Advanced Technologies and it’s back on the agenda this year, as the pressure is on to find more sustainable ways to work with plant-based beauty ingredients.

Givaudan said PrimalHyal™ 50 Life has “totally reinvented the production method for low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid”

Givaudan reveals precision fermentation hyaluronic acid breakthrough

By Kirsty Doolan

The Swiss manufacturer said it has completely “reinvented its fermentation process for low molecular weight hyaluronic acid” for a more sustainable and affordable product. Plus, it revealed that more ingredients around precision fermentation and the reinvention...

Spotlight on ‘stress-relief’ beauty

Spotlight on ‘stress-relief’ beauty

By Kirsty Doolan

Neurocosmetics, psychodermatology, or stress-relief beauty. Whatever you want to call it, there is an uprising of new brands and ingredients that are aiming to help people battle the stress epidemic via their beauty and personal care routines.

Free Webinar: Beauty from Within 2023

Free Webinar: Beauty from Within 2023

By Cassandra Stern

Beauty-from-within supplements are a growing category in the beauty and personal care industries – but what information do formulators really need to know to make the best decisions for consumers? In this webinar, our panelists dive deep into the research...

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Special Edition - Bright Beauty: Fun, Joy and Colour Across Cosmetics, Hair Care and Body Care

Facials induce brain relaxation and spark positive emotions: Study

By Kacey Culliney

A one-hour skin care facial can induce celebral, cardiac, respiratory and muscular relaxation and drive positive emotions, thus improving overall wellbeing, say researchers.

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Cork extracts improve antioxidant function in cosmetic formulations

By Olivia DeSmit

In an effort to study more sustainable ingredient options to stabilize and improve antioxidant cosmetic formulations, Portuguese researchers examined the 'usefulness of cork extracts in the cosmetic industry' for wider application by manufacturers...

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Mesoporous silica may increase SPF of titanium dioxide

By Olivia DeSmit

In an effort to provide consumers with greater photoprotection for the UV sensitive lip area, researchers have recently published encouraging findings regarding the formulation of different lipsticks with protective sunscreen ingredient additives.