Norway’s food safety agency is asking industry for information about caffeine concentrations found in cosmetics and Personal Care Products (PCP) in a risk assessment to determine safe levels of caffeine exposure.
Global flavour and fragrance major Givaudan has completed the acquisition of Italian botanical specialist Indena and announced plans to acquire French biotech firm Alderys – all part of a wider drive to strengthen active beauty capabilities.
Consumer interest in topical probiotic cosmetics is rising, presenting opportunity to target niche skin conditions and push hard science before establishing relevance in the wider wellness market, an expert says.
French beauty supplement firm D+ For Care has launched a mouth spray to aid sleep and has a flurry of holistic wellbeing innovation primed for 2020 – the year nutricosmetics could really take off, its founder says.
Marine-derived collagen continues to gain significant scientific attention, given its sustainable and versatile attributes, but interest for use beyond topical cosmetics is bubbling fast, say researchers.
Cosmetics Consultants Europe (CCE) and Germany’s RWTH International Academy are launching a cosmetic product safety assessment training course next month covering a range of topics including EU regulation, toxicology and animal testing.
Certain Latin American plants listed in the European Commission’s cosmetic ingredient database CosIng are rich in antioxidants or have protective properties, presenting promise for beauty innovation, say researchers.
American CBD specialist Medterra will further expand presence in Europe with the launch of several beauty and skin care products this year, delving deeper into a space it sees significant opportunity in.
Conscious consumerism is here to stay and as the fast-paced clean and ethical beauty trend takes its grip, industry needs to start delivering on all fronts – overcoming lab and regulatory hurdles along the way.
The tremendous rise of CBD beauty is continuing to fire up, fuelled by indie and skin care innovation, but weed washing and big brand resistance remain key hurdles to growth, according to Prohibition Partners.
Givaudan Active Beauty has developed face mask formulas that it says tap into the specific needs of Generation Z – a rising demographic that associate beauty with confidence, self-expression and naturalness.
Beauty biotechnology will gain importance in the coming years, driven by environmental concerns and limited natural resources, but industry will have to work hard at creating positive consumer perceptions, says Royal DSM.
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German pharmaceutical major Merck will launch a powdered cornflower extract next year that reduces skin inflammation and supports ‘skin calming’ and ‘skin defence’ claims for cosmetics products in Europe.
Cannabis beauty will soar over the next five years as major players integrate the plant’s active extracts into portfolios, and skin care will contribute to most of this growth, says Euromonitor International.
The agricultural processing company has completed a clinical study, recently accepted for publication in the international peer-reviewed journal Acta Dermato-Venereologica (which covers the fields of dermatology and venereology) that shows ingestible...
Human skin microbiology specialist Labskin has built an artificial intelligence (AI) psoriasis skin model that enables cosmetic firms to test and bring to market products targeting this skin condition.
Navigating the European Union’s regulatory landscape on cannabidiol (CBD) in beauty is not straightforward, but industry must understand regulations in place as inspections are set to increase, says an expert.
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