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.
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.
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.
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.