Vedix, a brand from India, is giving traditional Ayurveda formulations a modern twist by making them into new dosage formats and adding ingredients which can act synergistically with the age-old formulas.
The cosmetics industry has significantly advanced in active ingredients and skin delivery systems over recent decades, but international standards and regulations are required as novel technologies continue to evolve, say researchers.
Interest in topical and ingestible beauty products that support and even boost immunity is gaining traction, but what science can back up product developments and how much growth potential is there really in this space?
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Cannabidiol (CBD) may have stolen the limelight in cannabis beauty so far, but there are over one hundred minor cannabinoids worth studying with significant potential for future innovation, says cannabinoid specialist Treehouse Biotech.
Nutrition 21 has launched a new beauty-from-within ingredient backed by a recent clinical study that the company believes will help to further enlarge a category that after many false starts finally seems to be in a solid growth phase.
French skin microbiome beauty firm Gallinée launched its first pro, pre and postbiotic supplement last year targeting sensitive skin, and the product is now its best-selling item in France, according to company founder.
Consuming apple polyphenol (AP) supplements before UV exposure can reduce the extent of skin pigmentation, and continued consumption for the next 10 weeks can help speed up skin tone recovery, an RCT funded by Asahi Breweries has shown.
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.
Clean and ethical has taken the food and nutrition world by storm, and following hot on its heels is beauty. The movement has been flourishing in cosmetics and personal care for some time now and will soar in due course, propelled by the continued and...
The beauty world will look very different in ten years, polarised by the push and pull between nature and technology and a consumer battle between digital connection and the desire to disconnect, says Mintel.
CBD has caught the public's imagination as an ingredient offering a host of potential health benefits. But for all the hype, CBD also courts controversy. To move from a trending ingredient to an ingredient trend, the sector will need to address some...
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.