University lecturer Dr Mahiran Basri has been recognised for her work in successfully diversifying the use of oils and fats which resulted in an innovation formulated through nanotechnology that is beneficial to cosmetics, and in particular skin care.
Scientists have found that if gold nanoparticles are synthesized with the latex of a native South American plant, then it can enhance the sun protection factor of sunscreens and offer a potent alternative to titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.
As European legislation remains a challenge for the cosmetics industry, LICARA guidelines are geared towards helping to weigh up the pros and cons and assess the risks of using nanomaterials in products.
According to a government report, the number of declarations for the French nanomaterials register tripled in its second year of implementation, as formulators and distributors increase their notifications.
Scientists in the UK have identified key characteristics that enhance a nanoparticle’s ability to penetrate skin which could have implications in the delivery of drugs, as well as in skin care to treat certain conditions and restrict cosmetics ingredient...
At the Cosmetics Europe General Assembly, the EC’s deputy director general for consumers urged the industry to think about how nanotechnology is being presented to the consumer that already perceives nanomaterials as ‘inherently problematic’.
As part of ongoing talks between the US and the EU thrashing out the details of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, the European Commission has released a position paper on cosmetics, which outlines the continent’s hope for greater...