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Cosmetics Design's skin care event - what to expect!

Skincare Ingredients Special

Cosmetics Design's skin care event - what to expect!

By Michelle Yeomans

On June 24th, the fifth edition of Cosmetics Design's Skin Care Ingredients event will go live! Here, we give you a sneak peek into what attendees can expect from the expert discussions that will be featured in the conference programme.

UK scientists discover how to make soap from bacteria

UK scientists discover how to make soap from bacteria

By Michelle Yeomans

Scientists at TeeGene Biotech, an arm of Middlesbrough University, have developed unique strains of bacteria which produce biosurfactants, which act like soap and help to emulsify different liquids.

'Gluten free' increasingly important to cosmetics consumers

'Gluten free' increasingly important to cosmetics consumers

By Michelle Yeomans

With the beauty industry’s ‘free-from’ trend on the rise globally, brands are now scrambling to cater to the rise of 'gluten-free', which has made its' way into colour cosmetics and skin care counters.

How sustainable is the EU's production scheme?

How sustainable is the EU's production scheme?

By Michelle Yeomans

How much is Europe investing in the bioeconomy today, and just what state are those sectors in? The scientific and technical arm of the EC now has a dedicated website to regularly assess progress in this area.

Argan oil boosting Morocco’s economy

Argan oil boosting Morocco’s economy

By Lucy Whitehouse

With Argan oil a key ingredient in many products in the continually growing natural cosmetics segment, Morocco’s economy is enjoying a boost from strong sales of the raw ingredient.

European masterclass to focus on green formulations

European masterclass to focus on green formulations

By Michelle Yeomans

Following on from the success of the first ever US version last year, a new masterclass organised by Organic Monitor aims to promote the use of green ingredients in personal care applications.

Naturex talks investment in purification technologies

Naturex talks investment in purification technologies

By Michelle Yeomans

On giving Cosmetics Design a preview of its newest portfolio 'NATpurity', we sat down with Naturex to discuss the brand’s investment in upgrading its' expertise through technologies at its France based facility.

Mummy preservation inspires Irish peat-based skin care line

Mummy preservation inspires Irish peat-based skin care line

By Michelle Yeomans

Following a US study revealing bogs in County Offaly, Ireland, to have the highest organic matter of all bogs worldwide, premium skin care brand Ógra is capitalising on Irish peat, with the first full line to feature the rejuvenating material. 

UEBT set to launch 6th annual ‘Biodiversity Barometer’

UEBT set to launch 6th annual ‘Biodiversity Barometer’

By Lucy Whitehouse

The Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) has announced it will launch this year’s Biodiversity Barometer in April, promising insights on the growing consumer demand for beauty brands to show evidence of biodiversity responsibility.  

Symrise moves towards sustainability with vanilla partnership

Symrise moves towards sustainability with vanilla partnership

In a move which confirms its intent to improve sustainability, Unilever’s supplier Symrise has announced a partnership which aims to improve the livelihoods of its vanilla producers with German development corporation, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale...

Bioactive peptide to treat ageing from within

Bioactive peptide to treat ageing from within

By Michelle Yeomans

Following a study by scientists at the University of Kiel on the effect of bioactive collagen peptides (BCP), Gelita AG has developed an active for BFW products, that it says will reduce wrinkles from the inside out.

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