Naturals and organics

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Skin care brand Veriphy offers effective approach to unisex skin care

By Cassandra Stern

Formulated using clean plant-based ingredients and featuring hero ingredient PhytoSpherix, or phytoglycogen, Veriphy’s product collection is designed with an effective unisex approach for a wider customer appeal to address common skin concerns like fine...

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IFF features upcycled ingredients in GENENCARE lineup

By Cassandra Stern

IFF’s GENENCARE collection takes a previously low-value processing byproduct from sugar beet molasses and transforms it into four effective and sustainable active ingredients for personal care product formulation.

June Launch Pad: Hair care innovations

June Launch Pad: Hair care innovations

By Cassandra Stern

Summer is in full swing which means sweat and humidity can wreak havoc on even the best coiffed hair styles, regardless of type or length. This month, several brands have launched or are highlighting their latest and best options to keep the frizz at...

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Suppliers’ Day 2023: INDIE 360 Pavilion Tour Recap

By Cassandra Stern

CosmeticsDesign took a tour through the INDIE 360 Pavilion and learned a great deal about some of the most innovative products and ingredients featured at this year’s Suppliers’ Day show.

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Q&A: Carbonwave expands seaweed emulsifier as demand grows

By Cassandra Stern

Biotech company Carbonwave has made waves with the world’s first seaweed-derived cosmetic emulsifier, and will be expanding production facilities to better meet demand following a sizable company investment.

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May Launch Pad: Clear complexions roundup

By Cassandra Stern

Warmer weather can bring on sweat, leading to breakouts and oilier skin than the winter months. This month, several cosmetics and personal care brands are breaking out complexion-clearing product options to keep face and body skin clean and clear.

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The molecular-level benefits of cruelty-free snail slime

By Olivia DeSmit

Newly released research suggests snail slime mechanisms of action can impact cells at the molecular level, including cell viability and control of inflammatory events, which is of interest to manufacturers and suppliers seeking to formulate new cosmetic...

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Cork extracts improve antioxidant function in cosmetic formulations

By Olivia DeSmit

In an effort to study more sustainable ingredient options to stabilize and improve antioxidant cosmetic formulations, Portuguese researchers examined the 'usefulness of cork extracts in the cosmetic industry' for wider application by manufacturers...

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Lemongrass essential oil may serve as skin protectant

By Olivia DeSmit

In a recent study, researchers observed that lemongrass extract improved 'epidermal hydration' and skin 'barrier integrity' with consistent topical application, suggesting its beneficial properties as a cosmetic bioactive ingredient.

Campomanesia leaves are just one plant extract identified as offering UV protective properties because of an array of active constituents in this part of the plant [Getty Images]

Special Edition: Active Beauty – Vitamins, Minerals And Plant Power

Botanicals ‘likely to be the future of sunscreens’ – Review

By Kacey Culliney

Natural plant extracts will continue to garner interest in the sunscreen category because of the multitude of active and functional properties they offer to a formulation, in addition to UV protection, say researchers.

Weleda has created a small internal startup to build out fresh innovations across packaging and formulation [Getty Images]

Big Brand Talks – In Conversation with Today’s Beauty Leaders

Weleda R&D chief: ‘We’re trying to switch our way of innovating’

By Kacey Culliney

Swiss natural and organic beauty brand Weleda has formed a small-scale internal startup to speed up product development and market testing, presenting a very new way of working, its R&D head says.