Protection and Microbiome

Skin redness or erythema is a common side effect of the skin condition rosacea (Image:Getty)

3 breakthroughs that could treat skin redness

By Kirsty Doolan

Skin erythema – AKA skin redness or skin flushing – is a common complaint from people who suffer from rosacea and acne among other skin conditions, but can also be caused by sun exposure and allergies. We’ve rounded up three recent innovations in this...

Beauty Forward 2024 Europe speakers…

Meet the Beauty Forward 2024 Europe speakers…

By Kirsty Doolan

On Tuesday 30th January at 2.30pm (GMT)/3.30pm (CET), we will air a two-hour broadcast dedicated to uncovering the mindset and values of the ‘next generation consumer’. As we unveil beauty industry trends for 2024 and beyond, we’ll put a special focus...

Microbiome-related claims are just one of the drivers for the oral care category (Image: Getty)

What’s driving the oral care category now?

By Kirsty Doolan

The focus on holistic wellness in recent years has boosted the oral care market, as more people realise the link between maintaining oral hygiene and having better general health. We explore what else is driving the category as we venture into 2024…

The oral microbiome balance has been shown to affect physical and mental health

Oral microbiome: the key to better health?

By Kirsty Doolan

Numerous studies show that the oral microbiome impacts our systematic health, which means there may be new opportunities for personal care products designed to improve health and wellness.

Until the age of three a child's skin microbiome is very different to that of an adult (Image: Getty)

Certifying 'microbiome-safe' baby skin care

By Kirsty Doolan

We spoke to the CEO of MyMicrobiome about the criteria to give a 'seal of approval' to microbiome-friendly products and the importance of analysing baby skin care differently to adult skin.

Phillip and Dee-Ann Prather speak with Aboriginal Elder Aunty Gwen and Reconciliation Advisor Paula Coghill, both of the Bundjalung Nation

Ancient ingredient revival: tea tree oil

By Kirsty Doolan

We spoke to COO at Down Under Enterprises and Chair of the Australian Tea Tree Industry Association, Phillip Prather, about the latest developments for this ancient ingredient, which was discovered by the indigenous Bundjalung people.

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KOSE's Mixed Reality technology projects makeup onto the consumer as a new form of cosmetics trial

3 scientific innovations in cosmetics personalisation: IFSCC exclusive

By Kirsty Doolan

This week, the 33rd IFSCC (International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists) Congress kicked off in Barcelona to welcome top cosmetic scientists from across the globe. CosmeticsDesign-Europe attended the event to report on the latest industry...

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Q&A: Expert talks postbiotic innovation in Probiotical’s Skinbac tech

By Cassandra Stern

Following his seminar at In-Cosmetics Global, CosmeticsDesign spoke with Anthony Almada, President & CSO of IMAGINutrition, Inc., to discuss his insights into the use of postbiotics in cosmetic formulations and Probiotical’s innovative Skinbac technology.

Skin care facials offer both physiological and psychological benefits - two cardinal components of hedonic wellbeing [Getty Images]

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Facials induce brain relaxation and spark positive emotions: Study

By Kacey Culliney

A one-hour skin care facial can induce celebral, cardiac, respiratory and muscular relaxation and drive positive emotions, thus improving overall wellbeing, say researchers.

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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.