The understanding of how blue light affects skin health is being hampered by lack of standardised research methods, including the use of different sources of blue light and measurements of its biological effects, according to a new review funded by Johnson...
Innovation in cosmetic ingredients targeting the skin microbiome is surging, but the ultimate dream is to be able to incorporate beneficial live bacteria into formulations, says a principal scientist at L’Oréal Research & Innovation.
Two lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains found in fermented Malaysian tapioca have shown antimicrobial properties for the prevention of periodontal disease, characterised by inflamed and progressively receding gingival tissue.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from August 2022 shows interest in why consumers take collagen supplements, Colgate-Palmolive’s patent on an AI oral health care device, WGSN research on consumer thinking around preservatives, and...
International beauty major L’Oréal has developed a tinted cosmetic sunscreen formulation with UVA and UVB protection suitable for dark phototypes five and six, plugging an important market gap, it says.
International skin care major Beiersdorf has reported a net profit surge for the first half (H1) of 2022, with its flagship Nivea brand performing especially well worldwide and great successes reported in sun care and Latin America for the broader business.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has created huge waves of change in consumer thinking, with hygiene, finance and science now the sharp focus in beauty, potentially spelling the end of preservative fears and the free-from movement, says WGSN.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from July 2022 shows interest in Unilever’s take on the skin microbiome, WGSN’s trend predictions for skinimalism, L’Oréal’s AR makeup app and the future of the beauty metaverse.
Women globally now prioritise looking healthy over looking young and the majority say their confidence is improving with age, highlighting the need to shift beauty narratives around ageing, say Avon execs.
Embracing ageing and helping consumers adopt a positive approach to getting older are keys for beauty and cosmetics brands to alleviate the pressure on consumers to look youthful, according to a leading expert.
Personal care major Unilever plans to develop more targeted microbiome products in scalp, oral and underarm care using its lipid precursor technology, designed to stimulate natural ceramide production and improve skin quality and hydration.
Two senior leaders from probiotics heavyweights H&H Group, the owner of Swisse and Biostime among others, will be revealing the latest market trends and scientific developments in microbiome nutrition at our forthcoming Growth Asia Summit in Singapore.
Unilever says it is heavily committed to deepening understanding and advancing product development in the fast-moving skin microbiome space, particularly around opportunities in prebiotics and mass accessibility.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from June 2022 shows interest in Colgate-Palmolive’s strategy to continue premium oral care innovation, scientific findings on sugar beet to balance skin microbiota and big-brand patents from Unilever...
French conscious beauty brand Nailmatic has evolved far beyond its nail polish roots in the last decade, edging into temporary tattoo pens and most recently bath bombs for kids, as fun-care takes on new meaning and importance.
Personal care major Unilever has filed a patent on a method to induce the natural secretion of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) on the human body – enforcing immunity of the skin, scalp and oral cavity it claims.
Italian and French researchers have identified that short-chain fructo-oligosaccharides (scFOS) in sugar beet have a positive impact on skin microbiota by restricting the opportunity for pathogen development and encouraging beneficial bacteria growth.
The beauty industry has waded through a tough two years but come out stronger and more resilient as it edges deeper into a very different consumer landscape, says the executive editor of market insights firm Beautystreams.