Bee venom and other bee-derived ingredients may hold promise as skin care actives to target smoothness, nourishment and brightness, though commercialisation would require careful attention given allergenicity concerns, say researchers.
Bioactive compounds extracted from olive oil production waste offer great promise for active cosmetic development, though further research and investment must be made to ensure processing was conducted sustainably, a review says.
Consumer interest is turning more towards natural and sustainable ingredients, and while plant extracts are a good potential avenue to satisfy that trend, more research is needed to effectively implement natural antioxidants.
Botanical green tea extracts can protect hair from ultraviolet (UV) damage by reducing the formation of certain protein biomarkers, though efficacy is linked to antioxidant levels of the extract, finds a P&G funded study.
Blue light exposure has risen in importance as consumers spend more time on laptops and mobile phones during COVID-19 lockdowns and working-from-home models, and so the beauty industry must ramp-up education on potential risks, says Unilever’s global...
Researchers have developed a nanotechnology-based formula that activates the body's natural defence against free radicals and could control a variety of skin pathologies and disorders, such as over exposure to UV rays and inflammatory conditions.
Biotech firm Deinove announces that is making major progress in its carotenoids project developing five new molecules that can be used in cosmetics, among other applications, as it looks to maximise on natural market demand.
Ingredient supplier Lipotec has announced its latest functional ingredient, Pollushield, which targets skin protection from urban pollution by helping to prevent the accumulation of pollution particles in the epidermis.
Research from across the pond has shown how resveratrol works to inhibit growth of the bacteria that causes acne and can also be combined with benzoyl peroxide, a common acne medicine, to enhance the drug's ability to kill the bacteria.
Spanish scientists have concluded that a combination of vitamins C and E, when applied topically, show photo-protection activity against erythema due to their high absorption properties, and could aid in preventing sunburn.
Oleos has carried out an eco-extraction process on waxes, vitamins, acids and unsaponifiable matter from Propolis, a resinous substance harvested by bees that contains anti-ageing and anti-wrinkle properties.
Taking antioxidant oral supplements can help enhance the skin’s natural protective properties as well as having beautifying properties, according to Lycored’s wellness and cosmetics director David Djerassi.
The antioxidant properties of green tea have lead many researchers to investigate its potential as an anti-aging ingredient, both for topical application and as a supplement. However, a new study suggests this might not be the miracle extract the world...