We spoke to Symrise’s Director of Microbiology Research, Steffen Nordzieke, about the company's latest research in the microbiome of underarm sweat, which he unveiled at last week’s IFSCC conference in Barcelona.
Research on alternative actives for deodorants and antiperspirants is building, but efficacy testing is limiting advances and most successes in the category remain based on ingredients introduced more than 50 years ago, say researchers.
Sustainable indie deo brand Wild Cosmetics has secured a flurry of major retail listings in the UK – a move it says will help refills reach new consumers and widen sustainability awareness and engagement.
Personal care major Unilever has developed an antiperspirant formula without traditional metal-based actives like aluminium, offering an active alternative thanks to a blend of film forming polymers, solvents and plasticizers.
The compound 2-butyloctanol shows potential prebiotic activity by promoting skin friendly bacteria in human armpits, while also inhibiting the growth of odor-causing bacteria, says a new study from Colgate-Palmolive.
Unilever has had a telling off from the Advertising Standards Authority after rival Beiersdorf claimed that advertising for its Sure antiperspirant made claims that it was more superior to the German firm’s Nivea deodorant.
Colgate-Palmolive has been plunged into deep advertising water after deodorant rival Unilever complained to the Advertising Standards Authority that adverts for its new Sanex Bioresponse antiperspirants made misleading claims.
The personal care trade association Cosmetics Europe has welcomed the Commission's independent Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) draft Opinion on the safety of aluminium in cosmetic products.
'Quillaja saponaria', an active extracted from the soapbark tree, has until now, been mainly sourced for use in the food industry. Here, Cosmetics Design speaks with Luigi Rigano, consultant at Pera Ingredients, about how this unusual extract...
Procter & Gamble has sold its Sure deodorant brand to the
privately held Innovative Brands LLC for an undisclosed sum, as it
continues to concentrate on its two gender-specific deodorant
brands Old Spice for men and Secrets for...
Following another scientific study that alleges links between
aluminum salts in deodorants and breast cancer, the Cosmetic,
Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTFA) has aired its concern
that the findings might cause unnecessary...