Melanin

Topical treatment offers safer tanning

Topical treatment offers safer tanning

By Simon Pitman

Scientists at the Harvard Medical School say they have developed a way of increasing skin pigmentation in levels using a topically applied compound.

The continued rise of multicultural beauty in 2016

The continued rise of multicultural beauty in 2016

By Lucy Whitehouse

Diversity continues to be a key focus for the beauty industry, as brands big and small increasingly look to cater to a multicultural consumer base. We consider how this evolved throughout 2016.

(Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University)

Scientists develop understanding of skin response to UV light

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Scientists have strengthened their understanding of how skin cells sense and react to ultraviolet light and protect themselves with melanin; which has implications for skin care products and leave-on treatments for exposure.

Bio-fractions of peas, rice and yeast all hold anti-ageing capabilities

Bio-fractions of peas, rice and yeast all hold anti-ageing capabilities

By Andrew McDougall

Science is always exploring new ways to stem the tide of visible ageing, and the industry is always open to developing the next generation of alternative ingredients, which has led industry experts to explore the properties of bio-fractions of pea, rice-bran...

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