Cell culture biotech startup Avant has launched a multifunctional protein for the active beauty market made from cultivated fish cells – an ingredient it says will carve out an entirely new segment in anti-ageing and protective skin care.
By Belinda Carli, director for the Institute of Personal Care Science
Biomimetics now plays a key part in cosmetic formulation, but what is true biomimetic activity and what to look for when determining biomimetic efficacy? And since it is about mimicking a natural process, are these materials better than synthetics?
Scientists have found that myristoleic acid, an active compound in Malva verticillata seeds, can activate Wnt reporter activity and increase cell proliferation in cultured human dermal papilla cells (DPC), making it a good candidate to treat hair loss.
A new study shows that the dormant phase for hair can actually be important for maintaining the cells' rejuvenating activity over time, as inhibiting a specific stem cell gene can speed up hair growth cycle, but also wear out and damage the hair...
Changes in hair density and elasticity are most likely to occur in the 40-50 year old age range and hair will most likely become more fragile at this time too as levels of the fatty acid 18-methyleicosanic acid (18-MEA) are also reduced in elder ages.
Ingredients supplier Gattefossé has obtained exclusive rights to develop and commercialize cosmetic active ingredients obtained using the NaDES technology (Natural Deep Eutectic Solvents), which fully represent green chemistry principles.
Croda is rebranding it Keramimic 2.0 ingredient to Kerestore 2.0 to better position it in the market and highlight the use and benefits of its unique biomimetic keratin, and provide a greater individual identity within the marketplace.
UC Berkeley scientists have taken proteins from nerve cells and created a biological version of a synthetic coating used in everyday liquids such as cosmetics, to keep small particles from clumping together.
The Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (acib) and the University of Graz have teamed up to develop a combination of database and search engine that can filter enzyme functions out of the thousands of protein structures used in the chemical, cosmetic...
At the in-cosmetics event in Hamburg Cosmetics Design met with Mibelle Biochemistry’s Dr Fred Zuelli, who explained the company’s new snow algae extract launched at the show, and explains how it works.
Scientists in Korea have found that the application of topical cholesterol in moisturizers could protect the skin against UV damage; however certain lipid ingredients hold the potential to aggravate damage.
Procter & Gamble today unveiled its pioneering efforts in the breakthrough field of 'Omics', suggesting it will use this tool to drive an advanced and holistic understanding of beauty and grooming needs for consumers around the world.
The efficiency of anti-ageing active dermatopoietin lies in its ability to work from the skin's surface rather than having to cross the skin barrier, according to manufacturers United Cosmeceuticals and United Technologies.