Biotech

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Why hyaluronic acid is an “essential ingredient in skin care today”

By Natasha Spencer

With hyaluronic acid tipped to be a potential driving force in the upcoming beauty biotech revolution, we explore Croma Pharma’s 25-year use of the skin care ingredient and how it is still at the forefront of innovation as the brand launches its latest...

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L’Oréal signs licensing deal with bacterial biotech firm Micreos

By Deanna Utroske

Under the agreement announced today, the Netherlands-based bacterial technology company will give L’Oréal access to a proprietary enzyme that targets and kills staphylococcus aureus—the endolysin is already an ingredient in Micreos’ own skin care brand...

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Amyris produces CBG for skin care at commercial scale

By Deanna Utroske

Cannabinoid ingredients are increasingly popular in personal care. And with its engineered yeast and fermentation process, the biotech company Amyris is now equipped to manufacture cannabigerol, or CBG, commercially.

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Evonik has developed vegan biotech collagen

By Deanna Utroske

Right now, the specialty chemical company is positioning the technology for use in the medical and pharmaceutical sectors; but it’s altogether likely the new collagen platform will find its way into beauty as well.

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CBD skin care to get a boost from Amyris technologies

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty ingredient maker has announced recent advances in fermentation technology and posted new research data online that shows the advantages of formulating CBD skin care with the company’s biotech Neossance Squalane.

Biotech ingredients are made by microbes, often bacteria or yeast or algae that have undergone DNA editing.

Special Edition: Biotechnology for Natural Formulation

Has biotech made more natural beauty ingredients available?

By Deanna Utroske

Here, Cosmetics Design looks at a selection of ingredients, made possible through biotechnology, that have come to market in recent years and how those new inputs figure into the natural and green beauty movements.

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Special Edition: In-Cosmetics North America

Mibelle launches anti-aging remedy for the sleep deprived

By Deanna Utroske

At this week’s in-cosmetics North America trade show in New York City, the beauty biotech company is showcasing IceAwake, a biotech ingredient made available by glacial melt.

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