Use of blue biotechnology in beauty continues to gain ground, but the concept remains complex for consumers and needs to be better defined before it reaches its true potential, say scientific and innovation specialists.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from February 2023 shows interest in legislation around PFAs and microplastics, animal-free safety testing and predictions on hair care and biotech promise.
As beauty continues its shift away from animal-based ingredients to plant-based, it’s going to be worthwhile diving much deeper into biotechnology for more sustainable, sophisticated, efficient and innovative formulas, says the CEO of US biology startup...
US biofabrication specialist Modern Meadow has developed a recombinant protein inspired by Collagen type III from yeast, offering the beauty industry a more sustainable alternative to traditional animal-sourced collagens, its VP of R&D says.
The beauty industry has waded through a tough two years but come out stronger and more resilient as it edges deeper into a very different consumer landscape, says the executive editor of market insights firm Beautystreams.
Natura &Co’s The Body Shop will heavily invest in regenerative business innovation over the next decade, including advanced use of biotech and carbon capture, its head of innovation and sustainability R&D says.
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...
European Union (EU) marine research consortium Marisurf has released findings from its five-year project, identifying marine microbes as an important means to develop bio-based replacements for surfactants and emulsifiers in personal care, food and pharmaceutical...
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.
Use of white biotechnology to improve essential oils and natural extracts in fragrances continues to evolve as industry looks to plug increasing demand for sustainable ingredients, finds a mini review.
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...
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.
The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has accelerated and morphed consumer trends, catapulting safety and hygiene to the fore and increasing the relevance of blockchain and biotech in beauty, says a trends expert.
This month, the marine ingredient startup announced the opening of a production plant that uses leading-edge photobioreactor technology to produce microalgae at the scale and quality needed for industrial use.
Global flavour and fragrance major Givaudan has completed the acquisition of Italian botanical specialist Indena and announced plans to acquire French biotech firm Alderys – all part of a wider drive to strengthen active beauty capabilities.
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.
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.
Beauty biotechnology will gain importance in the coming years, driven by environmental concerns and limited natural resources, but industry will have to work hard at creating positive consumer perceptions, says Royal DSM.
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.
Special Edition: Biotechnology for Natural Formulation
Biotechnology has been heralded as a less costly, more efficient means of producing a range of active ingredients for beauty and personal care, but perhaps the biggest advantage is the sustainability factor.