Personal care major Unilever has filed a patent on a method to induce the natural secretion of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) on the human body – enforcing immunity of the skin, scalp and oral cavity it claims.
UK-based skin wellness startup Forest Spa Finland has developed a supplement and face serum from a blend of Nordic-sourced adaptogens, both designed to improve overall skin immunity and health from the inside and out, its founder says.
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Industry will deepen understanding further on the interplay between the microbiota and its host thanks to emerging technologies like single-cell research and in vivo imaging techniques, say researchers.
Manufacturers should pull back on making strong claims and focus more on consumer education, holistic health and wellness concepts and ingredient innovation when addressing immunity in the beauty and personal care space, say experts.
There are plenty of opportunities to address immunity in the beauty and personal care space, particularly in developing active topicals, nutrient-dense ingestibles and combined kits that plug beauty routine needs and target holistic health, says Mintel.
Interest in topical and ingestible beauty products that support and even boost immunity is gaining traction, but what science can back up product developments and how much growth potential is there really in this space?