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Abundant opportunities for development of new actives
Sustainability is a major concern within the cosmetics and toiletries industry. Consequently, the development of alternatives with effective natural ingredients is an important challenge for raw materials manufacturers.

Marine plant stem cells as cosmetic active ingredients
BiotechMarine, acquired by Seppic in early 2013, supplies natural cosmetic actives ingredients from seaweed and marine plants. BiotechMarine was one of the first companies to propose such product in the cosmetic industry with the cellulosome Crithmum maritimum, followed by the cellulosome Eryngium maritimum.

Marine ingredients: latest actives from the deep
The hunt for new chemistries is a highly competitive area for the personal care industry. Every finished product manufacturer is looking for something to create a gap between themselves and their nearest competitor, and it is the task of ingredient manufacturers to help provide innovative actives in order to achieve this goal.

The power of retinol without the irritation
Granactive Retinoid (INCI Name: Dimethyl Isosorbide (and) Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate) is a skin care active ingredient that belongs to a class of chemical compounds termed retinoids, which are natural and synthetic derivatives of vitamin A, capable of binding to retinoid receptors.

Melanosome transportation control via innovative active
Various biological parts and structures are formed within cells and transported to parts of the body by driving proteins called motor proteins. For example, melanin pigment that influences skin tone is produced in melanocytes and passed to keratinocytes through dendrites. Keratinocytes absorb melanin from surrounding areas (or tips of dendrites including melanin) and darken.

Natural wonders inspire innovation in Cairns
The Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists (ASCC) will be hosting the 12th Bi-annual Conference of the Asian Societies of Cosmetic Scientists (ASCS) to be held in Cairns, Australia in 2015. The Conference Organising Committee has been working hard to formulate an enthusing conference programme.

Brighter solution for even skin tone
First impressions are everything so having a healthy, balanced complexion is a must. It is a challenge every person confronts, no matter their age. Imperfections come in many different forms; whether they are under-eye circles, beauty marks, or simply lacklustre skin, we all have them and handle them in our own, sometimes novel, ways. ReGeniStemTM Brightening is the latest skin care active from Lonza to tackle your imperfections. Designed to brighten skin and even skin tone without irritation, it is a new solution for truly beautiful skin.

New features a success at Bangkok show
in-cosmetics Asia 2014 was heralded a great success by visitors, exhibitors and organisers. More than 6,595 visitors from across Asia and further afield attended the show, with over 400 suppliers from 28 countries.

New topics covered in Guangzhou
The 8th edition of the Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show will take place at the Guangzhou Poly World Trade Center from 12-14 March 2015. The show is expecting to occupy 23,000 m2 of exhibition space, with 400 exhibitors from 20 different countries and territories

Global skin action of a laminaria extract
Skin is a large and complex tissue where the orchestrated actions of resident cells are necessary to support its structural and metabolic integrity. Cells of the epidermis (mainly keratinocytes) play a role in protecting from environmental stress such as UV exposure, mechanical damage and pro-oxidative attacks. Perhaps more importantly, top layers of the epidermis along with a lipid-rich intercellular matrix form the skin barrier.

Microalgae as sustainable source of powerful actives
The sea has always been an immense source of precious materials, nutrients and inspiration to humanity as a whole. Throughout the centuries mankind has turned to the sea to obtain products to sustain its life and its evolution.

Powerful, stable antioxidant to combat pollution
Pollution and other external factors like UV rays have a severe damaging effect on the skin and its aspect, which is becoming a major widespread concern. The formation of reactive species is one of the consequences that leads to oxidative stress and DNA damage, as well as protein and lipid alteration. The appearance of the skin worsens as a result, so an effective scavenger of reactive species is necessary to prevent premature ageing and protect from external aggressors. Lipotec proposes a powerful topical antioxidant that quenches ROS and RNS, efficiently protecting cells from pollution and UV damage.

Plant-derived system boosts hydration and lipid barrier
The human skin is a multi-functional organ. It provides protection against numerous environmental factors and, among others, regulates the body temperature and water balance. The outer layer of the skin, the stratum corneum (SC), mainly consists of lipids (ceramides, cholesterol, fatty acids), proteins (filaggrin) and differentiated keratinocytes collectively which form a hydrophobic and antimicrobial barrier.1

Good hair day: wide range of innovative hair ingredients
The industry has never had so many functional materials to ensure that every day is a ‘good hair day’. The reason why we talk about bad hair days is because starting the day with unmanageable hair can completely ruin a person’s mood for the whole day, because when hair looks ‘wrong’, everyone notices.

Moisturisers product trail at in-cosmetics Asia
Moisturising is one of the basic requirements of personal care product consumers, yet it is also an area seen as unfulfilled by a large proportion of people. Dry skin is extremely common, and can be caused by multiple factors, from air pollution and washing, to vitamin deficiencies and air conditioning.

Bangkok all set for education and innovation
This month, the cosmetic industry from Asia and beyond will convene in Bangkok at the BITEC, Halls 101-103 in the Thai capital. For three days, formulators will have the opportunity to meet and discuss directly with ingredients manufacturers in order to better understand the latest innovations in the marketplace. Personal Care magazine will be in attendance at the show, on stand D70. We look forward to seeing you there.

Bangkok all set for education and innovation
This month, the cosmetic industry from Asia and beyond will convene in Bangkok at the BITEC, Halls 101-103 in the Thai capital. For three days, formulators will have the opportunity to meet and discuss directly with ingredients manufacturers in order to better understand the latest innovations in the marketplace. Personal Care magazine will be in attendance at the show, on stand D70. We look forward to seeing you there.

South Korea conference addresses skin care
A line-up of acclaimed speakers was behind the success of the first South Korea International Conference, from the organisers of in-cosmetics Asia.

Making Cosmetics – from concept to consumer
Making Cosmetics is a free-to-attend exhibition and series of 70+ technical seminars and workshops that brings an essential focus to the many different types of people working in the personal care market.

In vivo and in vitro evaluation methods: a comparison
The sun delivers energy as electromagnetic radiation, characterised by specific wavelengths. The spectrum of the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the sun and able to reach the Earth’s surface ranges between 290 and 300 nm.
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