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Beyond perfume: a history of essential oils

Beyond perfume: a history of essential oils

Essential oils have been an important part of human culture for millennia, used extensively in medicine and religious ceremonies well before their use in modern personal care products.
Innovative surfer styling concepts from nature

Innovative surfer styling concepts from nature

Surfers are the epitome of a cool, laid-back sporty style, and if we cannot be them, at least we can copy their hair which is loose, wavy, sun-streaked, and messy
The effect of Nordic seed oil on dry, irritated scalp

The effect of Nordic seed oil on dry, irritated scalp

Many experience difficulty finding something that helps to reduce scalp problems even though there is a wide range of products available on the market shampoos, creams, gels and liniment.
Ingredients focus: novel hair styling products

Ingredients focus: novel hair styling products

Hair styling products give consumers a powerful way to express their creativity and individuality, as well as providing the personal care industry with a key entry point into the male grooming market.
Regulation of hair dye colorants and products

Regulation of hair dye colorants and products

This article aims to describe how hair dye colorants and hair dye products are regulated by regulation (EC) 1223/2009. It looks at the strategy that has been adopted to ensure that hair dye products are safe to use.
Sparking the imagination in a world of fantasy

Sparking the imagination in a world of fantasy

Innovation, Inspiration and Imagination are the watchwords for the 29th IFSCC Congress taking place from 30 October – 2 November 2016 at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, in Orlando, FL.
Formulating for Instant Effects: ingredient review

Formulating for Instant Effects: ingredient review

In the age of the ‘selfie’, instant effects are being demanded by consumers more than ever before.
Cell-to-cell communication for rejuvenated complexion

Cell-to-cell communication for rejuvenated complexion

An increase in dryness, a reduction in skin thickness and elasticity, alterations in surface roughness and microrelief, and an accentuation of the main ageing signs are some of the characteristic consequences of menopause on the skin.
Ingredients focus: alternative preservation systems

Ingredients focus: alternative preservation systems

Preservatives are essential components for any personal care formulation that contains water. However, the palette of useable preservatives has steadily declined in recent years necessitating the use of new systems to accommodate consumer preferences.
Novel fullerene developed for powder cosmetic use

Novel fullerene developed for powder cosmetic use

Fullerene, which has a structure similar to diamond, is a carbon allotrope consisting of a large spheroidal molecule of a single element (carbon).
South Korea leading the way in colour cosmetics

South Korea leading the way in colour cosmetics

In 2015, South Korea was the sixth biggest makeup market worldwide, just after the UK, reaching a value of US$2.2 billion. Considering its relatively small population, South Korea has the highest spend per capita, with $44 per year, per inhabitant in 2015 – compared to $39 per capita in the UK and $34 in the US.
Controlled testing for reliable sun protection

Controlled testing for reliable sun protection

To obtain reliable UV protection afforded by sunscreen products for consumers’ health, different key requirements have to be respected including technology, compliance, labelling, assessment methods and finally control.
A powerful corrector of solar elastosis

A powerful corrector of solar elastosis

Solar elastosis is the degeneration of elastic tissue in the dermis, one of the main causes of photoageing.
Sun care and Asian skin: interview with CIDP

Sun care and Asian skin: interview with CIDP

Sun care products are enormously important to the safety of people worldwide. They have also helped consumers to more fully understand the dangers of overexposure to the sun’s rays, and thanks to this and greater uniformity of product labelling, more people than ever regularly apply a sun protection formulation before venturing outside.
A wealth of innovation and education on offer

A wealth of innovation and education on offer

in-cosmetics Asia will return to the BITEC in Bangkok from 8-10 November 2016.
Visitors flock to industry’s new innovation hotspot

Visitors flock to industry’s new innovation hotspot

The second edition of in-cosmetics Korea saw the event building on what was a successful first show in difficult circumstances last year.

Anti-Pollution Skincare: Beauty Fact or Fad?

Environmental pollution is a significant problem in many large cities around the world and anti-pollution skin care is a hot new trend coming out of Asia. A significant number of studies have examined the effects of pollution on the ageing of the skin and found some alarming results.
Aiding cosmetic creation from concept to product

Aiding cosmetic creation from concept to product

For many years, Spain has been considered a centre of excellence in the design, manufacture and supply of cosmetics.
The Rise of Anti-pollution Skin Care

The Rise of Anti-pollution Skin Care

If you have been following the skin care trends in Asia, you know that consumers are interested in protecting their skin from the potentially damaging effects of fine-dust air pollution.
A new challenge test method for wet wipes

A new challenge test method for wet wipes

Wet wipes have become an increasingly popular item of everyday use in homes and in workplaces.

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