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Benefits of naturally-derived ingredients in sunscreens

Naturally-derived ingredients that are as multifunctional as their synthetic counterparts are not easy to find.
Challenging the norm in sun protection

Challenging the norm in sun protection

DSM’s leading emulsifier potassium cetyl phosphate has demonstrated superior applicability in novel sun protection formulations compared to similar potassium cetyl phosphate emulsification technologies
Delicate flower promotes anti-photoageing benefits

Delicate flower promotes anti-photoageing benefits

A study published in 2011 conducted on 1,400 randomly selected residents from Queensland aged 20-54 years, reported that 83% of the participants had premature skin ageing, worsening after the age of 30. The conclusion of this study was that premature skin ageing is common. It is associated with sun exposure during leisure or work, and therefore is preventable.1
Natural anti-seborrhoea active for multi-ethnic skin

Natural anti-seborrhoea active for multi-ethnic skin

The cosmetics industry continually seeks innovation and effective molecules to treat oily skin and hair regardless of ethnicity. This cosmetic problem results from excessive sebum secretion.
Variety of whitening technologies explored

Variety of whitening technologies explored

In Eastern cultures, a light skin complexion is regarded as a sign of youth and beauty, and using a lightener is now part of the beauty routine in the Asia Pacific region.
Ancient microalgae to provide the eternal Asian skin look

Ancient microalgae to provide the eternal Asian skin look

One of the bases of Asian beauty is to achieve and maintain an even-toned skin. In a culture driven by the desire of a flawless and smooth skin it is not strange that the consumption of skin care products is dominated by those aiming at lightening and balancing the skin’s pigmentation.
Ethical skin whitening claims evolve in India

Ethical skin whitening claims evolve in India

Achieving a fair complexion is a key desire for Asian consumers. In India, skin whiteners accounted for 46% of total facial care retail sales in 2015. Growing concern over ingredient quality and marketing tactics has created an opportunity for a more ethical, natural brand narrative.
Event returns with enhanced conference

Event returns with enhanced conference

With the 10th edition of the Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show only a few weeks away, show organiser, Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions, has an exciting array of activities to keep show attendees engaged from 21 – 23 February 2017 at the Guangzhou Poly World Trade Center in Guangzhou, China.
Non-animal testing gives new opportunities

Non-animal testing gives new opportunities

Growth in non-animal testing on new cosmetic products or ingredients is a response to developing science and the increasing public pressure to find alternatives to the traditional animal testing methods.
How to comply with the EU Cosmetics Regulation

How to comply with the EU Cosmetics Regulation

All cosmetic products placed on the European Union (EU) market must comply with the EU Cosmetic Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009, a legislation which has been in force since July 2013. The objective of this new law is to protect consumers from potential health hazards and to help them make informed decisions when purchasing cosmetic products.
International feel as record numbers head to Bangkok

International feel as record numbers head to Bangkok

Asia Pacific cosmetic manufacturers and formulators headed to the BITEC in Bangkok in their thousands as in-cosmetics Asia attracted a record high attendance of 8,782 unique visitors along with an 18% increase in international attendees.
PEG-free solubilisation via naturally-derived esters

PEG-free solubilisation via naturally-derived esters

A novel set of three completely naturally-derived, PEG-free products based on polyglycerol ester chemistry covers the efficient solubilisation of a broad variety of different oils in water-based formulations. Polyglyceryl-3 Caprate/Caprylate/Succinate (and) Propylene Glycol (trade name: TEGO® Solve 55) is especially suitable for solubilising perfume and essential oils.
Solid lipid particulation solubilises ceramide 3

Solid lipid particulation solubilises ceramide 3

It is known that formulations containing lipids identical to those in skin, ceramides, in particular, can enhance the restoration of an impaired barrier function. However, ceramides are highly hydrophobic and tend to crystallise and aggregate, resulting in gelation in cosmetic formulations.
Stabilised Potentilla polyphenols fight skin ageing

Stabilised Potentilla polyphenols fight skin ageing

Over time the ageing process changes skin structure. Damage caused by free radicals prevents normal cellular function and, among other things, the different skin layers become atrophied.
Multi-targeted complex offers range of benefits

Multi-targeted complex offers range of benefits

The concept of multi-targeting is generally used for the treatment of various diseases by the pharmaceutical industry. One living cell needs a wide range of materials for it to function properly, and cells contain many channels that influence its behaviour.
Protecting skin and hair from environmental damage

Protecting skin and hair from environmental damage

In the context of consumers viewed through the lens of individualism, and in agreement with David Mattin from tendwatching.com, the basic principle for brands and products that matter lies in their ability to serve a basic human need in a new way, giving life to new consumer expectations that then evolve to become a market trend across geographies and cultures, and which, if executed smartly, can open the door for vast market opportunity.
Chemical and sensory analysis of a silicone emulsion

Chemical and sensory analysis of a silicone emulsion

Silicone emulsions are used in various industrial applications such as food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and textiles. These emulsions are heterogeneous systems consisting of an immiscible liquid dispersed in another in the form of droplets, which can have thermodynamic instability.1
Dynamic properties of amino acid based surfactants

Dynamic properties of amino acid based surfactants

Personal hygiene regimes have become an important part of our everyday lives and this presents new challenges for the formulation of personal care products. Consumers increasingly demand not only excellent cleansing performance but also a continuing pleasing effect after rinse-off application.

Skin ageing detox system reacts to cellular senescence

Skin cells are constantly exposed to environmental stresses that will inexorably cause structural and biological damage. Oxidative reactions, DNA damage, metabolic dysregulations or even cell death are direct consequences of such environmental insults.

Anti-inflammation power of Nymphaea albaL. flavonoids

The flowers of Nymphaea albawere extracted with 70% EtOH. The concentrated extract was partitioned with EtOAc, n-BuOH, and H2O. From the EtOAc fractions, three flavonoid compounds were isolated through the repeated SiO2 and ODS column chromatographies

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