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Choosing the right natural exfoliating ingredient

Choosing the right natural exfoliating ingredient

Cosmetic scrub products are made from exfoliating particles which use a mechanical action to scrub the skin. The exfoliating ingredients are small abrasive grains of calibrated size. Several types of raw materials can be used. The characteristics of the exfoliating particles vary according to the origin of the raw material.
Ingredients focus: naturals in personal care

Ingredients focus: naturals in personal care

Natural cosmetic and personal care products have long since developed beyond another trend. Products that are heavily promoted for their natural content are the ‘new normal’ and as such ingredient suppliers are investing extensively in developing new natural ingredients that deliver on efficacy as well as their positive INCI names.
Test equipment supports anti-pollution claims

Test equipment supports anti-pollution claims

Pollution and its impact on the skin have recently become the main topic at all important cosmetic events, and products claiming to protect the skin from pollution effects are a major trend in the cosmetic and personal care industry
Study design for anti-pollution claims

Study design for anti-pollution claims

The harmful effect of pollution on health is a well-recognised fact that no one denies anymore. The consequences of air, water, soil and food contaminants can be felt in many organs. Even noise pollution, which is less remarked, has detrimental effects on human health and behaviour.
Asia and beyond: ‘Active Beauty’ the trend for 2017

Asia and beyond: ‘Active Beauty’ the trend for 2017

A key trend that will impact Asia Pacific’s beauty and personal care industry in 2017 is ‘Active Beauty’. Consumers are being encouraged to exercise their bodies and brains, and beauty brands will formulate products to help them in their quest for health and fitness.
DIY, colour cosmetics and natural on the agenda

DIY, colour cosmetics and natural on the agenda

Since 2015, in-cosmetics Korea has been attracting exhibitors and visitors to the South Korean capital of Seoul with the aim of benefiting from the country’s worldleading scientific and technological infrastructure.
SCS Annual Conference: Naturals In Cosmetic Science

SCS Annual Conference: Naturals In Cosmetic Science

Natural, organic, green, sustainable - these are buzzwords we are bombarded with every day as consumers, marketeers and scientists. However, many of these words hide a world of confusion and discussion within the cosmetic industry.

A new opportunity for squalane alternatives

Olive squalane has seen a tremendous increase in consumption since shark liver oil was prohibited in cosmetics in Europe. Its exceptional sensorial profile including an excellent skin biocompatibility with a moisturising effect made it a favourite with cosmetic formulators.
Reprogramming cells for a younger looking skin

Reprogramming cells for a younger looking skin

Epigenetics is gaining strong interest in the cosmetics field, being understood as an alternative but powerful approach to control biological processes such as skin ageing. Inspired by this concept, the new Reproage™ peptide was launched. After several efficacy tests, the cosmetic active ingredient showed to help skin regeneration properties last longer and improve the skin’s appearance, with an enhanced smoothness and radiance.
A secret weapon against effects of pollution

A secret weapon against effects of pollution

Half of the world’s population lives in cities and consequently pollution is now a major concern for a large number of consumers. It is not only a concern regarding the pollution’s impact on the Earth, but also on people’s health in general and in particular on the skin.
Multi-target delivery to eliminate dark spots

Multi-target delivery to eliminate dark spots

Skin pigmentation results from the synthesis and distribution of melanin in the skin. Increased melanin production is a result of either UV exposure or various disorders characterised by the appearance of dark spots on the skin
A solution for pollution induced ageing of skin

A solution for pollution induced ageing of skin

Environmental pollution has now become the talk of the world. It is very important to keep in mind that more than half of the world’s population now lives in an urban area. It is assumed that by 2030, 60% of the world’s population will be living in towns and cities, rising to 70% by 2050.1
Sun-activated naturals for instant and long-term beauty

Sun-activated naturals for instant and long-term beauty

Fluorescent materials absorb light energy, and re-emit it at a longer wavelength. Fluorescence is used in a range of industries, including cosmetics. Usually, synthetic substances are employed.
Sea anemone inspired peptide comforts sensitive skin

Sea anemone inspired peptide comforts sensitive skin

A novel neurocosmetic soothing active, a biomimetic peptide inspired by the analgesic component of sea anemone venom, immediately comforts sensitive skin after the first application.
Efficacy of synthetic insect repellents

Efficacy of synthetic insect repellents

The Zika virus epidemic in particular has highlighted the threat resulting from bloodsucking parasites. In the past, Europeans attributed health concerns mostly to ticks, while mosquitoes were regarded mainly as a nuisance.
Comprehensive skin barrier protection: colloidal oatmeal

Comprehensive skin barrier protection: colloidal oatmeal

Oatmeal has been used for many centuries as a soothing agent to relieve itch and irritation associated with various dry skin conditions. In 1945, a ready to use colloidal oatmeal, produced by finely grinding the oat and boiling it to extract the colloidal material, became commercially available.1 Today, colloidal oatmeal is available in various dosage forms from powders for bathing to shampoos, shaving gels, and moisturising creams.
Key mechanisms for new era of personalised cosmetics

Key mechanisms for new era of personalised cosmetics

Ageing is one of the unavoidable processes in life and can be defined as changes in structures and tissue processes that affect related organs and systems with time.
Waking up skin with vegetable taurine

Waking up skin with vegetable taurine

Star ingredient of a famous energy drink, taurine is gradually conquering the health and beauty segments. Beyond its energising properties, this atypical amino acid is on the way to becoming one of the new anti-ageing molecules. Working on special culture conditions of Jania rubens in a photo-bioreactor, allowed the development of the first plant-based taurine ingredient.

Immune balance rating system applied to sunscreens

The Immune Balance Rating™ (IBR) system is an exciting new in vitrotesting protocol for sunscreens and other topical products based upon cellular responses from skin and immune cells. The system compares products to a reference standard and measures five cellular outputs. Each output gives a relative rating and the product is then scored based on the average across all areas. This allows standardised grading of products and more substantive claims and targeted marketing.

Overview of soap manufacturing technology

Historically soap is known to mankind as a substance for cleaning purposes and its manufacturing process has evolved over a period of time which are currently known as swing and kettle processes.1

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31 May - 2 June 2017

14th International Sun Protection Conference

Royal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square, London
6-7 June 2017

in-cosmetics Korea 2017

Coex, Seoul
20 - 22 June 2017

Naturals in Cosmetic Science Conference

Royal College of Physicians. London. UK
4 – 5 July 2017

8th SCSS Suppliers Day - Singapore

Mandarin Orchard Hotel, Singapore
18th August

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