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A natural solution for healthier hair

A natural solution for healthier hair

Active ingredients from natural sources are becoming increasingly sought after by consumers who are eager to achieve a beautiful, healthy look for their hair without the use of ingredients that are perceived to be either ‘harsh’ or ‘synthetic’.
Formulation considerations for a healthy scalp

Formulation considerations for a healthy scalp

The scalp is currently a hot topic in personal care, with new products and innovative approaches to scalp care and treatment.
Summit removes the haze from pollution care

Summit removes the haze from pollution care

The in-cosmetics Formulation Summit took place at the end of October 2016 in London and took as its inspiration the concept of Beauty Protection, with the first day dedicated to Protecting Skin and Hair.
Antioxidant and hair growth effects of fullerene

Antioxidant and hair growth effects of fullerene

Fullerene is a molecule with a soccer balllike structure consisting of 60 carbon atoms, and is said to be the third carbon allotrope (after graphite and diamond) (Fig 1).

Introducing the new cosmetic genome

It is quite common to hear the phrase ‘a brand’s DNA’ being used to describe the essential building blocks that enable the brand to evolve much like a living organism.
Brexit, AI and sustainability top the agenda

Brexit, AI and sustainability top the agenda

As Euromonitor International hails UK consumers among the biggest beauty and personal care spenders in Western Europe, the stage is set for in-cosmetics Global as it returns to London for the first time in 15 years.
Protecting hair and colour against sun damage

Protecting hair and colour against sun damage

Consumers around the world are increasingly demanding products which not only protect their skin against harmful UV radiation, but their hair too.

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.

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21 – 23 February 2017

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2 - 3 May 2017

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31 May - 2 June 2017

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Coex, Seoul
20 - 22 June 2017

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