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HtrA1 and maintenance of epidermis homeostasis

HtrA1 and maintenance of epidermis homeostasis

HtrA1 is serine protease which has been identified in the epidermis.1 Although the precise function of HtrA1 in the epidermis is still unclear, some reports have suggested that HtrA1 is involved in programmed cell death, apoptosis and anoikis.2,3
Study data confirm global antipollution activity

Study data confirm global antipollution activity

Latest scientific evidence confirms, that air pollution contributes to premature skin ageing and may even be the primary cause of ageing in some cases. Especially for particulate matter and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) negative influence on skin integrity has been shown.
An underwater journey in search of ingredients

An underwater journey in search of ingredients

Water comprises over 70% of the Earth’s surface and is the home of a considerable amount of organisms that are continuously adapting to their varying surroundings. The seas and oceans entail a great variety of algae with potential skin care benefits and also of microorganisms able to produce specific metabolites that in turn help benefit the skin in different ways.
Investigating algae in the real world

Investigating algae in the real world

Marine biodiversity is far more important than terrestrial biodiversity. Life originated from oceans, and gradually adapted to brackish and fresh waters via rivers and streams, to finally conquest the ground environment.
Extremophiles: nature’s hardiest survivors

Extremophiles: nature’s hardiest survivors

The Earth sits in what is known as the ‘Goldilocks Zone’ of the solar system. This means that our planet is at the right distance from its star to allow liquid water in most places, which is considered a key ingredient to create and support life.
Solving up-scaling issue of wax-based formulations

Solving up-scaling issue of wax-based formulations

Waxes are a class of chemical compounds that are at room temperature moldable to hard. They usually melt above 45°C giving a low viscous liquid without decomposition.
A natural approach to personal care formulation

A natural approach to personal care formulation

In today’s world, cosmetic formulators are regularly being tasked to create new and exciting products while using the same old ingredients over and over again.
New polymer for lasting colour and conditioning

New polymer for lasting colour and conditioning

Everyone loves the look and feel of their hair immediately following a trip to the salon for colour – when every strand is a beautiful display of colour, highlights, vibrancy and shine.
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’.
What is stimulating the hair salon industry

What is stimulating the hair salon industry

Over 3% global growth and the strong performance of some regions, particularly North America, are proof of another good year for the salon hair care market.
Ingredients focus: hair treatment products

Ingredients focus: hair treatment products

Hair is increasingly being looked at as an equal to skin in terms of needing to be protected from environmental aggressions such as UV and pollution along with the growth of people suffering stress.
in-cosmetic Korea’s third edition expands to three days

in-cosmetic Korea’s third edition expands to three days

The cosmetics market in Korea has seen rapid growth in recent years as the East catches up with the West in demand for and innovation in personal care.
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.

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