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Using pre-formulated gels in different cosmetics galenics

Carbomer is a polymer often used as a viscosifying and stabilising agent in the formulation of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.

Microalgal strategy against UV and blue light hazards

Until recently, skin protection was mainly focused on the effects of UV radiation on skin. However, we nowadays need to take into account the damaging effects of other wavelengths, in particular blue light. Indeed, blue light penetrates deeper into the skin than UV rays. It represents 50% of the energy emitted by the sun and almost 100% of the energy emitted by artificial sources.
Ingredient focus: skin microbiome

Ingredient focus: skin microbiome

Perhaps one of the most significant developments within our industry in recent years has been the focus on the skin microbiome.

Natural texturising agent for healthy hair

Definicire™ (INCI: Jojoba Esters (and) Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax (and) Polyglycerin-3) is an active texturising agent that recreates the hair protective lipid layer.

Natural and high performing hair styling

The demand for more environmentally friendly cosmetic products is increasing drastically.1 In order to help consumers in their purchase choices, brand owners sometimes use labelling with eco labels.

Assessment of a new hair pigmentation recovery active

Givaudan Active Beauty won the SpotlightOn Formulation Award (Haircare actives category) at in-cosmetic Asia 2018 in Bangkok with the S3D® Colourback concept product, a leave-on serum for hair and scalp care.
Hurdle technology: an alternative approach

Hurdle technology: an alternative approach

A significant shift in cosmetics formulation driven by consumer perception of ingredient safety has prevailed in recent years. Consumers have sought to become more informed about the ingredients in their products and have now evolved to be passionate about these ingredients.
Submicron technology creates effective delivery systems

Submicron technology creates effective delivery systems

Dermal active substances, in particular antiageing, antioxidant agents, and whitening ingredients, find frequent use in cosmetics as they meet typical consumer needs, such as the wish to have younger-looking skin or to lighten the skin tone (the latter being especially popular in Asian countries).
A new vitamin E derivative for total eye care

A new vitamin E derivative for total eye care

A new vitamin E derivative, sodium dl-α-tocopheryl phosphate (INCI: sodium tocopheryl phosphate), is a water-soluble powder. Thanks to its water-soluble property, sodium tocopheryl phosphate can deeply penetrate the skin compared with other oily tocopherol derivatives and be formulated with water-based cosmetic products.
Natural protection for men’s ageing skin

Natural protection for men’s ageing skin

Discovered in the 18th century, the sequoia is a survivor from the ancient forests of North America. Growing up to 100 metres high, it is a pyrophyte: the mineral-rich ash facilitates the germination of its seeds, and it can live for more than 1,000 years.
Innovation and disruption within men’s grooming

Innovation and disruption within men’s grooming

The rise of subscription shaving businesses has transformed this part of the male grooming market. Smart online marketing campaigns and competitive pricing have seen companies like Dollar Shave Club and Harry’s disrupt the traditional shaving purchasing model, moving it away from the High Street.
Returning to the home of cosmetics

Returning to the home of cosmetics

in-cosmetics Global will return to Paris for its 30th edition in April, with the event once again providing a platform for R&D teams to source the most innovative ingredients and learn about the trends shaping the future of the beauty industry.
Cosmetic benefits of ‘Superfoods of the sea’

Cosmetic benefits of ‘Superfoods of the sea’

Seaweeds are considered the superfoods of the sea, representing an important part of the diet of some of the longest-lived people on Earth. Algae represent one of the key longevity secrets of these healthy populations, which inhabit specific regions of the world, known as blue zones.
Sensory changesby minimally disruptive technology

Sensory changesby minimally disruptive technology

Silicone polymers have the unique ability to lower the surface tension of organic oils and thereby present a different aesthetic effect in cosmetic formulations. This allows silicone polymers to be added at less than 10% concentration and often less than 5% concentration and provide a different customer experience than achieved by standard silicones.
Beautiful skin via sustainable technology

Beautiful skin via sustainable technology

Within the context of urban development, pollution poses a threat to health in all parts of the world. Some particles can be twenty times smaller than the pores of the skin and various types of pollution can affect the skin and interfere with its healthy balance.
Siberian multi-faceted lightener for radiant skin

Siberian multi-faceted lightener for radiant skin

Skin lightening is one of the most demanding segments in the cosmetic industry. The global consumer demand driven by an ageing population and men’s increasing interest in grooming defines new targets for skin lighteners.

Skin lightening and radiance for flawless complexion

Radiant skin has always been an important physical goal because it is synonymous with beauty, good health and wellbeing.
Lightening products evolve for new markets

Lightening products evolve for new markets

The skin lightening industry is showing no signs of slowing down globally. For a number of reasons there is an ongoing desire to lighten and even complexion, and it is important for the personal care industry to ensure consumers have access to safe and effective methods to achieve this.
China: a new ‘blue ocean’ worth exploring

China: a new ‘blue ocean’ worth exploring

China reported its fastest economic growth in seven years last year, with a gross domestic product increase of 6.9 per cent in 2017.
New features and latest trends examined in Bangkok

New features and latest trends examined in Bangkok

The 2018 in-cosmetics Asia took place at the BITEC on the outskirts of Bangkok from 30 October to 1 November and once again showed the Asian cosmetics and personal care industry in excellent health.

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