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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
White rose cell promotes elegance of purity

White rose cell promotes elegance of purity

With no colour and a simple crown of petals, the white rose – Rosa alba- a hybrid rose has symbolised purity and innocence since ancient Greek times, when it was the flower of Aphrodite, the young goddess of beauty.
Examining the survival and evolution of modern men

Examining the survival and evolution of modern men

‘Survival of the Fittest’ was a phrase coined by Herbert Spencer (an economist) that was used by and more popularly associated with Charles Darwin. Darwin used this as a metaphor to concisely explain part of his great work, On the Origin of Species.
Men’s shaving products embrace multi-functionality

Men’s shaving products embrace multi-functionality

Recently, the global leading men’s skin care brand LAB Series announced plans to introduce Power V Serum and Lotion to its Max LS range. Max LS is a highly functional anti-ageing line to which additional formats and variants are added continuously. Premium positioned anti-ageing male skin care products are also launched by South Korean beauty brands such as Sulwhasoo Men and Hera Homme.
Helping cosmetic businesses get ‘future ready’

Helping cosmetic businesses get ‘future ready’

Major new trends driving the Asia Pacific personal care market are set to be unveiled at in-cosmetics Asia in Bangkok from 8 to 10 November.
Beyond perfume: a history of essential oils

Beyond perfume: a history of essential oils

Essential oils have been an important part of human culture for millennia, used extensively in medicine and religious ceremonies well before their use in modern personal care products.

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