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Brightening via fucoidan and marine polyphenols

Brightening via fucoidan and marine polyphenols

Marine organisms are rich sources of structurally diverse biologically active compounds with great cosmeceutical potential.1 Fucoidan – a complex polysaccharide naturally found in the cell walls of brown seaweeds – is a specialised compound rapidly growing in recognition for its unique cosmetic properties.
Marine ingredients focus: latest innovations

Marine ingredients focus: latest innovations

It is generally believed that life began in the sea. All known life in the universe probably developed in or around hydrothermal vents deep in the early Earth’s oceans. The vents provided all the needed energy to promote reactions in the sea’s chemical soup that sparked life billions of years ago.
Innovation-led event full of opportunities

Innovation-led event full of opportunities

Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi), will return to the Shanghai World EXPO Exhibition and Convention Center (SWEECC) from 19 – 21 March 2018.

Pickering emulsions stabilised via novel fumed silica

The stabilisation of emulsions by particles typically referred to as Pickering emulsions is a thoroughly investigated alternative to the use of organic emulsifiers.
Long-term and comfortable sun protection

Long-term and comfortable sun protection

Consumers have high expectations towards sun care which is used for face, sports and kid-friendly products. There are a wide range of requirements, but all need to perform the vital aspect of protecting the potentially very dangerous effects of overexposure to UV rays.
The new hair care regimen aids hair health and beauty

The new hair care regimen aids hair health and beauty

The main part of a hair primarily consists of natural polymers: 90% of a hair’s dry weight compromises proteins (α-keratin). Keratins are rich in cysteine, an amino acid that is characterised by its sulphur content, which contributes to hair’s characteristic insolubility and resistance to enzymatic degradation
Weak and damaged skin repaired by maracuja

Weak and damaged skin repaired by maracuja

Skin tissue repair is an extremely complex physiological process involving multiple elements: circulating cells, damaged tissue cells, matrix components and soluble factors.

Innovative approach to sustainable oil-based actives

Classical vegetable extracts are powders or hydro-alcoholic solutions and must be diluted or stabilised before they can be used in final cosmetic products. On the other hand, oil-based extracts are very easy to formulate in emulsions or even in anhydrous products.
Strategy for future of sustainable cosmetics

Strategy for future of sustainable cosmetics

‘Green’ trends play an extremely important role in Natura-Tec’s efforts to build ecoawareness and stimulate growth towards a more sustainable lifestyle while ‘Blue’ ingredients emerge as the dominant future innovation in many industrial fields.

Ingredients focus: preservative solutions

It has been well-publicised that the task of preserving cosmetic products has become more difficult due to the range of permitted chemicals reducing in recent years. However, one thing that has not changed is the importance of ensuring products are safe for use.
Men’s grooming and the rise of the individual

Men’s grooming and the rise of the individual

One of the problems when tackling the concept of men’s grooming is the fact that ‘men’s grooming’ is considered a concept in its own right in the first place.
Latest developments in men’s grooming

Latest developments in men’s grooming

According to Euromonitor the global market for male grooming products is projected to exceed a value of US$60 billion by 2020, significant growth from its current level of $47 billion.
Analysing the male grooming boom

Analysing the male grooming boom

Male grooming, one of beauty’s most dynamic segments, has undergone an irreversible change over the past several years, reaching a US $4.5 billion mark in 2016, with an over 3% growth rate.
Future technology to be explored in Amsterdam

Future technology to be explored in Amsterdam

The ever-evolving personal care industry changes radically from one year to the next. With 2017 witnessing the rise of colour cosmetics, facial masks and ramped up hair care products, what can we expect to hit the market in 2018? Fortunately for cosmetic manufacturers, in-cosmetics Global will return in April, putting the spotlight on all the latest trends
Personal Care talks to Sebastien Guillon, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc

Personal Care talks to Sebastien Guillon, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc

Johnson & Johnson Innovation and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. recently launched a Digital Beauty QuickFire Challenge for start-ups that are creating the most innovative digital beauty solutions to provide better skin care outcomes for consumers around the world.
Anticipating safety evaluation at development stage

Anticipating safety evaluation at development stage

At the cutting edge of technology solutions for the cosmetic R&D development, Coptis evolution is aimed at continuously improving the formulator’s laboratory work.
Tutti Foodie: a ’back to basics’ approach

Tutti Foodie: a ’back to basics’ approach

Wellness is a universal goal pursued by people across the globe. Eating well is part of an effective beauty from within routine that should be complemented by a healthy skin care diet.
A new wave of blue light protection

A new wave of blue light protection

People have become accustomed to protecting themselves from the UV waves that come from the sun. But is this enough? It is now known that blue light from the sun can also cause damage to the skin. Beyond this, blue light has now come indoors, as it is emitted from the screens of electronic devices such as TVs and mobile phones.
Enjoying the benefits of sun, in and out

Enjoying the benefits of sun, in and out

Up to the 19th century, skin whiteness was popular within the upper classes, hinting at a noble life of leisure spent indoors, as dark skin was mostly associated with labouring in fields all day.

The natural solution to pollution

Exposure to air pollutants is one of the major threats to skin health. Contaminants attack the skin on several levels: they induce oxidative stress, they stimulate inflammatory pathways, and they accelerate the ageing process of skin.

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Guanzhou Poly World Trade Center, 1000 Xingang Road E., Guangzhou, China
26 Feb - 28 Feb 2019

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Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
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Sustainability & Naturals in Cosmetics 2019

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14-15 May 2019

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Wed. May 15 – Fri. May 17 2019

15th Sun Protection Conference 2019

Royal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square, London
4-5 June 2019

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