RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES

The safety assessment of cosmetic products

Article 3 of EU Regulation 1223/2009 on cosmetic products (‘the Regulation’)1 states that: “a cosmetic product made available on the market shall be safe for human health when used under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use”.

Innovative approach to control acne-prone skin

Excessive sebum production can give rise to oily skin, shiny appearance, enlarged pores and favour the development of acne lesions. The care of acne-prone skin involves the use of harsh molecules, wash out and multi-step products that irritate the skin and limit user compliance.

100% natural protection against blue light

Skin ageing is a multifactorial process that involves outdoor and indoor environmental factors. Outdoor stress factors, such as UV radiation and air pollution, have been already recognised for their role in accelerating skin ageing. The role of indoor factors has not been well highlighted yet.
Minimally disruptive skin softening formulations

Minimally disruptive skin softening formulations

Several key changes have occurred in the personal care industry over the last twenty years. Firstly, there are fewer chemists working on the development of new formulations, due in part to consolidation and downsizing of the industry. Secondly, the lead time for new products has contracted. Thirdly, the regulatory requirements have expanded considerably. These changes have forced the formulator to work in a more efficient way, minimising the steps needed to commercialise a product.
The natural attributes of waxes

The natural attributes of waxes

The desire for natural cosmetics and personal care products has taken the industry into an exciting and challenging direction over the past few years. Indie brands and startups are now seen as proactive pioneers.

Rebalancing for lighter, less oily hair

Because oily hair comes from a functional imbalance in the hair bulb, this needs to be corrected through targeted action on the production of oily substances, and also on the general protection of the hair.

Protein hydrolysates guard against heat damage

The prolonged use of heat styling devices may lead to cumulative effects on the hair fibre. These involve various physical and chemical changes of hair cuticle and cortex structure that seem significantly linked to a gradual protein thermal denaturation after exposure to high temperatures
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.

Upcoming Events

PCHi 2019 - Guangzhou

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

in-cosmetics Global 2019 - Paris

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
2 - 4 April 2019

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2019

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York
7 – 8 May 2019

Sustainability & Naturals in Cosmetics 2019

Berlin, Germany
14-15 May 2019

CITE Japan 2019

Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall A-D
Wed. May 15 – Fri. May 17 2019

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Jan 2019

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A natural peptide to increase hair diameter from the inside out

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