RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES

Latest developments in men’s skin care market

Latest developments in men’s skin care market

One of the most dynamic sectors of the global beauty market is the male grooming sector. Showing steady growth over the years the global market is estimated to be worth around $21.4 billion by the end of 2016, a rise from $17.3 billion in 2012 with predicted growth to $26.6 by 2020.1
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.
Women spur Halal cosmetics across globe

Women spur Halal cosmetics across globe

There is a growing trend to use cosmetics which are free from alcohol, animal fats, and gelatin among the global population, thus, creating room for consumption of Halal cosmetics across the globe. This trend is expected to increase in the future owing to growth in adoption of cosmetics among the Muslim population
Beauty opportunities in Southeast Asia

Beauty opportunities in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is a microcosm of business on a global scale, as companies are focusing brand developments and expansions within the region. The beauty landscape is revolutionising along with modern consumerism, which, in turn, offers infinite opportunities.

The future of biodegradable emollients

The cosmetic market is in a continual search for more innovative, functional, and environment-friendly ingredients. As such, Emosmart™ and Emogreen™ have been awarded on several occasions by the industry. These two ranges of emollients, readily biodegradable and endowed with sensory attractiveness, respond to consumer demand.
Putting the fun and funk into textures

Putting the fun and funk into textures

Over the last 10 years the UK personal care market has seen a steady shift towards more innovative and novel textures in all areas.
A firmer skin from the elixir of life mushroom

A firmer skin from the elixir of life mushroom

Shiitake mushroom has been recognised throughout history for its youth-promoting benefits, even being acknowledged as an elixir of life.
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.
Green tea polyphenols protect against pollution

Green tea polyphenols protect against pollution

The impact of urban pollution on skin ageing has become one of the most important concerns of the cosmetic and personal care industry this century.
Cosmetic properties of Sandalwood seed oil

Cosmetic properties of Sandalwood seed oil

Seeds of the Western Australian sandalwood (Santalum spicatumR.Br.) are rich in drying fixed oil and consist of ximenynic acid. This unusual, rare acetylenic fatty acid contributes to several bioactivities including anti-inflammatory and vasodilatation. Sandalwood seed oil is a blend of ximenynic and oleic acids with the characteristics of carrier oil.
The benefits of skin lipidomics

The benefits of skin lipidomics

The lipid composition of human skin is essential for its function. However, the simultaneous quantification of a wide range of stratum corneum and sebaceous lipids is not trivial.

The link between function and structure of esters

Esters are one of the most widely used types of chemical compound in the world today. Their simple but versatile chemistry is used in applications as diverse as plastics, resins, explosives, bio-fuel, lubricants, paper, and in cosmetics and the personal care industry.

Silicones and naturals: a perfect combination

The macrotrend to use natural ingredients in personal care products and cosmetics is increasing at a global level. Generally speaking, ingredients are considered natural if they are derived from natural sources and are not significantly processed or modified prior to their end use.

Silicone surfactants in oil based systems

This article is taken from a presentation at the AOCS Annual meeting May 2017. The Surfactants and Detergents Session was designed to honour Dr Milton Rosen for his many contributions to the surfactant field. It was presented by Tony O’Lenick.
Ingredient focus: silicone innovations

Ingredient focus: silicone innovations

Silicones are incredibly useful and versatile products, making an enormous difference to personal care formulations across all areas.

Propanediol in a broad spectrum moisturiser

Zemea® propanediol is a natural, preservative-boosting humectant for cosmetic formulations. A pure, petroleum-free diol, it offers high performance in a variety of applications and is certified 100% bio-based by the USDA BioPreferred programme.

Natural UV care for middle-aged skin

Are looks everything? A survey indicated that both men and women value appearance more than personality as they age.
Total transparency develops among Millennials

Total transparency develops among Millennials

The internet-savvy Millennials (also known as Generation Y) are influencing industries1 to pursue sustainable practices, and ultimately towards achieving total transparency.
Sun care broadens its appeal among consumers

Sun care broadens its appeal among consumers

Believe it or not, the first commercial sunscreen product was launched by Hamilton Laboratories in 1932 some eighty-five years ago.
Regulatory update for EU and UK markets

Regulatory update for EU and UK markets

The purpose of this article is to review the recent amendments that have been made to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 from 2015 up to the present time.

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

Latest Issue

Personal Care Magazine

Personal Care Magazine

Jan 2019

Gesturecare. Shape up your natural beauty.

Register now to apply for regular copies of Personal Care Magazine and free access to premium content, as well as our regular newsletters.

Personal Care Europe

Personal Care Europe

Feb 2019

A natural peptide to increase hair diameter from the inside out

Register now to apply for regular copies of Personal Care Europe and free access to premium content, as well as our regular newsletters.

Personal Care Extras

Personal Care Extras

Oct 2018

Who understands the grey-coverers, beauty-lovers and trend-pioneers? We do.

Register now to apply for regular copies of Personal Care Extras and free access to premium content, as well as our regular newsletters.