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The skin microbiome, probiotics and skin care

Bacteria and the skin microbiome are a hot topic in the cosmetic industry, and it looks like they are going to continue to be the centre of attention for a long time to come.
Microbeads and the industry’s environmental responsibility

Microbeads and the industry’s environmental responsibility

Plastic microbeads are a common ingredient of cosmetic and personal care products such as face scrubs, soaps, lotions and toothpastes. They are added to these products for a number of purposes, such as to make the product more abrasive or for decoration.
A new delivery strategy to create effective cosmetics

A new delivery strategy to create effective cosmetics

Presently, a significant array of cosmetic ingredients fail to exercise their intended action because they are not able to pass through the stratum corneum and epidermis.
Achieving transformative, K-Beauty inspired textures

Achieving transformative, K-Beauty inspired textures

2017 continues to see a rise in the desire for textures used within Korean-inspired Beauty (K-Beauty), including transformative textures, across Europe. Transformative textures are sensory effects that change during product application or over a short subsequent period of time.
Cosmetic Science: Beauty, Convergence and Creativity

Cosmetic Science: Beauty, Convergence and Creativity

The 24th Conference of the IFSCC will take place in Seoul, Korea from 23-25 October 2017. The Society of Cosmetic Scientists of Korea (SCSK) and the International Federation of Science of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) will host the IFSCC Conference for the second time in Korea since the IFSCC 2003 in Seoul.

Waking up the sleeping beauty

When the beauty of our skin falls asleep, we all need the kiss of a prince charming to wake it up. This is where the story of our new active ingredient, Dermagenist™, starts. The beauty of our skin is a heritage that is submitted to our lifestyle.

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.

New preservative system for personal care products

An important component of personal care product is its preservation. Every product requires preservatives to protect the formulation from microbial contamination. Formulators use different types of preservative depending upon the need of personal care formulations.
Silicone surfactants in oil based systems

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.
A new generation of oil compatible hydrated HA

A new generation of oil compatible hydrated HA

Sixty-four per cent of our skin is made of water. This water content is constantly maintained in our skin by means of specific macro molecules, Hyaluronic acid (HA) being the major one.
The need for night-time sun care products

The need for night-time sun care products

New discoveries indicate that the skin stress mediated by sunlight continues for hours after the skin has been exposed to UV irradiation; it continues even at night-time.
Naturals, masks and colour cosmetics trending

Naturals, masks and colour cosmetics trending

Heading into its 10th anniversary in 2017, in-cosmetics Asia is one of the leading events in Asia Pacific for personal care ingredients. The exhibition brings together personal care ingredients suppliers (exhibitors) with finished product manufacturers (visitors) looking to network, learn about future trends and discover new products.
Honeysuckle extract review for antimicrobial protection

Honeysuckle extract review for antimicrobial protection

Cosmetic preservation has become one of the key challenges in the industry today, triggering a great interest for alternative preservation systems that are widely antimicrobial, dermatologically and toxicologically safe and that have ‘consumer friendly’ INCI names, such as botanical names. By Dr Barbara Olioso MRSC - The Green Chemist Consultancy, UK.
Fragrances with broad microbial protection

Fragrances with broad microbial protection

The safety of personal care and cosmetic products is at the top of every manufacturer’s list of priorities, and a high level of safety would not be possible without the use of preservative ingredients which eliminate the growth of organisms within aqueous formulations.
Naturally emulsifying with biomimetic clinical benefits

Naturally emulsifying with biomimetic clinical benefits

Choosing the right emulsifier remains a decision formulation chemists face at the onset of each project. The natural origin, global regulatory acceptance, functionality, robustness and compatibility with skin structures are all parameters that need to be carefully analysed when selecting an emulsifier.
Ingredients focus: mild personal care ingredients

Ingredients focus: mild personal care ingredients

Consumers that claim to have sensitive skin are on the increase. Added to this is the growing interest in and awareness of personal care ingredients among global populations.
Visitors flock to extended Seoul exhibition

Visitors flock to extended Seoul exhibition

in-cosmetics Korea began only two years ago, but in that time has already positioned itself as an important date in the calendar for the Asian cosmetics industry
Regulations affecting Asia-to-EU exports

Regulations affecting Asia-to-EU exports

Within the European Union (EU) cosmetic products are regulated not only according to the corresponding cosmetic regulation but also to general chemical legislations. Therefore, it is of high importance to consider all the regulations applying to your products before exporting from Asia to countries within the EU.

Rice bran wax powder: matte by nature

Crude waxes are often by-products of the manufacturing process of raw materials, especially from the food industry. The most well-known crude wax is beeswax which is a high-volume by-product from honey production.
Formulating with natural waxes and butters

Formulating with natural waxes and butters

When the word wax is mentioned, what first comes to mind is beeswax, one of the world’s most ancient cosmetic ingredients. Beeswax has being used in herbal ointments for thousands of years to create a protective film on the skin and to deliver phyto-actives and fragrant material. By Dr Barbara Olioso - The Green Chemist Consultancy, UK.

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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

15th Sun Protection Conference 2019

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

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