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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.
Gastronomia: The rise and rise of natural ingredients

Gastronomia: The rise and rise of natural ingredients

In 2016, the quest for natural and organic product innovations skyrocketed, and this created trends for ‘clean labelling’ to assess product safety, ‘homemade’ beauty products whisked up in the kitchen, as well as a huge interest in food- and drink-based beauty ingredients.
SCS Formulate: inspiring creativity and discovery

SCS Formulate: inspiring creativity and discovery

SCS Formulate was created by the UK Society of Cosmetic Scientists in 1999, to create a forum for everyone involved in the creating and formulating of personal care and cosmetic products to get the information needed to create market leading products.
Stimulating endorphins and sex hormones in the skin

Stimulating endorphins and sex hormones in the skin

The peptide hormone beta-endorphin and the steroid hormone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) play important roles in the skin. The fact that they are also synthesised locally in the skin makes them interesting targets for cosmetic ingredients.
Reliable analysis of cosmetic oil absorption

Reliable analysis of cosmetic oil absorption

The analysis of the oil absorption number (OAN) plays a key role during quality control for cosmetic raw and source materials.
Verifying natural ingredients via carbon-14 testing

Verifying natural ingredients via carbon-14 testing

Although natural labelling in the beauty industry has traditionally been notoriously unregulated, the outcome of four recent legal cases in the US indicates that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is willing to hold a company accountable for “100% natural” or “all natural” claims and take action when a product labelled as such is found to contain synthetic ingredients.1
Congress grows with move to Berlin

Congress grows with move to Berlin

The annual SEPAWA Congress, which will next be taking place from 18-20 October 2017, is one of the leading events for the detergents/cleansers, cosmetics and perfumery industries in Europe.
Analysing the latest hair styling trends

Analysing the latest hair styling trends

We know that how we choose to present ourselves to the outside world is important. It effects how we feel, how others see us and how confident we are.
Sugar-based ingredient for hair strengthening

Sugar-based ingredient for hair strengthening

FiberHance™ BM Solution (INCI hydroxypropyl Gluconamide (and) hydroxypropyl ammonium gluconate) is a new patent pending chemistry in the growing arsenal of ingredients for internal hair strengthening and bond repair.
Micellar washing is coming to hair care

Micellar washing is coming to hair care

Micellar washing is the latest trend sweeping the beauty industry; it involves using a special micellar water to clean hair.
Heat styling damage and formulation options

Heat styling damage and formulation options

The objective of hair styling is to make the hair sit in a way different to how it naturally falls, and there are two main ways to achieve this: by using product, or by using heat to temporarily deform the hair into the desired style.
Tightening efficacy of a selfie-ready freezing blast

Tightening efficacy of a selfie-ready freezing blast

Nowadays, 24 hours are not enough for busy lifestyles. Whether your little spare time is due to work and personal duties or social events, your skin needs to be taken care of. Imagine applying a cosmetic product that acts while you are dressing or deciding how to take a selfie. An on-the-go recharging beauty wind to keep up with your daily rhythm
Ingredients focus: eye area care

Ingredients focus: eye area care

As we work longer hours in more pressurised jobs, the stresses and strains inevitably impact on how we look, with the more delicate areas of skin more prone to damage. The eye area is one of the first to show evidence of stress, with dark circles a common result of lack of sleep, affecting men and women equally.
Viscosity vs. rheology: why it is important to formulators

Viscosity vs. rheology: why it is important to formulators

Viscosity is a measure of the resistance of a fluid to an applied stress. The measurement of viscosity using a spindle viscometer such as a Brookfield LVT/RVT or equivalent is a simple test which all formulators learn to perform in their first days of employment in this industry and the result reported is generally a single number (eg 15,000 cps using spindle 5 speed 10 at 25°C).

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.

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SCSS 10th Suppliers Day - Singapore

Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road, Singapore. 238865
30 August 2019

QC Micro Summit 2019

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2 - 3 October 2019

Cosmetorium 2019

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23rd and 24th October 2019

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Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York
23 - 24 October 2019

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