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Fully-biodegradable and skin-friendly beauty masks

A better understanding of the skin’s physiological and biological processes, and a deeper knowledge of biomaterials and bio-nanotechnology, made possible the progress in developing innovative bioengineered non-woven tissues.1–4
Detoxification and protection against pollution and UV

Detoxification and protection against pollution and UV

Air pollution, caused mainly by industry, vehicle fumes, cigarette smoke together with high energy sunlight (UV), are known to have a detrimental effect on our skin and body, starting from our appearance, such as early signs of ageing including wrinkles, pigmentation spots, disrupted skin barrier, overall dryness and skin imperfections.
Extremolytes: fighting urban stress by the model of nature

Extremolytes: fighting urban stress by the model of nature

In the past years, extremolytes became well-established active ingredients thanks to their special efficacy and characteristics.
Pigment primer for the skin care formulator

Pigment primer for the skin care formulator

Traditional foundation and face powder makeup are an important part of the consumer’s beauty routine and several new trends are contributing to the rise in number and type of cosmetics available for the face.
Effect of fullerene on conspicuous facial pores

Effect of fullerene on conspicuous facial pores

The reduction of conspicuous facial pores is of great interest in cosmeceuticals. We evaluated the effect of fullerene application on conspicuous facial pores by using the VISIA system and by microscopic observation in a clinical trial.
Cold pressed seed oils enhance men’s skin care

Cold pressed seed oils enhance men’s skin care

The choice of which oils to use when developing a new product for a men’s skin care range is something that is not always given major consideration.
Regain hair density naturally with new active ingredient

Regain hair density naturally with new active ingredient

Androgenetic alopecia results from a deregulation of the hair growth cycle, mainly affecting men and characterised by thinner, shorter and unpigmented hair, forming a down
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.

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