RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES

Efficient marine solution to strengthen hair integrity

Nowadays, healthy-looking hair is related to an attractive appearance for women as well as men. Hair disorders have a dramatic impact on quality of life and emotional wellbeing.

Ingredient focus: waxes and butters

Waxes and butters are key ingredients for formulators as they have the ability to deliver body and structure to formulations. Waxes can also improve texture, increase viscosity, deliver shine and improve the stability of formulations, while butters provide richness and the sense of nourishment necessary for many skin care products.

The evolution of cosmetic butters: authenticity

It is important in the first instance to understand that the focus of this article is on what we classify as ‘true’, ‘authentic’ or ‘unadulterated’ butters in the personal care market.

Biodegradable emollients from the circular economy

From the cradle of civilization, to performing cosmetic hair care ingredients.The present paper aims to demonstrate the concrete efforts in pursuing circular economy models to develop cosmetic ingredients.

Multifunctional film-former for sustainable hair care

Protecting our environment is a common goal of many industries, consumers and regulators. In the last five years, Personal Care manufacturers truly became global leaders in the concerted efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of cosmetic products.

Natural matrikine-like peptides for skin rejuvenation

A person’s perceived age is determined by physical traits on face and neck. These traits mostly reflect the integrity of the extracellular matrix, which provides structure, homogeneity and elasticity to skin.

Multifunctionals for modern product protection

The ‘clean’ movement, which started a few years ago in the personal care market, is more and more of interest to consumers looking for enjoyable but responsible experience. When focusing on the product protection system, this concept is even more relevant.

Biobased certification for skin care products

Product ingredients are a significant factor that consumers take into consideration when making purchasing decisions. This is evident within the personal care sector, which is witnessing a preference for ecofriendly ingredients as the market experiences a shift away from petrochemical-based ingredients toward plant-derived options.1

Formulating and testing wellness

According to the WHO, “Wellness is the optimal state of health of individuals and groups” which can be achieved by “the realisation of the fullest potential of an individual physically, psychologically, socially, spiritually and economically, and the fulfilment of one’s role expectations”.

Using natural oils in fragrance: its role in clean beauty

Natural oils are our heritage and passion at O&3. So, for us, it is not unexpected to see the popularity of these natural ingredients in the personal care industry - but it can be surprising how versatile oils can be, particularly when it comes to fragrance.

A new fragrance resource for ‘natural’ products

More and more brands demand fragrance and other ingredients that are ‘natural’. But consumers and CPL Aromas’ customers ask: ‘What is natural?’. The answer is far from simple, but CPL has found a solution, according to Angela Stavrevska, perfumer and the company’s global marketing & brand director.

Skin detoxification and sebum control process

Skin is a very efficient biological protective barrier against pollutants and environmental toxins. However, faced with constantly increasing air pollution, and ever-more foodstuffs loaded with toxins, its natural ability to protect itself could be hindered.

Understanding natural ingredients and mildness

Nature is full of wonders, yet only a small fraction of its plants are suitable for human consumption. In a society living far from nature, there is a real longing for naturals, often with the accompanying romantic idea that everything natural is safe, and even though I am an advocate of using plant derived cosmetic ingredients myself, I wish things were that simple

Clearing senescent cells for rejuvenated skin

Cellular senescence is one of the hallmarks of ageing. Senescent cells that reside in the dermis as a result of the ageing process and oxidative stress, secrete pro-inflammatory factors that further contribute to ageing.

An antipollution shield from sustainable sericin

Particulate matter in the atmosphere has been proven to be one of the main causes of skin ageing.1 Studies have shown that PM0.3 - 2.5 particles condition the inflammatory response of both skin receptors and the epidermal structure.

New ingredient from Rosa rugosa delays skin ageing

Skin ageing is an inevitable physiological process, determined by several concomitant factors, resulting in a thinner and drier skin, in the formation of fine wrinkles, and a gradual dermal atrophy.

Odour absorption from activated zinc ricinoleate

Smell is one of the five most important senses (sight, hearing, touch and taste), allowing us to perceive life in its entirety. The perception of smell is a very complex process including the excitation of specialised receptors located in the human nasal cavity, and signal transmission to the brain. Smells are caused by volatile chemical compounds, which can often be recognised even when present in low concentrations.

Natural formulations with non-nano mineral UV filters

ADPCosmetics presents two natural cosmetic formulations that follow Green Chemistry Principles. Non nanometric UV filters included in these formulations are multifunctional and efficient, to minimise the need of ingredients.

Natural antiperspirants: dream or reality?

In recent years, some products of plant origin have been shown to be effective chemotherapeutic agents demonstrating measurable biological activity without exerting undesirable side effects.

The challenge of appealing to Millennials and Generation Z

Dividing age groups into manageable, targetable sections makes a lot of sense, but of course it does not come without drawbacks.