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Analysing the male grooming boom

Analysing the male grooming boom

Male grooming, one of beauty’s most dynamic segments, has undergone an irreversible change over the past several years, reaching a US $4.5 billion mark in 2016, with an over 3% growth rate.
Future technology to be explored in Amsterdam

Future technology to be explored in Amsterdam

The ever-evolving personal care industry changes radically from one year to the next. With 2017 witnessing the rise of colour cosmetics, facial masks and ramped up hair care products, what can we expect to hit the market in 2018? Fortunately for cosmetic manufacturers, in-cosmetics Global will return in April, putting the spotlight on all the latest trends
Personal Care talks to Sebastien Guillon, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc

Personal Care talks to Sebastien Guillon, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc

Johnson & Johnson Innovation and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. recently launched a Digital Beauty QuickFire Challenge for start-ups that are creating the most innovative digital beauty solutions to provide better skin care outcomes for consumers around the world.
Anticipating safety evaluation at development stage

Anticipating safety evaluation at development stage

At the cutting edge of technology solutions for the cosmetic R&D development, Coptis evolution is aimed at continuously improving the formulator’s laboratory work.
Tutti Foodie: a ’back to basics’ approach

Tutti Foodie: a ’back to basics’ approach

Wellness is a universal goal pursued by people across the globe. Eating well is part of an effective beauty from within routine that should be complemented by a healthy skin care diet.
A new wave of blue light protection

A new wave of blue light protection

People have become accustomed to protecting themselves from the UV waves that come from the sun. But is this enough? It is now known that blue light from the sun can also cause damage to the skin. Beyond this, blue light has now come indoors, as it is emitted from the screens of electronic devices such as TVs and mobile phones.
Enjoying the benefits of sun, in and out

Enjoying the benefits of sun, in and out

Up to the 19th century, skin whiteness was popular within the upper classes, hinting at a noble life of leisure spent indoors, as dark skin was mostly associated with labouring in fields all day.

The natural solution to pollution

Exposure to air pollutants is one of the major threats to skin health. Contaminants attack the skin on several levels: they induce oxidative stress, they stimulate inflammatory pathways, and they accelerate the ageing process of skin.
Show’s 10th anniversary celebrated in style

Show’s 10th anniversary celebrated in style

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, incosmetics Asia welcomed a record 10,302 visitors from around the world – representing an increase of 17% compared to 2016 – to learn about the latest ingredients and hottest global trends.
Formulating and considering intellectual property

Formulating and considering intellectual property

Bringing to market an exciting and unique cosmetic formulation is the dream of many entrepreneurs and in many instances the assistance of an expert formulator and/or manufacturer (hereafter simply referred to as a ‘manufacturer’) will be required.
Travel broadens the mind and the senses

Travel broadens the mind and the senses

While it is readily acknowledged that attitudes to beauty and product textures differ according to region, it is important to also remember that fragrance preferences can also be specific to certain countries.

A unique preservative-free solution

Over the past few years, consumer demands and, therefore market trends, have registered a shift towards preservativefree formulations, which are viewed as being healthier and natural but at the same time are able to grant a good stability, good organoleptic characteristics and, over all, a good resistance to microbial contamination.

Enhanced foaming properties and mildness on skin

Mildness in cleansing systems for face and hair is a critical characteristic for consumers. Consumers are interested in low or noirritation systems to maintain the health of their skin and hair.
Next generation preservation options

Next generation preservation options

The protection from microorganisms is absolutely necessary to ensure consumer safety during the shelf life and use of a cosmetic product.

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.

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