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Ingredient focus: suncare products

Sunscreens are one of the most important products within the personal care sector. Their role in protecting skin from the sun’s harmful rays saves lives across the world, while also contributing to the rise of antiageing and skin lightening products.

Status of the suncare products market

Sun care products, once thought as musthave in summers around the globe, may have taken a beating in 2020, considering the shifting preference toward needs rather than wants.

Designing safety & claim support studies

Nothing makes an R&D director happier than providing a validated sound scientific dossier to his/her marketing team on a technology or formulation that has gone through months, if not years, of development.

Formulating for mildness by using the right preservation

The modern way of preserving a product means making a product unattractive for germs but highly attractive for consumers without any irritation.

Maintaining skin health in the age of COVID-19

In the era of COVID-19, hygienic practices for self-protection and limiting the spread of disease are currently the best defense against the pandemic

Suncare film-formers: functional formulation

Today’s formulator is faced with the development of products that not only need to provide specific consumer attributes but many times impose requirements of ‘free from’ claims. It is not unusual to have be more creative to achieve the claims.

Ingredients to create natural-looking hair styles

Hair styling products have the ability to dramatically alter a person’s look. Perhaps the epitome of this was the trend for oversized hair for both men and women during the 1980s. Since then, things have moved towards a more natural look.

Natural hair styling gel with xanthan gum

Hair can never look good if it is not styled well. But it is not enough to create a great style – you have to keep it looking good. Styling gels therefore play a huge role in personal hair care and have become a mainstay of the hair care market.

Global megatrends to impact the chemical industry

Over the next 20 years, the chemicals and materials industries will face fundamental changes, forcing them to adopt new skills and develop new goals.

Zinc oxide for a positive reef impact

Coral reefs make up some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Over half a billion people benefit from coral reefs as a source of food supply, as coastal barrier for habitat and agriculture, and through tourism. 1

Revolutionary Disruptors and accelerating trends

The New York Society of Cosmetics Chemists (NYSCC) launched Suppliers’ Day ‘At Home Live Week Of Beauty’ featuring education, engagement, new products, awards and more for the beauty and personal care industry.

Taking a regenerative approach to hair growth

Hair loss is an issue that relates to both men and women of all ages.

Natural molecules to fight Asian hair exposome

Various hair treatments and environmental factors such as ultraviolet and pollution induce hair shaft damage. All these parameters refer to exposome.

Encapsulated CBD and pine extract for relaxed skin

Personal care products containing cannabidiol (CBD) have become extremely popular in the last few years.

Review continuity plans to enable K-Beauty/UK trade

Korean beauty (or K-beauty as it is often dubbed) has taken the globe by storm. Its secret to ‘looking as luminous as is humanly possible’ is now sought across the world, and the rise in K-beauty trends in the West over recent years has been rapid.

Mega trends shaping future of southeast Asian consumers

Megatrends are global and influential paradigm shifts that shape long term consumer behaviour. Euromonitor’s three key megatrends – Connected Consumers, Premiumisation, and Experience More manifest and impact consumer behaviour

Effects of hydrolysed jojoba esters on textured hair

The objective was to evaluate the hair conditioning benefits provided by Floraesters K-100® Jojoba [INCI: Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters (and) Jojoba Esters (and) Water (Aqua)], within a rinse-out hair conditioner, on textured and non-textured hair.

Illipe butter and protecting the rainforests of Borneo

When asked to think of natural butters for skin care, many people will first think of shea or cocoa. Illipe butter is much less well known, but is becoming increasingly popular.

Tripeptide complex for a range of anti-ageing targets

A topically applicable new tripeptide complex shows promising in vitro results as anti-ageing cosmetic and cosmeceutical ingredients against a variety of ageing factors.

Strengthen natural skin defences to fight skin ageing

Natpure Xtra Eternity, an active derived from ethically sourced cocoa bean, is a powerful anti-ageing ingredient that acts through two distinct biological pathways to enhance skin smoothness, firmness, and hydration.