FEATURE ARTICLES

How formulations are advancing hair care

Advancements in the hair care industry have been a few steps behind those in skin care and other areas of the personal care sector for some time. However, as today’s consumers become more educated on the topic of active ingredients, they have started to become dissatisfied with merely functional hair care products, explains Jennifer Hermitage of Cornelius Group.

Preservative effects of hinokitiol with levulinic acid

Greenpharma of France explains the benefits of its award-winning ingredient, Hinoline C, a bio-inspired preservation system based on the association of two natural compounds hinokitiol and levulinic acid. The products are made from the upcycling of Aomori Hiba sawdust and sugar canes

The anti-oxidative effect of HALS amino silicones

Elkem has discovered that HALS (hindered amine light stabilizer) silicone molecules provide excellent hair conditioning and sensory features typically seen with amino functional silicone with added antioxidant benefit for improved skin health. This ingredient could help formulators create products with multiple benefits that are sure to resonate with health-conscious male consumers

Expo’biota: identifying impacts and solutions

Seqens reveals the details of a clinical study that demonstrates the beneficial properties of a plant extract derived from buckwheat seeds (Polygonum Fagopyrum syn. Polygonum fagopyrum) versus placebo when applied to skin naturally exposed to a polluted environment

Microbiota - the fourth layer for holistic beauty

The intimate relationship between the human body with its microbiome is more than a symbiotic system. It creates a supraorganism called holobiont. Each damage in the skin generates an imbalance in its microbiome and vice versa. French cosmetic active ingredient developer Sederma explains how an adaptative intervention on the skin microbiota can be achieved through cosmetics

Noni active for skin microbiota rejuvenation

Spanish active ingredient producer Vytrus Biotech extols the benefits of its ingredient made from stem cells of noni, a traditional Polynesian plant. The ingredient is said to have a unique composition: a mixture of terpenes, polyphenols and phytosterols capable of rejuvenating the cutaneous microbiota and the skin at the same time

COVER STORY: Depigmenting potential of sulfur-containing peptides

A defect-free complexion is extremely important in many cultures. Even though skin pigmentation is largely determined by genetics, it is also affected by intrinsic (e.g. glycation) and extrinsic (e.g. pollution) factors that cause hyperpigmentation and the appearance of pigment disorders.

Why cosmetics compliance is due a digital makeover

Kallik explains why cosmetics firms can establish truly end-to-end digital operations for managing all global assets in a single, secure cloud-based repository, offering compliance, consistency, and reliability. This also removes the risk of future product updates and developments, which not only cost financially but also cost in terms of time-to-market and competitiveness

The anti-ageing effects of 2-aza-8-oxohypoxanthine

Vitamin C60 BioResearch Corporation has developed the world’s first cosmetic ingredient containing 2-aza-8-oxohypoxanthine (AOH), under the trade name Repista. This article describes the cellular activation effects of the AOH active ingredient on normal human epidermal keratinocytes

Second skin technology for pollution protection

The need for year-round skin protection to support our skin against dehydration and external aggressors has inspired BASF to create a biodegradable alternative to polymer film formers that highly resembles human skin and offers all-around care

Scalp soothing properties of Portulaca oleracea

Vitalab’s scientists have harnessed the power of the medicinal plant Portulaca oleracea to develop a multifunctional ingredient offering improved cellular ability to scavenge free radicals, while reducing the release of pro-inflammatory messengers, helping to relieve sensitive-prone skin and scalp

Bioactive peptides for hair restructuring and hair plex

Italian cosmetic active producer Kalichem explains how bioactive peptides represent an ideal solution to promote plex, restructuring, hydration, combing improvement, volumising, detangling, antistatic, conditioning, and luminosity effects in hair care

The whys and wherefores of waterless formulating

Jessica Dynda of US personal ingredient supplier Koster Keunen takes a comprehensive look at the opportunities and challenges of developing solid format products and what it takes to formulate reliable and stable products successfully

Roles of dextrin palmitate in waterless formulating

École de Biologie Industrielle, Inabata France and FRM GaleSens explain why dextrin palmitate is much more than just a thickening agent and that it can be used to structure more complex solid formulas for developing waterless cleansing cosmetic products

Interview: Dr Katerina Steventon - Taking skin care beyond the surface

Editor Tim Probert discusses the future of skin care with Dr Katerina Steventon, a Czech skin scientist, consultant, practitioner, brand owner and scientific programme director of the recent 8th Anti-Ageing Skin Care Conference in London

Upcycled fragrance waste for cosmetic actives

IFF/Lucas Meyer Cosmetics explain why upcycled Schinus terebinthifolia and Lavandula angustifolia extracts are good examples of how the recently created synergy between the fragrance and cosmetic industries can produce original, upcycled and sustainable cosmetic ingredients with interesting effects

Naturals: Colour without compromise

Cosmetic ingredient supplier Azelis takes a wide-ranging look at the various options available for formulators to achieve colour from many natural sources, with solutions ranging from minerals found in stones, plant seeds oils and flowers for use in powders, oils and extracts

Revitalising hair beauty with aminosilicones

Since the pandemic, consumers have adopted new trends such as do-it-yourself beauty care and demanding high-performance hair care products that can achieve similar result as in a salon. BRB Silicones looks at how its aminosilicones are specially developed in response to meet this demand to provide multi benefits in conditioning, colour protection, hair shininess, hair manageability and hair smoothness

Nano olive oil as potential silicone substitute

Vietnamese outfit Wakamono is developing Nano Olive Oil, which it says is extracted from natural ingredients, safe and friendly to environment and has the potential to completely replace or reduce the use of silicone and polyquaternium in shampoo while maintaining product effectiveness

Mild cleansers with 'sulfate-free' surfactants

Innospec Performance Chemicals has developed a wide range of chemistries based on both (alkyl) acyl amino acids and acyl (methyl) isethionate chemistries to improve skin mildness in formulations

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