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Rising consumer awareness about the origin and purity of health and beauty care products has given way to the ‘clean beauty’ movement, one that prioritises natural, organic and plant-based ingredients and places a new emphasis on transparency in ingredient sourcing.
In 2019, we are now aware that eating well and exercising regularly are good for us and, in turn, for the condition of our skin.
Recently, it has been recognised that the cumulative action of repetitive small stresses encountered by hair during daily grooming practices is not only the cause of hair breakage but also of other forms of unwanted hair damage such as cuticle lifting and split-ends.
This article looks at the amendments that have been made to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 between January and September 2019 and the amendments the European Commission intends to make to the regulation. It also briefly looks at the Glossary of Cosmetic Ingredient Names that replaces the inventory of ingredients.
The sunlight spectrum is made up of UV , VIS and IR light (10, 40 and 50% respectively).1 UV light (100-400 nm) has the highest energy and is mostly absorbed by oxygen and the tropospheric ozone.
The rise of social media influencers and the emergence of the Clean Beauty lifestyle have converged, creating a colour cosmetics market that must deliver high impact and sensory stimulating products with ingredients consumers feel are healthy and safe.
Formulating high-SPF sunscreens represents a challenge for manufacturers: The large oil phase usually necessitated by UV filters that are oils or only soluble in oil tends to weigh down sunscreens, resulting in products that are inconvenient to apply and that leave an unpleasant feeling on the skin.
Consumer preferences in the global skin care industry have shifted over the years, placing equal importance on long-lasting duration, quality aesthetics and comfort of wear.
The personal care industry aim to help people in various generations look better. The study of daily beauty habits of these generations is extremely important. This is the reason why IMCD Personal Care Asia Pacific presents the concept of “beYOUty”. A good personal image has a better chance of success in life.
Human skin is the cover that keeps us alive. The environment of the planet works against the human body daily with assaults that threaten our existence. Principal among these is the exposure of the skin to UV radiation