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Efficacy testing of microbiome skin care

For years now, we have accepted the idea that we can nourish our intestinal tract with dedicated bacterial ingredients from food supplements and thereby improve our general health.

Stem cell activation for a V-shaped face

As we age, the production of collagen and elastin is reduced, which results in sagging skin that can most notably be observed at the face contours of the jawline. Mesenchymal stem cells have been shown to improve collagen production and regenerate the skin, for example during wound healing.

Three skin care ingredients to trend in 2019 and beyond

With skin care trends coming and going at a faster pace than ever, it can be hard to keep up with The Next Big Thing.

Regulatory update for the European Union

This article looks at the amendments that have been made to the European cosmetic Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 in 2018. It also looks at the final opinions of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) for 2018.

What is next? Forecasting the future of beauty

Forecasting trends is an inexact science, and the further ahead you try to forecast, the more inexact it becomes. But there is still a great deal of value to be gained from following current trends logically through either to their conclusion or to the evolution of new trends.

An alternative to silicone for hair care

The cosmetic market is in a continual search for more innovative, functional and environmentally-friendly ingredients.

Innovative textures for your toolkit

Texture plays a vital part in the overall experience of a personal care product and it can take a great deal of experience before a formulator can confidently adjust the texture of a product subtly to achieve the desired feel.

Biobased testing required to screen ‘natural’ ingredients

Cosmetic products often comprise petrochemical ingredients and nonbiodegradable plastics such as microbeads. When cosmetics containing microbeads are used, the plastic gets rinsed off and can enter waterways.

Ingredients focus: texture enhancing products

A successful personal care product needs a wide range of qualities to be finely tuned in order to have an impact in a highly competitive marketplace. One of the most important of these qualities is the texture of the product.

Positive growth for North American naturals market

The North American market for natural and organic personal care products is continuing its positive trajectory, with revenues reaching US$ 5.6 billion in 2018.

The main event for beauty’s evolution

Sparking product development and professional enhancement, NYSCC Suppliers’ Day will be the hub of an interactive beauty evolution in NYC. From 7-8 May 2019 at the Jacob K. Javits Center, the entire industry will come together to discover the latest trends, global ingredients, raw materials and solutions that will advance formulation and propel beauty brands to the next level.

The future of US cosmetics regulations

The multi-billion dollar US cosmetics industry is booming. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates cosmetics in the United States, reports through its data dashboard that over 2.7 million cosmetic line-items entered US ports in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018.

Using pre-formulated gels in different cosmetics galenics

Carbomer is a polymer often used as a viscosifying and stabilising agent in the formulation of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.

Microalgal strategy against UV and blue light hazards

Until recently, skin protection was mainly focused on the effects of UV radiation on skin. However, we nowadays need to take into account the damaging effects of other wavelengths, in particular blue light. Indeed, blue light penetrates deeper into the skin than UV rays. It represents 50% of the energy emitted by the sun and almost 100% of the energy emitted by artificial sources.

Ingredient focus: skin microbiome

Perhaps one of the most significant developments within our industry in recent years has been the focus on the skin microbiome.

Natural texturising agent for healthy hair

Definicire™ (INCI: Jojoba Esters (and) Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax (and) Polyglycerin-3) is an active texturising agent that recreates the hair protective lipid layer.

Natural and high performing hair styling

The demand for more environmentally friendly cosmetic products is increasing drastically.1 In order to help consumers in their purchase choices, brand owners sometimes use labelling with eco labels.

Assessment of a new hair pigmentation recovery active

Givaudan Active Beauty won the SpotlightOn Formulation Award (Haircare actives category) at in-cosmetic Asia 2018 in Bangkok with the S3D® Colourback concept product, a leave-on serum for hair and scalp care.

Hurdle technology: an alternative approach

A significant shift in cosmetics formulation driven by consumer perception of ingredient safety has prevailed in recent years. Consumers have sought to become more informed about the ingredients in their products and have now evolved to be passionate about these ingredients.

Submicron technology creates effective delivery systems

Dermal active substances, in particular antiageing, antioxidant agents, and whitening ingredients, find frequent use in cosmetics as they meet typical consumer needs, such as the wish to have younger-looking skin or to lighten the skin tone (the latter being especially popular in Asian countries).