Cannabis beauty products: a growing influence

With new superfoods emerging seemingly every week and pressure to find natural actives that deliver noticeable skin and hair benefits, one plant source has been overlooked in many regions because of its association with recreational drug use.

Syndet cleansing bars: the better ‘soap’?

Flashback to the 1930s: “The principal object of the invention is to provide a soap composition which is totally stable in the presence of hard water, strongly alkaline or acid waters, producing no insoluble precipitates whatever”.1

Changes in sun care: UV protection and beyond

Modern consumers lead busy lives and are becoming increasingly demanding of the products that they purchase. Although most consumers are aware that excessive sun exposure can be dangerous, everyday use of sunscreen products is often neglected.

Soothing effect dedicated to sensitive skin

The skin plays multiple roles of protection, perception, immunity, regulation of blood and lymphatic reservoir for the whole body. Thanks to several mechanical, chemical or biological (sebum, biofilm ...) reactions, the skin ensures its integrity according to the various endogenous or exogenous environmental variations. Today, the increase in the fragile phenomena of skin is a major issue in the development of dermo-cosmetics.

A personal Faraday shield for a radiant, high-tech world

Radiation outside the UV-range is one of the most unexplored threats for our skin. For sure, we protect ourselves against UV light but forget the high-energy visible light fraction.

Barrier repair activity of Elula Kalahari melon seed oil

Elula Kalahari Melon Seed Oil (Kupanda Ltd) from Citrullus lanatus(INCI: Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil) originates from the western Kalahari region of Namibia and Botswana, where it can be found in the wild in a diversity of forms together with other Citrullus species (Fig 1). It is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, of which pumpkins and melons are widely known.

Haute couture for the skin delivers self-repair benefits

Rosaliss™ biofunctional is formulated by Ashland from the legendary Rosa centifolia. Also known as the rose of “100 petals,” its extract is obtained by plant small RNA technology, a unique patented novel green technology. With this new biofunctional, Ashland brings haute couture to the skin for flawless self-repair and healthy perfection.

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.