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Protect and repair skin from digital and photoageing

Beyond solar light, the artificial blue light coming from electronic devices, such as computers, TVs, smartphones and tablets, also contributes to the appearance of the main signs of skin photoageing, wrinkles and dark spots.

Energise your skin for a glow of youth

In times of exhaustive lifestyles, we need to compensate the skin’s high energy demand in order to keep skin’s healthiness and radiance. Active, modern and conscious consumers thus strongly seek for energising and recharging cosmetic ingredients to maintain a radiant skin perfection with a glow of youth, even in periods of high intensity.

Photostable sunscreens for sensitive skin

The market segment of sun care products to protect sensitive skin is growing. There is evidence that peroxide free radicals derived from certain formulation components are involved in inducing allergic skin reactions.

Developing mild body cleansing products

With the increased health consciousness and change in lifestyles with time, it has become very important for companies associated with soap and cosmetic products to develop formulations which are safe and mild for their application on the body.

Bringing innovation to the forefront

The Asia Pacific (APAC) region continues to present cosmetic brands with great opportunities. According to GlobalData’s latest analysis, its skin care market now accounts for 57.5% of the global market and is expected to reach US$90.9bn by 2022 – an increase of more than a third on 2017 data. J and K-beauty is taking the world by storm, but its success is down to one thing, innovation.

Eight Asian trends impacting preservative options

Asian markets, like the rest of the world, are increasingly demanding natural and organic personal care products.

Plant-based cholesterol aids pro-ageing moisturisation

The sterol cholesterol is among the most widely distributed, naturally occurring organic compounds in the animal kingdom.

Tea Wax: a unique wax for hair and skin properties

Camellia sinensisis a species of evergreen shrub whose leaves and leaf buds are used to produce tea. It is of the genus Camellia of flowering plants in the family Theaceae.

Solving formulation problems with natural waxes

Formulating cosmetic and personal care products can be a very exciting and rewarding process. As with anything exciting and rewarding, it can also be very challenging at times.

Prevention of hair damage during multiple bleachings

FiberHance™ BM solution (INCI: hydroxypropyl gluconamide (and) hydroxypropyl ammonium gluconate) is a novel patent pending molecule that is proven to help prevent damage to hair during bleaching.

A deep dive into marine ingredients

Exhibitions such as in-cosmetics Global are always excellent opportunities to discover new developments in ingredient technology and also speak with the experts behind them.

Sustainable fermented oat extract for a balanced skin

Oat extracts are extremely complex and made up of a multitude of biochemical components, and for many centuries oatmeal (Avena sativa) has been used to treat and soothe a variety of irritating skin conditions associated with dry sensitive skin, especially atopic dermatitis.

When less is more, effective and multifunctional

Clean beauty through minimalist formulas first seen in dermocosmetics brands, is now spreading to all segments, including luxury and masstige/mass market. Formulators are looking for multifunctional, ultraperforming and eco-responsible ingredients to overcome this new challenge.

Natural alternatives for retinoic-acid-like anti-ageing

Use of vitamin A derivatives - the retinoids - is common in cosmetic formulations targeting the anti-ageing area. While retinoid acid is banned in the European Union as a cosmetic ingredient, other retinoids such as retinol are permitted.

Five ways to make scents more exciting

With fragrance sales flat in Europe and the US, brands are increasingly focused on being more innovative with visual formats and packaging, re-thinking the traditional to shake up the market and appeal to an appearance-driven Millennial and iGen audience.

Micellar water characterisation via laser light scattering

Micellar waters are the trendy new facial cleanser that boasts its ability to clean skin without irritation. We present results from dynamic light scattering (DLS), phase analysis light scattering (PALS), and microrheology measurements of commercial micellar water formulations using the Brookhaven Instruments NanoBrook Omni system.

Personal care that really makes a difference

The world’s population is facing many challenges, some environmental, some political, some technological and some physiological.

Return to Amsterdam hailed a success

The 2018 edition of the event attracted 9,392 unique visitors, 7% more than last year’s show in London, with international attendance increasing by 19% to account for 88% of all visitors.

Continuous discovery of new possibilities

The personal care industry is on an eternal quest to discover things that are considered ‘new’. There is a constant state of churn, with different aspects of formulations targeted for change at different times.

Schisandra chinensis combats pollution-induced stress

The human skin, and mainly the upper layer of the epidermis, plays the role of a barrier, but is also one of the first and major targets of air pollutants, pollutants contributing to wrinkle and dark sports occurrence through the redox imbalance.