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Fragrance gives products an extra dimension and are a calling card for many brands. A high quality scent is difficult to imitate, as is its longevity.
During ageing, as well as under stress situations, the cellular energy of the skin, and its vitality, decrease, causing what it is known as energetic ageing
Infrared radiation (IR) is electromagnetic radiation with longer wavelengths than visible light, therefore rendering it invisible to the human eye. While IR is not visible, it is extremely prevalent in daily life, with 54% of the sun’s radiation being IR. The large percentage of IR rays that are emitted and enter a person’s skin is concerning, especially if one does not know how harmful it can be. Therefore, it is important to research this and look at the potential damage that may occur.
‘Microbiome skin care‘ has established itself in the market place. Where it began with niche brands, now mainstream brands have jumped on the bandwagon as well. What do we know about the skin microbiome? What is the skin microbiome?
Ultraviolet radiation is already known globally as a great villain, due to the intensity of the damage it causes to the skin, which makes the evaluation of photoprotection offered by products available on the market an extremely critical point, especially regarding the protection against UVB radiation, the main cause of sun burn, and UVA radiation, mainly responsible for photoaging.
The skin around the eyes is perceived as an essential feature of facial beauty as it immediately reflects fatigue. It appears as the first visible area to express aging such as dark under-eye circles, ‘bagging’ or loss of elasticity, ‘crow’s feet’ or wrinkling and loss of opacity of the under-eye skin.
The demand for greener cosmetic products has been steadily growing for the past decade. However, modern consumers are posing new challenges to the industry. They want products that make extensive use of natural, vegetable-derived ingredients, but they rightly expect the formulae to be highly effective and esthetically pleasing as well.
Given the expansion of masculine products for facial skin care on the shelves around the world, eye contour ranges are in the spotlight as they can help reduce unwanted bags, dark circles and fatigue signs, offering excellent improvements in facial appearance.
Personal care products have become an important part of consumers’ daily routines across the globe. As a result, the market size for personal care products, currently estimated at over USD 400 billion, is growing rapidly due to the increasing population, rising awareness of health and hygiene, and advancing income levels, especially in developing countries.
Testing is a vital aspect of our industry, not only for finished products, but also for the individual ingredients themselves. Testing services and devices enable the evaluation of ingredients to show their efficacy, safety and stability.
Next to GENENCARE® OSMS BA (Betaine), DuPont Industrial Biosciences has now added GENENCARE® OSMS MI (INCI name: Inositol also known as myo-inositol) to the family of all-natural osmolytes. Like betaine, myo-Inositol, is highly purified and suitable for many skin care applications. It is extracted from non-GM sugar beet, 100% biobased and Cosmos and Natrue certified.
The texture of a cosmetic product is paramount, alongside fragrance and colour. You could even say that texture is more important than efficacy when it comes to the first point of sale; how a product feels on application could make or break a sale. So what exactly is texture and how can we quantify it?
Glycolic acid is a well-known active ingredient in skin care products. The ahydroxy acid exfoliates skin by reacting with the upper layer of the epidermis, the strateum corneum, and weakening the lipid bonds that hold the outer dead skin cells together.