FEATURE ARTICLES

Universal skin-illuminating prebiotic molecule

Givaudan Active Beauty has developed an ingredient that features a skin and prebiotic mode of action that acts holistically on specific skin bacteria, targeting common pigmentation pathways to provide skin brightening and enhance skin radiance, whether the users are in Africa, Asia, Europe or elsewhere

Boosting NAD+ levels for skin longevity

Mibelle Biochemistry investigates the potential of sunflower sprout active, a product derived from organically grown sunflower sprouts, for promoting skin rejuvenation. In vitro and ex vivo studies have shown that sunflower sprouts can combat ageing processes by elevating NAD+ levels, enhancing DNA repair, improving mitochondrial function, and increasing collagen density

Understanding consumer views of colour cosmetics

Eastman recently conducted a study across six countries and 4,000 consumers. The data and resulting insights reveal what drives consumer purchases of colour cosmetics, product features with less consumer satisfaction, consumer knowledge and expectations on sustainability

Microbiological quality of personal care products

Eurofins explores the various methodologies that cosmetics manufacturers can employ to evaluate their products for the presence of microbial contamination, and for the efficacy of their products’ preservatives

INTERVIEW: Taking the chair

Ahead of the 45th annual Suppliers’ Day on 1-2 May, editor Tim Probert caught up with New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists chair Amber Evans and chair-elect John Carola, who is also personal care business development manager of New Jersey-based distributor Katonah Chemical

COVER STORY: Finding sustainability outside of oleochemicals

In the ever-changing world of personal care product manufacturing, every ingredient counts. Formulators’ ingredient choices play a pivotal role in determining the product’s efficacy, quality, and performance.

Sophorolipids: boosting surfactant sustainability

Biosurfactants are surfactants of microbial origin - from yeast, fungi or bacteria. Produced in nature for a variety of reasons, biosurfactants have multi-functional properties and benefits ready to be harnessed by formulators and product manufacturers.

PGC: multifunctional preservation booster

Arxada aims to solve the world’s toughest preservation challenges while ensuring a more sustainable tomorrow. As a chemical ingredient supplier to the beauty and personal care industries, it is Arxada’s responsibility to lead the development of safer and more eco-friendly products moving towards a greener future.

Harnessing natural preservation with lichen

Cosmetic and personal care products serve as an ideal medium for microbial growth. Formulators must develop products that are resistant to microbial contamination for safety and regulatory compliance. Ways in which microbes may be introduced: raw materials can be a source of bioburden, unsanitized machinery, packaging contamination, consumer use, etc.

Complex polysaccharides derived from torula yeast

Mitsubishi Corporation Life Sciences has succeeded in producing a new complex polysaccharide from yeast cell walls that had been discarded after fermentation.

Juniper berry extract for improved skin brightness

The global beauty trend is shifting from ‘skin whitening’, which depends on one's natural skin colour, to ‘skin brightening’, which is a borderless concept. Whiteness is defined as skin colour based on the amount of melanin, the black pigment produced by melanocytes.

Sophorolipid for creating mild facial cleansers

A longstanding staple in skin care routines, the humble facial cleanser has often been seen as the most basic step in cleansing regimens and overlooked by consumers as a step that can help to deliver benefits to the skin.

Novel Alteromonas for tackling wrinkles

LipoTrue describes a marine ingredient derived from a newly identified Alteromonas species (Alteromonas lipotrueae) that relaxes expression wrinkles acting along the three steps of neuromuscular communication

Senolytic science: plant extract for well-ageing

DSM-Firmenich reveals the findings of research that shows how a Epilobium fleischeri extract can selectively clear senescent cells – so-called ‘zombie’ cells - from the skin.

A global consumer journey in scalp care

Rahn describes an active ingredient that targets a disbalanced scalp microbiota, an oily and sensitive scalp, providing relief from scalp discomfort

Benefits of solubilized azelaic acid on C. acnes

Vantage has developed a new form of azelaic acid in which the acid is presolubilized in a mild skin emollient. It has been shown that delivery of dissolved azelaic acid can show superior performance to suspended azelaic acid and can help to improve the inflammatory effects of topically applied salicylic acid

Empowering natural skin barrier function

Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, in collaboration with the Infinity Institute in France, has discovered a new protein: LCE6A. LCE6A, part of the ‘Late Cornified Envelope’ protein family, is known to be essential for the mechanical resistance of the corneocytes in the stratum corneum

Novel oil-soluble bioactive for eye area care

Gattefossé has developed an original blend of lipophilic metabolites that offers cosmetic brands a versatile solution capable of addressing various signs of fatigue simultaneously

Stereoisomeric flavonoids from active plant cells

Naolys describes how certain active plant cells are highly reliable as bioactive ingredients to induce the right defensive mechanism against oxidative stress

A perfect duo: bakuchiol and phospholipids

Lipoid Kosmetik demonstrates how a combination of bakuchiol and unsaturated phospholipids offers retinol-like activity with superior performance over bakuchiol formulations without phospholipids

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