FEATURE ARTICLES

Successful scale-up: foolproof your formula

Orean head of process chemistry Sarah Lucas Marsden explains the key principles for a successful scaling up of formulations from lab to shelf.

Preventing skin cancer: new technologies needed?

UK startup Kutanios explains why new sun care ingredients that offer better protection from the effects of UV light, and are non- absorbable, more stable and eco-friendly would be welcome additions to the personal care sector

Going face to face: skincare versus massage

CLR reveals the results of a study that compares the skin benefits of its natural upcycled active ingredient Cherimoya with a placebo plus facial massage.

Taking scientific inspiration, innovation to new heights

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2024 preview: Taking place on 1-2 May in New York City at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Centre in Manhattan, this year’s NYSCC Suppliers’ Day will be the biggest edition to date in its 45-year history.

INTERVIEW: Putting on a show

Ahead of in-cosmetics Global in Paris this month, editor Tim Probert talks to event director Roziani Zulkifli about what it takes to oversee the world’s leading personal care ingredient trade show

COVER STORY: Innovating for the future, responsibly

For a century Ashland has been adapting, ahead of the curve, with breakthrough innovations that shape markets and enable customers to solve their most complex challenges.

Lotus corniculatus extract to inhibit lipogenesis

Jaka Biotech reveals the findings of a study that indicates the topical use of a Lotus corniculatus seed extract yields clinical benefits in reducing sebum production and enhancing skin pore appearance for individuals with oily skin

Unleashing the power of red grape algae

Taiwan outfit Giga Fine Chemical explains how red grape algae extract can effectively reduce redness, achieved by downregulating skin allergies and inflammatory responses

Nannoplankton bioactive for eye contour repair

MC Actives and Microalgae Solutions present a marine nannoplankton extract for eye contour repair. The bioactive molecules of this marine ingredient improve skin integrity by addressing the problems induced by the natural ageing process

Science of clear skin with high-tech chamomile

Ashland describes a biofunctional ingredient, which contains a high-tech chamomile extract, designed to clarify and smooth skin flaws impacted by environmental and lifestyle stress

Sustainable protection against UV damage

Natura-Tec presents a cranberry seed oil extract ingredient that boosts the concentration of skin antioxidants, when subjected to stress by UVA, UVB or blue light exposure through biomimetic pathway, boosting the skin’s natural protection against environmental aggressions

Making sense of the anti-pollution segment

Shivani Bisht of market consultants ChemBizR runs the rule over anti-pollution products, which have grown significantly in recent years due to increasing public awareness of the harmful effects of various environmental contaminants

Biomimetic lipid with skin repair effects

Tapping its J-Beauty expertise, Kao Chemicals Europe unveils a cholesteryl ester with a skin biomimetic structure and a low melting point, and with moisturizing and repairing properties

Meeting demand for bio-based ingredients

Shell discusses the findings of a global survey on changing consumer demands and preferences for personal care products in terms of their performance and sustainability credentials

Paris programme to push beauty boundaries - in-cosmetics Global 2024 Preview

in-cosmetics Global event director Roziani Zulkifli details what visitors to the trade show in Paris can expect for this year’s edition + a round-up of show floor highlights from selected exhibitors

INTERVIEW: Crystal ball gazing for beauty trends

Mintel beauty and personal care principal analyst KinShen Chan shares his considerable insight on a wide range of current and possible future global trends

COVER STORY: The future of cosmetics is sustainability

We learned from history that natural products do not always chime with sustainable products. In some cases, the increase of intensive agribusiness has compromised essential biodiversity. We can mention the recent case of the Brazilian Cerrado, the Brazil’s second-largest biome (after the Amazon Rainforest), and the world’s most biodiverse savanna, currently threatened because of sugarcane, soya, corn, sorghum, and cotton cultivation expansion.1,2

Quorum sensing inhibition to restrain bacteria

Bacteria use a cell-to-cell communication system called quorum sensing (QS) to share information about cell density and adjust gene expression accordingly. This article explains BASF studies into how natural plant extracts are able to quench QS signals from P. aeruginosa and S. aureus. Then, it checked if their effect on QS was followed by a decrease in virulence, determined by both bacteria motility and lipase secretion

Microscopic revelations in sunscreen formulation

Sunscreen formulations are complex and multi-component systems that are based on either organic UV filters, inorganic UV filters, or both. As formulators navigate the complexities of sunscreen development, Croda provides detailed insights into how microscopy can enhance the understanding of formulation microstructure, offering valuable information beyond what is visible to the naked eye

Boosting SPF with colloidal lignin particles

Lignin is a widely available biopolymer with UV protection and antioxidant properties, but traditional bulk lignins are unsuitable for cosmetics. Lignovations has developed a patented and green technology to produce colloidal lignin particles (CLP). In this article, CLP is demonstrated to be an effective SPF booster in organic and mineral sunscreen products

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