RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES
Geltor examines the use of biodesign to make it possible to produce vegan human collagen that is 100% animal free, halal, safe, highly soluble in water, colourless, odourless, and non-GMO, as well as certified readily biodegradable and USDA BioPreferred certifiable
IFF Health & Biosciences has been working on a biocatalysis process to enable development of tailored polysaccharides. This innovation – Designed Enzymatic Biopolymers (DEB) – gives rise to a new-to-the-world class of alpha-glucan polysaccharides from the enzymatic polymerization of glucose from sucrose with controlled morphology and structure
UK start-up Kutanios explains how the protective effect of high-density lipoproteins (HDL, commonly known as ‘good’ cholesterol) against heart disease could be transferred to skincare via peptides that protect against the toxic effects of lipid peroxides
This article concentrates on Ashland’s raspberry multifunctional ingredient, which enables formulators to implement a sound preservation strategy and to substantiate secondary claims based on consistent in-depth analysis
Many people working in the sector say the pathways into jobs and careers in the cosmetics and beauty industry were not well described or signposted during their formative education. Dr Gillian Westgate of Cosmetics Cluster UK sets about trying to find out why and what could be done
When we taste a naturally-derived product such as coffee or olive oil, we may have a different sensorial experience based on the product’s origin and its processing. Malbec wine produced in Argentina may taste similar to Malbec wine produced in California but not identical. Olive oil from Greece does not have the same sensorial profile as that from Tuscany.
The international personal care ingredients community will come together in Barcelona, Spain this month when the world’s leading personal ingredients show, in-cosmetics Global, returns to offer unrivalled opportunities for attendees to network, source ingredients and share insights
Barbara Olioso of The Green Chemist Consultancy examines the various beauty standards available on the market, including COSMOS, Natrue and the EU Ecolabel, as well as new scoring initiatives by big brands on the scene: the Eco Beauty Score, the Green Score and the Green Impact Index
The senses connect us to life; they allow us to perceive the world around us. Today, to the five main senses: hearing, smell, taste, touch and sight, we can add two new fundamental considerations: intuition and the sense of others. That is to say the meaning of life and the ability to become aware of our environment and evolve according to its criteria.
Isabel Almiro do Vale is global marketing and strategy director for personal care at Dow. Based in Horgen, Switzerland, Isabel joined Dow four years ago having previously worked for L’Oréal and Procter & Gamble. Here, she talks to editor Tim Probert about the US giant’s strategy, sustainability and the latest global trends
DSM has developed an anti-ageing active ingredient made from an Edelweiss ( Aomori Hiba ) extract. It is cultivated between 1000 metres and 1500 metres altitude in the Swiss Alps, ensuring a maximum content of active compounds such as leontopodic acid and flavonoids (luteolin and apigenin derivatives)
Advancements in the hair care industry have been a few steps behind those in skin care and other areas of the personal care sector for some time. However, as today’s consumers become more educated on the topic of active ingredients, they have started to become dissatisfied with merely functional hair care products, explains Jennifer Hermitage of Cornelius Group.
Greenpharma of France explains the benefits of its award-winning ingredient, Hinoline C, a bio-inspired preservation system based on the association of two natural compounds hinokitiol and levulinic acid. The products are made from the upcycling of Aomori Hiba sawdust and sugar canes