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Ingredients focus: waxes & butters

Waxes are a crucial tool for formulators, modifying skin-feel while also assisting in waterproofing and improving resistance to rub-off.

The holy grail in skin care: skin health and wellbeing

More than 70% of consumers say that they use cosmetic products to improve their quality of life. 80% use cosmetics to improve self-esteem.

Active Beauty gets a workout

Mintel has been at the forefront of predicting the trends that matter most, calling them early and accurately, over the last 15 years. Since we unveiled the Active Beauty Trend at the end of 2016, it has gone from strength to strength.

Celebrating the diversity of beauty in Paris

in-cosmetics Global welcomed more than 12,000 visitors through its doors when it made a return to its spiritual home in Paris and launched the inaugural Global Beauty Day in April.

Natural and synthetic: bridging the gap

This article will outline the development process of new preservative solutions by Sharon Laboratories: Sharon™ Amplify, and SharoSense™ Plus.

‘Hippie Chic’ alternative to CBD oil from patchouli

Today’s fast-paced life is driving lifestyle changes, with consumers looking at new strategies to disconnect from daily life stresses: yoga, meditation, and mindfulness, among other things, have become very popular in recent years.

Benefits of jojoba-derived waxes and butters

Floraesters® 15, 20, 30, 60, and 70 [INCI: Jojoba Esters] are derived from jojoba oil (Simmondsia chinensis), and are widely used in a variety of finished product categories for skin care, hair care, and color cosmetic applications.

Cosmetic Ingredient Review and EU update

This article looks at the final safety assessments issued by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review expert panel during 2018.

Fullerene aids UV absorption and antioxidant protection

There are two types of skin aging: photoageing and natural aging. Natural ageing is ageing by endogenous reasons; therefore, this type of aging cannot be resisted or prevented.

Neo-universal: back to universal cosmetics

Peclers Paris, a leading creative and innovation consultancy for beauty, fashion & lifestyle brands, shares a unique and forward looking perspective on the evolution of diversity in beauty.

Carrot extract for blue light protection and vivid skin

Blue light-induced skin damage originates from two sources: natural blue light, which is part of sunlight, and artificial blue light, which comes from electronic devices. Topical applications that protect from blue light have reached the cosmetic market. But efficient blue light absorbers are rare.

What is new in acne?

Acne vulgarisis a multifactorial skin disease, and its pathogenesis includes increased sebum production (hyperseborrhea), hyperkeratosis, proliferation of Cutibacterium acnes(C. acnes) and inflammation.

Periorbital wrinkles reduced by phytoglycogen

Phytoglycogen is a natural, plant-based form of glycogen, providing energy to cells that can be utilised to increase proliferation and production of important extracellular components.

Ingredients focus: eye area care

We have seen in recent years some exciting new ingredients that aim to improve the appearance of the eye area. This delicate area of the body can transform a person’s look, as it is in such a prominent position.

L-Cystine+L-Glutathione: efficacy for a bright innovation

Having a white skin is an extremely important element of the women’s beauty in Asian culture.

New ‘K-Beauty Inspiration Zone’ launching at show

With 2019 marking its 5th edition, incosmetics Korea returns from 26-28 June to celebrate the very best K-Beauty has to offer now and in the future.

Japan and Korea leading the way

With the world now focusing on the latest innovations from the ‘J-Beauty’ trend, it is fair to say the cosmetics industry in Asia has been stealing the limelight for many years now.

‘The Worldwide New Trend’ explored in Yokohama

Organised by the Federation of Japanese Cosmetic Ingredients Associations and The Society of Cosmetic Chemists of Japan, the 9th CITE (Cosmetic Ingredients and Technology Exhibition) will take place from 15-17 May at the Pacifico Yokohama.

Formulations for superfoods and customisable beauty

Superfoods and customisable beauty have been two of the key trends over the past year. The concept of superfoods has emerged from consumers’ growing interest in natural ingredients in all areas of the marketplace; food, clothing, as well as cosmetics.

Crocus sativusflower extract restores circadian rhythm

The Sun is known for its effects, often damaging, on the body but also on the cutaneous tissue. For this reason, photoprotection is one of the most important concerns of the cosmetic and personal care industry.