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The hygge lifestyle: a craving for comfort

From interior design to home care and the world of fragrances: The Danish concept of hygge has been wholeheartedly embraced in nearly all areas of our lives.

Intelligent ageing repair with skin superfoods

The many environmental factors related to modern lifestyle generate a skin imbalance that leads to premature ageing. In this study, we evaluate the capacity of a new skin delivery system based on bicosomes (named bicosome-xanthin) to provide intense detox and revert the signs of ageing.

Natural micellar thickening with glutamate surfactants

Amino-acid based surfactants have been widely used in the last two decades in personal care products as well as in household, industrial and institutional cleaners due to a lot of advantages.

Formulation concepts for active people

Bespoke, personalised beauty products are set to be one of the biggest trends, as skin care, makeup and fragrance brands increasingly put the individual at the heart of what they do.

Expression lines targeted via both synaptic pathways

An excess of repeated contraction of the muscles involved in facial expressions results in the appearance of fine lines known as expression wrinkles.

Emotions to connect with consumers

Wellbeing is the experience of health, happiness, purpose, and prosperity; generally speaking it refers to the feeling of being well and full of positivity

Cannabis beauty products: a growing influence

With new superfoods emerging seemingly every week and pressure to find natural actives that deliver noticeable skin and hair benefits, one plant source has been overlooked in many regions because of its association with recreational drug use.

Syndet cleansing bars: the better ‘soap’?

Flashback to the 1930s: “The principal object of the invention is to provide a soap composition which is totally stable in the presence of hard water, strongly alkaline or acid waters, producing no insoluble precipitates whatever”.1

Changes in sun care: UV protection and beyond

Modern consumers lead busy lives and are becoming increasingly demanding of the products that they purchase. Although most consumers are aware that excessive sun exposure can be dangerous, everyday use of sunscreen products is often neglected.

Soothing effect dedicated to sensitive skin

The skin plays multiple roles of protection, perception, immunity, regulation of blood and lymphatic reservoir for the whole body. Thanks to several mechanical, chemical or biological (sebum, biofilm ...) reactions, the skin ensures its integrity according to the various endogenous or exogenous environmental variations. Today, the increase in the fragile phenomena of skin is a major issue in the development of dermo-cosmetics.

A personal Faraday shield for a radiant, high-tech world

Radiation outside the UV-range is one of the most unexplored threats for our skin. For sure, we protect ourselves against UV light but forget the high-energy visible light fraction.

Barrier repair activity of Elula Kalahari melon seed oil

Elula Kalahari Melon Seed Oil (Kupanda Ltd) from Citrullus lanatus(INCI: Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil) originates from the western Kalahari region of Namibia and Botswana, where it can be found in the wild in a diversity of forms together with other Citrullus species (Fig 1). It is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, of which pumpkins and melons are widely known.

Haute couture for the skin delivers self-repair benefits

Rosaliss™ biofunctional is formulated by Ashland from the legendary Rosa centifolia. Also known as the rose of “100 petals,” its extract is obtained by plant small RNA technology, a unique patented novel green technology. With this new biofunctional, Ashland brings haute couture to the skin for flawless self-repair and healthy perfection.

Efficacy testing of microbiome skin care

For years now, we have accepted the idea that we can nourish our intestinal tract with dedicated bacterial ingredients from food supplements and thereby improve our general health.

Stem cell activation for a V-shaped face

As we age, the production of collagen and elastin is reduced, which results in sagging skin that can most notably be observed at the face contours of the jawline. Mesenchymal stem cells have been shown to improve collagen production and regenerate the skin, for example during wound healing.

Three skin care ingredients to trend in 2019 and beyond

With skin care trends coming and going at a faster pace than ever, it can be hard to keep up with The Next Big Thing.

Regulatory update for the European Union

This article looks at the amendments that have been made to the European cosmetic Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 in 2018. It also looks at the final opinions of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) for 2018.

What is next? Forecasting the future of beauty

Forecasting trends is an inexact science, and the further ahead you try to forecast, the more inexact it becomes. But there is still a great deal of value to be gained from following current trends logically through either to their conclusion or to the evolution of new trends.

An alternative to silicone for hair care

The cosmetic market is in a continual search for more innovative, functional and environmentally-friendly ingredients.

Innovative textures for your toolkit

Texture plays a vital part in the overall experience of a personal care product and it can take a great deal of experience before a formulator can confidently adjust the texture of a product subtly to achieve the desired feel.