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Waxes and butters are key ingredients for formulators as they have the ability to deliver body and structure to formulations. Waxes can also improve texture, increase viscosity, deliver shine and improve the stability of formulations, while butters provide richness and the sense of nourishment necessary for many skin care products.
From the cradle of civilization, to performing cosmetic hair care ingredients.The present paper aims to demonstrate the concrete efforts in pursuing circular economy models to develop cosmetic ingredients.
Protecting our environment is a common goal of many industries, consumers and regulators. In the last five years, Personal Care manufacturers truly became global leaders in the concerted efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of cosmetic products.
A person’s perceived age is determined by physical traits on face and neck. These traits mostly reflect the integrity of the extracellular matrix, which provides structure, homogeneity and elasticity to skin.
The ‘clean’ movement, which started a few years ago in the personal care market, is more and more of interest to consumers looking for enjoyable but responsible experience. When focusing on the product protection system, this concept is even more relevant.
Product ingredients are a significant factor that consumers take into consideration when making purchasing decisions. This is evident within the personal care sector, which is witnessing a preference for ecofriendly ingredients as the market experiences a shift away from petrochemical-based ingredients toward plant-derived options.1
According to the WHO, “Wellness is the optimal state of health of individuals and groups” which can be achieved by “the realisation of the fullest potential of an individual physically, psychologically, socially, spiritually and economically, and the fulfilment of one’s role expectations”.
Natural oils are our heritage and passion at O&3. So, for us, it is not unexpected to see the popularity of these natural ingredients in the personal care industry - but it can be surprising how versatile oils can be, particularly when it comes to fragrance.
More and more brands demand fragrance and other ingredients that are ‘natural’. But consumers and CPL Aromas’ customers ask: ‘What is natural?’. The answer is far from simple, but CPL has found a solution, according to Angela Stavrevska, perfumer and the company’s global marketing & brand director.
Skin is a very efficient biological protective barrier against pollutants and environmental toxins. However, faced with constantly increasing air pollution, and ever-more foodstuffs loaded with toxins, its natural ability to protect itself could be hindered.
Skin ageing is an inevitable physiological process, determined by several concomitant factors, resulting in a thinner and drier skin, in the formation of fine wrinkles, and a gradual dermal atrophy.
Smell is one of the five most important senses (sight, hearing, touch and taste), allowing us to perceive life in its entirety. The perception of smell is a very complex process including the excitation of specialised receptors located in the human nasal cavity, and signal transmission to the brain. Smells are caused by volatile chemical compounds, which can often be recognised even when present in low concentrations.
ADPCosmetics presents two natural cosmetic formulations that follow Green Chemistry Principles. Non nanometric UV filters included in these formulations are multifunctional and efficient, to minimise the need of ingredients.
Dividing age groups into manageable, targetable sections makes a lot of sense, but of course it does not come without drawbacks.
Amino acids are key components of the human metabolism: Glutamate (Fig 1a), for instance, is the most important substance in the brain to transport information from one nerve cell to another. It is a neurotransmitter.