Back to basics: the resurgence of retinol

After ‘hiding in plain sight’ for decades, retinol is experiencing a renaissance and a surge in demand - with good reason. BASF explains why consumer demand for retinol continues to surge, what makes retinol such a powerful ingredient, and how to choose the right retinol for your formulation

Development of active ingredients in the digital era

Greenpharma believes we are close to personalized cosmetics using data about which ingredients can produce which metabolites to be applied to which skin conditions to have desired appearances. The company has developed tools to perform phytochemical profiling. The goal is to offer a global insight on molecules that can be contained in an extract

Harnessing the power of phospholipids in restorative skin therapy

Tanvi Gavankar, manager of scientific business development at Mumbai, India-based VAV Lipids, takes a look at how phospholipids are advancing the boundaries of skin restoration therapy

Hydrolyzed proteins for anti-pollution hair care

TRI-K has developed novel technologies, which consist of hydrolyzed rice protein, Adansonia digitata seed extract and Amaranthus caudatus seed extract, which are specifically designed to overcome pollution in hair and to increase shine and moisturization of hair fibres damaged from UV radiation

Bio-emollient as a high-performing D5 alternative

Lubrizol has developed a bio-emollient as a sustainable solution to those consumers who are looking to replace volatile silicone-based products but do not want to lose performance. It offers the same benefits as volatile silicones such as Cyclopentasiloxane (D5), but without non-biodegradable and bioaccumulative drawbacks

How cationic surfactants neutralize hair frizz

While many hair care consumers may find frizzy hair annoying, it is far from a permanent or unsolvable hair problem. Natura Aeropack explains how products formulated with coconut-powered active ingredients, paired with healthy hair care practices, can prevent unwanted frizz and help human hair stay in excellent condition for the long term

Chickpea flour as a natural ingredient for skincare

Dr. Ankita Chavan, an Ayurvedic consultant of the Ayusparsh Clinic in the Indian city of Gandhinagar in Gujarat, details a study that assessed the dermatological qualities of a chickpea flour paste

Emulsifiers in personal care: Where do they stand?

Dwiti Gaggar, associate consultant of strategic research and consulting chemical experts ChemBizR, takes an in-depth look at emulsifiers in personal care products.

Biodegradable RM with synthetic performance

Clariant has used its expertise in rheology modifiers and innovate to create ingredients that thicken formulations according to consumer needs without compromising on biodegradability. The Swiss firm’s Aristoflex Eco T is a new class of readily biodegradable modified biopolymer with thickening abilities comparable to a synthetic polymer

Making sense of the skin–brain connection

CLR discusses the role of CB2 (Cannabinoid Receptor Type 2) in skin health and how it is feasible to have a true ‘neurocosmetic’ effect when the possibility exists for a cosmetic active ingredient to act as an agonist to CB2 on the outermost skin cells, the keratinocytes. The German firm has developed a cherimoya-based active to achieve this

Next-gen moisturizer targeting the holobiont

French speciality chemicals maker Greentech has developed a COSMOS-certified organic upcycled active ingredient obtained from a double extraction of organic wild yellow gentian roots and enhanced by fermentation with S. faeni. It has been found to boost HA synthesis and protection against free radicals’ degradation, both in the epidermis and the dermis

Suppliers’ Day 2023: NYSCC in full effect

Editor Tim Probert takes a look back at this year’s NYSCC Suppliers’ Day, which attracted 10,362 registrants from 73 countries and 546 exhibiting companies covering around 100,000 net square feet of expo space. With travel restrictions fully lifted and a welcome return of many more Asian visitors than last year, the 2023 edition was busy, buzzy and bustling

Interview: Preserving the future

Earlier this year, Sharon Laboratories became Sharon Personal Care after expanding its technology base and formulation capabilities with the acquisition of RES Pharma and the cosmetic ingredient and R&D units of B&C. CEO Naama Eylon talks about the Israeli firm’s corporate strategy with editor Tim Probert

COVER STORY: LIPOID Liposome C Eco: innovative natural product

Encapsulation of cosmetic active ingredients in skin-friendly particles potentiates their skin interaction and results in a superior and long-lasting cosmetic effect. LIPOID Liposome C Eco is an innovative natural product containing ascorbyl glucoside (2-O-alphaD-glucopyranosyl-L-ascorbic acid), a derivative of Vitamin C.

Formulating with UVA protection in mind

Signs of photoageing, such as lines and wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation are both known to be caused mainly by UVA radiation. To bring maximum flexibility to formulators in meeting both regulatory stipulations and consumer needs, DSM has introduced a new UVA filter to its portfolia

Naturally derived film former for water resistance

In recent years, the concern about the film former impacting the environment has pushed the personal care industry for natural water resistance. Bis-octyldodecyl Dimer Dilinoleate/ Propanediol Copolymer (BODP) is a naturally derived film former utilized in inorganic sunscreen formulations to provide water resistance

Rethinking oxidation protection in cosmetics

Adapted to the needs of the formulator, armed with new technical capabilities, and with consumer demands in mind, Evonik has developed a unique method for testing oxidation stability. The method measures the oxygen consumption of the formulation without destroying it and captures the entire oxidation process under standardized, real product conditions

Protecting skin against air pollution with ahiflower

Natures Crops International explores the benefits of ahiflower oil and suggests it has a perhaps uniquely adaptive role in protecting skin cells in topical applications from myriad effects of air pollution, while offering complementary dietary support options

Seven steps for formulating on a budget

With many consumers of cosmetics facing issues related to the cost of living, British distributor Aston Chemicals explains why reducing the cost of formulations is best tackled in a holistic way by analysing the whole development and manufacturing process to identify areas of potential cost saving

Photoprotecting skin microbiota against ageing

Spanish firm Vytrus Biotech has developed a 100% natural active ingredient that protects the cutaneous microbiota involved in fighting the signs of photoageing, at the same time it stimulates the antioxidant and photo-protecting microbial metabolism under sun exposure

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