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Rambutan bioactives for hair and skin

BASF is sourcing the raw materials for three new highly effective natural skin and hair care ingredients from two of Vietnam’s first organic-certified rambutan gardens.

Anti-ageing actives and technologies behind them

Technology is an essential part of every industry, and the personal care sector is no different.

Using autophagy to prevent and reduce skin ageing

Autophagy is a cellular mechanism which preserves cell health by recycling long-lived proteins and damaged organelles.

Ageing tackled by strengthening cell function

One might well call Angelica archangelica, the herbaceous plant from northern Europe that is particularly suited to lower temperatures “magical angelica”.

Effects of glycolic acid on human hair keratin

Glycolic acid is a well-known active ingredient in skin care products. The ahydroxy acid exfoliates skin by reacting with the upper layer of the epidermis, the strateum corneum, and weakening the lipid bonds that hold the outer dead skin cells together.

Ingredients focus: hair styling products

Hair styling products are an essential part of the personal care industry and give consumers a highly visible and dramatic way to express themselves as individuals.

SCS Formulate: A catalyst for innovation

For many years the UK has been a centre of excellence in the formulation and supply of personal care products. SCS Formulate reflects the contribution to innovation, development and production that the UK makes in this important market.

Carbon-14 analysis: natural versus synthetic essential oil

As consumers favour natural essential oils over synthetic alternatives, the price of essential oil escalates, mainly due to expensive production costs. By Haley Gershon - Beta Analytic, US.

In-house tests complement CRO final product testing

Before a cosmetic product is offered on the market, final tests are obligatory for the manufacturer to prove its safety and to substantiate the various claims on the products, e.g. reduces wrinkles up to 20%, increases skin hydration for 24 h.

Power of white flowers for multifunctional eye care

It is said that we only have three seconds to make a positive first impression and we rarely have a second chance. Considering that the first thing we look at is the eyes of another person, it is no wonder that one of the principal aesthetic concerns is the eye contour.

Naturally improve sensorial appeal with plant waxes

Cosmetic products are often primarily judged by their sensorial properties, as these can be evaluated right away, even before purchase. These properties, which include appearance, texture and scent, are an essential aspect when differentiating products, regardless of active ingredients.

Science meets sustainability and the circular economy

We rarely realise the true importance of water and its impact on every aspect of life on Earth. From the influence it had on being central to human civilization to its importance as probably one of most, if not the most, widely used chemical agent in industrial activities, to the fact that we are mainly made of water.

Effective eye care using quinoa natural peptides

NaturePep® Quinoa is part of TRI-K Industries’ natural peptide technology platform and addresses difficult to treat skin problems such as under eye bags, puffiness, eyelid sagginess, folds and creases

40th anniversary celebration in New York

The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ (NYSCC) 40th Annual Suppliers’ Day came to a successful conclusion at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.

A journey through the frontiers of cosmetic science

At Milan’s MiCo, from 30 September to 2 October 2019, SICC (Italian Society of Chemistry and Cosmetic Sciences) will host the 25th IFSCC congress, dedicated to the world of cosmetics, entitled “CosmEthic Science and Conscience”, a journey through the frontiers of cosmetic science, in order to overcome the boundaries of knowledge.

A year of innovation in hair styling products

More hair styling New Product Development has the potential to tap into natural, ethical and clean beauty trends.

Pro-ageing: when ageing becomes trendy

“Age-defy”, “slow-age”, “well-ageing” are increasingly replacing the term “anti-age” on packaging and in advertising campaigns for cosmetic products. In the press, young women are also making a little more room for their elders (fifty and above). This is the pro-age trend, which consists of moving away from the beauty ideal defined by eternal youth.

Skin microbiota: the new era of personal care ingredients

Skin is a complex environment where billions of microorganisms live providing a unique environment for each host, collectively referred to as the skin micriobiota. Skin microbiota is, therefore, the result of an equilibrium between protective and pathogens species of those microorganisms.

Ready to face the day with a skin full of vitality?

Nowadays, consumers understand that leading a too active lifestyle can take a toll on their skin. They are familiar with having a dull complexion, with dryness and puffiness in some areas and realise that, in the long term, little rest leads to an accelerated appearance of ageing signs.

Stabilising W/O emulsions with pigments, naturally

Despite the growing interest of consumers in natural makeup and sun care, brands struggle to develop effective and sensory products. The blame is laid on the insufficient supply of ingredients, which does not make it possible to solve recurrent problems of stability of this kind of formulations.