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Brand-new Halal Innovation Zone leads show updates

The Asian beauty and personal care market has seen explosive growth over the last decade and continues to evolve, powered by new trends such as a demand for natural ingredients, novel product concepts and beauty for all genders.

Sea grape green macroalga fights skin ageing

The diversity of life remains one of the most striking aspects of our blue planet. It is estimated that about 195,000 Eukaryotes species are catalogued in oceans and more than 2,200,000 are predicted. These data include Animalia, Chromista, Fungi, Plantae and Protozoa without any precise mention for microalgae and macroalgae.1

Hair protected from environmental stress

Cosmetic anti-pollution products have a strong growing potential due to the increase of pollution all around the world.

Fucoidan’s skin brightening, protection and repair

Fucoidans are unique fucose-rich polysaccharides naturally found in the cell walls of brown seaweed. They are highly bioactive compounds that play a pivotal role in protecting seaweed from water-borne pathogens and damage caused by ultraviolet light (UV). Extensive research has shown that fucoidan extracts can similarly impart protective effects on the skin and have diverse benefits in dermatological applications.

Analysing the benefits of erythritol in oral care

Even 2000 years ago, the Romans understood the need to clean their teeth and used crushed ashes, soda and myrrh as their dentifricium.

A new natural and biomimetic detergent concept

It is widely recognised that a toned and well moisturised skin can be maintained only if the superficial layers of the epidermis are able to fully accomplish their barrier function, protecting the deepest and delicate areas of the derma from sensitising agents and controlling permeability and transpiration of the physiological water present in the intercellular spaces.

Why formulators and marketers love butters

The story of aesthetic butters mirrors in many ways the evolution of cosmetic product development over the years. Our customers have always needed ingredients that work well in formulations.

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.