FEATURE ARTICLES

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

Finding function and value in upcycled ingredients

CP Kelco explains why upcycled ingredients can help minimize resources while adding value to quality personal care products and give consumers positive feelings - a win for all involved – and sheds light on its own upcycled ingredients

Sclerotium gum shield - biopolymer protection

Air pollutants such as particulate matter, heavy metals, and ozone are believed to induce or exacerbate a range of skin conditions, such as ageing and sensitive skin. Such situations inspired Cargill Beauty to explore the capacity of its range of biopolymers to protect the skin from these aggressors

Barcelona buzzes as in-cos gets back to its best

A comprehensive post-event review of key and emerging themes, industry insight, product launches, award winners from the 2023 edition of the in-cosmetics Global trade show, which took place in Barcelona on 28-30 March

COVER STORY: Texture Plus - the quest for aesthetics and efficacy

The formulators quest for a new texture, a wow feeling and a point of difference for consumers is never ending

Interview: Expanding horizons

Ahead of Suppliers’ Day in New York on 2-3 May, editor Tim Probert caught up with NYSCC chair Stacey House (senior VP for consumer beauty R&D at Coty) and chair-elect Amber Evans (senior manager for product development at Moroccanoil) to discuss the show, NYSCC and industry trends

Upcycled patchouli for active scalp care

Givaudan explores its patchouli leaf active that restores sebum production, skin barrier function and hydration in the scalp

Harnessing the power of upcycled waste

Clariant explains how it develops ingredients sourced from upcycled processes with a wide variety of benefits for people and planet

Active ingredient for smiling beauty

Roelmi HPC has developed an active ingredient from enzymatic technology that fights low cellular energy levels and recharges the skin’s natural ecosystem to leave it looking younger and more radiant

Dermohacking senescence with a lab-grown active

Provital has developed an Althaea rosea (hollyhock) flower stem cell active with proven ability to selectively eliminate skin cellular senescence

Hydrophilic peptide for preserving beauty

Lubrizol explains how its hydrophilic peptide can prevent the emergence of expression wrinkles that might appear in the future, without negatively affecting facial expressions

Skin pH assessment for sensitive skin claims

Courage + Khazaka looks at how to achieve effective a detailed overview of the exact state of the skin

Biotics as game-changer for healthy skin ageing

BASF explores two new biotic active ingredients derived from the Lactobacillus crispatus bacterium

Natural emulsifier for a sensitive skin shield

Gattefossé has developed a natural O/W emulsifier that shields external aggressions and soothes the most sensitive skin

The significance of sustainable supply chains

Chemical Business Association on why sustainable supply chains are not only good for the planet and people, but also support profitable operations

Why multifunctionals should be on your radar

Oleon extols the benefits of using cosmetics and personal care ingredients that impart different benefits in different formulations

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