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Deuterium isotope labelling of colloidal mixtures

Deuteration is the process in which all or some of the hydrogen (1H or H) atoms of a compound are replaced by the stable (nonradioactive) heavier isotope of hydrogen, deuterium (2H or D). Different isotopes of the same element exhibit nearly identical chemical behaviour.

The skin microbiota: all about food

The skin microbiota is a collection of bacteria, fungi, viruses and microscopic animals that we collected during our lifetime. These microorganisms have become an essential part of the epidermis.1

Investigating the microbiome’s impact on skin

How, and to what extent, do certain bacteria in the skin microbiome influence skin conditions such as dryness or oiliness? DSM’s scientists have been investigating and for the first time, in a new, all-in-one, multicentre clinical study, they have demonstrated a link between changes in the composition of the skin microbiome and changes in physical skin conditions.

The skin microbiome analysed

Our skin is colonised by microorganisms, bacteria, fungi and viruses, sometimes even mites. All together, they form the so-called skin microbiome and are essential for our health.

Eye on China: how the beauty market is developing

Within the beauty industry, East is meeting West with the Asiafication of the cosmetics industry in the US and Europe, with K-beauty and J-beauty brands becoming more and more popular in western countries but what about C-beauty?

Natural antimicrobials for a post-biotic future

The synergy between the skin and its individual network of commensal microflora is a trending topic and the market is quickly becoming saturated with different probiotic products targeted towards skin care.

Ingredients focus: preservative technology

The task of preserving personal care ingredients has never been more tricky. It was never an easy job in the first place, balancing the need to protect the user’s skin with the need to ensure the product is safe to use for a suitable amount of time.

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.