Clinically supporting ‘antiage’ and ‘proage’ claims

Claims of personal care evolve following trends and various innovations in the field of active ingredient development, the finished product formulation and the way both are evaluated, demonstrating their performance.

The evolution of cosmetic butters: authenticity

It is important in the first instance to understand that the focus of this article is on what we classify as ‘true’, ‘authentic’ or ‘unadulterated’ butters in the personal care market.

Taking a regenerative approach to hair growth

Hair loss is an issue that relates to both men and women of all ages. Recent studies for hair growth are being conducted on dermal papilla and there have been several pathways that have been identified such as the Wnt signalling pathway.

Catering to the skin of Generation Z

Gen Z’ers range roughly between early puberty and 25 years of age, born between 1995 and 2007. They are an interesting and important demographic group, because they behave rather differently from older generations.

First Cannabis sativastem cells: nourishing microbiota

The skin microbiota and the brain are connected through an existing natural pathway where the microbiota is the first step.

Benefits of a novel collagen in skin care applications

The Biollagen suite of products designed for use in skin care and medical procedures is derived from synthetic Pichia yeast.

Connecting you to magical marine active ingredients

Seppic, along with its dedicated brand for cosmetic active ingredients WeSource™, connects formulators to the magical world of marine actives.

Innovative active fights Zombie cells for well-ageing

Senescence is a cellular response characterised by morphological changes, a stable growth arrest (in order to prevent tumoral proliferation) and a change in the cell’s secretome.

Re-building in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely dominated all aspects of global economies throughout 2020 and forced the cancellation or postponement of the majority of exhibitions and conferences.

Regulatory update for the European Union

This article looks at the amendments that have been made to the European cosmetic Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 in 2019.

Naturally-derived fullerenes as cosmetic raw materials

As the popularity of sustainability has increased worldwide, it is now desirable to switch from fossil-fuel-derived to plant derived chemicals.

Plant cell complex for a radiant new look

Naolys's objective with their new plant cell complex is to provide a comprehensive action on the three major changes that occur in the area around the eyes: dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles.

Skin protection with jojoba esters

Floraesters® 20, 30, and 60, [INCI: Jojoba Esters] and Floraesters K-100® Jojoba [INCI: Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters (and) Jojoba Esters (and) Water (Aqua)] are derived from jojoba oil (Simmondsia chinensis).

Designing and optimising sunscreens from the desk

The Sunscreen Optimizer from Royal DSM enables formulators to design and optimise formulas at the desk before starting expensive lab work.

Mechanical properties of skin and exploration methods

Our skin constitutes the interface between the interior of the body and the outside world, covering between 1.5 and 2.0 m2 and weighing almost 4 kg in adults.

Substantiation of anti-pollution claims

For some years now, air pollution has been a highly topical issue, also gaining ground in the cosmetic industry.

Live Demo Showcase inspires formulators online

Following the success of in-cosmetics Global’s first virtual conference in April, the event hosted another series of free webinars, this time revealing the industry’s hottest ingredients.

Efficient marine solution to strengthen hair integrity

Nowadays, healthy-looking hair is related to an attractive appearance for women as well as men. Hair disorders have a dramatic impact on quality of life and emotional wellbeing.

Ingredient focus: waxes and butters

Waxes and butters are key ingredients for formulators as they have the ability to deliver body and structure to formulations. Waxes can also improve texture, increase viscosity, deliver shine and improve the stability of formulations, while butters provide richness and the sense of nourishment necessary for many skin care products.

The evolution of cosmetic butters: authenticity

It is important in the first instance to understand that the focus of this article is on what we classify as ‘true’, ‘authentic’ or ‘unadulterated’ butters in the personal care market.