FEATURE ARTICLES

Red kapok flower extract for intimate care

Laboratoires Expanscience explains how its red kapok flower extract ingredient is suitable for intimate care via a clinical study that demonstrated its protective effect on vaginal flora and on comfort

Biotechnologies opening new beauty possibilities

Seppic demonstrates the advantages in terms of phytochemistry and efficacy on cosmetic products derived from biotechnologies such as plant cell culture and small and rare macroalgae culture

The beauty of biodesign: new frontier for collagen

Geltor examines the use of biodesign to make it possible to produce vegan human collagen that is 100% animal free, halal, safe, highly soluble in water, colourless, odourless, and non-GMO, as well as certified readily biodegradable and USDA BioPreferred certifiable

The dawn of designed enzymatic biopolymers

IFF Health & Biosciences has been working on a biocatalysis process to enable development of tailored polysaccharides. This innovation – Designed Enzymatic Biopolymers (DEB) – gives rise to a new-to-the-world class of alpha-glucan polysaccharides from the enzymatic polymerization of glucose from sucrose with controlled morphology and structure

The role of lipid peroxidation in skin health

UK start-up Kutanios explains how the protective effect of high-density lipoproteins (HDL, commonly known as ‘good’ cholesterol) against heart disease could be transferred to skincare via peptides that protect against the toxic effects of lipid peroxides

Raspberry multifunctional for sustainable benefits

This article concentrates on Ashland’s raspberry multifunctional ingredient, which enables formulators to implement a sound preservation strategy and to substantiate secondary claims based on consistent in-depth analysis

Signposting career opportunities in cosmetics

Many people working in the sector say the pathways into jobs and careers in the cosmetics and beauty industry were not well described or signposted during their formative education. Dr Gillian Westgate of Cosmetics Cluster UK sets about trying to find out why and what could be done

Novel natural fine wax powders for boosting SPF

Micro Powders, Inc. has found that by micronizing select natural waxes, multiple benefits in sun care formulations can be achieved, including boosting SPF in both organic and inorganic sunscreens

Naturals: why chemical composition matters

When we taste a naturally-derived product such as coffee or olive oil, we may have a different sensorial experience based on the product’s origin and its processing. Malbec wine produced in Argentina may taste similar to Malbec wine produced in California but not identical. Olive oil from Greece does not have the same sensorial profile as that from Tuscany.

Barcelona poised to bring formulations to life

The international personal care ingredients community will come together in Barcelona, Spain this month when the world’s leading personal ingredients show, in-cosmetics Global, returns to offer unrivalled opportunities for attendees to network, source ingredients and share insights

Green marks and green scores: a guide

Barbara Olioso of The Green Chemist Consultancy examines the various beauty standards available on the market, including COSMOS, Natrue and the EU Ecolabel, as well as new scoring initiatives by big brands on the scene: the Eco Beauty Score, the Green Score and the Green Impact Index

COVER STORY: Natura-Tec’s solutions for global wellbeing

The senses connect us to life; they allow us to perceive the world around us. Today, to the five main senses: hearing, smell, taste, touch and sight, we can add two new fundamental considerations: intuition and the sense of others. That is to say the meaning of life and the ability to become aware of our environment and evolve according to its criteria.

INTERVIEW: Moving with the times

Isabel Almiro do Vale is global marketing and strategy director for personal care at Dow. Based in Horgen, Switzerland, Isabel joined Dow four years ago having previously worked for L’Oréal and Procter & Gamble. Here, she talks to editor Tim Probert about the US giant’s strategy, sustainability and the latest global trends

Sustainable bioactive for pro-ageing skin care

DSM has developed an anti-ageing active ingredient made from an Edelweiss ( Aomori Hiba ) extract. It is cultivated between 1000 metres and 1500 metres altitude in the Swiss Alps, ensuring a maximum content of active compounds such as leontopodic acid and flavonoids (luteolin and apigenin derivatives)

How formulations are advancing hair care

Advancements in the hair care industry have been a few steps behind those in skin care and other areas of the personal care sector for some time. However, as today’s consumers become more educated on the topic of active ingredients, they have started to become dissatisfied with merely functional hair care products, explains Jennifer Hermitage of Cornelius Group.

Preservative effects of hinokitiol with levulinic acid

Greenpharma of France explains the benefits of its award-winning ingredient, Hinoline C, a bio-inspired preservation system based on the association of two natural compounds hinokitiol and levulinic acid. The products are made from the upcycling of Aomori Hiba sawdust and sugar canes

The anti-oxidative effect of HALS amino silicones

Elkem has discovered that HALS (hindered amine light stabilizer) silicone molecules provide excellent hair conditioning and sensory features typically seen with amino functional silicone with added antioxidant benefit for improved skin health. This ingredient could help formulators create products with multiple benefits that are sure to resonate with health-conscious male consumers

Expo’biota: identifying impacts and solutions

Seqens reveals the details of a clinical study that demonstrates the beneficial properties of a plant extract derived from buckwheat seeds (Polygonum Fagopyrum syn. Polygonum fagopyrum) versus placebo when applied to skin naturally exposed to a polluted environment

Microbiota - the fourth layer for holistic beauty

The intimate relationship between the human body with its microbiome is more than a symbiotic system. It creates a supraorganism called holobiont. Each damage in the skin generates an imbalance in its microbiome and vice versa. French cosmetic active ingredient developer Sederma explains how an adaptative intervention on the skin microbiota can be achieved through cosmetics

Noni active for skin microbiota rejuvenation

Spanish active ingredient producer Vytrus Biotech extols the benefits of its ingredient made from stem cells of noni, a traditional Polynesian plant. The ingredient is said to have a unique composition: a mixture of terpenes, polyphenols and phytosterols capable of rejuvenating the cutaneous microbiota and the skin at the same time

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