What is next? Forecasting the future of beauty

Forecasting trends is an inexact science, and the further ahead you try to forecast, the more inexact it becomes. But there is still a great deal of value to be gained from following current trends logically through either to their conclusion or to the evolution of new trends.

An alternative to silicone for hair care

The cosmetic market is in a continual search for more innovative, functional and environmentally-friendly ingredients.

Innovative textures for your toolkit

Texture plays a vital part in the overall experience of a personal care product and it can take a great deal of experience before a formulator can confidently adjust the texture of a product subtly to achieve the desired feel.

Biobased testing required to screen ‘natural’ ingredients

Cosmetic products often comprise petrochemical ingredients and nonbiodegradable plastics such as microbeads. When cosmetics containing microbeads are used, the plastic gets rinsed off and can enter waterways.

Ingredients focus: texture enhancing products

A successful personal care product needs a wide range of qualities to be finely tuned in order to have an impact in a highly competitive marketplace. One of the most important of these qualities is the texture of the product.

Positive growth for North American naturals market

The North American market for natural and organic personal care products is continuing its positive trajectory, with revenues reaching US$ 5.6 billion in 2018.

The main event for beauty’s evolution

Sparking product development and professional enhancement, NYSCC Suppliers’ Day will be the hub of an interactive beauty evolution in NYC. From 7-8 May 2019 at the Jacob K. Javits Center, the entire industry will come together to discover the latest trends, global ingredients, raw materials and solutions that will advance formulation and propel beauty brands to the next level.

The future of US cosmetics regulations

The multi-billion dollar US cosmetics industry is booming. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates cosmetics in the United States, reports through its data dashboard that over 2.7 million cosmetic line-items entered US ports in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018.

Using pre-formulated gels in different cosmetics galenics

Carbomer is a polymer often used as a viscosifying and stabilising agent in the formulation of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.

Microalgal strategy against UV and blue light hazards

Until recently, skin protection was mainly focused on the effects of UV radiation on skin. However, we nowadays need to take into account the damaging effects of other wavelengths, in particular blue light. Indeed, blue light penetrates deeper into the skin than UV rays. It represents 50% of the energy emitted by the sun and almost 100% of the energy emitted by artificial sources.

Ingredient focus: skin microbiome

Perhaps one of the most significant developments within our industry in recent years has been the focus on the skin microbiome.

Natural texturising agent for healthy hair

Definicire™ (INCI: Jojoba Esters (and) Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax (and) Polyglycerin-3) is an active texturising agent that recreates the hair protective lipid layer.

Natural and high performing hair styling

The demand for more environmentally friendly cosmetic products is increasing drastically.1 In order to help consumers in their purchase choices, brand owners sometimes use labelling with eco labels.

Assessment of a new hair pigmentation recovery active

Givaudan Active Beauty won the SpotlightOn Formulation Award (Haircare actives category) at in-cosmetic Asia 2018 in Bangkok with the S3D® Colourback concept product, a leave-on serum for hair and scalp care.

Hurdle technology: an alternative approach

A significant shift in cosmetics formulation driven by consumer perception of ingredient safety has prevailed in recent years. Consumers have sought to become more informed about the ingredients in their products and have now evolved to be passionate about these ingredients.

Submicron technology creates effective delivery systems

Dermal active substances, in particular antiageing, antioxidant agents, and whitening ingredients, find frequent use in cosmetics as they meet typical consumer needs, such as the wish to have younger-looking skin or to lighten the skin tone (the latter being especially popular in Asian countries).

A new vitamin E derivative for total eye care

A new vitamin E derivative, sodium dl-α-tocopheryl phosphate (INCI: sodium tocopheryl phosphate), is a water-soluble powder. Thanks to its water-soluble property, sodium tocopheryl phosphate can deeply penetrate the skin compared with other oily tocopherol derivatives and be formulated with water-based cosmetic products.

Natural protection for men’s ageing skin

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Innovation and disruption within men’s grooming

The rise of subscription shaving businesses has transformed this part of the male grooming market. Smart online marketing campaigns and competitive pricing have seen companies like Dollar Shave Club and Harry’s disrupt the traditional shaving purchasing model, moving it away from the High Street.

Returning to the home of cosmetics

in-cosmetics Global will return to Paris for its 30th edition in April, with the event once again providing a platform for R&D teams to source the most innovative ingredients and learn about the trends shaping the future of the beauty industry.