Skin lightening via natural botanical oily composition

We aimed to develop a novel lipid-based skin whitener and personal care product to replace syntethic bioactives. Additional qualities were intended as safety, naturalness, preservative absence and thermal stability.

Essential oils: the market and its issues analysed

It is important in the context of our business and in the personal care market as a whole to reconfirm that an essential oil is defined as a “natural volatile oil extracted from a specific botanical source and having the characteristic odour of the plant or other source from which it is extracted.”

Modern life de-synchronises skin wellbeing

Wellbeing is a pleasant state resulting from the satisfaction needs of the body and the calmness of the mind. Ultimately, a healthy mind and body are seen as the way to reach wellbeing and happiness. People aim to find a better balance of life, adopting wellness activities.

More than morning coffee for your eyes

The most delicate skin on our body is found around the eyes, so-called periorbital skin. Regardless of what skin type one has, you may assume that everyone has more or less sensitive skin in that area.

A bright ‘star’ in the anti-acne universe

Among all the dermatoses, Acne vulgarisis the most common multifactorial disease in patients between 11 and 30 years old, as it affects up to 80% of people belonging to this age segment.

Natural emulsifier with texture and skin care benefits

Emulsun® [INCI: Hydrogenated Sunflower Seed Oil Polyglyceryl-3 Esters (and) Hydrogenated Sunflower Seed Oil Glyceryl Esters (and) Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate] is a sunflower-derived o/w emulsifier, in particle form, that can be utilised in skin and hair care applications. This versatile, natural emulsifier helps create stable, aesthetically pleasing emulsions.

Photostabilisation: for safe, pleasant sunscreens

During the photostabilisation process, the excited state energy of a light-absorbing species is removed by energy transfer and/or by an electron transfer quenching mechanism.

Protect and repair skin from digital and photoageing

Beyond solar light, the artificial blue light coming from electronic devices, such as computers, TVs, smartphones and tablets, also contributes to the appearance of the main signs of skin photoageing, wrinkles and dark spots.

Energise your skin for a glow of youth

In times of exhaustive lifestyles, we need to compensate the skin’s high energy demand in order to keep skin’s healthiness and radiance. Active, modern and conscious consumers thus strongly seek for energising and recharging cosmetic ingredients to maintain a radiant skin perfection with a glow of youth, even in periods of high intensity.

Photostable sunscreens for sensitive skin

The market segment of sun care products to protect sensitive skin is growing. There is evidence that peroxide free radicals derived from certain formulation components are involved in inducing allergic skin reactions.

Developing mild body cleansing products

With the increased health consciousness and change in lifestyles with time, it has become very important for companies associated with soap and cosmetic products to develop formulations which are safe and mild for their application on the body.

Bringing innovation to the forefront

The Asia Pacific (APAC) region continues to present cosmetic brands with great opportunities. According to GlobalData’s latest analysis, its skin care market now accounts for 57.5% of the global market and is expected to reach US$90.9bn by 2022 – an increase of more than a third on 2017 data. J and K-beauty is taking the world by storm, but its success is down to one thing, innovation.

Eight Asian trends impacting preservative options

Asian markets, like the rest of the world, are increasingly demanding natural and organic personal care products.

Plant-based cholesterol aids pro-ageing moisturisation

The sterol cholesterol is among the most widely distributed, naturally occurring organic compounds in the animal kingdom.

Tea Wax: a unique wax for hair and skin properties

Camellia sinensisis a species of evergreen shrub whose leaves and leaf buds are used to produce tea. It is of the genus Camellia of flowering plants in the family Theaceae.

Solving formulation problems with natural waxes

Formulating cosmetic and personal care products can be a very exciting and rewarding process. As with anything exciting and rewarding, it can also be very challenging at times.

Prevention of hair damage during multiple bleachings

FiberHance™ BM solution (INCI: hydroxypropyl gluconamide (and) hydroxypropyl ammonium gluconate) is a novel patent pending molecule that is proven to help prevent damage to hair during bleaching.

A deep dive into marine ingredients

Exhibitions such as in-cosmetics Global are always excellent opportunities to discover new developments in ingredient technology and also speak with the experts behind them.

Sustainable fermented oat extract for a balanced skin

Oat extracts are extremely complex and made up of a multitude of biochemical components, and for many centuries oatmeal (Avena sativa) has been used to treat and soothe a variety of irritating skin conditions associated with dry sensitive skin, especially atopic dermatitis.

When less is more, effective and multifunctional

Clean beauty through minimalist formulas first seen in dermocosmetics brands, is now spreading to all segments, including luxury and masstige/mass market. Formulators are looking for multifunctional, ultraperforming and eco-responsible ingredients to overcome this new challenge.