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Looking good now more complex than ever

Consumer consciousness is ever present and the desire for a healthy lifestyle is reflected in the products they use.

K-beauty gets set for Formulation Day

When it comes to innovation, technology and effectiveness, Korean beauty is the undisputed world leader. The country is home to thousands of beauty brands, with the leading players launching between 2030 new products every month.

An overview of anti-ageing skin care

As time goes by, ageing is an inevitable thing for humans, especially skin ageing. Skin ageing is caused by the degradation of elastin and collagen. The degradation of collagen and elastin (skin ageing) can be caused by intrinsic and extrinsic processes and usually starts during the twenties or thirties, so it is recommended for young women to prevent it as early as possible.

A global sourcing platform in China

Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) concluded its 11th edition on a high note in Shanghai. Held from 19 to 21 March 2018 at the Shanghai World EXPO Exhibition and Convention Center (SWEECC), PCHi 2018 attracted 21,856 trade professionals (15% increase over 18,972 visitors in 2017) eager to discover innovations presented by 544 exhibitors from 29 countries and regions.

Extremolytes: fighting urban stress by the model of nature

In the past years, extremolytes became well-established active ingredients thanks to their special efficacy and characteristics.

Skin protection improved by natural actives

The skin is the biggest organ of the body; it corresponds to 16% of its total weight. Composed by various layers, its primary role is to create an interface between the organism and the external environment. Skin helps to protect the body, creating a barrier more or less porous. Indeed, cutaneous tissue is daily exposed to multiple aggressions.

PVP–wrapped fullerenes as skin protection

Rough skin, which occurs because of barrier disruption, is one of the most important cosmetic problems. The outermost surface of the body is covered by the stratum corneum, which is an effective barrier essential for preventing epidermal water loss and impeding the entry of external stimulus.

How to support the skin’s own protective strategies

Often described as the skin’s barrier function, the epidermis is considered to be the first protection of our body against external factors.

Formulating with sweet almond oil

Since before the time of ancient Rome, sweet almond oil has been an effective moisturiser and beauty treatment. These civilisations prized beauty at least as much as contemporary populations and the purity of their skin oils, salves and lotions quite literally set the standard for the unadulterated, natural ingredients we use today.

Regulation of cosmetic products in US

This article aims to give an overview of how cosmetics are regulated in the United States of America. It looks at the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, The Fair Packaging and Labeling Act, adulterated and misbranded cosmetics, colour additives, sunscreen products, and the role of the Food and Drug Administration

Into the red storm: fighting the effects of inflammation

Skin redness is a true cosmetic concern. Redness is an indication that there is inflammation in the skin and blood is rushing in to try to heal it. Red has never been a synonym of calm and tranquility. Redness is skin's default reaction to any number of conditions but the three most common are rosacea, allergies and skin sensitivity.

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. The industry analysis that led the decision to develop two new concepts ‘less is more’ and ‘synthetic-naturals’ as well as review the product efficacy and compatibility for the personal care industry.

Sulfate-free surfactants: what about sulfonates?

Sulfate-free or not sulfate-free? That is the question when customers are studying the INCI list of personal care products and find ingredients like surfactants based on sulfoacetates or sulfosuccinates. In fact, the discussion linked to that question is rather fruitless but one by one….

Biomimetic emulsifier with cashmere touch

Most personal care products are emulsions which can be defined as stabilised fluid systems of liquids that do not normally like to mix, like oil and water. The peacekeeper in such systems is called an emulsifier. Emulsifiers combine a water-loving head holding to the water phase and a fat-loving tail that clings to the oil phase.

Active lifestyles need fine-tuned formulations

There are regular news stories circulating about how people need to avoid settling into a sedentary lifestyle in order to prevent serious health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

Beauty for everyone: where we are and where next?

Over the past few years, the awareness of gender and its increasing non-correlation with the sexes has soared. Generation-Z has driven us towards the belief that gender is in fact a spectrum made up of behavioural, psychological and cultural traits. It is different from person to person and for some people it is different day to day.

Keeping pace with changing lifestyle trends

Humans are tribal, and as such have a tendency to align themselves to a set of ideals and connect with other similarly minded people. As part of a tribe, people will seek to ensure as many aspects of their life conform to their particular ideals, shaping the world around them.

Ingredients, formulations, education & networking

The 39th Annual NYSCC Suppliers’ Day will be the anchor of a Beauty Week in New York that will bring the entire industry together and provide unparalleled innovations and opportunities for the beauty and personal care industry.

Eco-friendly glitter tackles pollution

Launched by cosmetic glitter supplier Ronald Britton, the new Bioglitter brand is the first legally compliant, naturally degradable glitter, to hit the market. It will give new options to formulators of glitter cosmetics, offering an eco-friendly product that will help tackle the problems of microplastic pollution in the environment.

The safety assessment of cosmetic products

Article 3 of EU Regulation 1223/2009 on cosmetic products (‘the Regulation’)1 states that: “a cosmetic product made available on the market shall be safe for human health when used under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use”.

Upcoming Events

The Society of Cosmetic Scientists, Singapore - 11th SCSS Suppliers Day, August 2021

Marriott Singapore, Tang Plaza Hotel. 320 Orchard Road
Thursday 26th & Friday 27th August 2021

PCHi - Shenzhen 2021

Shenzhen Exhibition & Convention Center
24 - 26 March 2021

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2021

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York
4 -5 May 2021

Cosmetic Ingredients & Technology Exhibition Japan (CITE JAPAN)

Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall / North / Annex Hall
19 May – 21 May 2021

in-cosmetics Asia 2021

BITEC Bangkok, Thailand
2 - 4 November 2020

Upcoming Events

The Society of Cosmetic Scientists, Singapore - 11th SCSS Suppliers Day, August 2021

Marriott Singapore, Tang Plaza Hotel. 320 Orchard Road
Thursday 26th & Friday 27th August 2021

PCHi - Shenzhen 2021

Shenzhen Exhibition & Convention Center
24 - 26 March 2021

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2021

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York
4 -5 May 2021

Cosmetic Ingredients & Technology Exhibition Japan (CITE JAPAN)

Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall / North / Annex Hall
19 May – 21 May 2021

in-cosmetics Asia 2021

BITEC Bangkok, Thailand
2 - 4 November 2020