FEATURE ARTICLES

COVER STORY: Boosting astaxanthin benefits with phospholipids

Encapsulation of cosmetic active ingredients in skin-friendly particles potentiates their skin interaction and results in a superior and long-lasting cosmetic effect. PhytoSolve® Astaxanthin is an innovative natural product comprising a synergistic complex of the antioxidant astaxanthin (AXN) and natural phospholipids.

Unraveling complexities of the skin microbiome

Biocogent explains why it is critical for microbiome-based innovations to be promoted and conveyed to the consumer with clarity and an appreciation for the sophistication of the subject matter and technology

Marine biotic ingredient for skin eubiosis

Applying blue biotechnology, MC Actives and Microalgae Solutions biomimic marine benthic conditions to produce marine extracts rich in polyphenols and saccharides. This article describes a biotic ingredient to combat dysbiosis and improve skin integrity in acne-prone skin and oily skin

Restoring healthy skin with marine cholesterol

Natura-Tec has developed a Nannochloropsis extract marine ingredient rich in phytocholesterol. This microalgae-derived active has been found to offer strong repairing and boosting properties for the skin barrier function

Next-gen Lactobacillus ferment lysate ingredients

By exploring the prebiotic effect of certain Chinese medicinal plants, SpecChem introduces two new Lactobacillus ferment lysate ingredients for the upgrading of micro-ecological personal care products

Nanocarrier delivery technology in cosmetics

Aneco describes the advantages of different preparation technologies in various types of cosmetics raw materials, providing new innovative technologies and better quality for product applications

Cleaning the skin: easier said than done

The well-established habit of using surfactant-based products to clean the skin has an undeniable destructive effect on our skin barrier. A novel natural solution is to use a particular rice starch that only removes what is on the skin and does not remove the precious skin lipids deeper in the stratum corneum, as Gobiotics explains

Mānuka: unleashing New Zealand’s biodiversity

New Zealand’s indigenous Māori people has long revered the mānuka tree (Leptospermum scoparium) for its myriad medicinal properties. Here, Organic Bioactives presents a novel cosmetic active made using mānuka leaf extract, promising high-efficacy in skin, scalp, and hair care

Liberating the relaxing power of watercress

Muscle contraction and cell signalling linked to wellness mediators share a common mineral-dependent regulation, so Silab has harnessed the mineral richness of the watercress plant to develop a natural relaxing active ingredient

Universal skin-illuminating prebiotic molecule

Givaudan Active Beauty has developed an ingredient that features a skin and prebiotic mode of action that acts holistically on specific skin bacteria, targeting common pigmentation pathways to provide skin brightening and enhance skin radiance, whether the users are in Africa, Asia, Europe or elsewhere

Boosting NAD+ levels for skin longevity

Mibelle Biochemistry investigates the potential of sunflower sprout active, a product derived from organically grown sunflower sprouts, for promoting skin rejuvenation. In vitro and ex vivo studies have shown that sunflower sprouts can combat ageing processes by elevating NAD+ levels, enhancing DNA repair, improving mitochondrial function, and increasing collagen density

Understanding consumer views of colour cosmetics

Eastman recently conducted a study across six countries and 4,000 consumers. The data and resulting insights reveal what drives consumer purchases of colour cosmetics, product features with less consumer satisfaction, consumer knowledge and expectations on sustainability

Microbiological quality of personal care products

Eurofins explores the various methodologies that cosmetics manufacturers can employ to evaluate their products for the presence of microbial contamination, and for the efficacy of their products’ preservatives

INTERVIEW: Taking the chair

Ahead of the 45th annual Suppliers’ Day on 1-2 May, editor Tim Probert caught up with New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists chair Amber Evans and chair-elect John Carola, who is also personal care business development manager of New Jersey-based distributor Katonah Chemical

COVER STORY: Finding sustainability outside of oleochemicals

In the ever-changing world of personal care product manufacturing, every ingredient counts. Formulators’ ingredient choices play a pivotal role in determining the product’s efficacy, quality, and performance.

Sophorolipids: boosting surfactant sustainability

Biosurfactants are surfactants of microbial origin - from yeast, fungi or bacteria. Produced in nature for a variety of reasons, biosurfactants have multi-functional properties and benefits ready to be harnessed by formulators and product manufacturers.

PGC: multifunctional preservation booster

Arxada aims to solve the world’s toughest preservation challenges while ensuring a more sustainable tomorrow. As a chemical ingredient supplier to the beauty and personal care industries, it is Arxada’s responsibility to lead the development of safer and more eco-friendly products moving towards a greener future.

Harnessing natural preservation with lichen

Cosmetic and personal care products serve as an ideal medium for microbial growth. Formulators must develop products that are resistant to microbial contamination for safety and regulatory compliance. Ways in which microbes may be introduced: raw materials can be a source of bioburden, unsanitized machinery, packaging contamination, consumer use, etc.

Complex polysaccharides derived from torula yeast

Mitsubishi Corporation Life Sciences has succeeded in producing a new complex polysaccharide from yeast cell walls that had been discarded after fermentation.

Juniper berry extract for improved skin brightness

The global beauty trend is shifting from ‘skin whitening’, which depends on one's natural skin colour, to ‘skin brightening’, which is a borderless concept. Whiteness is defined as skin colour based on the amount of melanin, the black pigment produced by melanocytes.

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