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We rarely realise the true importance of water and its impact on every aspect of life on Earth. From the influence it had on being central to human civilization to its importance as probably one of most, if not the most, widely used chemical agent in industrial activities, to the fact that we are mainly made of water.
At Milan’s MiCo, from 30 September to 2 October 2019, SICC (Italian Society of Chemistry and Cosmetic Sciences) will host the 25th IFSCC congress, dedicated to the world of cosmetics, entitled “CosmEthic Science and Conscience”, a journey through the frontiers of cosmetic science, in order to overcome the boundaries of knowledge.
“Age-defy”, “slow-age”, “well-ageing” are increasingly replacing the term “anti-age” on packaging and in advertising campaigns for cosmetic products. In the press, young women are also making a little more room for their elders (fifty and above). This is the pro-age trend, which consists of moving away from the beauty ideal defined by eternal youth.
Skin is a complex environment where billions of microorganisms live providing a unique environment for each host, collectively referred to as the skin micriobiota. Skin microbiota is, therefore, the result of an equilibrium between protective and pathogens species of those microorganisms.
Nowadays, consumers understand that leading a too active lifestyle can take a toll on their skin. They are familiar with having a dull complexion, with dryness and puffiness in some areas and realise that, in the long term, little rest leads to an accelerated appearance of ageing signs.
Despite the growing interest of consumers in natural makeup and sun care, brands struggle to develop effective and sensory products. The blame is laid on the insufficient supply of ingredients, which does not make it possible to solve recurrent problems of stability of this kind of formulations.
Deuteration is the process in which all or some of the hydrogen (1H or H) atoms of a compound are replaced by the stable (nonradioactive) heavier isotope of hydrogen, deuterium (2H or D). Different isotopes of the same element exhibit nearly identical chemical behaviour.
How, and to what extent, do certain bacteria in the skin microbiome influence skin conditions such as dryness or oiliness? DSM’s scientists have been investigating and for the first time, in a new, all-in-one, multicentre clinical study, they have demonstrated a link between changes in the composition of the skin microbiome and changes in physical skin conditions.
The task of preserving personal care ingredients has never been more tricky. It was never an easy job in the first place, balancing the need to protect the user’s skin with the need to ensure the product is safe to use for a suitable amount of time.
The Asian beauty and personal care market has seen explosive growth over the last decade and continues to evolve, powered by new trends such as a demand for natural ingredients, novel product concepts and beauty for all genders.
The diversity of life remains one of the most striking aspects of our blue planet. It is estimated that about 195,000 Eukaryotes species are catalogued in oceans and more than 2,200,000 are predicted. These data include Animalia, Chromista, Fungi, Plantae and Protozoa without any precise mention for microalgae and macroalgae.1
Fucoidans are unique fucose-rich polysaccharides naturally found in the cell walls of brown seaweed. They are highly bioactive compounds that play a pivotal role in protecting seaweed from water-borne pathogens and damage caused by ultraviolet light (UV). Extensive research has shown that fucoidan extracts can similarly impart protective effects on the skin and have diverse benefits in dermatological applications.