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Biobased certification for skin care products

Product ingredients are a significant factor that consumers take into consideration when making purchasing decisions. This is evident within the personal care sector, which is witnessing a preference for ecofriendly ingredients as the market experiences a shift away from petrochemical-based ingredients toward plant-derived options.1

Formulating and testing wellness

According to the WHO, “Wellness is the optimal state of health of individuals and groups” which can be achieved by “the realisation of the fullest potential of an individual physically, psychologically, socially, spiritually and economically, and the fulfilment of one’s role expectations”.

Using natural oils in fragrance: its role in clean beauty

Natural oils are our heritage and passion at O&3. So, for us, it is not unexpected to see the popularity of these natural ingredients in the personal care industry - but it can be surprising how versatile oils can be, particularly when it comes to fragrance.

A new fragrance resource for ‘natural’ products

More and more brands demand fragrance and other ingredients that are ‘natural’. But consumers and CPL Aromas’ customers ask: ‘What is natural?’. The answer is far from simple, but CPL has found a solution, according to Angela Stavrevska, perfumer and the company’s global marketing & brand director.

Skin detoxification and sebum control process

Skin is a very efficient biological protective barrier against pollutants and environmental toxins. However, faced with constantly increasing air pollution, and ever-more foodstuffs loaded with toxins, its natural ability to protect itself could be hindered.

Understanding natural ingredients and mildness

Nature is full of wonders, yet only a small fraction of its plants are suitable for human consumption. In a society living far from nature, there is a real longing for naturals, often with the accompanying idea that everything natural is safe.

Clearing senescent cells for rejuvenated skin

Cellular senescence is one of the hallmarks of ageing. Senescent cells that reside in the dermis as a result of the ageing process and oxidative stress, secrete pro-inflammatory factors that further contribute to ageing.

An antipollution shield from sustainable sericin

Particulate matter in the atmosphere has been proven to be one of the main causes of skin ageing.1 Studies have shown that PM0.3 - 2.5 particles condition the inflammatory response of both skin receptors and the epidermal structure.

New ingredient from Rosa rugosa delays skin ageing

Skin ageing is an inevitable physiological process, determined by several concomitant factors, resulting in a thinner and drier skin, in the formation of fine wrinkles, and a gradual dermal atrophy.

Odour absorption from activated zinc ricinoleate

Smell is one of the five most important senses (sight, hearing, touch and taste), allowing us to perceive life in its entirety. The perception of smell is a very complex process including the excitation of specialised receptors located in the human nasal cavity, and signal transmission to the brain. Smells are caused by volatile chemical compounds, which can often be recognised even when present in low concentrations.

Natural formulations with non-nano mineral UV filters

ADPCosmetics presents two natural cosmetic formulations that follow Green Chemistry Principles. Non nanometric UV filters included in these formulations are multifunctional and efficient, to minimise the need of ingredients.

Natural antiperspirants: dream or reality?

In recent years, some products of plant origin have been shown to be effective chemotherapeutic agents demonstrating measurable biological activity without exerting undesirable side effects.

The challenge of appealing to Millennials and Generation Z

Dividing age groups into manageable, targetable sections makes a lot of sense, but of course it does not come without drawbacks.

Amino acid-based surfactants: more than just ‘natural’!

Amino acids are key components of the human metabolism: Glutamate (Fig 1a), for instance, is the most important substance in the brain to transport information from one nerve cell to another. It is a neurotransmitter.

Water quality that is more than skin deep

Water is one of the most important and widely used ingredients in the production of cosmetic and personal care products. Therefore, ensuring the quality of this vital ingredient is crucial.

Appealing concepts for the whole family

In the past, the general care and hygiene of children was very much left to women, and therefore products designed to be used for children were targeted towards mothers. This meant that all aspects of the product – the packaging, the brand, the fragrance – were engineered to appeal to female senses.

Enhancing nocturnal processes for beautiful skin

Ashland has unlocked the secret of our skin at night so you can awaken like Sleeping Beauty from your slumber, with skin re-set for the day ahead. Ashland Nightessence™ biofunctional was developed to enhance the naturally occurring nocturnal process that helps skin boost molecules such as timezyme and melatonin.

Sensitive skin: an ultra-sensitive topic

Numerous epidemiological studies show that the number of people claiming to have sensitive skin is increasing every year in the world. Long underestimated, the impact of sensitive skin syndrome is finally recognised.

Inflammasomes: key to the engine of skin inflammaging

Regardless of the steps people take to fight the ageing process, we all continue to age. Our skin becomes the most predominately visible cue of the ageing process. Formation of wrinkles, sagging skin, age spots, thinning and similar changes become the hallmarks of the ageing process.

Certified content brings transparency to natural claims

Natural cosmetics and personal care products are not just a fleeting trend but rather a movement that is disrupting the entire industry.