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COVER STORY: Mirage Glamour Space Silver: Brilliant sparkle

Cosmetic formulators are used to working under pressure. In the past this came often from the marketing department, with requests like speeding up formulation work, developing new textures or trying truly new ingredients. In the last years, rapidly increasing external factors, like regulatory requirements, blacklists or exploding costs have added to that pressure, leading to need for constant reformulation.

Hydrolyzed protein-powered hair care

TRI-K delves into the transformative potential of hydrolyzed moringa protein-based technologies in hair care.

Mastering product development programmes

Mark Cresswell of Lucideon explains how the company was able to provide its partner with working formulations that they could take directly into more advanced consumer product testing trials and full manufacturing feasibility assessment by establishing suitable key formulations to develop successful product formats

Protecting UV-exposed hair ceramide with oat oil

The hair shaft is composed of a cuticle, cortex and medulla. The cuticle is the outermost protective layer (consisting of overlapping scale-like cells) that provides the hair sensory and shine characteristics.

Microalgae: skin remedy for air pollution

Natura-Tec has developed an microalgae active ingredient derived from Pavlova lutheri that has been found to have strong protective action against pollution and environmental stress, while maintaining and restoring skin integrity and energetic metabolism

Anti-pollution efficacy of strawberry ingredient

Chiara Trabattoni of Esperis presents the promising results of in vitro studies of Strawberry Hormo Fruit - a concentrated juice, stabilized in glycerin. The studies demonstrate the benefits of the strawberry active ingredient in anti-pollution cosmetic products, where an antioxidant action is sought, together with a booster effect on cell vitality

in-cosmetics Asia 2023: What's trending in Asia

Ahead of this month’s in-cosmetics Asia 2023 trade show in Bangkok, Karen Yee of Azelis delves into the latest trends in the dynamic Asia personal care landscape. Backed by market research, the distributor has identified three core trends in the APAC region: ‘From perfect to zestful’, ‘Inner peace meets beauty’, and ‘Advanced efficacy demands’

Why biosurfactants are becoming key ingredients

Dominic Büning of Sasol Chemicals explains the challenges and opportunities of developing and commercializing multifunctional biosurfactants, which perform in various personal care applications, for a mass market adoption of technology

Neurocosmetics: Beauty and the brain

Cosmetic scientist Antonia Kostic and New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists adviser Giorgio Dell’Acqua co-author an article on why neurocosmetics, which are products with ingredients that activate the production of neuromediators or target their receptors in the skin, present the personal care industry with new and diverse avenues for preserving and enhancing skin health.

Silicones in cosmetics: 70 years and counting

Editor Tim Probert visits Dow’s largest European silicones production facility in Seneffe, Belgium to find out more about a vital ingredient found in a profusion of personal care products

COVER STORY: Clay-based rheology for enhanced UV protection

Consumer demand for sun care products is on the rise, driven by the growing recognition of sun protection as an essential aspect of maintaining skin health.

Using food ingredients in cosmetics: pros and cons

The use of food ingredients in cosmetics is not a new concept. However, as Alchemy Ingredients explains, there are numerous important differences between food and cosmetic ingredients that need to be taken into account when formulating with them

Natural coconut-derived antimicrobial active

Natura Aeropack demonstrates how a coconut-derived antimicrobial active shows considerable potential as a versatile and broad-spectrum preservative, catering to the unique demands of both cosmetics and personal care products

The antibacterial power of lichens

In vitro studies have shown the capability of a sodium salt derivative to inhibit the main bacteria involved in different skin, hair and oral discomforts. Clinical tests have also shown the performance of Evosina GP Green to visibly reduce desquamation of the scalp, relieve the irritation and itching sensation of both dry and greasy dandruff

SPF boosting with fibrillated cellulose

Fibrillated cellulose can be used as an alternative to synthetic polymers and potential microplastics as a stabiliser of sun care formulations. They also act as an SPF booster of mineral and hybrid mineral and chemical sunscreens, allowing the reduction of UV filter concentration in the formulation while maintaining the level of protection desired

Novel biopolymers to shield UV damage

When all the benefits from Glucose-Mannose Biopolymer (GMB) are combined with the use of sunscreen, the result is a holistic approach to ultimate sun protection. GMB improves communication between all protective skin cells. This innovative UV protection approach results therefore in a 3D-defence strategy

Unlocking UV benefits and claims beyond SPF

While UV filters effectively shield the skin from sunburn, they also offer a broader range of benefits for skincare. To raise awareness about these advantages, DSM-Firmenich conducted an extensive review of scientific studies exploring the role of UV filters in five key areas

SPF booster developed from NASA research

Delavie Sciences researched the effects of space travel on the human body with NASA JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), such as ageing. Organisms were researched aboard the International Space Station for 18 months, and one microorganism stood out for its ability to withstand the harsh environment of outer space

Seizing the innovation spotlight in Bangkok

A comprehensive preview of the in-cosmetics Asia trade show, which takes place at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre on 7-9 November. Over the three days at the Thailand trade show, more than 500 leading suppliers and specialists will showcase over 1,100 ingredients

INTERVIEW: Amazon primed

Ahead of in-cosmetics Latin America in São Paulo, Brazil, editor Tim Probert spoke to Clariant global marketing and formulation manager for actives and natural origins Flavia Igreja, and South America marketing manager Diana Gaitan, to discuss regional trends and new formulations

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Upcoming Events

in-cosmetics Global

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
16th – 18th April 2024

NYSCC Suppliers' Day 2024

Javits Center, New York
1st - 2nd May 2024

9th Anti-Ageing Skin Care Conference

Royal College of Physicians, London
25th - 26th June 2024

in-cosmetics Korea 2024

Hall C, Coex, Seoul, South Korea
24th - 26th July 2024

in-cosmetics Latin America 2024

São Paulo, Brazil
25th - 26th September 2024

IFSCC 2024

Recanto das Cataratas Thermas Resort, Iguazu Falls, Brazil
14th - 17th October 2024

Access the latest issue of Personal Care Magazine on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

Download the FREE Personal Care Magazine app from your device's App store

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