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Harnessing marine organic osmolytes for better ageing

Microalgae Solutions explains how it has harnessed an osmolyte-rich extract to create a bioactive ingredient that reduces the impact of photoageing and restores the skin’s natural well-ageing

INTERVIEW: Croda: a small glimpse at the big picture

Croda Europe is platinum sponsor of the 32nd International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) Congress in London on 19-22 September. Here, in conversation with Personal Care Global editor Tim Probert, Consumer Care President at Croda, Dave Shannon, discusses the British company’s strategy

Upcycled, moisturising and skin-friendly xylitol

Piera Pericu of IFF Health & Biosciences explain what xylitol has to offer as a natural active with proven benefits for skin health

Skin microbiome claims - science versus marketing

Dr Kristin Neumann of MyMicrobiome dissects the trending topic of skin microbiome: what it is, and how the science can match the marketing claims

INTERVIEW: Keeping it in the family

The great-great granddaughter of company founder Louis Gattefossé, talks about the unique challenges of running a family firm and its wider objectives

COVER STORY: PhytoCollagen: the plant-based alternative

Collagen is a long helical biopolymer that gives structure and stability to human tissues. In cosmetics, it is one of the most popular active ingredients - it finds applications as antiageing active, moisturizer, or as film former. Yet, collagen is derived from animal or synthetic sources which does not follow current cosmetic trends that drift away from animal-derived raw materials towards plant-derived, sustainable alternatives.

Advances in lipid science for hair care

Advances in lipid science are pushing the boundaries in hair care, writes Vrushali Patil of Indian company VAV Life Sciences, which develops and manufactures lecithins and phospholipids from ​soya, egg and synthetic origin

Mineral sunscreen goes hi-tech

What happens if you fuse advanced micro encapsulation technology with SPF? The result is an innovative way to protect the skin from the sun’s powerful UVA and UVB rays, as Tagra Biotechnologies chief scientist Dr Shaher Duchi and head of R&D Dr. Danny Goldstein explain

The fullerene effect on hyaluronic acid production

Takunori Matsumoto of Vitamin C60 BioResearch in Japan outlines a study into the effect of fullerene on hyaluronic acid production and its combination effect with retinol

Is leadership the secret ingredient of cosmetic innovation?

Valentina Lorenzon, a London-based strategy consultant specialising in leadership and business management, and Swiss independent scientist Greta Faccio explore the deep, sector-specific relationship that exists between leadership and innovation in the cosmetic sector

INTERVIEW: Irene Cantos Gaceo, IMCD Group Director, Beauty & Personal Care

Personal Care Global editor Tim Probert talks to Irene Cantos Gaceo, IMCD Group Director, Beauty & Personal Care, about how the distributor of speciality chemicals is diversifying to stay ahead of the competition

Challenge testing of preservation systems

Preservation efficacy testing, or challenge testing, has for many been a vital tool in judging a personal care product’s safety and is a requirement for EU market access. Here, evident ingredients explains why meta analysis is a powerful tool in understanding and predicting challenge test results

Vectorised hyaluronic acid for perfect skin

Givaudan Active Beauty unveils clinical study data of its new Cristalhyal e-Perfection active ingredient featuring bentonite clay, which is said to allow high molecular weight hyaluronic acid to reach deep epidermal layers previously seemed impossible

How natural antioxidant astaxanthin can fight ageing

Behnaz Shakersain of AstaReal Sweden explains how natural antioxidant astaxanthin can fight ageing

The rise of multifunctional cosmetic ingredients

Balint Koroskenyi, global product manager for micro protection of Symrise’s cosmetic ingredients division, explains the multiple benefits of multifunctional cosmetic ingredients, which he believes are often underestimated and overlooked

Skincare: uniting clinical proof with perception

CLR Berlin shares the results of in vitro studies into an active ingredient based on an extract of the red alga Galdieria sulphuraria. The active was shown to slow down the ageing process under simulated stress conditions

The remastering of classic collagen

LipoTrue has designed an innovative plant-based collagen fragment identical to human type I collagen: Col-Frag remastered. This product is able to achieve greater and immediate anti-ageing, rejuvenating, lifting and brightening effects

Capturing regulatory chaos in a bottle

Sebastian Clifton-Welker of software provider Selerant explains why a reliable product lifecycle management platform can aid formulation of cosmetic products

European Union cosmetics regulation – 2022 update

Martin Perry, senior safety assessor at cosmetic consultancy Advanced Development and Safety Laboratories, reviews recent amendments to European cosmetics regulations, notifications to the World Trade Organisation and Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety opinions.

INTERVIEW: Scaling up for a more sustainable future

Yann d’Hervé, head of Evonik’s Care Solutions business line, discusses its under-construction rhamnolipid biosurfactants plant in Slovakia and where it fits in with the German chemical company’s long-term strategic objectives.

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