RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES

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.

Leveraging sustainability for advantage

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of ambitious objectives to mobilise efforts to end poverty,to smaller, marginalised groups who might not otherwise have access. ensure peace and prosperity, and safeguard the planet and humanity. As an interwoven framework, these objectives have a bearing on diverse aspects of personal care industry operations.

Antimicrobial testing: what do the results mean?

Tests designed to determine the antimicrobial efficacy of a product, such as a preservative in a cosmetic, a sanitiser in a household cleaner, or a disinfectant, have set pass requirements.

What today’s consumers want from personal care

With consumers’ needs and expectations evolving at pace, it is important for the personal care industry to adapt and realign to meet changing priorities.

Safety testing: how vegan are your products?

According to Google trends, interest in ‘veganism’ increased seven-fold in the last five years, 2014 and 2019,1 and it does not appear to be slowing down any time soon. In fact, it is predicted that by 2040, only 40% of the global population will be consuming meat, with 35% consuming ‘clean’ (lab) meat and 25% vegan meat replacements.2

Sucrose esters concentrated emulsion technology

Sisterna has studied the efficacy of high HLB sucrose esters for the production of transparent ‘oil-gel’ emulsions, that turn into milk when diluted with water upon use (gel-to-milk).

Natural anti-acne extract aids healthy skin microbiota

Although a number of facts on the physiopathological mechanisms of acne are now well established, it is still unclear what triggers the inflammatory disease of the sebaceous follicle. Very recently, there has been a paradigm shift in the understanding of the role of Cutibacterium acnes(C. acnes, formerly Propionibacterium acnes) in the pathophysiology of acne.

Analysis of ‘The trilogy of lifting’

Wrinkle minimization is the Holy Grail of cosmetic actives development. Since the creation of the first anti-aging formulations, the topic has been explored from every angle.

Keratosis pilaris quantified by two test methods

Keratosis pilaris (KP) is one of the most common skin imperfections that results from follicular hyperkeratosis. It is characterized by an accumulation of corneocytes forming a keratinized plug which blocks and then dilates the hair follicle, sometimes associated with perifollicular erythema 1 (Figs 1-2). Because of its bad cosmetic appearance, KP can be socially disabling.2

Leading international exhibitors and speakers

In an industry that is constantly innovating and evolving, there is one constant, the NYSCC Suppliers’ Day, May 5-6, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The event provides the latest trends, scientific findings, global ingredients, raw materials and solutions to invigorate formulations and accelerate beauty and personal care product developments.

Upcoming Events

The Society of Cosmetic Scientists, Singapore - 11th SCSS Suppliers Day, August 2021

Marriott Singapore, Tang Plaza Hotel. 320 Orchard Road
Thursday 26th & Friday 27th August 2021

PCHi - Shenzhen 2021

Shenzhen Exhibition & Convention Center
24 - 26 March 2021

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2021

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York
4 -5 May 2021

Cosmetic Ingredients & Technology Exhibition Japan (CITE JAPAN)

Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall / North / Annex Hall
19 May – 21 May 2021

in-cosmetics Asia 2021

BITEC Bangkok, Thailand
2 - 4 November 2020

Upcoming Events

The Society of Cosmetic Scientists, Singapore - 11th SCSS Suppliers Day, August 2021

Marriott Singapore, Tang Plaza Hotel. 320 Orchard Road
Thursday 26th & Friday 27th August 2021

PCHi - Shenzhen 2021

Shenzhen Exhibition & Convention Center
24 - 26 March 2021

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2021

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York
4 -5 May 2021

Cosmetic Ingredients & Technology Exhibition Japan (CITE JAPAN)

Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall / North / Annex Hall
19 May – 21 May 2021

in-cosmetics Asia 2021

BITEC Bangkok, Thailand
2 - 4 November 2020