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.

The leading consumer trends of 2020

Every year, Euromonitor International identifies emerging and fast-moving trends that we expect to gain traction in the year ahead. These trends provide insight into changing consumer values, exploring how consumer behavior is shifting and causing disruption for businesses globally.

Understanding botanical oils for cosmetics

Plants offer us plenty of beneficial substances for health and beauty, as supported by its ancient use. Scientific research allows identification of the active substances present in plants, proving their properties, and discovering new bioactivities

Actives fight exposome induced oxidative stress

Half of the worldwide population lives in cities and is exposed daily to urban pollution. Consequently, pollution has become a public health crisis. By 2030, the urban population will reach 60% and up to 70% by 2050.

Ingredients focus: hair growth and care products

Hair care products are an important cornerstone of the industry and have steadily become more aligned with the latest skin care market claims.

Designing a sustainable, silky, anti-pollution shield

Nano particles, heavy metals, UV rays and blue light are environmental factors that can stress the skin leading to a number of discomforts: chronic inflammation, hyper pigmented complexion and faster ageing.

Taking the sting out of mildness testing

Why does the industry need a new model to predict mildness to skin? In this article we will cover what the existing methods are and what their limitations might be, and also how we worked on those and optimised those to create a new model. The correlation between in vitro testing for skin irritation and in vivo testing for skin irritation. At the end of the article we will also offer some real world applications.

The natural choice for antimicrobial protection

Pressure from regulatory bodies around the world, especially in Europe, is forcing formulators of personal care and cosmetics products to select from a diminishing list of acceptable preservative chemistries.

Biotech design of a postbiotic tackling skin dryness

Over the past 10 years, scientists have made enormous progress in the understanding of the role of the microbial flora on health

Rebalancing microbiota ratios fights blemishes and dandruff

Microbial populations living on the skin surface play an important role in skin barrier function, and perturbation of the skin microbiota, or “dysbiosis”, is responsible for many skin conditions.

Makeup: challenging the final frontier

Given the scale of the cosmetics industry, it is incredible that it has become this size with large sections really only marketed towards 50% of the population. Male grooming was valued at $57.7billion (£44.6billion) in 2017 and is steadily growing according to Research and Markets.

Growing but slowing: men’s market still offers potential

Governed by a rising demand for personal care products tailored to men’s needs, the male grooming market continues on a growth trajectory, albeit at a slower pace. New product launches, continued subscription box services, aggressive marketing, and rising indies contribute to the growing yet slowing category.