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Retinol and structurally related molecules of the group of retinoids are well-known for their strong anti-aging effects and their use in the treatment of acne. However, most retinoids are not stable in formulations and the treatment with retinoids can lead to side effects, such as dry skin, photosensitivity, and redness, limiting the chronic therapeutic application and largely preventing the use in cosmetics.
VMI Mixing sets out how to manage the complicated process of scaling up the development of cosmetic products from the laboratory to industrial production
BotanicalsPlus, in collaboration with partner company Jeen international, is investigating the use of the latter’s patented just-add-water powder technologies to potentially store and maintain viable probiotic cultures to be reconstituted at the point-of-use to deliver living probiotic cultures to the skin via elegant emulsions
Straticell, a Belgian provider of in vitro efficacy testing for dermato-cosmetic products, explains how it has developed a new 3D model to study the interactions between the skin and its flora, by colonizing reconstructed human epidermis with microorganisms of interest
Spanish company Vytrus Biotech takes a deep dive into its new concept of ‘tensegrity’ - a contraction of ‘tensional’ and ‘integrity’ - for hair care and its 100% natural active ingredient made using wild olive stem cells
British biotechnology outfit XCellR8 believes more work needs to be done to completely remove the use of animals from safety & efficacy testing, with the use of animal components raising both scientific and ethical concerns. Here, the company examines viable replacements for animal testing
Personal Care Global editor Tim Probert caught up with the chair of the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists - Giorgio Dell’Acqua of Nutrafol - and chair-elect - Stacey House of kdc/one - to discuss their plans for the organisation over the next year and beyond.
Phospholipids are highly versatile materials offering both technical and physiological benefits for cosmetic formulations.
Lehvoss Italia and Odycea examine how a marine ingredient developed from Calluna vulgaris has proven efficacy in reinforcing the epidermal barrier function, antimicrobial and antioxidant protection, hydration and cellular renewal
BASF explains how its new active ingredient is proven to help improve the appearance of skin of people with atopic dermatitis, a common skin condition that causes itchiness and redness