FEATURE ARTICLES

Lotus corniculatus extract to inhibit lipogenesis

Jaka Biotech reveals the findings of a study that indicates the topical use of a Lotus corniculatus seed extract yields clinical benefits in reducing sebum production and enhancing skin pore appearance for individuals with oily skin

Unleashing the power of red grape algae

Taiwan outfit Giga Fine Chemical explains how red grape algae extract can effectively reduce redness, achieved by downregulating skin allergies and inflammatory responses

Nannoplankton bioactive for eye contour repair

MC Actives and Microalgae Solutions present a marine nannoplankton extract for eye contour repair. The bioactive molecules of this marine ingredient improve skin integrity by addressing the problems induced by the natural ageing process

Science of clear skin with high-tech chamomile

Ashland describes a biofunctional ingredient, which contains a high-tech chamomile extract, designed to clarify and smooth skin flaws impacted by environmental and lifestyle stress

Sustainable protection against UV damage

Natura-Tec presents a cranberry seed oil extract ingredient that boosts the concentration of skin antioxidants, when subjected to stress by UVA, UVB or blue light exposure through biomimetic pathway, boosting the skin’s natural protection against environmental aggressions

Making sense of the anti-pollution segment

Shivani Bisht of market consultants ChemBizR runs the rule over anti-pollution products, which have grown significantly in recent years due to increasing public awareness of the harmful effects of various environmental contaminants

Biomimetic lipid with skin repair effects

Tapping its J-Beauty expertise, Kao Chemicals Europe unveils a cholesteryl ester with a skin biomimetic structure and a low melting point, and with moisturizing and repairing properties

Meeting demand for bio-based ingredients

Shell discusses the findings of a global survey on changing consumer demands and preferences for personal care products in terms of their performance and sustainability credentials

Paris programme to push beauty boundaries - in-cosmetics Global 2024 Preview

in-cosmetics Global event director Roziani Zulkifli details what visitors to the trade show in Paris can expect for this year’s edition + a round-up of show floor highlights from selected exhibitors

INTERVIEW: Crystal ball gazing for beauty trends

Mintel beauty and personal care principal analyst KinShen Chan shares his considerable insight on a wide range of current and possible future global trends

COVER STORY: The future of cosmetics is sustainability

We learned from history that natural products do not always chime with sustainable products. In some cases, the increase of intensive agribusiness has compromised essential biodiversity. We can mention the recent case of the Brazilian Cerrado, the Brazil’s second-largest biome (after the Amazon Rainforest), and the world’s most biodiverse savanna, currently threatened because of sugarcane, soya, corn, sorghum, and cotton cultivation expansion.1,2

Quorum sensing inhibition to restrain bacteria

Bacteria use a cell-to-cell communication system called quorum sensing (QS) to share information about cell density and adjust gene expression accordingly. This article explains BASF studies into how natural plant extracts are able to quench QS signals from P. aeruginosa and S. aureus. Then, it checked if their effect on QS was followed by a decrease in virulence, determined by both bacteria motility and lipase secretion

Microscopic revelations in sunscreen formulation

Sunscreen formulations are complex and multi-component systems that are based on either organic UV filters, inorganic UV filters, or both. As formulators navigate the complexities of sunscreen development, Croda provides detailed insights into how microscopy can enhance the understanding of formulation microstructure, offering valuable information beyond what is visible to the naked eye

Boosting SPF with colloidal lignin particles

Lignin is a widely available biopolymer with UV protection and antioxidant properties, but traditional bulk lignins are unsuitable for cosmetics. Lignovations has developed a patented and green technology to produce colloidal lignin particles (CLP). In this article, CLP is demonstrated to be an effective SPF booster in organic and mineral sunscreen products

Facial lifting: mimicking microcurrent efficacy

Lubrizol Life Science has developed a novel peptide that is designed to emulate the skin benefits offered by microcurrent devices, specifically targeting upper facial lifting effects. In vitro, it has been demonstrated to activate the same biological functions as microcurrent stimulation: improving dermal contraction and muscle tone

INTERVIEW: Regulation, Regulation, Regulation

Editor Tim Probert talks to Olivia Santoni, chief executive and founder of London-based consultancy Bloom Regulatory. Olivia, originally from Paris, established Bloom Regulatory in 2019 to provide expert support to beauty and cosmetics companies worldwide

COVER STORY: Inclusivity for a plural beauty

Driven by the emergence of the concept of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), the reprioritization of individual needs progressively drew a new face to beauty, where every individual neither feels excluded nor marginalized. This approach now extends beyond skin color to encompass the specific characteristics of each ethnic group, gender, or stage of life.

Natural biomimetic peptides for hair repair

Symrise has developed a specific tailor-made process to obtain natural peptides for hair care Composed of native proteins, it will work at the cuticle level to improve hair smoothness, shine and split ends. Utilizing a new strategy to address hair damage, Symrise is now targeting those charged sites within the cortex, creating new interactions and stabilizing the broken bonds in the proteins

Making sense of senses for anti-ageing cosmetics

While the demand of consumers for proof behind claims is higher than ever, cutting-edge methods are emerging with smart instrumental approach; opening the way to new skincare claims considering holistically all senses. Codif explains how, thanks to tribology, we are now able to study the benefits of anti-ageing strategy on the texture of the skin through its vibrations and the ‘song’ it emits

Fermented bioactive for versatile anti-ageing

Bloomage Biotech has harnessed natural green fermentation methods to create ingredients that target multiple anti-ageing pathways to strengthen the barrier of the skin, providing protection against pollutants and UV radiation

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