Silicones in cosmetics: 70 years and counting

Editor Tim Probert visits Dow’s largest European silicones production facility in Seneffe, Belgium to find out more about a vital ingredient found in a profusion of personal care products

COVER STORY: Clay-based rheology for enhanced UV protection

Consumer demand for sun care products is on the rise, driven by the growing recognition of sun protection as an essential aspect of maintaining skin health.

Using food ingredients in cosmetics: pros and cons

The use of food ingredients in cosmetics is not a new concept. However, as Alchemy Ingredients explains, there are numerous important differences between food and cosmetic ingredients that need to be taken into account when formulating with them

Natural coconut-derived antimicrobial active

Natura Aeropack demonstrates how a coconut-derived antimicrobial active shows considerable potential as a versatile and broad-spectrum preservative, catering to the unique demands of both cosmetics and personal care products

The antibacterial power of lichens

In vitro studies have shown the capability of a sodium salt derivative to inhibit the main bacteria involved in different skin, hair and oral discomforts. Clinical tests have also shown the performance of Evosina GP Green to visibly reduce desquamation of the scalp, relieve the irritation and itching sensation of both dry and greasy dandruff

SPF boosting with fibrillated cellulose

Fibrillated cellulose can be used as an alternative to synthetic polymers and potential microplastics as a stabiliser of sun care formulations. They also act as an SPF booster of mineral and hybrid mineral and chemical sunscreens, allowing the reduction of UV filter concentration in the formulation while maintaining the level of protection desired

Novel biopolymers to shield UV damage

When all the benefits from Glucose-Mannose Biopolymer (GMB) are combined with the use of sunscreen, the result is a holistic approach to ultimate sun protection. GMB improves communication between all protective skin cells. This innovative UV protection approach results therefore in a 3D-defence strategy

Unlocking UV benefits and claims beyond SPF

While UV filters effectively shield the skin from sunburn, they also offer a broader range of benefits for skincare. To raise awareness about these advantages, DSM-Firmenich conducted an extensive review of scientific studies exploring the role of UV filters in five key areas

SPF booster developed from NASA research

Delavie Sciences researched the effects of space travel on the human body with NASA JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), such as ageing. Organisms were researched aboard the International Space Station for 18 months, and one microorganism stood out for its ability to withstand the harsh environment of outer space

Seizing the innovation spotlight in Bangkok

A comprehensive preview of the in-cosmetics Asia trade show, which takes place at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre on 7-9 November. Over the three days at the Thailand trade show, more than 500 leading suppliers and specialists will showcase over 1,100 ingredients

INTERVIEW: Amazon primed

Ahead of in-cosmetics Latin America in São Paulo, Brazil, editor Tim Probert spoke to Clariant global marketing and formulation manager for actives and natural origins Flavia Igreja, and South America marketing manager Diana Gaitan, to discuss regional trends and new formulations

COVER STORY: Ashland unveils new technology platforms

How can you tell when a breakthrough is going to breakthrough? When is the right time not just for product innovation, but for full platform innovation? If you ask Ashland, the time is now.

Is the skin microbiome a cul-de-sac?

The cosmetic and personal care industry might have entered a cul-de-sac with the skin microbiome, says Harald van der Hoeven of CLR. Our lack of understanding of the skin microbiome to skin relationship has put us in a position where the most we can claim about a product is that it is ‘microbiome-friendly

Beneficial skin properties of olive tree leaves

Sara Gonçalves and Isabel Gaivão of the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal discuss a study that aims to present a method for easy preparation of an olive tree leaves tincture that can be incorporated into a cosmetic product and reproduced in a domestic environment

Catching a cosmetics wave in Long Beach

Angie Inouye, Chair of the 2023 California Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Suppliers’ Day exhibition and conference previews this year’s show at the Long Beach Convention Centre. Cali SCC is a biennial event and delivers over 250 exhibitors under one roof, including raw material suppliers, contract manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, testing companies and skilled formulation experts, presenting their latest products and technologies

INTERVIEW: Trends, blends and the metaverse

Arnita Wofford is the global marketing and technical director for beauty & personal care at Univar Solutions, the Illinois, USA-headquartered chemical and ingredients distributor and provider of value-added services. Here, Paris-based Arnita shares her extensive industry insight on the latest personal care trends with editor Tim Probert

COVER STORY: Amaretine® : Bitter-sweet synergy for sensitive skin

Sensitive skin, which typically presents as dryness, redness, itching, and an overall sensory discomfort is a sign of an impaired epidermal skin barrier and ongoing inflammatory processes. It is one of the top skin care concerns with around 60% of consumers affected worldwide, and with many experiencing a negative impact on their quality of life

Retinol-like zinc hexapeptide complex

Acne vulgaris is a common chronic skin disease affecting individuals of all ages. The pathogenesis of acne is characterized by four core events: hyperseborrhoea, epithelial hyperkeratinization, Cutibacterium acnes colonization and inflammation.1 Due to the multifactorial nature of the disease, a combination therapy or use of multifunctional compounds are the preferred approaches.

EU Cosmetic Regulations amendments – an update

In the July 2022 edition of Personal Care Global, I reviewed changes to the European Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009, the European Union’s notifications to the World Trade Organisation of its intention to prohibit the use or certain nanomaterials and the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) opinions on ingredients which may have endocrine properties

Biomimetic anti-sagging ingredient with eco-designed extraction process

Seppic’s beauty care markets & digital manager Marine Pasquier discusses anti-sagging marine ingredient Sagacious (Propanediol, Himanthalia elongata extract), a concatenation of innovations from biomimetic inspiration, to the responsible harvesting and traceability of seaweed, to the innovative 'Cœur d'algue' extraction process

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