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Carbon-14 analysis: natural versus synthetic essential oil

As consumers favour natural essential oils over synthetic alternatives, the price of essential oil escalates, mainly due to expensive production costs. By Haley Gershon - Beta Analytic, US.

In-house tests complement CRO final product testing

Before a cosmetic product is offered on the market, final tests are obligatory for the manufacturer to prove its safety and to substantiate the various claims on the products, e.g. reduces wrinkles up to 20%, increases skin hydration for 24 h.

Power of white flowers for multifunctional eye care

It is said that we only have three seconds to make a positive first impression and we rarely have a second chance. Considering that the first thing we look at is the eyes of another person, it is no wonder that one of the principal aesthetic concerns is the eye contour.

Naturally improve sensorial appeal with plant waxes

Cosmetic products are often primarily judged by their sensorial properties, as these can be evaluated right away, even before purchase. These properties, which include appearance, texture and scent, are an essential aspect when differentiating products, regardless of active ingredients.

Science meets sustainability and the circular economy

We rarely realise the true importance of water and its impact on every aspect of life on Earth. From the influence it had on being central to human civilization to its importance as probably one of most, if not the most, widely used chemical agent in industrial activities, to the fact that we are mainly made of water.

Effective eye care using quinoa natural peptides

NaturePep® Quinoa is part of TRI-K Industries’ natural peptide technology platform and addresses difficult to treat skin problems such as under eye bags, puffiness, eyelid sagginess, folds and creases

40th anniversary celebration in New York

The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ (NYSCC) 40th Annual Suppliers’ Day came to a successful conclusion at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.

A journey through the frontiers of cosmetic science

At Milan’s MiCo, from 30 September to 2 October 2019, SICC (Italian Society of Chemistry and Cosmetic Sciences) will host the 25th IFSCC congress, dedicated to the world of cosmetics, entitled “CosmEthic Science and Conscience”, a journey through the frontiers of cosmetic science, in order to overcome the boundaries of knowledge.

A year of innovation in hair styling products

More hair styling New Product Development has the potential to tap into natural, ethical and clean beauty trends.

Pro-ageing: when ageing becomes trendy

“Age-defy”, “slow-age”, “well-ageing” are increasingly replacing the term “anti-age” on packaging and in advertising campaigns for cosmetic products. In the press, young women are also making a little more room for their elders (fifty and above). This is the pro-age trend, which consists of moving away from the beauty ideal defined by eternal youth.

Skin microbiota: the new era of personal care ingredients

Skin is a complex environment where billions of microorganisms live providing a unique environment for each host, collectively referred to as the skin micriobiota. Skin microbiota is, therefore, the result of an equilibrium between protective and pathogens species of those microorganisms.

Ready to face the day with a skin full of vitality?

Nowadays, consumers understand that leading a too active lifestyle can take a toll on their skin. They are familiar with having a dull complexion, with dryness and puffiness in some areas and realise that, in the long term, little rest leads to an accelerated appearance of ageing signs.

Stabilising W/O emulsions with pigments, naturally

Despite the growing interest of consumers in natural makeup and sun care, brands struggle to develop effective and sensory products. The blame is laid on the insufficient supply of ingredients, which does not make it possible to solve recurrent problems of stability of this kind of formulations.

Deuterium isotope labelling of colloidal mixtures

Deuteration is the process in which all or some of the hydrogen (1H or H) atoms of a compound are replaced by the stable (nonradioactive) heavier isotope of hydrogen, deuterium (2H or D). Different isotopes of the same element exhibit nearly identical chemical behaviour.

The skin microbiota: all about food

The skin microbiota is a collection of bacteria, fungi, viruses and microscopic animals that we collected during our lifetime. These microorganisms have become an essential part of the epidermis.1

Investigating the microbiome’s impact on skin

How, and to what extent, do certain bacteria in the skin microbiome influence skin conditions such as dryness or oiliness? DSM’s scientists have been investigating and for the first time, in a new, all-in-one, multicentre clinical study, they have demonstrated a link between changes in the composition of the skin microbiome and changes in physical skin conditions.

The skin microbiome analysed

Our skin is colonised by microorganisms, bacteria, fungi and viruses, sometimes even mites. All together, they form the so-called skin microbiome and are essential for our health.

Eye on China: how the beauty market is developing

Within the beauty industry, East is meeting West with the Asiafication of the cosmetics industry in the US and Europe, with K-beauty and J-beauty brands becoming more and more popular in western countries but what about C-beauty?

Natural antimicrobials for a post-biotic future

The synergy between the skin and its individual network of commensal microflora is a trending topic and the market is quickly becoming saturated with different probiotic products targeted towards skin care.

Ingredients focus: preservative technology

The task of preserving personal care ingredients has never been more tricky. It was never an easy job in the first place, balancing the need to protect the user’s skin with the need to ensure the product is safe to use for a suitable amount of time.