FEATURE ARTICLES

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

Face sculpting with rosewood biofunctional

Ashland has developed a biofunctional from a rosewood extract designed to increase key influential markers involved in face sculpting, following ethnogenomic research in facial morphology and face sculpting. It is associated with seven visible skin benefits clinically proven

Biopolymers for rheology and sensory modification

Consumer demand for formulations using renewable ingredients has been steadily increasing in recent years, prompting more investigations into the use of biopolymers to replace existing ingredients with sustainable alternatives. IFF describes some features of two biopolymers that can effectively deliver rheology, sensory, and conditioning properties for various product formats

Empowering women: menopausal beauty

Lake Personal Care explains why it expects the hormonal and menopausal beauty market to experience significant growth over the next five years, as consumers become increasingly aware of the impact that hormones have on the skin and will seek out products that address these specific skincare concerns

Isodon japonicus extract to reverse gravity impact

Bioinspired by Isodon japonicus and its ability to stand upright despite the effect of gravity, Codif’s laboratories have developed an extract able to improve the structural quality of the skin in order to decrease signs of ageing while minimizing the impact of gravity constraint on the skin

Using magnolia bark in multifunctionals

Activon investigates the efficiency of Magnolia officinalis bark extract and heptyl undecylenate in antimicrobial activity and preservative effects. The results of this study demonstrate it has a good preservative effect as a natural-derived antimicrobial agent, and is particularly synergic with various preservative

Cleanical – the next big trend in K-Beauty

Ahead of this month’s in-cosmetic Korea conference and exhibition in Seoul, show organiser RX takes a look at the latest trends in K-Beauty

Naturally-derived fruit acids: friendly bacteria

ISCA has developed an aqueous blend of naturally derived fruit acids, suitable for preserving both rinse-off and leave-on cosmetics. It has a broad spectrum of activity and is effective against bacteria, yeast, and mould. The preservative also contains naturally sourced GMO-free Propanediol, which provides improved skin moisturisation characteristics, in addition to boosting the efficacy of the preservative.

COVER STORY: Novel neuroactive for skin and emotional wellbeing

In recent years, the world has faced many environmental, political and economical challenges, that cause stress and anxiety, affecting people’s mental wellbeing and, in turn, their skin. Stress can cause and exacerbate skin imperfections such as rashes, acne, and eczema, which can lead to personal discomfort and further impair emotional wellbeing.

Interview: Doing more with less

Erika Milczek is founder and chief executive of Curie Co, a US industrial biotech outfit that develops engineered enzymes to displace petrochemical-based preservatives. As part of this issue’s focus on preservatives, Erika discusses the potential of engineered enzymes in personal care

Neurocosmetic beauty: bitter receptor activation

By activating the skin’s bitter taste receptors and encouraging calcium influx, personal care products can now alleviate the previous skepticism around neurocosmetics. This development is not merely fascinating for contemplation in a research lab, but now a readily applicable sensory experience for the skin which combines science, innovation, and efficiency into one solution, as Active Concepts explains

Rapid microbial methods for a financial boost

Personal care companies that use traditional quality control microbiological methods, also known as compendial or pour plate methods, spend more time testing their products than it takes to make them. It does not need to be that way, as Charles River Laboratories explains

Back to basics: the resurgence of retinol

After ‘hiding in plain sight’ for decades, retinol is experiencing a renaissance and a surge in demand - with good reason. BASF explains why consumer demand for retinol continues to surge, what makes retinol such a powerful ingredient, and how to choose the right retinol for your formulation

Development of active ingredients in the digital era

Greenpharma believes we are close to personalized cosmetics using data about which ingredients can produce which metabolites to be applied to which skin conditions to have desired appearances. The company has developed tools to perform phytochemical profiling. The goal is to offer a global insight on molecules that can be contained in an extract

Harnessing the power of phospholipids in restorative skin therapy

Tanvi Gavankar, manager of scientific business development at Mumbai, India-based VAV Lipids, takes a look at how phospholipids are advancing the boundaries of skin restoration therapy

Hydrolyzed proteins for anti-pollution hair care

TRI-K has developed novel technologies, which consist of hydrolyzed rice protein, Adansonia digitata seed extract and Amaranthus caudatus seed extract, which are specifically designed to overcome pollution in hair and to increase shine and moisturization of hair fibres damaged from UV radiation

Bio-emollient as a high-performing D5 alternative

Lubrizol has developed a bio-emollient as a sustainable solution to those consumers who are looking to replace volatile silicone-based products but do not want to lose performance. It offers the same benefits as volatile silicones such as Cyclopentasiloxane (D5), but without non-biodegradable and bioaccumulative drawbacks

How cationic surfactants neutralize hair frizz

While many hair care consumers may find frizzy hair annoying, it is far from a permanent or unsolvable hair problem. Natura Aeropack explains how products formulated with coconut-powered active ingredients, paired with healthy hair care practices, can prevent unwanted frizz and help human hair stay in excellent condition for the long term

Chickpea flour as a natural ingredient for skincare

Dr. Ankita Chavan, an Ayurvedic consultant of the Ayusparsh Clinic in the Indian city of Gandhinagar in Gujarat, details a study that assessed the dermatological qualities of a chickpea flour paste

Emulsifiers in personal care: Where do they stand?

Dwiti Gaggar, associate consultant of strategic research and consulting chemical experts ChemBizR, takes an in-depth look at emulsifiers in personal care products.

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