FEATURE ARTICLES

Novel plant growth factor as cosmetic ingredient

Vitamin C60 BioResearch has developed a plant-based active found to increase stratum corneum water content, decrease TEWL and increase skin lightness

Pumpkin seed extract to boost skin energy

Rahn describes the secret of how a Cucurbita pepo (pumpkin seed) extract in its new active can energise keratinocytes in skin

Bitter is better: new way to soothe sensitive skin

​Lipoid Kosmetik has combined bitter andrographolide from Andrographis paniculata leaves and sweet glycyrrhetinic acid from Glycyrrhiza glabra roots to reduce inflammatory responses

Marine saccharides: recovering ageing skin

Microalgae Solutions describes the richness and diversity of marine saccharides obtained by a novel patented blue biotechnology

Upcycled active for hair greying prevention

Mibelle Biochemistry explains its anti-hair greying essence that stimulates melanin synthesis and protects melanocytes from stress-induced malfunction

Food-upcycled emulsifiers for clean beauty

In response to the latest trends where sustainability, ethics and cleanliness concepts merge, Kalichem has developed a range of food-upcycled emulsifiers

Radiance unleashed with hectorite tech

Elementis has launched a hectorite skin glow gel offering a proprietary and unique blend of well-known skin care actives with proven benefits

Tackling conspicuous pores from start to finish

CLR explains its new ingredient designed to reduce the visibility of the pores on their face with a milder solution than traditional methods

Suppliers’ Day: reimagining renewal and wellness

A look ahead to the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ Suppliers’ Day, which takes place on 2-3 May in New York City

Interview: Making your own

Formula Botanica CEO Lorraine Dallmeier talks the latest industry trends, her courses and gives tips for prospective formulators

Novel cosmetic ingredient for oral hygiene

Symrise has developed a liquid blend combination of phenylpropanol, o-cymen-5-ol, and decylene glycol is a modern cosmetic hygiene ingredient that provides significant antimicrobial efficacy for oral care products

Red kapok flower extract for intimate care

Laboratoires Expanscience explains how its red kapok flower extract ingredient is suitable for intimate care via a clinical study that demonstrated its protective effect on vaginal flora and on comfort

Biotechnologies opening new beauty possibilities

Seppic demonstrates the advantages in terms of phytochemistry and efficacy on cosmetic products derived from biotechnologies such as plant cell culture and small and rare macroalgae culture

The beauty of biodesign: new frontier for collagen

Geltor examines the use of biodesign to make it possible to produce vegan human collagen that is 100% animal free, halal, safe, highly soluble in water, colourless, odourless, and non-GMO, as well as certified readily biodegradable and USDA BioPreferred certifiable

The dawn of designed enzymatic biopolymers

IFF Health & Biosciences has been working on a biocatalysis process to enable development of tailored polysaccharides. This innovation – Designed Enzymatic Biopolymers (DEB) – gives rise to a new-to-the-world class of alpha-glucan polysaccharides from the enzymatic polymerization of glucose from sucrose with controlled morphology and structure

The role of lipid peroxidation in skin health

UK start-up Kutanios explains how the protective effect of high-density lipoproteins (HDL, commonly known as ‘good’ cholesterol) against heart disease could be transferred to skincare via peptides that protect against the toxic effects of lipid peroxides

Raspberry multifunctional for sustainable benefits

This article concentrates on Ashland’s raspberry multifunctional ingredient, which enables formulators to implement a sound preservation strategy and to substantiate secondary claims based on consistent in-depth analysis

Signposting career opportunities in cosmetics

Many people working in the sector say the pathways into jobs and careers in the cosmetics and beauty industry were not well described or signposted during their formative education. Dr Gillian Westgate of Cosmetics Cluster UK sets about trying to find out why and what could be done

Novel natural fine wax powders for boosting SPF

Micro Powders, Inc. has found that by micronizing select natural waxes, multiple benefits in sun care formulations can be achieved, including boosting SPF in both organic and inorganic sunscreens

Naturals: why chemical composition matters

When we taste a naturally-derived product such as coffee or olive oil, we may have a different sensorial experience based on the product’s origin and its processing. Malbec wine produced in Argentina may taste similar to Malbec wine produced in California but not identical. Olive oil from Greece does not have the same sensorial profile as that from Tuscany.

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