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Want to stay up to speed with the latest cosmetic research developments in skin discoloration, anti-ageing technologies and hair regeneration? 

Bookmark this section to find out what scientists are up to in areas like natural polymers, microalgae and spider silk in the labs of Universities, ingredient suppliers and manufacturers.

Scientists develop inorganic IR blockers to help protect against skin ageing

28-Jul-2015 - A team of researchers have found that using metal oxide-coating PMMA or Talc as a new infrared blocker inhibits IR-induced decrease of collagens in the skin which could lead to...

Research finds bee propolis is a beneficial additive in lipsticks

22-Jul-2015 - Researchers in Poland have, for the first time, explored the influence of beeswax on the rheological properties of lipstick and found that those with added propolis are more brittle and...

New paper suggests there could be a case for wearing sunscreen indoors

21-Jul-2015 - Scientists in Brazil have suggested that as UVA and UVB rays can penetrate glass and commercial lamps, such as Tungsten and Fluorescent lamps, can also emit small amounts of radiation...

Shiseido uncovers cause of sagging skin and suggests pine cone extract may be the cure

16-Jul-2015 - Shiseido has, for the first time, found that impaired function of dermal lymphatic vessels can lead to sagging of the skin and is looking into ways to develop cosmetics products...

Scientists discover 'restorative face creams' help lower embarrassment ratings

16-Jul-2015 - Research carried out by scientists at Sun Yat-Sen University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong reveals that people feeling embarrassed are more likely to choose items that hide or 'repair'...

'We've found a cure for baldness,' says Shiseido

14-Jul-2015 - After ten years of scientific research, Japanese personal care player, Shiseido has patented its RepliCel Hair-01 (RCH-01) hair regeneration technology.

L'Oreal acknowledges South Korea for dermatology initiative

02-Jul-2015 - At the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology, South Korea represented the Asia Pacific region for its 'voluntary social responsibility and hard work' in the area of dermatology.

New Zealand scientists find Kanuka honey to bee the cure for rosacea sufferers

01-Jul-2015 - Scientists have discovered that New Zealand Kanuka honey in skin care gives new hope for the 5-10% of adults who suffer from rosacea, a chronic red facial rash where long-term antibiotics are...

Symrise scoops up PCHi 'Breakthrough Innovation Award'

17-Jun-2015 - The PCHi Innovation Breakthrough Award went to Symrise's re-balancing skin barrier ingredient - SymRepair 100. According to the company, its products are developed to meet Asia's high expectations for valuable and effective cosmetics....

SkinCare Ingredients 2015

The importance of applying a sunscreen properly on product efficacy

16-Jun-2015 - In the lab the product may pass all the tests, but if it is not applied properly then this could be irrelevant, meaning the spreadability of a product can be...

L’Oréal uses ultrathin skin devices to measure hydration and thermal transport

09-Jun-2015 - The cosmetics industry is no stranger to technology and L’Oréal has demonstrated how a wearable device could have a big future in cosmetology and dermatology for thermal evaluations in a...

SkinCare Ingredients 2015

NuSkin applies scientific rigour to the essential oils trend

04-Jun-2015 - Essential oils have been valued by many cultures for centuries and recently, as consumers have moved towards a preference for natural cosmetics, essential oils have become more prevalent in beauty...

P&G invests in Singapore's 3-D human skin research

04-Jun-2015 - Personal care giant, Procter & Gamble is funding a five-year research project to develop 3D printed skin tissue with Singapore's government’s Agency for Science, Technology & Research.

P&G sets off on 3D bioprinted skin research project

03-Jun-2015 - Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble is following its rivals down the 3D skin printing road as it looks to fund a five year research project to develop a commercial...

Researcher uses ‘green chemistry’ to quantify components in cosmetics

03-Jun-2015 - A Spanish researcher has developed three ‘green’ analytical methods to simultaneously analyse various components used in cosmetics products such as sunscreens, perfumes and shampoos, all in the name of consumer...

Japanese anti-ageing beer has arrived

12-May-2015 - Each can of the new beverage, being marketed as a beauty enhancer, contains 2 grams of collagen.

Croda breaks ground on first ever facility to produce sustainable non-ionic surfactants

06-May-2015 - Croda International has started construction on a site in Delaware that will be the first ever manufacturing facility to produce sustainable non-ionic surfactants.

The power of seaweed! Marinova's marine based skin care 'breaks new ground'

30-Apr-2015 - Australian biotechnology company Marinova has been acknowledged by the industry for its work on skin care bioactives from marine-plant extracts.

Croda: ‘As East meets West we see oil-based product popularity soar’

29-Apr-2015 - Oil-based products have soared in popularity over recent times and cleansing oils are part of this upsurge, taking influence from Asia in what ingredients supplier Croda is calling the ‘East...

Sun Care Special Newsletter

We need to talk about IR: Coty focuses on infrared radiation and sun protection

28-Apr-2015 - When we think of sun care and sun protection we often concern ourselves with UV exposure, but we should also be protecting ourselves against infrared radiation according to Coty, which...

in-cosmetics coverage

Who knew! Sea anemone found to combat skin ageing

21-Apr-2015 - On speaking with Dr Alain Khaiat at in-cosmetics Barcelona, he directed Cosmetics Design's attention to his relationship with StartletDerma, whose work with sea anemones has led to a new method in collagen...

Exclusive interview

P&G looks to expand its anti-pollution skin care offerings

16-Apr-2015 - In Asia, Procter & Gamble is already at the forefront in providing anti-pollution skin care solutions. In the second part of this exclusive interview we take a look at the...

Exclusive interview

P&G research stays one step ahead on anti-pollution skin care

15-Apr-2015 - Anti-pollution is a claim we are starting to see more and more of on skin care products in Asia, and increasingly worldwide. This exclusive interview lifts the lid on how...

'Lab grown' diamonds could mean more affordable luxury skin care

14-Apr-2015 - Diamond encrusted skin care creams are indeed a luxury both for the wearer and their pocket, but now scientists say they can replicate the gem in labs, which suggests cheaper...

Biodegradable beauty wipe alternatives

13-Apr-2015 - Wet wipe makers are being urged to consider the post-consumer life of the product as buyer expectations and pollution figures mount.  

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