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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.

AmorePacific’s new skin brightening ingredient wins approval

26-Jul-2016 - One of the leading beauty companies in Korea, AmorePacific, has just obtained certification for its latest skin brightening ingredient, a move that suggests it is pushing ahead with R&D for...

The first natural salicylic acid hits the market

20-Jul-2016 - A new natural salicylic acid has been released by raw materials producer Alban Muller, with the company claiming it is the first 100% natural molecule of the acid to enter...

Study points to cancer risk from laser hair removal

19-Jul-2016 - The market for laser hair removal is still fast growing, with demand for home devices being particularly strong, but new study says that there could be a good a cancer...

Dow launches 'collaborative model’ to keep formulators in the loop of latest innovation

19-Jul-2016 - Dow, a leading chemicals company, has launched a new ‘collaboration model’ centred around finished product concepts, aimed at helping “the personal care industry accelerate innovations to meet consumer demand”.

Four key trends for the future of anti-ageing

14-Jul-2016 - At the recent in-cosmetics Korea event in Seoul, the in-cosmetics Group released a new market report revealing the latest key movements in the anti-ageing arena and predictions for future growth.

Anti-pollution: Lipotec's Pollushield ingredient found to remove microparticles

07-Jul-2016 - Anti-pollution is fast becoming the hot topic for cosmetics and personal care formulators across Asia, and chemicals companies are innovating to meet the demand.

Facial recognition technology can now beat make-up

05-Jul-2016 - Colour cosmetics might make people look good, but lipstick and eyeshadow can also play havoc on facial recognition technology, which is what U.S. Army researchers have been working to rectify....

‘Gemology’ anti-ageing facials build momentum in Tokyo

05-Jul-2016 - Gems are big in anti-ageing right now. While snail extract and bee venom has been capturing formulators' attention in recent years, diamond powder and precious gems have been rising through the...

How the search for sustainable palm oil took one supplier to Ecuador

01-Jul-2016 - Cosmetics Design recently spoke to Gay Timmons, the founder of ingredient supplier Oh Oh Organic, to find out about how her quest to find sustainable and ethically produced palm oil...

In-cosmetics Korea opens its doors next week!

30-Jun-2016 - In-cosmetics is set to open its doors next week in Korea for the second year running, gathering together the industry in one of the world's leading markets for beauty and...

More cultured ingredients coming to beauty, thanks to Ginkgo - Amyris partnership

29-Jun-2016 - Today as Ginkgo Bioworks announced the deal, Cosmetics Design caught up with Jason Kelly, CEO of Ginkgo, to find out why the two companies are collaborating to bring more biotech...

Evonik invests in production of superabsorbent technologies

29-Jun-2016 - Evonik has announced the successful completion of a project to modernize its plant in Krefeld, Germany and step up production of superabsorbent products.

BASF unveils new aroma technologies at World Perfumery Congress

29-Jun-2016 - BASF took the opportunity to showcase its latest aroma launches at the recent World Perfumery Congress, which was held in Miami, Florida.

Eurofragrance's Singapore creative centre open for business

23-Jun-2016 - Eurofragrance, a global fragrance producer, has officially opened its latest creative centre in Singapore.

Anti-pollution and anti-ageing 'the prime focus for Koreans’

22-Jun-2016 - Ahead of its industry trade event in Seoul in July, Reed Exhibitions has described anti-pollution and anti-ageing as the key concerns for Korean beauty consumers.

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Meeting consumer demands for ‘waterless’ products

10-Jun-2016 - Consumers are increasingly looking to balance their use of products with an environmental conscience, and we’re seeing this demand met by a new wave of products being promoted as ‘waterless’....

Getting stability and compatibility right for natural skin care formulations

09-Jun-2016 - June 15th is the date for the sixth edition of the Skincare Ingredients online event, and one of the highlights of the conference programme will be a webinar focused on natural...

Superfood ingredients getting big in beauty

08-Jun-2016 - Superfoods have been a dominant fad in the food industry for the past few years, with consumers turning to such ‘superfood ingredients’ as chia seed, pumpkin seed, quinoa, kale and...

Formulating for market success: skin care textures and sensorial attributes

07-Jun-2016 - In a global online event this month, Cosmetics Design will host a half-day program of presentations and conversations with cosmetics and personal care experts on skin care ingredient topics of...

New visible barrier highlights key particles for scrubs and shower gels

03-Jun-2016 - In a sea of similar products differentiation in the cosmetics and personal care market is crucial, which is why Germany-based formulation provider Worlée has launched its latest creation.

Researchers have grown skin in a lab, with all the features of real skin

01-Jun-2016 - Complete with hair follicles and sebaceous glands, the bioengineered 3D tissue has potential uses in cosmetics and personal care testing, say the team at RIKEN.

Getting natural-based anti-ageing formulations right – Part II

01-Jun-2016 - Getting natural-based anti-ageing formulation right is getting easier thanks to a number of tools that the world of science has brought. Here we look at the tools, who's getting it...

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Getting natural-based anti-ageing formulations right – Part I

31-May-2016 - Natural and anti-ageing have been the two mega trends in the industry over the past decade, so it comes as no surprise that there is an increasing number of products...

Palm oil: BASF responds to the 'decisive factor' of sustainability

31-May-2016 - BASF, global specialty chemicals firm, has laid out a series of measures by which it hopes to raise the sustainability profile of its personal care ingredients offering, with a particular...

Rahn brings Korean ingredients to Europe

27-May-2016 - Switzerland-based fine chemicals specialist Rahn has forged a partnership with Korean ingredients player BioLeaders that will see its ingredients distributed in Europe for the first time.

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