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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 investigate protein degradation for better UV protection mechanisms

19-Nov-2014 - Researchers from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have shown that certain peptides degrade under UV light by first passing through a triplet quantum state, a reactive arrangement that...

Shiseido sunscreen’s UV protection enhanced after water contact

12-Nov-2014 - Shiseido claims to have developed a sunscreen that actually enhances UV protection once in contact with water or perspiration.

Dow Corning takes Japanese influence into new silicone technologies

12-Nov-2014 - Dow Corning showcased the latest concepts from its Trends Lab program in the form of two new skin care silicones, developed in Asia to meet consumer needs and ensure quality.

Naturex develops AHAs for skin radiance

12-Nov-2014 - Ingredients supplier Naturex has launched its latest line of extracts from its Radiance collection at the in-cosmetics Asia event in Bangkok.

Vegetable peptones may delay skin aging from within: Study

06-Nov-2014 - Extracts from vegetables may boost skin health by promoting the production of type 1 collagen and proliferation of skin cells responsible for skin recovery, says a new study from Korea.

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Kosé presents work on mascara that ‘enhances social impressions’

04-Nov-2014 - The Japan-based cosmetics player Kosé has been working on an aesthetic shape-controlling mascara that it reckons can contribute to an enhanced social impression in Asia.

We want you: Scientific committee calls for cutting edge science at Probiota 2015

29-Oct-2014 - A newly established scientific committee are set to assess cutting edge research for the Probiota 2015 Scientific Frontiers poster session. Don’t miss your chance to present as entries close on...

Lignin shown to enhance sunscreen effectiveness

28-Oct-2014 - Scientists in China and Canada have shown that the addition of lignin to commercial sunscreens can actually enhance their effectiveness and that exposure to sunlight may help them work even...

Developed on earth, tested in space - NASA's anti-aging patent

27-Oct-2014 - Technology Applications International Corporation (NUUU) has concluded a clinical study to test the efficacy of anti-aging products, developed on earth and tested in space by NASA.

Naturally Australian Products launches new range of oils

21-Oct-2014 - Tapping into the growing interest in natural ingredients from Australia, Naturally Australian Products has launched a new range of ingredients sourced from all over the country.

Vitamin D3 can reduce atopic dermatitis in kids via 'innate immunity': Study

15-Oct-2014 - Vitamin D supplementation improves winter-related atopic dermatitis (AD) in children at risk of vitamin D deficiency and could provide a safe alternative to UV light treatment, according to a new...

Lack of demand from cosmetics players leads to fall in Malaysian palm oil production

15-Oct-2014 - Palm oil production slumped significantly in Malaysia during September, as demand from a host of industries, including cosmetics and personal care, has continued to fall this year.

Grape antioxidant shown to treat acne effectively

14-Oct-2014 - Research from across the pond has shown how resveratrol works to inhibit growth of the bacteria that causes acne and can also be combined with benzoyl peroxide, a common acne...

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How formulators can tackle the problem of adulterated tea tree oil

08-Oct-2014 - With as much as 73% of all tea tree oils on the market thought to be adulterated, an executive at the Australian Tea Tree Industry Association (ATTIA) walks formulators through the strategies...

Lucas Meyer Cosmetics secures compliancy for four more ingredients in China, targets Asian expansion

07-Oct-2014 - As part of plans to increase its footing in both China and the Asia Pacific region, Canada-based ingredients provider Lucas Meyer Cosmetics says it has secured compliancy for four ingredients.

Scientists develop skin care products from rubber latex extract

02-Oct-2014 - As they look to capitalise on the $10 billion skin whitening market in Asia-Pacific, researchers have announced the launch of a range of anti-aging skin care products containing rubber latex extract.

Toho University in the spotlight for ingestable hyaluronan

01-Oct-2014 - Toho University has been recognized for its work on the 'only hyaluronate compound' proven to be effective in increasing skin moisture in supplements to date.

L'Oréal obtains China license for skin model business

01-Oct-2014 - L'Oréal has been granted a license by authorities in China for its Episkin Biotechnology business, giving it the right to market its reconstructed skin model in the country.

Scientists behind cosmetic plastics and polymers nominated for Nobel Prize

30-Sep-2014 - Three Australian scientists have found themselves on the Nobel Prize contender list for the impact of their research in industries like cosmetics.

BRB Silicones to highlight trend for clear formulations in Asia

30-Sep-2014 - Ingredients provider BRB Silicones says it has chosen the forthcoming in-cosmetics Asia event to highlight the growing trend for clear formulations in Asia.

Scientists say new gelation process uses half the chemicals of traditional ones

25-Sep-2014 - Scientists at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology University have discovered a way to transform substances from liquids into gels in a less expensive and energy demanding way.

Study shows blueberry anti-oxidant prevents UV damage

24-Sep-2014 - A stilbenoid found in blueberries and grapes may have the capacity to prevent several types of UV-mediated damage, reddening of the skin and loss of skin barrier function when applied...

Researchers develop beauty patch to enhance absorption of skin care products

23-Sep-2014 - A team of researchers in Finland have developed a disposable beauty patch that uses microampere current to enhance absorption of skin care products that will offer future consumers an opportunity...

Scientists develop novel microneedle patch to deliver collagen more effectively

23-Sep-2014 - Singapore based scientists have discovered a way to get collagen to penetrate deeper into the skin in a more efficient way. 

Scientists develop lucrative perfume fixative from Mexican plant

16-Sep-2014 - Scientists have found a more sustainable way to produce an ambergris-alternative perfume ingredient from a Mexican plant, which could prove lucrative.

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