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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.

Moisturising: It’s not just skin deep

19-Jun-2017 - The hybridisation trend has been on the up in recent years, with consumers looking for skin care products that provide multiple benefits.

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Emotions dominate make up selection

13-Jun-2017 - Customisation and personalisation within colour cosmetics has been a hot trend of 2017, so we caught up with Marty Lumain, a Chemical Engineer at Seppic to talk about the role...

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Nail care part II: Restoration, health and treatment

13-Jun-2017 - With nail innovations at the top of the agenda for producers and consumers, we continued our conversation with Charlotte Libby, Global Colour Cosmetics and Fragrance at Mintel on the importance...

MGC Pharmaceuticals gains approval for cannabis skin care line

07-Jun-2017 - Amid the completion of its final clinical trials and after receiving the go-ahead in Europe, Australian MGC Pharmaceuticals can actively market its cannabis skin care line.

Kao sets up new Filippino manufacturing facility

07-Jun-2017 - After announcing its global expansion plans in its recently-released K20 plan, Kao opens a production plant in the Philippines.

in-cosmetics Korea launches product trails

06-Jun-2017 - As in-cosmetics Korea 2017 approaches, we take a look at the latest moisturisers, natural actives, anti-ageing and anti-wrinkle names and items revealed in the event's new product trails.

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Anti-pollution breaks into hair care and colour cosmetics

05-Jun-2017 - With the effects of pollution remaining a prominent concern for conscious consumers, we ask Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care at Mintel, how companies are...

Symrise opens creative centre in Mumbai

05-Jun-2017 - Global fragrance supplier, Symrise, inaugurates new creative and development centre in Mumbai, India.

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Food waste enters cosmetics formulations part II: Revenue-building

31-May-2017 - As organisations develop their sustainability plans, David Tyrrell, Global Skincare Analyst for beauty and personal care at Mintel looks at how the innovative use of food waste is providing revenue-building...

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Food waste enters cosmetics formulations part I: Innovation opportunities

30-May-2017 - As organisations develop their sustainability plans, David Tyrrell, Global Skincare Analyst for beauty and personal care at Mintel looks at how food waste is attracting both large-scale and niche companies.

Spotlight on Biomimetic Materials

25-May-2017 - Biomimetics now plays a key part in cosmetic formulation, but what is true biomimetic activity and what to look for when determining biomimetic efficacy? And since it is about mimicking...

Oat Cosmetics selects distributors in Malaysia and Taiwan

23-May-2017 - Oat-derived cosmetics ingredients manufacturer and supplier, Oat Cosmetics, has appointed distributors in Malaysia and Taiwan to build upon Asia-Pacific demand for natural cosmetics.

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Cell therapy: Scientific breakthrough treats signs of ageing

17-May-2017 - With almost two decades of cell therapy experience, Lee Buckler, President and CEO of RepliCel Life Sciences, has pioneered cell science approaches in the field of regenerative medicine. We continued...

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Cell therapy innovation set to reverse impacts of ageing

16-May-2017 - As anti-ageing solutions evolve to meet growing demands around environmental concerns, we spoke to Lee Buckler, President and CEO, RepliCel Life Sciences, about how its latest cell technology aims to...

Skin care leads digital advertising spend in Thailand

15-May-2017 - Three dominant beauty sectors top the Digital Advertising Association’s (DAAT) digital spend list in Thailand in 2017.

Yanagiya Honten reenters male hair care sector

09-May-2017 - Japanese hair care provider, Yanagiya Honten, has re-released Yanagiya Grease from its male grooming and styling product portfolio.

Leave-ins and scalp protection dominate Japanese hair care

02-May-2017 - Mintel reveals that Japan is championing leave-in hair care and scalp protection releases and is the leading country for this growing segment in Asia-Pacific (APAC).

Wellthan.com releases wellness skin care range

02-May-2017 - Beauty supplier, Wellthan.com, focuses on wellness to present its skin care range to the Chinese and Asia-Pacific (APAC) markets.

Johnson & Johnson targets 'Active Kids' with shampoo range

01-May-2017 - Baby care producer, Johnson & Johnson, is entering the child-specific personal hair care sector by launching shampoos aimed at 3 to 10-year-olds.

Ageing: How consumer voice is disrupting the beauty industry

01-May-2017 - As Daphne Kasriel-Alexander, Consumer Trends Consultant at Euromonitor International revealed the changing voice of ageing consumers, we consider how this may have a rising influence over the marketing campaigns and...

Inside, Outside, Upside-down: Anti-pollution solutions in the Americas

28-Apr-2017 - Pollution is a global reality and a particular concern in urban areas. Whether it’s from light, gases, particulate matter, organic compounds, or heavy metals, ingredient and personal care makers serving...

Seaweed Expo to highlight ingredient's burgeoning potential

26-Apr-2017 - South Korea, the APAC hub of creativity and innovation, boosts the profile of seaweed for cosmetics and personal care applications.

Ostrich antibody technology targets hair loss prevention

25-Apr-2017 - Maz World is entering the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks (HKSTP) to launch its ostrich antibody technology to the Japanese hair loss market.

Shiseido reveals wrinkle improving capabilities of retinol formulation

25-Apr-2017 - Japanese multinational personal care giant, Shiseido, conducted a clinical trial into the effect and efficacy of retinol active ingredients in improving wrinkles.

CIDP pursues anti-pollution and sun care substantiation claims

24-Apr-2017 - The Centre International de Développement Pharmaceutique (CIDP), a Mauritius-based private and independent Contract Research Organisation (CRO), focuses on blue light study protocol and its personal care developments after obtaining ISO-certification....

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