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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.

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Ayurvedic beauty in India part I: Mindfulness and wellbeing

15-Aug-2017 - With Ayurvedic beauty appearing as a core marketing message in India, we asked Joanna Chan, Research Analyst at Euromonitor International why this trend is taking off and how it is...

Azelis and Tagra Biotechnologies lock in exclusive distribution agreement in China

14-Aug-2017 - Global speciality chemicals distributor, Azelis, develops its relationship with leading cosmetics ingredients supplier, Tagra Biotechnologies, and status in Asia Pacific (APAC) by creating an exclusive distribution agreement in China. ...

Latest formulation buzz: enhanced delivery

07-Aug-2017 - The cosmetics industry is full of fantastic cosmeceutical actives to address all sorts of skin conditions, from acne in teenagers to anti-ageing of mature skin. But, with so many actives...

New Zealand Secret enters luxury skin care market in Singapore

07-Aug-2017 - New prestige, natural skin care company, New Zealand Secret, makes its debut in Singapore to appeal to consumers' high-end shopping habits.   

Shiseido celebrates 10 years of supporting females in science with research grants

07-Aug-2017 - Personal care giant, Shiseido, holds an awards ceremony to honour 10 years of supporting female researchers in science.

Shiseido performs voluntary recall on sun protection and body wash items

31-Jul-2017 - The Japanese personal care conglomerate, known for its various global prestigious brands and scientific contributions, apologises to customers and promotes two voluntary recalls in one week.

AmorePacific demonstrates beauty and digital technology

26-Jul-2017 - APTechUp+, the first beauty startup incubator programme in Korea, gives its five selected start up beauty tech businesses the opportunity to showcase their digital innovations.

Urban skin stress technology part II: Speed, safety and solutions

26-Jul-2017 - Emerging market technologies, designed to overcome urban skin stress, answer consumer demands for testing efficacy, personalised skin care and UV monitoring.

Urban skin stress technology part I: Entering the next era

25-Jul-2017 - Science and technology consultancy, Sagentia, releases its latest white paper on the progression of urban skin stress technologies.

Blue California stakes claim to market for natural ferulic acid

24-Jul-2017 - Increasing demand for natural sources of ferulic acid has led Blue California to boost its production capacity of the antioxidant ingredient.

Chlitina establishes a regenerative medicine platform with Tongji University

17-Jul-2017 - Taiwanese skin care and beauty salon franchise, Chlitina, announces its collaboration with Tongji University to create a regenerative medicine platform.

Ekam releases personal care collection

17-Jul-2017 - Indian home-decor name, Ekam, enters into the personal care sphere with a new luxury range.

Researchers find a cheap, new way to make structural color

05-Jul-2017 - The shimmering shifting hues of insects come not from pigment but from carefully arranged particles. And new scientific research, documented in an article published by the American Chemical Society, suggests...

P&G, BASF and Cargill partner to produce sustainable certified coconut oil in the Philippines and Indonesia

05-Jul-2017 - BASF, Cargill, Procter & Gamble (P&G), and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have collaborated to create and push production of a sustainable certified coconut oil (SCNO) and transparent...

in-cosmetics Korea show director stresses importance of marketing

04-Jul-2017 - As in-cosmetics Korea reports a 17% hike in attendance for its 2017 event, Cosmetics Design caught up with show director Sarah Gibson to find out about the secret to success...

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Estée Lauder Companies research shows how pollen affects the skin and what can be done about it

29-Jun-2017 - In data presented at this year’s annual meeting for the Society for Investigative Dermatology, a team of scientists from the Estée Lauder department of skin physiology and pharmacology and from...

In-cosmetics Korea 2017 experiences 20% growth

28-Jun-2017 - Exploring and celebrating the K-beauty centre’s €10bn cosmetics market, the newly-extended three-day show was the event's biggest year to date.

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Micellar technology simplifies hair washing routines

26-Jun-2017 - In our Q&A with Andrew McDougall, Global Haircare Analyst at Mintel, we asked what the new, innovative technology has to offer formulators, brands and consumers on the market, and how...

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...

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