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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...

Exclusive interview

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.

Scientists modify microalgae to convert sunlight into complex molecules for natural compounds

25-May-2016 - A research team from Copenhagen Plant Science Centre at University of Copenhagen has modified a strain of microalgae so that it ‘manufactures’ a range of complex molecules.

Korea’s older men as keen on cosmetics as women

19-May-2016 - A recent report has found that Korean men over 60 are increasingly concerned with beauty and personal care, with sales of male grooming up nearly as much as those for...

Is this new polymer the next quick fix face lift?

18-May-2016 - A group of researchers has developed a silicone-based polymer that acts as a second layer of skin, creating a temporary tightening effect that could be the next anti-aging solution.

Cannabis cosmetics under question in Malaysia

18-May-2016 - With interest in the potential of cannabis in cosmetics products on the rise across the globally, Malaysia’s health ministry was recently forced to investigate claims that domestic retailers have been...

Shiseido's global innovation plan

17-May-2016 - Shiseido, Japan-headquartered beauty giant, has announced that its strategy for innovation going forward will be structured around a ‘hub-and-spoke’ system, as it turns towards fully global R&D.

Unilever struggling with Indonesia halal certification

17-May-2016 - Unilever, keen to tap into the rising market of halal consumer goods across food and personal care, is up against a challenging situation in Indonesia.

Using maths to show how chemical compounds are absorbed by the skin

13-May-2016 - A group of scientists have formed a collaborative research project with the aim of working out mathematical methods to understand how chemical compounds are absorbed by the skin.

CD Buzz: Fision WrinkleFix

A look at TRI-K’s multifunctional anti-aging ingredient

12-May-2016 - At in-cosmetics Paris, Elzbieta Kaprzyk, director of innovation, research, and development for the company, spoke with Cosmetics Design reporter Deanna Utroske about Fision WrinkleFix.

Industry turns to Korea: in-cosmetics gears up for second event

10-May-2016 - The cosmetics industry is set to turn its attention to Korea for the second in-cosmetics trade event there, in confirmation that the country continues to be a powerhouse at the...

Exclusive interview

How Shiseido makes makeup

09-May-2016 - Katsunori Yoshida, executive vice president of Shiseido’s newly operational Americas Innovation Center, talked with Cosmetics Design about how the company innovates, what differentiates brands and regions, and the forthcoming cosmetic...

Unilever research into ‘youthful’ gene could be anti-ageing breakthrough

06-May-2016 - Researchers say they have identified the first genetic evidence to explain the difference between perceived age and actual age, and the secret may be in the MC1R gene.

in-cosmetics Paris 2016

Formulation trends at at in-cosmetics Paris 2016

03-May-2016 - Cosmetics Design spoke to Belinda Carli, director of The Institute of Personal Care Science and the formulations consultant for the in-cosmetics events, to find out what this year's buzz was...

Anti-ageing Special Newsletter

New directions in anti-ageing

03-May-2016 - Cosmetics Design surveys this distinctive beauty category by looking forward at formulation trends and reflecting on innovative launches and business moves from the past year.

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