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Nano particles are increasingly used to enhance cosmetics, especially sun care and anti-aging products but debate still rages over their safety.

Entering the age of the ‘super sunscreen’: Study highlights protection against cancer

10-Oct-2013 - A study carried out by researchers in Australia has opened the doors for the development of ‘super sunscreens’ to assist in the repair of sun damaged skin and protect the...

Scientists encourage ‘safer’ rutile form of TiO2 in cosmetics

26-Sep-2013 - Research originating in Torino, Italy is encouraging sunscreen and cosmetics formulators to use the rutile form of titanium dioxide rather than anatase as tests have suggested it is safer.

Aussie body to consult proposed changes to sunscreen standards

18-Dec-2012 - The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) is consulting on the regulatory impacts of the proposed adoption of the revised Australian and New Zealand Sunscreen Standard.

Australian scientists call for longer skin tests in sunscreen

27-Nov-2012 - According to a team of scientists at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, despite previous research finding that nanoparticles do not penetrate the skin, it remains debatable as to...

Panasonic aims new beauty grooming range at Southeast Asian market

08-Nov-2012 - After much success in the Japanese beauty product market, Panasonic is now extending its reach into Southeast Asia with a new range of ‘nanoe care’ beauty and grooming products, based...

EC report reviews measuring methods for nanoparticle sizing

26-Sep-2012 - The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published its recommendation on a common definition of the term ‘nanomaterial’ for regulatory purposes.

Australian sunscreen ingredient maker attacked over nano-free claims

30-Aug-2012 - Australia-based sunscreen ingredient maker Antaria has been challenged by environmental group Friends of the Earth over the company’s claims that its products are free of nano materials.

Nanotech trend focus sees Cosmoprof Asia anticipate big success

28-Aug-2012 - The organisers of beauty show Cosmoprof Asia expect it to be a big success following a nine per cent growth in exhibition space, and a focus on the key trends,...

FDA publishes report on recent cosmetics regulation meeting

25-Jul-2012 - In a recent report, the FDA has revealed that issues relating to cosmetics and cosmetic-like drug products were amongst those discussed at a recent Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR) meeting.

New Zealand introduces new provision of nano labelling for cosmetics

20-Jul-2012 - The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has announced that from the 1st July 2015, the presence of nanomaterials in cosmetic products available in New Zealand must be identified on labelling.

Research centre develops slow release technology for fragrance industry to extend scent life

15-Jun-2012 - A research centre in Thailand has developed a slow release technology for the fragrance industry that could be adapted for perfume and cosmetic applications.

Shining the light on sunscreen innovations and developments so far in 2012

12-Jun-2012 - So far it’s been another big year for the sunscreen segment as consumer awareness on the benefits of sun protection increased, the use of products in Europe went up, prompting numerous...

Moisturizing the number one product claim for nanotechnology in cosmetics

05-Jun-2012 - Moisturizing or hydrating is the number one claim made about new nanotechnology cosmetics product launches, according to market analyst Mintel.

UV protection face creams drive global sun care launches

09-May-2012 - As the number of sun care launches in both France and the UK eclipses the much larger US market, we tap into Mintel’s GNPD to find out about the type...

Shrimp shell nanoparticles shown to provide anti-aging properties in skin cream

19-Mar-2012 - Nanoparticles containing chitosan could be used as an effective ingredient in anti-aging skin care products, after research showed its antimicrobial and skin regeneration properties.

Big companies muscle in on nanotech personal care

16-Jul-2010 - As nanotechnology for personal care applications continues to grow, a recent study shows that big companies not often associated with the segment are getting involved.

Silica nanoparticles can enhance delivery of active ingredients

09-Jul-2010 - Using silica nanoparticles in emulsion systems can help the delivery of active ingredients in cosmetics and dermal drugs, according to researchers in Australia.

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