Highlights from our dedicated microbiome skin care coverage

By Simon Pitman

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Cosmetics Design has published a significant volume of coverage focusing around the theme of our first ever Cosmetics Design Summit: Microbiome Skin Care Innovation.

Here we bring you some of the highlights of that coverage, which now amount to a significant volume on the topic, highlighted by dedicated skin microbiome and protection hot topic category​ in our news archive.

While not forgetting to take a look at the many articles that make up this hot topic, we also thought we would bring you some of the most read and interesting highlights, by grouping them in this article.

This dedicated contents was built around the coverage for our inaugural Cosmetics Design Summit​, which was held in Amsterdam, on June 24th​ and 25th​ of this year, which included a speaker programme featuring some of the leading experts in the skin microbiome field worldwide.

Below is a broad selection of topics on skin microbiome innovation that we have recently published, just click on the headline to follow through to the full article:

How genetic insights can personalise skin microbiome launches

Dr Oliver Worsley, Co-Founder of Sequential explores how whole genome sequencing expects to revolutionise skin microbiome following its innovative transformation on gut microbiome.

Following Oliver’s observations of the gut and how these can be applied to the skin at Cosmetics Design’s inaugural summit, we look at his key observations and takeaways on how genomic tools can be used to personalise skin care.

Following skin microbiome sequencing and shortlisting important markets for skin health over the past two years, Sequential has produced a proprietary face mask. Based on their skin type (genetics) and environment (microbiome), the company provides comprehensive skin profile information.

Mother Dirt founder reveals more about microbiome skin care

At the Summit we spoke to Mother Dirt founder Jasmina Aganovic to find out about what it takes to build a strong brand in this category.

In a video interview, our reporter Natasha Spencer quizzed Jasmina about what it takes to build up this kind of brand, the challenges she has faced and what she sees for the future. 

Our First Cosmetics Design Summit: What Does the Skin Microbiome Industry Look Like?

The aim of the Summit was to ask, converse and answer the questions dominating the new space that meets beauty, health and wellness.

More than 100 scientists, entrepreneurs, manufacturers and multinational brand personnel attended our inagural Summit.

Taking place over two days, the Summit sought to shed light and open up discussions on the emergence, development, challenges and future opportunities within the skin microbiome space and here we bring you some of the highlights.

What will make skin microbiome a long-term trend?

The two-day Summit concluded with a panel discussion to explore whether the microbiome trend is a fad or here for the long-term. The consensus was unanimous…

The Cosmetics Design team put together a varied group of panelists from very different areas of the industry to discover their take on the trend, how it was evolving and what its future looked like.

The discussion lasted almost an hour and was the session that explored everything from the specifics of packaging microbiome-targeted products, to ingredients innovation, regulation updates and brand marketing strategies.

Interview: How microbiome skin care is moving to the next level, with Mintel

The microbiome skin care trend is still very new, but with more science behind it, the types of products and the claims they carry are fast evolving.

In the run up to the Summit​ we spoke to one of our keynote speakers, David Tyrell, global beauty and personal care analyst at market intelligence provider Mintel, to find out more.

Through its Global New Product Database, Mintel has access to all the latest product launches in the category, so David and his team have been keeping a close eye on the developments, many of which he shared during his presentation at the event.

What are the prospects for microbiome skin care in Asia?

During our dedicated skin care microbiome we caught up with Asian industry expert Nicole Fall to find out about the types of opportunities for microbiome skin care brands in the region.

Fall is the founder of market intelligence company Asian Consumer Intelligence / Five by Fifty, which closely monitors all the trends in the beauty and personal care space throughout the region. 

As Fall points out in this interview, which was filmed at the Cosmetics Design Summit on Microbiome Skin Care Innovation, the market for microbiome skin care is still very small, but she believes that the culture for this type of product already exists and that it has the potential to grow.

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