While interest in the bacteria that make up the skin microbiome sky high, researchers is Korea have uncovered new findings on the skin mycobiome – its fungal diversity – that may help create new products to target sensitive skin.
Whey obtained from milk fermented by the Lactobacillus helveticus CM4 strain (LHMW) has shown to suppress melanin production on the skin, revealing its potential as a novel skin-brightening agent, a study backed by Japanese giant Asahi has revealed.
The Nakdonggang National Institute of Biological Resources (NNIBR) and Jeju National University have conducted a joint study confirming that Viola verecunda extract is as effective at protecting against hair loss as conventional treatments such as minoxidil.
A team of scientists has developed an electronic ‘tongue’ device that can assess and classify perfume aroma components, presenting a practical, cost-effective and green alternative for industry analysis.
Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido will begin selling its own hand skin-friendly hand sanitisers in its home market from August onwards to continue its efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Personal care giant Colgate-Palmolive has developed an oral care teeth whitening composition using natural, plant-based abrasives derived from walnut tree bark and branches for improved polish and shine.
Swiss firm Lipoid Kosmetik is targeting the APAC personal care market with its anti-blue light active based on the natural shielding properties of carotenoids, noting that the region accounts for half of the global anti-pollution ingredient sales.
Italian cosmetics ingredient company Res Pharma Industriale has launched an ‘easy-to-manage’ emulsifier it believes has considerable potential for the Asian beauty market, after receiving initial interest from China and Thailand.
A Singapore-based beauty tech start-up has been using the downtime from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to develop an AI-powered hair analysis tool which it believes will be in demand when the market recovers from the outbreak.
Personal care giant Beiersdorf and speciality chemicals supplier Evonik have teamed up on a federally funded research project in Germany looking to use carbon dioxide as a source for producing sustainable raw materials for beauty products.
Preservatives have long been vilified as a ‘harmful’ ingredient, but a deeper understanding of hygiene and contamination brought about by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak may well validate their usage.
Biotech firm Holista Colltech and skin care specialist Skin Elements – both of which are listed on the Australian stock exchange - have announced a deal to launch a natural and alcohol-free hand sanitiser.