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Biotech ingredients are made by microbes, often bacteria or yeast or algae that have undergone DNA editing.

Special Edition: Biotechnology for Natural Formulation

Has biotech made more natural beauty ingredients available?

By Deanna Utroske

Here, Cosmetics Design looks at a selection of ingredients, made possible through biotechnology, that have come to market in recent years and how those new inputs figure into the natural and green beauty movements.

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Editor's Spotlight

Ingredient makers are going indie

By Deanna Utroske

It’s no longer unusual for multinational raw material suppliers to work with indie beauty brands; but it’s still not the norm. Here Cosmetics Design looks at an array of legacy specialty chemical companies doing business directly with cosmetics, personal...

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Korea Focus: Our most-read stories on the K-beauty industry

By Amanda Lim

We round up our top stories on South Korean beauty, featuring Quadpack’s ambitions in the market, why K-beauty may be losing its lustre in Singapore, Chungnam National University’s eco-microbeads study and more.

How sustainability is impacting the LATAM male grooming category

Special Edition: LATAM Male Grooming

Argentine men’s grooming brand focuses on sustainability

By Simon Pitman

Dandy is a cosmetics and personal care brand out of Buenos Aires, Argentina, that is focusing in on two of the biggest trends in the Latin America market – men’s grooming and sustainability.

Beraca's passion fruit extract is big for male skin care

Speical Edition: LATAM Male Grooming

How do Latin American men relate to the naturals trend?

By Simon Pitman

In Latin America the naturals trends has swept the region, impacting product launches across the board. That impact has also been seen in the fast-growing men’s grooming category.

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