Findings from a recent Japan study showed that an edible microalgae species called Nostoc verrucosum (N. verrucosum) has high antioxidant activity, although its effect on melanin synthesis is dependent on the cultivation of its extract.
A protein extracted from Ganoderma lucidum has been found to possess antioxidant effects and whitening potency similar to that of vitamin C and arbutin, underscoring its potential to be used in cosmetic formulations, say researchers.
In line with the growing trend for minimalistic and sustainable Scandinavian beauty products, Danish skincare brand NUORI has combined eight hero ingredients, including 'the perfect plant-derived peptide', in a one-step formula for its new face...
The demand for instant gratification and the trend of ‘preventive protection’ is influencing cosmetic company to develop skin care products that are fast-acting and more efficacious than ever, says DSM.
Australian clinic Skin Club has made its first foray into the preventative skin sector with products designed to be an adjunct to Botox treatments, and has outlined plans for partnerships with universities to expand its product range.
A Philippines-based environmental pressure group is taking its fights against adulterated and potentially harmful cosmetics across the region, after securing a number of notable victories in South East Asia.
Singapore-based skin care brand Heure, known for its proprietary encapsulation tech, is launching a sophomore range targeting skin pigmentation early next year, after setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A UK-based start-up founded by a couple of Oxford scientists is targeting business-to-business (B2B) and direct-to-consumer (DTC) opportunities in the Asia Pacific skin care market with its novel sun care solution.
New research suggests that herbal formulations containing thyme, wheat grass and ginseng, along with ferulic and gallic acid, are the most promising natural products for new cosmetics with skin anti-ageing properties.
Johnson & Johnson skin care brand Dr.Ci:Labo has deployed a raft of digital innovations at its latest China store as it seeks to bridge the offline and online worlds as part of a three-year strategy to build brand awareness in the country.
A skin care brand from Australia has made a goal to be as beneficial and accessible to as many people as possible, recognising that skin issues can exact a heavy toll on mental and emotional wellbeing, said its founder.
US-based Stanford University is working with international beauty major L’Oréal to investigate skin tightness, looking at how mechano-receptors send signals into the neural circuit upon application of a topical.
Daily protection against the entire UV spectrum, including ultra-long UVA, can help slow signs of photoageing across all skin phototypes and ancestry, according to global clinical studies from beauty major L’Oréal.
The skin-repairing and strengthening abilities of vitamin K, coupled with the insatiable demand for new and exciting ingredients, will spur interest in the “wound healing vitamin”, according to one skin care brand.
A newly established New Zealand-based brand that uses deer placenta is hoping to break into the South East Asian market, where it believes its science-backed premium products will thrive in beauty salon and clinic channels.
A Singapore-based food start-up cultivating mushroom mycelium as an alternative protein source believes it can also serve the cosmetics industry as a natural, sustainable, and completely food-safe ingredient.
Free online courses could help reduce the incidence of cosmetics-associated dermatoses and increase skin care knowledge among Chinese consumers, say researchers behind a programme attended by 540,000 people.
The understanding of how blue light affects skin health is being hampered by lack of standardised research methods, including the use of different sources of blue light and measurements of its biological effects, according to a new review funded by Johnson...