In an increasingly competitive cosmetics market, tapping into the ‘targeted multi-functionality’ trend could help combine contradictory demands and help brands to stand out from the crowd, but may only be an intermediate solution, according to industry...
Scientists have provided an objective index for evaluating the degree of progress of dermal tissue changes caused by photo-ageing and revealed for the first time that elastin abnormality develops in the lower dermis during the early stages.
After meeting at a UN forum last week, global governments have agreed on the first legally binding, global treaty to tackle mercury pollution after a recent UNEP report revealed that emissions were on the up particularly in Africa, Asia and South America.
Biotech firm Sirona Biochem has released results of an industry standard safety test of its skin lightening compounds that, coupled with previous tests on efficacy, should help the US firm break into the growing market for such products.
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.
According to the market researcher, a rising preference for Eastern traditional ingredients in the West has seen the Thai beauty market to have grown by 44 percent since 2008 and is estimated to reach US $4.8 billion by 2015.
Cosmetics player Estée Lauder is furthering its efforts to make its presence felt in Asia-Pacific and leverage its rapid sales growth in China by launching a new skin care line aimed specifically at the local consumers.
New York-based cosmetics manufacturer has turned to an Australia-based biotechnology company to provide the peptide for its anti-aging creams as it looks to meet consumer demand for products that tackle skin damage.
Environmental watchdog, the EcoWaste Coalition is putting pressure on the Philippines Food and Drug Administration after it discovered first hand that cosmetics containing mercury were still available over the counter, despite being banned in the region.
With more than a fifth of total sales generated in Asia-Pacific, it is no wonder Estée Lauder has turned its focus to the region, and according to the make-up maker, skin care holds the key for market growth.
Scientists at biotechnology firm Lycotec are offering an up to date development for anti-ageing nutricosmetic products by discovering a way to modify chocolate from its cocoa flavanols - an essential factor in slowing down the ageing process, without...
An Indian company promoting a shower gel product that provides freshness and ‘fairness’ for more intimate areas has sparked widespread debate and controversary amongst the media and bloggers alike with an advert for its 'clean & dry intimate...
A formulation featuring mulberry root extract to promote eyelash growth has been developed by Japanese based company Fuji-Sangyo. This comes as one of many hair growth tonics the company unveiled at in-cosmetics in Barcelona last week.
Scientists in Japan have shown that zinc salt of l-pyrrolidone carboxylate (zinc PCA) is a promising topical agent not only for prevention of intrinsic skin ageing but also for that of photo ageing by controlling the balance between the synthesis and...
Scientists in India have tested the skin recuperation properties of turmeric, commonly used as a source of flavor in food dishes, on ultraviolet radiation-damaged skin and noted that it displays skin hydration properties when topically applied.
It has been a big year for sunscreen with the long awaited announcement of the FDA monograph and numerous industry comments. So with summer in full flight, we take a look at some of the sunscreen and UV protecting ingredients and developments that have...
As disposable incomes rise for emerging market consumers, sun care will become more affordable to many, urging Euromonitor to advise that sun care manufacturers should look to grow sales in poorer countries.