05-Jun-2012 By Andrew McDougall
Moisturizing or hydrating is the number one claim made about new nanotechnology cosmetics product launches, according to market analyst Mintel.
03-May-2012 By Michelle Yeomans
German chemicals player Merck unveiled three of its newest skin lightening products at in-cosmetics in Barcelona last month.
02-May-2012 By Andrew McDougall
Last year saw the prestige beauty marketing generate high sales and double digit growth, with particular thanks to the skin care and make-up categories.
25-Apr-2012 By Michelle Yeomans
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.
Shrimp shell nanoparticles shown to provide anti-aging properties in skin cream
19-Mar-2012 By Andrew McDougall
Nanoparticles containing chitosan could be used as an effective ingredient in anti-aging skin care products, after research showed its antimicrobial and skin regeneration properties.
Shiseido targets anti-aging hair care roll out in Asia
29-Feb-2012 By Andrew McDougall
Cosmetics manufacturer Shiseido is targeting the Asian market with its anti-aging hair care range after survey results suggested it is of major concern to women in the region.
19-Jan-2012 By Andrew McDougall
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...
04-Jan-2012 By Andrew McDougall
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.
23-Aug-2011 By Andrew McDougall
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...
Fenchem launches herbal skin lightening ingredient
17-Aug-2011 By Simon PItman
Fenchem is launching a herbal extract formula developed to lighten the skin, targeting the growing skin lightening market in both the Asia Pacific region and worldwide.
Euromonitor urges sun care manufacturers to target emerging markets
03-May-2011 By Andrew McDougall
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.
Rovi Cosmetics to launch skin whitening and depigmentation ingredient
17-Mar-2011 By Katie Nichol
Germany-based Rovi Cosmetics is set to launch its skin whitening and depigmentation ingredient, UniTone, at in-cosmetics in Milan on 29-31 March 2011.
Alguronic acid anti-aging ingredient launched with QVC and Sephora
07-Mar-2011 By Andrew McDougall
US biotech company Solazyme has developed its alguronic acid anti-aging ingredient with plans to launch it later this year, having signed two US and international launch agreements.
Sederma launches skin brightener approved for Japan
02-Feb-2011 By Katie Bird
A new skin brightening ingredient approved for Japan can help reduce pigmentation irregularities, France-headquartered company Sederma claims.
Fungus extract could help protect skin against UV-induced DNA damage
05-Jan-2011 By Katie Bird
Extracts from the Cordyceps fungus could help protect the skin from damage caused by UVB radiation, according to recent research.
Cosmetochem launches new anti-ageing, skin lightening ingredient
28-Oct-2010 By Emily Dobell
Switzerland-based ingredients supplier, Cosmetochem, has launched Citrolumine 8, a new cosmetic active for use in anti-ageing and skin lightening products.
Botaneco’s oleosome-based sunscreen offers highest UVA protection
04-Oct-2010 By Andrew McDougall
Canadian life sciences and technology company Botaneco has announced UVA test results on its oleosome-based sunscreen formulation with tests showing the highest possible levels of UVA protection.
Japan market leads the way for anti-aging products
23-Sep-2010 By Simon Pitman
A rapidly aging population and a cultural penchant for maintaining a youthful appearance means that Japan is likely to lead the way in the anti-aging beauty segment.
Potential skin whitening ingredients found in Indonesian province
11-Aug-2009 By Katie Bird
The Central Kalimantan province of Indonesia could hold a number of potential skin whitening ingredients, according to Indonesian researchers.
Chinese flower holds potential as skin lightening ingredient
16-Jul-2009 By Stephen Daniells and Katie Bird
An extract from the Asian plant Osmanthus fragrans may be a possible skin lightening ingredient, according to Taiwanese scientists.
Old safety problems and black market sales threaten skin lightening promise
30-Jun-2009 By Guy Montague-Jones
Skin lightening products are tipped for global sales success but safety issues and black market sales remain an impediment to growth.
In-Cosmetics Asia focuses on skin lightening trend
25-Jun-2009 By Simon Pitman
The forthcoming In-Cosmetics Asia expo will spotlight one of the biggest trends in the region, and one that is fast spreading worldwide – skin lightening.
Swiss companies launch skin renewal ingredient that works from the skin's surface
12-May-2009 By Katie Bird
The efficiency of anti-ageing active dermatopoietin lies in its ability to work from the skin's surface rather than having to cross the skin barrier, according to manufacturers United Cosmeceuticals and United Technologies.
Soliance focuses in on skin whitening with new launch
31-Mar-2009 By Simon Pitman
France-based active ingredients provider Soliance is aiming at the still growing market for skin whitening products with its latest launch.
Anti-aging water could hit US shelves, says Frutarom
18-Feb-2009 By Katie Bird
Flavors and fine ingredients company Frutarom is targeting the fast growing beauty from within market with a new anti-aging offering.
Evonik launches anti-ageing peptide at PCHI, China
29-Jan-2009 By Katie Bird
A collagen boosting peptide and an emulsifier are among the new ingredients Evonik will be presenting at China’s PCHI show next month.
US personal care companies hone in on Asia market
04-Sep-2008 By Simon Pitman
Fighting off a stagnant domestic retail market, more and more US personal companies are turning to the Asian markets to further boost their business operations.
FDA approves new collagen facial filler
01-Jul-2008 By Simon Pitman
The FDA has approved a new collagen-based facial filler said to
help treat even deep facial folds and wrinkles.
China laps up premium skin care products
26-Jun-2008 By Simon Pitman
Latest research shows that there has been a significant rise
in the market for premium facial care products in China as the
country's booming economy continues to fuel consumer spend.
Lipid study uncovers anti-aging potential
09-Jun-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Scientists in South Korea claim to have uncovered a fat molecule
with strong anti-aging potential from tests on the ability of
lipids to fight skin aging.
Nu Skin claims discovery of new cause of skin aging
15-May-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Nu Skin claims to have identified a previously unknown cause of
skin aging that could help the company create products that fight
wrinkles before they appear.