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...
Fenchem launches herbal skin lightening ingredient
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.