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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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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.