Ingredients

SLS is widely used in shampoos and soaps for its cleansing and foaming properties  (Image: Getty)

Exploring EU regulations: SLS in cosmetics

By Kirsty Doolan

As the final story in our three-part series about regulations for the most misunderstood cosmetics and personal care ingredients, we focus on sodium lauryl sulfate, known as SLS. We explore why this ingredient was in the spotlight, and speak to regulatory...

KOSE's Mixed Reality technology projects makeup onto the consumer as a new form of cosmetics trial

3 scientific innovations in cosmetics personalisation: IFSCC exclusive

By Kirsty Doolan

This week, the 33rd IFSCC (International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists) Congress kicked off in Barcelona to welcome top cosmetic scientists from across the globe. CosmeticsDesign-Europe attended the event to report on the latest industry...

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The molecular-level benefits of cruelty-free snail slime

By Olivia DeSmit

Newly released research suggests snail slime mechanisms of action can impact cells at the molecular level, including cell viability and control of inflammatory events, which is of interest to manufacturers and suppliers seeking to formulate new cosmetic...

Clean beauty ingredient certification has arrived

Clean beauty ingredient evaluation progam has arrived

By Deanna Utroske

Amy Ziff, founder of certification program Made Safe, announced the new ingredient evaluation program called Nontoxic Certified last week at the Raise the Green Bar Summit in New York City.