International beauty major has developed a hair styling formulation for curly hair from a blend of sugar compounds and plant fibre, offering a natural and light-weight alternative to film-forming polymer and silicone products.
Cosmetic companies eyeing the booming beauty supplement segment in China have an opportunity to fulfil the increasing demand for natural products backed by strong scientific evidence, says Horphag Research.
A team of researchers from two Chinese institutes have questioned the validity of the existing research undertaken on Asian herbs for skin whitening applications, concluding that the ingredients were “too complex to obtain reliable results”.
Aboriginal Australian skin care brands are battling a lack of ingredient sources and pandemic-driven logistical issues – but the founder of Natural Cover is still optimistic about the sector’s growth potential.
Dutch supplier Forestwise has developed an odourless and colourless version of Illipe butter that it believes will be in high demand among Asian cosmetic companies seeking out sustainable and ethically sourced natural ingredients.