Microbiome beauty brand Gallinée has launched at-home skin health test kits in partnership with biotech specialist Sequential Skin that analyse bacterial diversity of a consumer's skin, enabling personalised routine recommendations.
French-headquartered venture capital firm Seventure Partners plans to unlock a third wave of microbiome innovation funds next year, aiming to invest €300 million in more than 20 cutting-edge companies, its CEO says.
Innovation in cosmetic ingredients targeting the skin microbiome is surging, but the ultimate dream is to be able to incorporate beneficial live bacteria into formulations, says a principal scientist at L’Oréal Research & Innovation.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from July 2022 shows interest in Unilever’s take on the skin microbiome, WGSN’s trend predictions for skinimalism, L’Oréal’s AR makeup app and the future of the beauty metaverse.
Unilever says it is heavily committed to deepening understanding and advancing product development in the fast-moving skin microbiome space, particularly around opportunities in prebiotics and mass accessibility.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from June 2022 shows interest in Colgate-Palmolive’s strategy to continue premium oral care innovation, scientific findings on sugar beet to balance skin microbiota and big-brand patents from Unilever...
Skin microbiome research would benefit from standardised methods and reporting practices worldwide to enable researchers to replicate studies, assess results and better advance knowledge in the field, say researchers.
UK-Singapore headquartered biotech startup Sequential Skin has secured more funding in its latest seed round that it plans to use for global expansion of its at-home skin diagnostics patch, in both a B2B and D2C capacity, its CEO says.
Skin microbiome science and innovation is fast-evolving, with a plethora of tools, ingredients and research efforts spotlighting key areas of opportunity. But where exactly is the sector headed? And what might next-generation NPD look like?
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Italian microbiome health startup Lac2Biome has developed a white label skin care blend containing live probiotics and hyaluronic acids, offering brands opportunity to offer an innovative and highly potent product that delivers on promised benefits,...
The anti-dandruff hair care category has long focused on antibacterial formulations, but microbiome-friendly blends that promote scalp bacteria balance may be as effective, says the founder of French indie brand Gallinée.
Manufacturers should pull back on making strong claims and focus more on consumer education, holistic health and wellness concepts and ingredient innovation when addressing immunity in the beauty and personal care space, say experts.
Colgate-Palmolive’s Sanex brand has developed a shower gel, bath foam and deodorant range using pre and postbiotics to support the skin’s microbiome, launched following five years of R&D efforts and input from external dermatology and science experts.
Personal care giant Colgate-Palmolive is shifting away from traditional line extensions, taking a design-led innovation approach that considers user experience and trends from start-to-finish, with teams focused on opportunities in active oral care, the...
Personal care major Unilever has developed a topical composition using natural monoterpenoids from thyme and pine that it says can balance and restore microbiota diversity of the skin, particularly in amenable skin that presents conditions like...
Singapore-based clean beauty brand Sigi Skin has recently released Tea-Tox, a probiotic sheet mask with hydrating, soothing and anti-pollution properties, selling 500 boxes in its first two weeks of sales.
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Processed probiotics are widely used in beauty products to target the skin microbiome, but few formulations contain live bacteria strains – a concept experts say is interesting from a marketing perspective but complicated to do.
Direct-to-consumer skin care brand Symbiome will debut a product range formulated with postbiotics sourced from plants from the Brazilian Amazon, aimed at restoring and rebuilding resilience in the modern microbiome.
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The skin microbiome continues to ignite interest as science fast advances and product innovations hit shelves, but where exactly are the biggest opportunities for industry and what will be the key challenges moving forward?
While interest in the bacteria that make up the skin microbiome sky high, researchers is Korea have uncovered new findings on the skin mycobiome – its fungal diversity – that may help create new products to target sensitive skin.
Consumer interest in topical probiotic cosmetics is rising, presenting opportunity to target niche skin conditions and push hard science before establishing relevance in the wider wellness market, an expert says.