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Ammonia-oxidizing bacteria shown to improve skin health

Ammonia-oxidizing bacteria shown to improve skin health

Scientists found that topically applying a strain of bacteria that metabolize ammonia, a major component of sweat, may improve skin health and could be used for the treatment of skin disorders, such as acne.

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The 5th Annual Safer Consumer Products Summit is to be held in California at the end of October, with discussions likely to put the safety of cosmetic and personal care products to the top of the list.

Unilever has had its Belgian subsidiary recall 50ml bottles of its Neutral Roll-on deodorant after it discovered bacteria in samples of the deodorant it tested, which could affect vulnerable people both young and old.

Pack Expo International 2014 will open its doors in Chicago from November 2nd, and its organizer says there will be plenty of technology and product launches geared toward cosmetic packaging professionals.

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L’Oreal suspends business travel to Hong Kong amid protests from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

L’Oreal has put in place a ban restricting all staff from travelling to Hong Kong for business until October 6, due to the mounting unrest there.

Naturex reveals ambition to 'work outside a rigid model' from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

A year after publishing its' 'Sustainability Principles', Naturex has released its first 'Pathfinder' report which reveals the company's objectives in the area of sustainability.

L'Oréal obtains China license for skin model business from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

L'Oréal has been granted a license by authorities in China for its Episkin Biotechnology business, giving it the right to market its reconstructed skin model in the country.

AmorePacific & LG Household dominating half of South Korea cosmetics market from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

According to L2's Digital IQ Index; the beauty industry in South Korea is highly concentrated, with half of the market controlled by AmorePacific and LG Household & Health Care.

Indian consumers show high awareness of green products from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

Green products have a good chance of being a hit with Indian consumers after a new survey found that there is high awareness of biobased products in the region.

Toho University in the spotlight for ingestable hyaluronan from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

Toho University has been recognized for its work on the 'only hyaluronate compound' proven to be effective in increasing skin moisture in supplements to date.

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How I got to the top: Kevin Gallagher, president of Global Personal Care & Actives, Croda Inc
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The US nail color and care market has battled through the recession and is tipped to see...

L’Oréal, Estée Lauder and P&G head the ‘genius’ hair care brands

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L’Oréal, Estée Lauder and Procter &Gamble are the owners of the most digitally competent hair care and...

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