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Want to stay up to speed with the latest cosmetic research developments in skin care, hair care, fragrance, and color cosmetics? 

Bookmark this section to find out what scientists are up to in areas like natural polymers, microalgae, as well as other innovative ingredients and research being carried out by universities, researchers, ingredient suppliers and manufacturers.

Ammonia-oxidizing bacteria shown to improve skin health

01-Oct-2014 - 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...

Pack Expo 2014 targets cosmetic and personal care packaging

01-Oct-2014 - 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.

Skin pigment understanding could lead to better sun protection products

30-Sep-2014 - Researchers in Sweden, France and Italy have worked out how the pigment of the skin manages to protect the body from the sun's dangerous UV rays, and this could lead...

Medical device interests cosmetics companies as it monitors skin health

25-Sep-2014 - A new wearable ‘skin-like’ medical device that can warn the user if they are having cardiovascular trouble can also monitor skin health and say if it is time to put...

Study shows blueberry anti-oxidant prevents UV damage

24-Sep-2014 - A stilbenoid found in blueberries and grapes may have the capacity to prevent several types of UV-mediated damage, reddening of the skin and loss of skin barrier function when applied...

Scientists develop novel microneedle patch to deliver collagen more effectively

23-Sep-2014 - Singapore based scientists have discovered a way to get collagen to penetrate deeper into the skin in a more efficient way. 

We want you: Scientific committee calls for cutting edge science at Probiota 2015

22-Sep-2014 - A newly established scientific committee are set to assess cutting edge research for the Probiota 2015 Scientific Frontiers poster session. Don’t miss your chance to present.

Can a worsened skin appearance be put down to stress?

18-Sep-2014 - It has long been thought that breaking out in a bout of spots or pimples is the result of stress and this may be true, particularly if there is an...

Scientists develop lucrative perfume fixative from Mexican plant

16-Sep-2014 - Scientists have found a more sustainable way to produce an ambergris-alternative perfume ingredient from a Mexican plant, which could prove lucrative.

Oils specialist in UK set to profit from South American cosmetics boom

11-Sep-2014 - A rising player from the UK on the specialist oils for consumer goods scene is now looking to profit from the ongoing cosmetics boom in South America. 

NUUU extends NASA agreement to further develop anti-aging cosmetics

10-Sep-2014 - Technology Applications International Corporation (NUUU) will continue its exclusive licensing agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop cosmetics and hair care products.

Enzyme ‘Google’ to discover new possible reaction pathways

04-Sep-2014 - The Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (acib) and the University of Graz have teamed up to develop a combination of database and search engine that can filter enzyme functions out...

Engineers develop new sensor to detect tiny individual nanoparticles

02-Sep-2014 - A team of researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a new sensor that can detect and count nanoparticles, at sizes as small as 10 nanometers, one at...

Could taurine be the key to energised personal care?

27-Aug-2014 - Energised toothpaste, shampoo and skin care could be the next big thing for personal care consumers in the UK, as a new market report pinpoints consumers’ search for something new as a...

DNA profiling paving the way in personalised beauty

27-Aug-2014 - Bespoke beauty treatments based on the individual's genetic code are no longer a notion of the future. Here, Cosmetics Design looks at what biotech companies are doing to advance the segment....

New research points to sunblock damaging marine life

26-Aug-2014 - New research is adding to the body of evidence that certain sunblock ingredients maybe potentially hazardous to marine life when they wash off in the sea.

Beiersdorf develops active ingredient to soothe sensitive skin

22-Aug-2014 - Beiersdorf has conducted research into skin irritation and its causes and used this information develop its new active ingredient that will be used in its Eucerin skin care range.

Columbia University Medical Centre pill to reverse hair loss

19-Aug-2014 - Scientists at Columbia University have taken a pill that treats bone marrow disorders and used the treatment to reverse hair loss in patients with alopecia.

Could antiperspirant be making matters worse?

19-Aug-2014 - New research by a team of scientists in Belgium may suggest that using antiperspirant on a regular basis could actually contribute to underarm body odour.

Consumer demand for cosmetics in China means ingredients suppliers are turning to imports

18-Aug-2014 - As China’s cosmetics market has continued to witness increased demand due to improving lifestyles and rising disposable income ingredients supplier Fenchem says it is riding that wave by turning to the...

Micronutrients have a role to play in anti-ageing skin care

14-Aug-2014 - Micronutrients are essential for our diet but can also play a role in maintaining healthy skin in topical applications, according to a leading dermatologist.

Drinks, pills… Sometimes sunscreen and shade is the best sun protection says expert

12-Aug-2014 - Sun protection innovation has peaked this year with the introduction of sunscreen pills, drinkable sunscreen, and ultraviolet (UV) monitoring bracelets, so here is a closer look.

Something fishy? No, it’s just sunscreen

08-Aug-2014 - After eating a nice piece of fish, few of us would think of using the leftovers as the basis for an effective sunscreen but that is the basis of some...

Wyss Institute spin off to put organ-on-chips technology in labs worldwide

07-Aug-2014 - Having developed devices that mimic genetic characteristics of human organs to assess the toxicity of chemical compounds, Harvard’s Wyss Institute has now set about making this technology available for scientists worldwide. ...

Scientists synthesize cellulose nanoparticles from waste cotton fibers

05-Aug-2014 - Researchers in Iran have successfully synthesized cellulose nanoparticles by using two environmentally-friendly processes and this could help save costs for the cosmetics industry.

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