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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.

IMCD opens first personal care applications lab in the US

26-Apr-2017 - The Netherlands – based specialty chemical supplier announced this week the opening of its newest facility, a laboratory equipped to deliver formulations, testing, and more to clients in the US....

Sun Chemical is using science and art to innovate synthetic color for cosmetics

26-Apr-2017 - The performance pigment company launched SunShine Mystic Black at in-cosmetics global earlier this month in London. And to learn about the new pigment and the company’s other innovative dyes and...

Anti-pollution claims: How R&D-backed packaging is influencing consumers

19-Apr-2017 - The huge anti-pollution trend started off in the Asia Pacific region, where markets such as China, Korea and Japan continue to be the main source of innovation and a constantly...

Johnson & Johnson at work on new antibacterial skin care

19-Apr-2017 - The personal care maker has teamed up with a company that specializes in solving bacterial problems. And the partnership is on track to develop at least one commercially viable skin...

New biomarker technology set to ‘secure beauty brands’ integrity’

18-Apr-2017 - Applied DNA Sciences, a high-technology company, has launched SigNature DNA, a natural, green molecular tag that can be used to mark cosmetics and cosmetic ingredients.

Anti-Pollution Special Newsletter

Inside, Outside, Upside-down: Anti-pollution solutions in the Americas

18-Apr-2017 - Pollution is a global reality and a particular concern in urban areas. Whether it’s from light, gases, particulate matter, organic compounds, or heavy metals, ingredient and personal care makers serving...

NYSCC Suppliers Day 2017 Preview

NYSCC Suppliers Day 2017 comes to Manhattan

13-Apr-2017 - The organizers of the NYSCC Suppliers Day 2017 event will be making their last minute preparations before the event opens its doors at the Javits Center in Manhattan on May 2nd.

Beauty award winners announced at in-cosmetics Global

12-Apr-2017 - Industry players from across the supply chain enjoyed recognition at the recent in-cosmetics Global industry event, which took place in London this year.

in-cosmetics Global

The best ingredient launches from in-cosmetics Global

11-Apr-2017 - Cosmetics Design caught up with Belinda Carli, director of the Institute of Personal Care Science, to find out about the most interesting launches at the event, as well as the...

Chemyunion launches a raft of new ingredients at in-cosmetics Global

10-Apr-2017 - Brazil-based Chemyunion chose last week’s in-cosmetics Global in London as the platform to launch a number of innovative new ingredients, including an anti-pollution formula.

People On The Move

Mary Kay appoints new chief scientific officer

10-Apr-2017 - Direct sales beauty player Mary Kay has appointed Dr. Lucy Gildea as the chief scientific officer for its global operations, putting her in charge of the company's aggressive innovation pipeline.

“Sustainable by necessity” - How biomimicry makes beauty better, part 2

05-Apr-2017 - Cosmetics Design connected with Mark Dorfman of Biomimicry 3.8 in advance of his presentation at next month’s Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in New York City to find out how biomimetics can...

“Elegant and sophisticated chemistries” - How biomimicry makes beauty better, part 1

04-Apr-2017 - Ahead of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in New York City next month, Cosmetics Design checked in with Mark Dorfman of Biomimicry 3.8 to find out how and why cosmetic and...

in-cosmetics Global 2017 Preview

What not to miss at in-cosmetics Global 2017

30-Mar-2017 - Our latest CD Buzz highlights the not-to-miss bits at in-cosmetics Global 2017. When the doors open in London's Docklands next week there will be a focus on sustainability, a special...

“Formulators are central” to the development of natural personal care and cosmetic products

28-Mar-2017 - This, according to Andrea Mitarotonda, head of R&D for the organic skin care brand Neal’s Yard Remedies. Ahead of his presentation on the green cosmetics market at in-cosmetics global next...

Brazil’s Senate advances ban on use of animals in cosmetics testing

27-Mar-2017 - This month, new amendments to an existing legislative bill were proposed and approved by the country’s Commission of Science and Technology. For now, however, the law remains unchanged.

Opinion

Two Views: The role of neuroscience in the beauty industry

23-Mar-2017 - When beauty industry insiders discuss science, frequently it’s cosmetic chemistry. For this installment of Two Views, Cosmetics Design checked in with experts to find out how another discipline — neuroscience —...

Truth or dare? Natural color cosmetics that work

22-Mar-2017 - Whether from natural-first indie brands like Evelyn Iona or top beauty industry companies like L’Oréal, color cosmetics formulated partially or entirely with natural ingredients are gaining popularity. And effective all-natural...

DuPont Tate & Lyle celebrates biotech ingredient milestone

16-Mar-2017 - The two companies formed a joint venture ten years ago and this month in Tennessee brought together partners, distributors, customers, local officials, employees, and the press to mark the anniversary...

Bio-based ingredient Zemea moves in to a new personal care category

15-Mar-2017 - DuPont Tate & Lyle has just debuted an SPF facial moisturizer prototype formulation, using the ingredient. The announcement came as part of the tenth anniversary celebration of DuPont Tate &...

Highlights of the in-cosmetics Global educational programme

14-Mar-2017 - The in-cosmetics Global event will open its doors at the Ex on April 4th, revealing the most comprehensive educational and conference programme to date.

Exclusive interview

Is plum poised to be the next big beauty oil?

08-Mar-2017 - Beauty oil is one of the biggest skin care trends right now, as consumers opt for simpler and more natural regimes. But with a wide variety of choice, has plum...

Olay data shows skin care matters more than DNA

08-Mar-2017 - Earlier this week at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, the skin care brand presented skin aging data gathered in conjunction with the consumer genetics company...

Biodiesel company makes the leap into cosmetics, part II

07-Mar-2017 - Pacific Biodiesel made a big jump from biodiesel to diversify into beauty oils, and in the second part of this article we find out why macadamia nuts were the best...

Next-generation natural materials on the rise

06-Mar-2017 - Market research company, Frost & Sullivan, reveals that next-generation natural materials are expected to replace traditional synthetic materials in the personal care industry.

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