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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.

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.

Biodiesel company makes the leap into cosmetics, Part I

02-Mar-2017 - It is not every day that a biodiesel company branches out into the cosmetic ingredients market, but that is exactly what Hawaii-based Pacific Biodiesel has done.

Cosmetic Chemists! SCC issues call for papers

23-Feb-2017 - In advance of the Society for Cosmetic Chemists’ 71st annual scientific meeting, a call for submissions has gone out. The society is accepting proposals from scientists working across the industry,...

Opinion

Two Views: Beauty product development

23-Feb-2017 - There are many ways to build a better beauty product. In this installment of Two Views, Alyssa Lindsey Ceto, who works with contract manufacturer Colorado Quality Products, and Tamar Lara...

Guest article

What customization means to the personal care industry

13-Feb-2017 - Customization is set to be one of the biggest trends for personal care in 2017 – so just what does it mean to the Personal Care industry and what should...

Attendee registration opens for first New York City edition of NYSCC Suppliers Day

07-Feb-2017 - The annual personal care and cosmetics ingredients trade show has long been held outside the city in Edison, New Jersey, a town central to many ingredient and manufacturing facilities, but...

Colorescience and Solésence go in together on skin care

06-Feb-2017 - The makeup company Colorescience and the sun care company Solésence are working together on a new collection of products that merge skin care and UV protection.

Researchers from North Carolina State University develop wearable, wireless skin hydration sensor

01-Feb-2017 - The team’s findings are slated for publication in the Wiley journal Advanced Healthcare Materials and are likely to have applications in not only health monitoring but in cosmetics and personal...

Hydromer secures patent for antimicrobial soaps

01-Feb-2017 - The biotech company makes polymers, coatings, ingredients, and the like for an array of industries including cosmetics and personal care. With this new patent, Hydromer plans to launch a personal...

Croda releases new data on bond multiplying hair care system

30-Jan-2017 - The specialty chemical company has completed its latest round of testing on the Croda Plex multistep hair repair formulation system—a system in the same vein as Olaplex or L’Oreal Professional...

Government funds help Mazza put last piece into commercialization puzzle

26-Jan-2017 - Water extraction technology pioneer Mazza Innovation has received an $840,000 ($1.1 million CDN) investment from the Canadian government to install new drying technology at its plant in British Columbia.

Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce announce 2017 scholarship award recipients

24-Jan-2017 - The professional organization has announced this year’s honorees. And in keeping with the WFFC guidelines, Anna Horowitz and Christina Chen were invited to attend the group’s annual business meeting to...

New study considers how solvents influence skin properties

24-Jan-2017 - A study by researchers at the University of Lund, in Southern Sweden, is taking a closer look at how solvents used in creams and lotions can impact the skin.

Olay and 23andMe release skin aging data

23-Jan-2017 - The P&G skin care brand is hinting at personalized, DNA-based beauty products and, in the meantime, sharing stats from a study on how skin ages. Good news for Olay: it’s...

Scientists look at hair on a nanoscale

19-Jan-2017 - Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, in collaboration with a scientist out of Zurich, Switzerland, have published new data on the structure and mechanics of hair that has...

New research on the prevention of scars has anti-aging potential

11-Jan-2017 - An international team of scientists from the University of Pennsylvania, the University of California–Irvine, New York University, and more, have just published their findings on the potential of myofibroblasts to...

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