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Jojoba supplier comes up with natural alternative to PE microbeads

24-Apr-2014 - Arizona-based Desert Whale Jojoba Company says it has come up with a biodegradable alternative to polyethylene microbeads in the form of a jojoba-based formulation.

Shiseido skin protection research points to new skin care technology

23-Apr-2014 - Cosmetics manufacturer Shiseido will use research efforts into Langerhans cells and a function of skin immunity to develop a new line of skin care products as a solution for maintaining...

Suppliers need to listen to global consumers so they can use the same language as manufacturers

22-Apr-2014 - Two years after launching its Care Creations brand to reach all consumers from different markets around the world, BASF has now developed new innovations based on consumer needs, which are...

Study finds nanoparticles may damage DNA

21-Apr-2014 - While previously studies have found nanoparticles have the potential to be toxic for cells, a new study by MIT and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has now found...

TRI-K develops new anti-aging hair care ingredient derived from the Baobab tree

14-Apr-2014 - Ingredient distributor and developer Tri-K is launching a new ingredient that taps into two of the biggest trends in the industry – anti-aging hair care combined with demanded for unique...

Research questions health risk associated with lipids in cosmetics

11-Apr-2014 - Scientists at York University, Toronto, Canada, have released research pointing to potential health risks associated with prenatal brain development.

L’Oreal launches new campaign with Melanoma Research Alliance

10-Apr-2014 - L’Oreal has announced that it is launching a new campaign with the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) which looks to raise awareness of the dangers related to sun damage and promote...

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Researcher who created original Dove bar dies

09-Apr-2014 - Vincent Lamberti, who led the team which originally developed the Dove ‘soap’ bar, has died in North Jersey, aged 86.

Form of baldness explained as hair loss gene identified

08-Apr-2014 - Hair loss and skin disorder treatments have been given new hope after a US study identified a strategy for reversing hair loss after research into a gene that affects one...

Avon the latest to take reformulation pledge with triclosan

07-Apr-2014 - Avon has announced it will stop using triclosan, a suspected endocrine disruptor in its products.

Pigment and Color Science Forum and Ti02 World Summit

02-Apr-2014 - The 2014 editions of Pigment and Color Science Forum and the Ti02 World Summit will be held from October 7-9 in Montréal, Canada, event organizer Smithers Rapra has announced.

The sweet smell of… bacteria? Esters to be made from renewable sources

31-Mar-2014 - When we think of sweet smells we do not immediately think of bacteria, but scientists from the University of California, Davis are engineering bacteria to make esters to be used...

Tissue damage plasma source to open cosmetic treatments door

31-Mar-2014 - Scientists at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana say inducing biological tissue damage with an atmospheric pressure plasma source could open the door to cosmetics applications.

Hair care launches at in-cosmetics 2014

27-Mar-2014 - The in-cosmetics Innovation Zone will give attendees the opportunity to gain an insight on the latest hair care developments. Take a look at the ingredients set to be showcased at...

New study points to greater need for sun care in minorities

26-Mar-2014 - Latest research from the US suggests that an increased awareness of skin cancer in minorities should go hand-in-hand with greater use of sun protection.

P&G study points to consumer preference for at-home treatments

26-Mar-2014 - Presenting its latest innovation at the recent annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatologists, consumer goods multinational P&G revealed that convenience was a key factor in consumer choice of...

Skin care preview: gallery of ingredients to be launched at in-cosmetics '14

26-Mar-2014 - The in-cosmetics Innovation Zone is a unique area for attendees to catch up on all the latest products launches in one place. Here, we've rounded up some interesting skin care...

Oxea expands manufacturing footprint in the Americas

25-Mar-2014 - Germany-based Oxea has expanded its manufacturing reach in the Americas as it starts work on the construction of a new facility for the production of Propanol in Bay City, Texas.

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Beiersdorf R&D head says it’s OK to appreciate external innovations

21-Mar-2014 - Traditionally cosmetics companies have adopted a ‘not invented here’ attitude, but big benefits can be gained from changing to a ‘proudly found elsewhere’ mindset and being open with external partners,...

NSF expands industry reach through partnerships

18-Mar-2014 - Health and safety organization NSF International, which last month announced the launch of its cosmetics and personal care program, has entered into partnerships with a leading consultant and ICMAD.

New nanotechnology science journal to launch

17-Mar-2014 - Elsevier, a global provider of scientific, technical and medical information on products and solutions, has announced the launch of an open access journal, ‘Colloid and Interface Science Communications’ (COLCOM), relevant...

Agave shortage to hit cosmetics

12-Mar-2014 - The price of agave, a Mexican plant which provides various active ingredients in cosmetics products from hair oils to anti-aging, is set to rise due to increasing demand outstripping the...

Scientists hail anti-aging impact of TPF 50 sunscreen

11-Mar-2014 - A new clinical study has highlighted the efficacy of Triple Protection Factor broad spectrum sunscreen in preventing sun damage and aging on the skin.

Research into nanosilver leads scientists to give warning

07-Mar-2014 - Nanosilver, found in certain cosmetics and other consumer goods, can penetrate the skin and cause damage, according to a scientific research project carried out in Denmark.

Scientists develop liquid procedure to extract musks from cosmetics

04-Mar-2014 - Chinese scientists have developed a novel way of extracting musks from cosmetics through a combination of supported liquid extraction (SLE) and solid-phase extraction (SPE).

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