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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.

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Fruit d'Or gets 'health maintenance' claim in Canada for cranberry seed oil

28-Jul-2017 - Fruit d’ Or has announced approval by Health Canada for the omega-3 and omega-6 content of its multifunctional cranberry seed oil ingredient.  The approved claim wording includes “for the maintenance of...

Is DNA the sunscreen of the future?

26-Jul-2017 - Researchers at Binghamton University, a State University of New York, and The University of Rhode Island published an article today that suggests topically applied product formulated with DNA could be...

Blue California stakes claim to market for natural ferulic acid

24-Jul-2017 - Increasing demand for natural sources of ferulic acid has led Blue California to boost its production capacity of the antioxidant ingredient.

JiMari plans stone fruit cosmetics ingredient line

13-Jul-2017 - The company, which incorporated in March, bought Blenheim apricot producer B & R Farms in April and is moving swiftly forward to consolidate stone fruit farming and commercialize the fruits,...

Capsum takes new beauty formulation concept on tour

06-Jul-2017 - The French cosmetics manufacturer, known for encapsulating active ingredients and designing new materials, is bringing its latest concept, Huile Fraîche, to clients in a series of pop-up events in select...

One stabilizer, many emulsions

06-Jul-2017 - Researchers have created a particle emulsifier that can stabilize both oil-in-water emulsions and water-in-oil emulsions. The work suggests the possibility of a truly universal particle-based emulsifier and that similarly effective...

Researchers find a cheap, new way to make structural color

05-Jul-2017 - The shimmering shifting hues of insects come not from pigment but from carefully arranged particles. And new scientific research, documented in an article published by the American Chemical Society, suggests...

Is skin ‘wettability’ set to disrupt the skin care category

03-Jul-2017 - A team of researchers at the Binghamton State University of New York say that a surfactant commonly used in a range of cosmetic formulations could influence the ‘wettability’ of skin.

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Estée Lauder Companies research shows how pollen affects the skin and what can be done about it

29-Jun-2017 - In data presented at this year’s annual meeting for the Society for Investigative Dermatology, a team of scientists from the Estée Lauder department of skin physiology and pharmacology and from...

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Carob seed boosts structural protein production, shows P&G research

28-Jun-2017 - To find out the how and why of carob’s anti-aging benefits, Cosmetics Design reached out to Mike Flagler, senior scientist of Olay Beauty Technology Development.

Firmenich innovation sharing collection launch

28-Jun-2017 - Firmenich launched its 2017 Collection of Sharing Innovation ingredients during the SIMPPAR exhibition last week in Paris, with a focus on natural mint.

A new ingredient from Ashland adds fragrance and acts as a preservative for wipes and other personal care products

22-Jun-2017 - Since the ingredient was launched earlier this year the company has featured it at cosmetics industry tradeshows and events including in-cosmetics global in London and just this month at the...

Tune in to our probiotics skin care webinar – June 21st

15-Jun-2017 - As part of our seventh annual edition of the Skincare Ingredients online conference, we are bringing you a carefully curated discussion panel to shine the spotlight on the fast evolving...

Coty’s chief scientific officer retires

14-Jun-2017 - Having stayed on to help the company through the P&G brands acquisition and integration, Ralph Macchio is now leaving Coty.

New cosmetics expected to come out of recent CUNY research on melanin

13-Jun-2017 - Last week in the journal Science, researchers from the City University of New York published a paper that outlines their work developing material that not only imitates melanin but that...

New research on the anti-aging benefits of methylene blue dye

07-Jun-2017 - Scientists at the University of Maryland tested the dye, commonly used as an antiseptic and bacteriologic stain, for its potential as a skin care ingredient and saw very promising results.

Fragrance ingredients made via fermentation have arrived on a commercial scale

31-May-2017 - Robertet and Ginkgo Bioworks collaborated on a production strategy, using designer yeast, that can now create fragrance notes at a scale sufficient to meet the needs of the cosmetics, perfume,...

Green Biologics to diversify and expand biotech cosmetic ingredients portfolio

30-May-2017 - Bio-based speciality chemical company Green Biologics  is aiming to expand its offerings to the cosmetics and personal care market as it increases the size of its product portfolio.

SCC announces speakers and offers registration discount for 2017 Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase

25-May-2017 - This December in New York City, the Society of Cosmetic Chemists is set to host the 71st edition of the event, where scientists working in beauty and personal care as...

New delivery technology enables Linnea to launch unique botanical ingredients portfolio

25-May-2017 - Switzerland-based pharma solutions provider Linnea is targeting cosmetics and personal care thanks to new delivery technology that brings its botanical extracts to the skin care category for the first time.

Spotlight on Biomimetic Materials

25-May-2017 - Biomimetics now plays a key part in cosmetic formulation, but what is true biomimetic activity and what to look for when determining biomimetic efficacy? And since it is about mimicking...

Lonza highlights preservative expertise at NYSCC Suppliers' Day

16-May-2017 - Lonza was highlighting its expertise in the preservatives arena at the recent NYSCC Suppliers' Day. We caught up with one of the company's experts to find out about the product...

Covestro showcases new ways to formulate hair care, skin care, sun care, and color cosmetics with its Baycusan polymer collection

15-May-2017 - At the NYSCC Suppliers Day event earlier this month in New York City, the raw materials supplier was showing chemists and R&D pros what’s newly possible with its ethanol-based polymers...

Lonza platforms prototype formulations at Suppliers’ Day

11-May-2017 - Lonza demonstrated its formulation capabilities when it showcased five formulation prototypes at the recent Suppliers’ Day event in Manhattan, New York City.

TRI-K portfolio of natural peptides is growing

10-May-2017 - The specialty ingredients manufacturer launched the first ingredient in its NaturePep collection in late 2016 and a second just this spring. At the NYSCC Suppliers Day event in New York...

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