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.
04-Aug-2015 - Rather than studying hair according to ethnicity, researchers from Purdue University are categorizing hair by curl patterns and investigating the threshold at which each can tolerate heat styling.
03-Aug-2015 - Following on from the success of the inaugural in-cosmetics Brasil event in Sao Paulo last year, the event organizer is gearing up for an expanded event that will include a...
03-Aug-2015 - A team of global scientists claim they have come up with a natural-based sunscreen that has been inspired by the strategy fish, algae and microorganisms develop as a means of...
29-Jul-2015 - BASF has commercialized algal betaine as a personal care ingredient made with Solazyme’s AlgaPūr microalgae oils that’s intended for use in skin care and hair care formulations.
23-Jul-2015 - Shiseido has entered into a new collaboration agreement with the dermatology research centre at Massachusetts General Hospital in the US for collaborative research into skin biology as well as efforts...
22-Jul-2015 - Demand for technically advanced cosmetic and personal care formulations is set to further grow the market for cosmetic and personal care delivery systems.
21-Jul-2015 - Scientists at North Carolina State University have presented research that points to an effective environmentally-friendly antibacterial agent developed using lignin nanoparticles.
21-Jul-2015 - Symrise is extending its range of offerings to include freshly pressed plant juice varieties that can easily be incorporated into cosmetic applications, taking inspiration from the food and beverage industries...
20-Jul-2015 - Fragrance supplier Takasago is targeting further growth in the Latin American market with the opening of its new Creative Center for flavors and fragrances in Mexico.
16-Jul-2015 - By putting recognized slow-release nanotechnology to use in a new way, scientists have shown that nitric oxide can address the two causative factors of this prevalent skin condition.
15-Jul-2015 - Now researchers can print and test cosmetics on human skin without devoting hundreds of thousands of dollars or massive amounts of space to printing technologies.
06-Jul-2015 - Fine chemicals player Ashland has announced the acquisition of AkzoNobel’s Zeta Fraction biofunctional technology as part of its ambitions to grow its sustainable, natural-based specialty ingredients business.
02-Jul-2015 - A study into the full range of ultraviolet radiation damage on the skin could help sunscreen and cosmetics manufacturers develop and test better protecting products, as for the first time...
01-Jul-2015 - A newly developed non-invasive pulse technology is being heralded as the next step in the search for effective solutions to treat degenerative skin disease.
30-Jun-2015 - The revolutionary tomographic technology from Nanolive SA, a Swedish startup, is set to change R&D in the personal care and cosmetics industries.
24-Jun-2015 - Published research from the University of California, Davis, casts doubt on whether personal care products can be safely designed with nano-zinc and nano-copper oxides.
18-Jun-2015 - New research shows that consumers in the United States are often confused by the terminology used on sunscreen labels, while a combined star rating and SPF system may make things...
18-Jun-2015 - Flexible wireless sensors, developed in collaboration with engineers from the University of Illinois, measure skin conditions and gather data that L’Oreal can put to good use.
16-Jun-2015 - Switzerland-based specialty chemicals player Induchem recently held its annual Science Symposium in New York, which this year focused on the role that omics is playing in cosmetics development.
16-Jun-2015 - In the lab the product may pass all the tests, but if it is not applied properly then this could be irrelevant, meaning the spreadability of a product can be...
11-Jun-2015 - A newly developed thickener for the food industry could also hold the key to probiotic functionality in cosmetic and personal care products.
11-Jun-2015 - The direct-sales beauty and personal care company has signed a purchasing deal with Solazyme to use AlgaPūr in its products.
08-Jun-2015 - With the hand of the law increasingly turning against plastic microbeads in the United States, TerraVerdae has joined a growing list of biodegradable alternative ingredients.
04-Jun-2015 - A new study has been released by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency that confirms pollution from cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and endocrine disrupting compounds across the state’s waterways.
04-Jun-2015 - Essential oils have been valued by many cultures for centuries and recently, as consumers have moved towards a preference for natural cosmetics, essential oils have become more prevalent in beauty...