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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.

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...

NYSCC Suppliers' Day 2017, in photos

04-May-2017 - The NYSCC Suppliers' Day 2017 happened this week, coming from Manhattan, NYC for the first time, and in this photos gallery we bring you a selection of highlights from the...

Cellular biomimicry helps boots Naturally Australian Products portfolio

04-May-2017 - Native Australian ingredients provider Naturally Australian Products says the use of biomimicry has helped to significantly boost its product offering and highlight native species.

Will new DSM data on facial hydration disrupt the skin care category?

04-May-2017 - The beauty care ingredients maker has completed a skin moisture mapping study and is taking their findings public in a big way—on The Lifetime TV Network, a move that’s sure...

New pioneer species helps create largest collection of Australian botanicals

03-May-2017 - Naturally Australian Products says its quest to bring the widest selection of Australian-sourced natural ingredients has helped create the world’s largest portfolio of pioneer species.

Miyoshi America launches new synthetic micas at NYSCC Suppliers Day

03-May-2017 - The manufacturing company, which specializes in surface treated pigments and mineral substrates for the cosmetics and personal care industry, is showing three new effects ingredients and a new powder at...

Big prize money at stake in search for new preservatives

03-May-2017 - A competition has been launched to search for alternatives to conventional preservatives, with big industry sponsorship stumping up $175,000 in prize money.

J&J releases skin care and microbiome research

02-May-2017 - At the recent annual meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology, Johnson & Johnson showcased new data in three separate poster displays. Most notably, Kimberly Capone and her team from...

Chemyunion sets course to meet the ingredient and formulation challenges of the future

02-May-2017 - The chemical maker specializes in ingredients and services that meet the needs of personal care product manufacturers today. And recent launches of alternative preservatives, anti-pollution and anti-aging ingredients, as well...

Gattefossé celebrates opening of new personal care applications lab in US

01-May-2017 - Last week at the Consulate General of France in New York City the ingredient maker held an event for clients, partners, and the press in celebration of the new North America...

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

28-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...

New Estée Lauder Companies research on skin and hair aging

27-Apr-2017 - At this week’s Annual Meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology the beauty, fragrance, and personal care maker will present new data connecting both environmental and biological factors to skin...

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