Formulation innovation continues to be one of the biggest market drivers, which has been underlined by recently announced research collaboration for peptides, a new hydration technology and a botanical targeting the anti-aging market.
Nova Technology recently announced a new wireless technology designed to help formulation experts to test hydrating applications for skin care research.
The singerie software (DPM 9003) featuring Bluetooth technology is said to measure skin impedance while also providing a non-invasive, reproducible method to quantify biophysical characteristics and hydration of the skin.
As research expands into areas like the impact of active ingredients on the skin, Nova says it has specifically designed applications like this to cater to the personal care industry in formulation development or clinical testing areas.
According to the technology specialist, this application gives dermatology and skin care researchers the opportunity to collect skin hydration data while also using an iPad mobile digital service to capture a test site image, when determining the healing rate of skin. for example.
Research collaboration for skin care peptides
Meanwhile, a research collaboration has also been announced between three companies in an attempt at enhancing the efficacy of peptides for skin care applications by using stem-cell technology.
CA Botana International, StemNext and Molecular Botanicals say they collaboration will focus on the design, development and manufacture of products that target the market for anti-aging skin care, with a specific focus on reversing the signs of aging.
The new technology is also expected to be used to develop peptides for formulations that will be used in advanced hair loss therapies.
The research effort should serve to enhance the existing technology used to formulate peptides and is likely to see Botana further develop its peptides portfolio by incorporating the stem cell technology developed by StemNext and the specific technology developed for peptides by Molecular Botanicals.
Floratech launches high tech botanical ingredient
Finally, in the fast growing natural ingredients arena, Floratech has announced the launch of new, technologically advanced botanicals-based ingredient that targets the lipids that provide essential skin oils.
Called L22, the newly patented emollient is said to deliver the same type and ratio of skin lipids produced by a healthy 22-year old, hence the name of the ingredient.
The ingredient has been developed using a combination of botanical extracts that include Macadamia, jojoba, and olive. But Floratech president Steve Brown went on to explain to Cosmetics Design about the further complexity behind the product's development.
The L22 emollient has been developed to deliver the same type and ratio of lipid components as a young adult, the company claims, which should make it a suitable ingredient for a wide range of anti-aging products, particularly those targeting the eye area.