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Nano particles are increasingly used to enhance cosmetics, especially sun care and anti-aging products but debate still rages over their safety.

Nanotech research could uncover new ways of formulating multifunctional products

24-Mar-2016 - New research has come to light that could optimize the manner in which liquid formulations dry, enhancing both the application and efficacy of sunscreens and other beauty products.

New research uses hyperspectral imaging to see nanoparticles in tissue samples

17-Mar-2016 - Sara Brenner and her colleagues recently published their work in Wiley’s journal of Microscopy Research and Technique, documenting a quicker more cost-effective method to conduct toxicology studies and other nanovisualization...

Carbon nanoparticles can pass through immune cell membranes, say researchers

25-Feb-2016 - Scientists working at the University of Michigan found that the tiny particles can pass in and out of immune cells, which should (according to previous scientific models) capture and remove...

New NYU engineering program trains graduates to work in cosmetics

11-Feb-2016 - The University’s Tandon School of Engineering just launched a master’s of science degree program in translational surface engineering, a chemical engineering discipline that’s all about molecules and nanoparticles. ...

‘Non-toxic’ nanoparticles used in personal care and cosmetics disrupt immune function

14-Jan-2016 - Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory observed that some nanoparticles diminish the function of macrophage immune cells while others cause cell death.

Top Trends for 2016

Top ten cosmetic industry trends to look out for in 2016

23-Dec-2015 - The Cosmetics Design USA team has put together a list of the top ten trends to look out for in 2016 and here they all are in this latest edition...

Trends in 2015 and looking ahead to 2016

Top-hitting trend articles in 2015 and looking ahead to 2016

23-Dec-2015 - In our final post of 2015 the Cosmetics Design team is bringing you a selection of the biggest trends that we have covered over the course of the year, as...

SETAC Annual Meeting focuses on environmental impact of cosmetics

29-Oct-2015 - The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) is holding its 35th Annual Meeting, which this year has a session devoted to the environmental impact of cosmetic and personal care...

The low-down on sub-micron encapsulation

How sub-micron encapsulation is taking cosmetic product efficacy to new heights

26-Oct-2015 - At the recent Suppliers Day California 2015 event, Cosmetics Design caught up with the Shai Sheffer, CFO at New Jersey-based Salvona, to learn all about sub-micron encapsulation and how it is...

New research shows nanotech nitric oxide can treat acne

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.

Post-consumer nanomaterials stunt plant growth, researchers find

06-Jul-2015 - Cosmetics and sun care products formulated with nanomaterials fall under scrutiny following the research team’s publication of two journal articles in Environmental Science and Technology.

A step-by-step guide helps determine characteristics and hazards of nano

02-Jul-2015 - As more and more personal care product formulations comprise engineered nanomaterials, environment, health, and safety researchers are charged with ensuring the ingredients do not adversely affect the health of consumers...

New microscope shows live cells in 3 dimensions

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.

Nanomaterials found detrimental to sea life

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.

Here’s how colorful bugs will transform cosmetics

28-May-2015 - Biophotonic nanostructures made by beetles, butterflies and other bugs just might be the blueprint that scientists need to make iridescent pigments commercially practical.

Gold Rush: skin care with nanomaterials

27-Apr-2015 - The California-based company KollagenX launched in 2008 with a focus on nanogold technology and now sees demand for its skin care products expanding beyond wholesale to include retail consumers.  

Nail polish manufacturer Fiabila re-ups with nanotech ingredient supplier

18-Feb-2015 - NaturalNano of Rochester, New York, has provided Halloysite Nanotubes to the manufacturer since 2008, and that is slated to continue for 3 more years thanks to the latest extension of...

Advancing dry water science means more cosmetics formulations

03-Feb-2015 - Ana Margarida Fernandes has completed research on the creation of stable liquid marbles that comprise water draped in flocculated polymer latexes and stabilized with polyionic liquids.

Nanotechnology innovation rebuilds teeth and reduces sensitivity

12-Jan-2015 - Researchers in Taiwan have development of new biomaterial that effectively fills worn tooth enamel for a prolonged stretch of time.

Nanoscience makes new biological gels easier to find

11-Dec-2014 - A new system makes it possible to synthesize innovative tri-peptides that will function predictably as hydrogels, which can be workable cosmetics ingredients.

News in brief

Suncayr Marker: a nanochemical sunscreen solution built by students

03-Nov-2014 - Nanotechnology engineering students from the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada, devised the product, which when applied directly to skin changes colour to indicate when wearer’s sunscreen is no longer...

What the new FDA guidance on nanomaterials means for cosmetic players

02-Jul-2014 - Last week the FDA issued new guidance that aims to create a clearer framework to identify potential safety issues for nanomaterials used in cosmetics.

Brands agree to pull titanium dioxide amid calls for ‘more study’

05-Jun-2014 - Five leading skin care brands have agreed to re-label or remove titanium dioxide (TiO2) from those products which contain it, as part of efforts to settle a recent lawsuit in...

Mexican company looks to build on nanotech TiO2 sunscreen technology

22-May-2014 - Mexican firm Nanomateriales has developed a cosmetic sunscreen based on titanium dioxide nanoparticles, which can reduce the effects of UVA/UVB rays, related to skin deterioration.

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...

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