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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.

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...

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.

Biossance skin care brand helps boost Amyris sales

18-Apr-2017 - Biotech player Amyris says that the recent launch of its skin care brand at selected Sephora stores nationwide and online has given the company’s bottom line a significant boost.

Scientists look at hair on a nanoscale

19-Jan-2017 - Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, in collaboration with a scientist out of Zurich, Switzerland, have published new data on the structure and mechanics of hair that has...

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Less than four weeks left to submit for the Beauty Industry Awards

11-Jan-2017 - The count down to the first ever Cosmetics Design Beauty Industry Awards is well under way and there are now less than four weeks to go for the cut off...

The Beauty Industry Awards are now open for submissions

07-Dec-2016 - The most comprehensive and far-reaching awards for the global beauty industry are now open for submissions that will recognize the most outstanding achievements.

New nanoscience suspends oil in clay, expanding the possibilities for cosmetic and personal care emulsions

30-Nov-2016 - Last week, the open access journal Scientific Reports published the latest work of physicist Jon Otto Fossum, and his findings “may lead to new emulsion or encapsulation technologies.”

IFSCC 2016 congress kicks off October 30th

04-Oct-2016 - The annual gathering of cosmetic chemists and affiliated beauty industry professionals is just weeks away and the program is packed with scientific educational sessions, technical exhibits, and lively opportunities for...

Croda acquires encapsulation tech from Brazil’s Inventiva

11-Jul-2016 - The team, technology, and territory of the company founded by Renata Raffin and Candice Felippi, which specializes in nanotech encapsulation of cosmetics actives, will add to Croda’s business in and...

New carbon nanocapsules could mean more ways to deliver cosmetic actives

21-Jun-2016 - Researchers at ETH Zurich, that city’s university for science, tech, engineering, etc., have created a new nanocapsule that’s hydrophobic inside and hydrophilic outside.

Nanoparticles in English Ivy could lead to synthetic cosmetic adhesives

31-May-2016 - Researchers at Ohio State University now have a good understanding of what comprises the glue that binds this plant to the trees, fences, and walls it so readily climbs.

Toxic Substances Control Act about to be updated, after 40 years

26-May-2016 - Legislation to reform the act just passed the US House of Representatives. And if momentum continues, phthalates, formaldehyde, as well as other personal care and cosmetic ingredients will come under...

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...

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