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Surgeon General Call to Action on sunscreen use in U.S.

25-Nov-2014 - While the majority of Americans know the benefits of using sunscreen, just over one in ten are wearing it all year round suggesting that more still needs to be done.

Scientists trace HIV back to shared manicure tool - but remind its a rare finding

19-Nov-2014 - Although beauty instruments used for manicures are not on the list of sources of HIV transmission, the University of São Paulo has looked into a case where the virus could have been passed on from sharing manicure tools.

Flexible pouch delivery mode will ride rising wave of beauty from within, collagen supplier says

18-Nov-2014 - Beauty from within, still in its infancy in North America, is a concept that has long been driven by dosage form innovation, an expert in the field says. This is especially true for the delivery of collagen, which requires a dose that exceeds what is practical for many delivery forms.

Sunscreen Innovation Act reaches the White House

18-Nov-2014 - Following on from senate approval for the Sunscreen Innovation act in October, the bill is set to go to President Obama for his signature and enactment into law.  

Olay’s research in Beijing shows the effects of air pollution on skin health

17-Nov-2014 - The clinical study found that people exposed to higher levels of air pollution had distinctly compromised skin compared to people in areas with better air quality.

Tis the season to be beauty-full: Cosmetics outlook Holiday 2014

17-Nov-2014 - The NPD Group has prepared its own outlook for the industry this Holiday, so this gallery takes a look at what it thinks will be the key trends in the US in 2014, including success predicted in color cosmetics and a return to form for fragrance.

DSM gains further understanding of pigmentation’s role in skin repair

14-Nov-2014 - DSM Personal Care has completed a new study into skin pigmentation and found that it does not appear to play a role in the facial skin barrier integrity and repair capability.

Botox Cosmetics educates consumers with an app and website

13-Nov-2014 - A survey, conducted in collaboration with the online community SheSpeaks, showed the company that its prospective consumers need further information on safety, price and results.

News in brief

Makeup remover Albolene acquired by Clarion

12-Nov-2014 - The skin cleanser along with five other DSE Healthcare Solutions products were purchased by Clarion, a holding corporation newly formed by private equity firm Swander Pace Capital.

Shiseido sunscreen’s UV protection enhanced after water contact

12-Nov-2014 - Shiseido claims to have developed a sunscreen that actually enhances UV protection once in contact with water or perspiration.

Plant’s natural sunscreen found to absorb all wavelengths of UV-B radiation

12-Nov-2014 - Researchers have uncovered the process that naturally protects plants from sunburn and it could help scientists create sunscreens that offer better protection.

Men’s grooming and anti-aging products from H.I.M.-istry meet the needs of modern consumers

11-Nov-2014 - Two new multifunction product lines from the men’s luxury skin and hair care company H.I.M.-istry work simultaneously as shaving products and anti-aging treatments.

Dispatches from in-cosmetics Asia

Mintel confirms anti-pollution is dominating Asia beauty claims

06-Nov-2014 - Back in February, Cosmetics Design reported on the rise of anti-pollution products in Asia. Here at in-cosmetics Bangkok, Mintel confirms the category is the one to watch as product claims grew 63% between 2011 and 2013.

Cosmetic injectables market growing, despite data on illicit treatments in the supply chain

06-Nov-2014 - The latest joint report from the Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety and the Partnership for Safe Medicines tallies up instances of counterfeit product sales and unlicensed practitioners in the segment.  

Vegetable peptones may delay skin aging from within: Study

06-Nov-2014 - Extracts from vegetables may boost skin health by promoting the production of type 1 collagen and proliferation of skin cells responsible for skin recovery, says a new study from Korea.

Nu Skin revenues tumble, highlighted by a 50% decline in China

05-Nov-2014 - Nu Skin’s third quarter revenues show a big fall as the company continues to suffer from a crackdown on its practices in China earlier this year, and problems in other regions also come to the surface.

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 effective.

Beauty and Personal Care hold firm for P&G during tough time

28-Oct-2014 - Procter & Gamble is feeling confident with its Personal Care business after it stood firm in a difficult quarter that fell below expectations.

New York juicing company makes the jump into nutricosmetics

28-Oct-2014 - New York-based Juice Generation says it is set to launch a line of drink comprising ingredients normally contained in topical skin care products as cosmetics you drink.

Lignin shown to enhance sunscreen effectiveness

28-Oct-2014 - Scientists in China and Canada have shown that the addition of lignin to commercial sunscreens can actually enhance their effectiveness and that exposure to sunlight may help them work even better.

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