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What's the next step in 'smart & connected' product development?

23-Oct-2014 - Contemporary consumers expect technology to make their lives easier and more comfortable and the cosmetics sector is taking inspiration from the internet and cashless vending machines to drive more sophisticated and advanced innovations.

Natural ingredient supplier Arysta LifeScience to be acquired

21-Oct-2014 - Arysta LifeScience, a producer of natural ingredients used in cosmetics as well as fungicides and herbicides, is being acquired by chemical maker Platform Specialty Products.

Snail skin care trend hits the US

20-Oct-2014 - The benefits of snail mucus on the skin have been known to the cosmetics industry for a while, and having seen a big trend in Korea, it is now heading to American shores and is expected to be the ‘newest fad’.

Vitamin D3 can reduce atopic dermatitis in kids via 'innate immunity': Study

15-Oct-2014 - Vitamin D supplementation improves winter-related atopic dermatitis (AD) in children at risk of vitamin D deficiency and could provide a safe alternative to UV light treatment, according to a new study led by Boston researchers.

Researchers develop stable lightweight foam

14-Oct-2014 - Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new type of stable foam that could be used to make lightweight, sustainable materials.

Grape antioxidant shown to treat acne effectively

14-Oct-2014 - Research from across the pond has shown how resveratrol works to inhibit growth of the bacteria that causes acne and can also be combined with benzoyl peroxide, a common acne medicine, to enhance the drug's ability to kill the bacteria.

New Jersey passes legislation to ban microbeads

13-Oct-2014 - Legislation that prohibits the manufacture or sale of cosmetics containing plastic microbeads in New Jersey has been unanimously passed by the state Assembly.

Clinique opens first pop-up skin lab

10-Oct-2014 - Estée Lauder’s Clinique has invested in a skin lab that will offer consumers interactive personalised consultations. 

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Adolescent skin issues are key for adult skincare market

08-Oct-2014 - According to Datamonitor, the skin care segment has been turned upside down, which has seen a shift in focus from anti-aging to issues associated with adolescent skin.

More personal care manufacturers move to settle titanium dioxide lawsuit

07-Oct-2014 - Following agreements with cosmetic companies to remove titanium dioxide from products earlier in the year, four more have reached a Proposition 65 enforcement settlement in California.

Nova Technology launches one-stop testing solution for skin hydration

02-Oct-2014 - New Jersey-based Nova Technology has launched a new one stop solution for the testing of skin hydration that incorporates a noninvasive method of data collection.

Ammonia-oxidizing bacteria shown to improve skin health

01-Oct-2014 - Scientists found that topically applying a strain of bacteria that metabolize ammonia, a major component of sweat, may improve skin health and could be used for the treatment of skin disorders, such as acne.

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From Twitter to retail: how celebrities are dictating beauty sales

30-Sep-2014 - According to Datamonitor, 'Twitter culture' and the current flood of beauty blogs have an undeniable impact on society’s view on beauty and necessary make-up regimes, especially among younger people. 

Japanese Skin Inc drives 'one size fits one' trend in the US

30-Sep-2014 - After seeing success in Asia, premium Japanese brand 'Skin Inc' has made its debut in the US by signing a deal with Sephora to stock its customised serums.

Skin pigment understanding could lead to better sun protection products

30-Sep-2014 - Researchers in Sweden, France and Italy have worked out how the pigment of the skin manages to protect the body from the sun's dangerous UV rays, and this could lead to better sun protection products.

Medical device interests cosmetics companies as it monitors skin health

25-Sep-2014 - A new wearable ‘skin-like’ medical device that can warn the user if they are having cardiovascular trouble can also monitor skin health and say if it is time to put on some moisturiser.

Study shows blueberry anti-oxidant prevents UV damage

24-Sep-2014 - A stilbenoid found in blueberries and grapes may have the capacity to prevent several types of UV-mediated damage, reddening of the skin and loss of skin barrier function when applied topically.

Concept II Cosmetics wards off big competition as it continues U.S expansion

24-Sep-2014 - Despite competition from much larger producers, the company under new direction of two entrepreneurs expanded into 21 new foreign markets in 2013 and the first half of 2014, with sights now firmly set on the US. 

Scientists develop novel microneedle patch to deliver collagen more effectively

23-Sep-2014 - Singapore based scientists have discovered a way to get collagen to penetrate deeper into the skin in a more efficient way. 

Evonik signs deal with Univar to cater to Northeastern US

22-Sep-2014 - Evonik is expanding into Northeast of the US by appointing Univar to distribute its’ personal care products.

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