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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.

The latest in the alphabet craze - 'EE' cream makes its way to Europe

19-Sep-2014 - On first gaining popularity in the East and then spreading to the West; the BB, CC and DD cream sensation has now paved the way for the ‘EE’ version

Can a worsened skin appearance be put down to stress?

18-Sep-2014 - It has long been thought that breaking out in a bout of spots or pimples is the result of stress and this may be true, particularly if there is an underlying inflammatory skin condition.

BASF backs passing of Sunscreen Innovation Act

18-Sep-2014 - The Sunscreen Innovation Act, approved by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) this week has been backed by chemical company BASF.

CoverGirl finds itself in the middle of a call to boycott the NFL

16-Sep-2014 - NFL's official beauty partner CoverGirl found itself in the middle of a protest against domestic violence when one of its' ads was photoshopped to look like the model had a black eye.

Finalists announced for digital #beauty20 Awards

15-Sep-2014 - Organizers of the event that recognizes beauty brands efforts on the digital platform have selected the finalists they say have significantly invested in digital marketing throughout the year.

Murad skincare marks 25th Anniversary by moving into retail

11-Sep-2014 - The brand known by name by it’s founder Dr. Howard Murad, M.D., is moving into retail with a flagship boutique that aims to bridge the gap between beauty and health in skincare. 

U.S. Marshals seize drug products from Flawless Beauty

11-Sep-2014 - At the request of U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey and the FDA, various ‘unapproved and improperly’ labeled products marketed, sold or distributed online by cosmetic brand, Flawless Beauty have been seized.

Oils specialist in UK set to profit from South American cosmetics boom

11-Sep-2014 - A rising player from the UK on the specialist oils for consumer goods scene is now looking to profit from the ongoing cosmetics boom in South America. 

First in-cosmetics Brasil event opens its doors today

09-Sep-2014 - The in-cosmetics team is adding to its portfolio a fourth event that will open its door for two days in Sao Paulo, today.

Coty reports flat revenues for last quarter and full year

02-Sep-2014 - Coty has reported flat sales revenues for its last quarter of the financial year on a struggling North American market, while profits bow under the weight of restructuring.

Friends of the Earth extends 'ToxFox' app

28-Aug-2014 - The German NGO has extended its mobile app, ToxFox to android devices after a successful launch which allows users to check cosmetics for EDCs.

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