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The oral microbiome balance has been shown to affect physical and mental health

Oral microbiome: the key to better health?

By Kirsty Doolan

Numerous studies show that the oral microbiome impacts our systematic health, which means there may be new opportunities for personal care products designed to improve health and wellness.

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New anti-aging ingredient includes four hyaluronic acid weights

By Olivia DeSmit

Regenlab USA recently launched a new skincare line that includes the trademarked Regenskin ingredient. It includes four different molecular weight hyaluronic acids that help create anti-aging effects on skin, says the company.

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Locus Ingredients targets sustainable palm oil alternatives

By Cassandra Stern & Simon Pitman

As a 100% biobased biosurfactant ingredient provider, Locus Ingredients is gearing up to make a big splash in the beauty and personal care space by targeting the massive market for surfactants.

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Retinol with no BHA and BHT fills consumer 'well-aging' demand

By Olivia DeSmit

BASF launched a new grade of retinol, Retinol 50, that complies with industry clean lists and fits current consumer needs. The product has a high active load of about 50% retinol, similar to other retinol offerings, but without harmful ingredients BHA...

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Mintel research points to benefits of more creative fragrance sampling

By Simon Pitman

Fragrance discovery is all about hooking consumers with imaginative and creative sampling ideas. The latest research from market intelligence provider Mintel suggests that getting this formula right is key to consumers engaging in in-store experimentation...

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Certifying 'microbiome-safe' baby skin care

By Kirsty Doolan

We spoke to the CEO of MyMicrobiome about the criteria to give a 'seal of approval' to microbiome-friendly products and the importance of analysing baby skin care differently to adult skin.

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dsm-firmenich Safer Under the Sun conference spotlights suncare innovation

By Cassandra Stern & Simon Pitman

Following the success of its first Safer Under the Sun conference, which focused on cancer awareness, dsm-firmenich took the decision to focus the 2023 event on how its current sun care innovation pipeline is gearing up to creating change in the industry

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How AI software is helping DTC beauty brands to shine

By Cassandra Stern & Simon Pitman

As the Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) beauty market continues to carve out a bigger share of the retail landscape, using the right tools to fine tune digital retail platforms has become make or break.

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Coty’s Prestige Business boom drives FY24 outlook

With 10-12% increases in core like-for-like sales growth for the first half of FY24, beauty giant Coty is celebrating the success of its prestige fragrances in key markets and is raising its outlook for the full financial year.

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Notino named Europe’s top cross-border beauty player

By Kirsty Doolan

Cross-Border Commerce Europe has just released its 'Top 250 Fashion & Beauty Retail Europe' report, which ranks the top online fashion and beauty retailers and marketplaces across the EU, UK, Switzerland and Norway.

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PowerReviews survey highlights strong pockets of consumer spending

By Cassandra Stern & Simon Pitman

A new PowerReviews survey focusing on beauty consumer trends underscores how the spending patterns of some consumers groups are still showing an upward trajectory, despite many household budgets continuing to be squeezed in the last couple of years.

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Science reports compile skin health benefits of omega-3

By Nikki Hancocks

GOED (the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s) has created two reports outlining the benefits of omega-3s to skin health conditions utilising its database of more than 40,000 published papers.

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PCPC lends its support to the Humane Cosmetics Act

By Simon Pitman

Amid growing support for legislation to outlaw animal testing for cosmetics in the United States, the Personal Care Product Council (PCPC) has come out in full support of the Humane Cosmetics Act.

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e.l.f. broadens its portfolio with Naturium acquisition

By Simon Pitman

e.l.f. Beauty is aiming to continue its strong momentum with the acquisition of skincare brand Naturium $355 million, a deal that will see it further expand its reach beyond the business’s mainstay color cosmetics.

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Brazil paves the way to end animal testing throughout LATAM

By Cassandra Stern & Simon Pitman

To find out more about the state of animal testing in Brazil, Cosmetics Design USA spoke with Dr. Gavin Maxwell, safety science advocacy lead at Unilever’s Safety & Environmental Assurance Centre, who discusses how progress is being made towards non-animal...

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Beauty wellness spells greater opportunity for multi-step solutions

By Simon Pitman

As the wellness trend continues to reshape beauty and personal care regimens, opportunities are growing to provide multi-step solutions that include sleep and supplementation claims, says Imogen Matthews, founder of the Premium Market Reports and consultant...