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Skin Sanity’s prebiotic blend of plant extracts earns US patent

By Deanna Utroske

The brand’s acne treatment technology, developed and manufactured by Cosmetic Research Lab, was recently granted a US patent. And Skin Sanity is positioning its skin care product line (formulated with the unique technology) as a clean beauty alternative...

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Tazarotene acne treatment lotion is one step closer to market

By Deanna Utroske

Last week, Bausch Health Companies announced that a New Drug Application for tazarotene acne treatment lotion filed by the company’s skin health business, Ortho Dermatologics, was accepted by the US FDA. If approved, the lotion would be the first of its...

Biotech firm Conagen adds over 20 non-gmo lactones to its portfolio of fragrance ingredients

Conagen adds over 20 non-gmo lactones to its portfolio

By Deanna Utroske

On Monday, the Boston, Massachusetts – based biotech company announced the commercialization of over 20 new lactones. The technology behind Conagen’s new aromatic compound allows for a wide range of creamy stone-fruit notes that are expected to add value...

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Cargill Beauty teams up with Univar in Latin America

By Simon Pitman

Two of the world’s biggest ingredients suppliers have formed a partnership in the Latin American region that aims to deliver nature-derived, label-friendly and functional ingredients to the region’s personal care industry.

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Croda commits to cutting greenhouse gases

By Simon Pitman

Croda International says it is committing to reducing its greenhouse gases for its worldwide operations in line with its Science Based Targets initiative.

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Can there ever be a zero-chemical beauty ingredient?

By Deanna Utroske

Consumer interest in safe, natural, and synthetic-free cosmetics and personal care products seems to have inspired a whole new beauty marketing language, where ‘chemical-free’ stands in for at-times rather nuanced concepts—not the least of which is actually...

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Society of Cosmetic Chemists preps for annual meeting

By Deanna Utroske

The 2019 SCC technology showcase and meeting event site is live. And it lists out an agenda full of cutting-edge topics, spanning microbiome beauty; sustainable formulations; clean beauty; and textured hair; as well as all things CBD, hemp, and cannabis....

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From The Editor's Desk

What will make skin microbiome a long-term trend?

By Simon Pitman

This week’s two-day Cosmetics Design Summit on Skin Care Microbiome Innovation concluded with a panel discussion to explore whether the microbiome trend is a fad or here for the long-term. The consensus was unanimous…

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Capsum brings sustainable natural beauty supply chain indoors

By Deanna Utroske

Each year, the formulation technology company hosts pop-up events in Paris, New York, and LA to showcase their unique microfluidic tech as well as a concept-of-the-year. Capsum’s innovation for 2019 is a self-contained facility where botanical ingredients...

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