Formulation & Science

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NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2024: Special Events, Staples & Highlights

By Cassandra Stern

In addition to a diverse offering of educational sessions and an engaging array of exhibitors across the show floor, this year’s NYSCC Suppliers’ Day conference will offer several special events, show staples, and activities to supplement attendees'...

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Day 2 Preview: NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2024

By Cassandra Stern

For those planning ahead of this year’s NYSCC Suppliers’ Day event in NYC on May 1st and 2nd, this preview offers insight into some informative educational session options for the Day 2 itinerary.

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Three takeaways from In-Cosmetics Global 2024 in Paris

By Cassandra Stern

A shift from synthetic to more naturally-derived ingredients, an increased focus on efficacy, and rising interest in holistic well-being are all trends that dominated this year’s convention floor.

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Is Sunscreen Safe? Study tests zinc oxide for skin penetration

By Olivia DeSmit

Following increased concerns regarding the safety of long-term and repeat exposure to zinc oxide in sun screen products, researchers recently published a study examining if the molecules penetrate the skin's surface via topical application.

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SCC now accepting applications for 2024 Madam C.J. Walker scholarship

By Cassandra Stern

The Society of Cosmetics Chemists (SCC), in partnership with Mary Kay, Inc., is offering two $5,000 scholarships to support ‘specific under-represented minorities of any gender identity pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM disciplines...

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MWSCC Teamworks 2024: ‘Pure Imagination’ with a focus on innovation

By Cassandra Stern

From the challenges of becoming an industry disruptor to fostering mental health in the workplace and capturing the magic of ingredient and formulation innovation, we spoke with MWSCC Teamworks Keynote speaker Chris Kanik of Smart Cups, Technical Symposium...

A recent study found that the effects of climate change could trigger eczema or worsen flare-ups of the skin condition (Image: Getty)

How climate change is impacting skin care NPD

By Kirsty Doolan

As air temperatures continue to rise and more of the world experiences extreme weather conditions, this is likely to negatively impact more people’s skin and create a need for new cosmetics solutions…

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6 hair care brands focusing on ingredients innovation

By Kirsty Doolan

Hair care is officially the category to watch in 2024, with an increased focus on scalp health, scientific innovation, and cutting-edge ingredients. Take a look at these brands that are innovating in this space...

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From the experts: 2024 hair and scalp care trend forecasts

By Cassandra Stern

In this Q&A, we interviewed Jami Mitchell, Director of Research & Development at ingredients manufacturer and product formulator Cohere Beauty, and Claudia Barba, PhD, Technical Services Manager, Beauty and Personal Care at global chemical and...

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What to expect at this year’s MWSCC Teamworks 2024 event

By Cassandra Stern

The Midwest Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (MWSCC) conference will feature a keynote address from Chris Kanik, CEO and Founder of Smart Cups, as well as a Technical Symposium, over 150 exhibitors on the expo floor, a Presentation Theater,...

Skin redness or erythema is a common side effect of the skin condition rosacea (Image:Getty)

3 breakthroughs that could treat skin redness

By Kirsty Doolan

Skin erythema – AKA skin redness or skin flushing – is a common complaint from people who suffer from rosacea and acne among other skin conditions, but can also be caused by sun exposure and allergies. We’ve rounded up three recent innovations in this...