Formulation & Science

Firmenich leads the way biotech fragrance

Fragrance Special Newsletter

Firmenich leads the way on biotech fragrance

By Simon Pitman

Firmenich has been an early pioneer in harbouring biotechnology to advance its portfolio of fragrance ingredients, a move that has also helped to increase efficiencies and cut its environmental impact.

Shiseido skin care research

Shiseido research findings set to advance skin care

By Natasha Spencer

Japanese personal care heavyweight, Shiseido, succeeds in developing and applying two newly-advanced technologies: In Vivo visualisation of dermal capillaries and the involvement of vascular plexus malformation in hyperpigmentation.

Nanotech researchers develop a new structural color solution

Nanotech researchers develop a new structural color solution

By Deanna Utroske

A team of scientists from around the world, led by Ming Xiao of The University of Akron, have just published their findings online at Science Advances. The researchers are optimistic that their noniridescent structural color solution can be useful on...

University of Arizona develops truly topical sunscreen

University of Arizona develops truly topical sunscreen

By Deanna Utroske

Researchers Stephanie Tolbert and Douglas Loy have created a UV blocking sun care formulation that won’t pass through the skin. The two believe that this will alleviate a pain point for consumers concerned about skin care safety. And, they’ve just licensed...

Is paraben research sensationalised?

Is paraben research sensationalised?

By Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science

Research can be used to support amazing and important findings – it can also unfortunately be taken the wrong way before a true causative relationship is established, to create fear.

Shin Etsu Chemical ups silicone production in US

Shin Etsu Chemical ups silicone production in US

By Deanna Utroske

The largest silicone maker in Japan has just announced plans to expand its business here in the States. The company has been in operating in the US from Ohio, New Jersey, and Texas for over 30 years. And now, Shin Stsu is enlarging the Ohio business.