Formulation & Science

The democratisation of injectables in beauty has seen huge focus on the role of practitioners, but little focus on the lasting impact these procedures have on body image and ideals in society [Getty Images]

Why beauty ‘tweakments’ could be a cause for concern – Review

By Kacey Culliney

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as Botox and dermal fillers are rising in popularity, but practitioners and the wider beauty industry must be aware of the long-term impacts to body image these can create on a societal level, say researchers.

Academic research on incorporating live bacteria into topicals has widened, but industry moves in the space still face major hurdles [Getty Images]

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L'Oréal scientist: Live bacteria ‘the dream’ for skin microbiome NPD

By Kacey Culliney

Innovation in cosmetic ingredients targeting the skin microbiome is surging, but the ultimate dream is to be able to incorporate beneficial live bacteria into formulations, says a principal scientist at L’Oréal Research & Innovation.

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New study finds sugar beet can balance skin microbiota

By Natasha Spencer-Jolliffe

Italian and French researchers have identified that short-chain fructo-oligosaccharides (scFOS) in sugar beet have a positive impact on skin microbiota by restricting the opportunity for pathogen development and encouraging beneficial bacteria growth.

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