Personal care major Unilever plans to develop more targeted microbiome products in scalp, oral and underarm care using its lipid precursor technology, designed to stimulate natural ceramide production and improve skin quality and hydration.
Unilever says it is heavily committed to deepening understanding and advancing product development in the fast-moving skin microbiome space, particularly around opportunities in prebiotics and mass accessibility.
Personal care major Unilever has filed a patent on a method to induce the natural secretion of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) on the human body – enforcing immunity of the skin, scalp and oral cavity it claims.
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.
Global beauty and personal care supplier Unilever and biotechnology developer Genomatica (Geno) have launched a €114 million ($120 mn) venture to scale alternatives to palm oil and fossil fuels and seek sustainable ingredients for personal care product...
Australian clean cosmeceutical brand Biologi has introduced what it believes is its most exciting launch to date – an anti-pollution serum that features a wild-harvested extract that contains vitamin C, niacinamide, and salicylic acid.
Beauty major The Estée Lauder Companies has outlined a method it has developed to score ingredients, formulations and products on their green value, considering human health, ecosystem health and environmental endpoints throughout the supply chain.
Herbal ingredients show promise in the treatment of skin disorders induced by UV exposure, offering opportunity for sunscreen formulators to integrate ingredients from a preventative viewpoint, finds a review.
A clinical trial commissioned by Quintis has confirmed in vitro findings that sandalwood oil is more protective than vitamin E against blue light damage, giving the Australian sandalwood supplier more leverage for growing its business in Europe.