Formulation & Science

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The molecular-level benefits of cruelty-free snail slime

By Olivia DeSmit

Newly released research suggests snail slime mechanisms of action can impact cells at the molecular level, including cell viability and control of inflammatory events, which is of interest to manufacturers and suppliers seeking to formulate new cosmetic...

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Fluid Air boosts capabilities through PolarDry spray dryer tech advance

By Cassandra Stern

For manufacturers and suppliers to the cosmetics and personal beauty care product industries, improvements in electrostatic spray drying technology like PolarDry include faster material processing, reduced energy consumption, and ingredient material efficacy...

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Cork extracts improve antioxidant function in cosmetic formulations

By Olivia DeSmit

In an effort to study more sustainable ingredient options to stabilize and improve antioxidant cosmetic formulations, Portuguese researchers examined the 'usefulness of cork extracts in the cosmetic industry' for wider application by manufacturers...

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Lemongrass essential oil may serve as skin protectant

By Olivia DeSmit

In a recent study, researchers observed that lemongrass extract improved 'epidermal hydration' and skin 'barrier integrity' with consistent topical application, suggesting its beneficial properties as a cosmetic bioactive ingredient.

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Mesoporous silica may increase SPF of titanium dioxide

By Olivia DeSmit

In an effort to provide consumers with greater photoprotection for the UV sensitive lip area, researchers have recently published encouraging findings regarding the formulation of different lipsticks with protective sunscreen ingredient additives.

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Mielle Organics launches cold-activated hair care collection

By Cassandra Stern

The latest innovation in the BIPOC hair care category was specifically designed for those that struggle with frizzy hair and incorporates proprietary Cold Application Technology, said Nicole Robinson, Senior Brand Director of Mielle Organics.

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid offers many skin health benefits when incorporated into topical formulations, from UV damage protection to collagen maintenance [Getty Images]

Special Edition: ACTIVE BEAUTY – VITAMINS, MINERALS AND PLANT POWER

The topical promise of vitamin C for skin health: Review

By Kacey Culliney

Topical cosmetic application of vitamin C is more effective than oral supplementation when targeting skin health, but challenges remain around stability and absorption, finds a review.