Japanese personal care major Kao Corporation has blended carbonated water into a shampoo formula for curly hair to improve the penetration and effectiveness of its curl-loosening ingredient, offering better style control at the washing stage.
Highly personalised beauty continues to soar and advances in specific digital technologies will empower and inform innovators, offering significant promise in areas like consumer wellness and mental health, says an expert.
The concern over long COVID and its impact on skin health will drive consumer demand for safety, thereby pushing more cosmetic companies to develop products in accordance with the ISO natural origin index, according to a new review.
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.
A Singapore-based food start-up cultivating mushroom mycelium as an alternative protein source believes it can also serve the cosmetics industry as a natural, sustainable, and completely food-safe ingredient.
Free online courses could help reduce the incidence of cosmetics-associated dermatoses and increase skin care knowledge among Chinese consumers, say researchers behind a programme attended by 540,000 people.
Human skin microbiology specialist Labskin has developed a pigmented skin model in partnership with Bradford University that it says represents a breakthrough for cosmetics and health research and could even lead to new discoveries.
International beauty major Shiseido has advanced scientific understanding on facial sagging via digital research tools and experiments, defining ring collagen as central to face skin morphology and detailing how to reconstruct this network as people aged.
The understanding of how blue light affects skin health is being hampered by lack of standardised research methods, including the use of different sources of blue light and measurements of its biological effects, according to a new review funded by Johnson...
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.
Biotechnology start-up Allozymes’s claims its proprietary tech gives the cosmetic industry a way to produce natural active ingredients in an environmentally responsible manner, while also reducing cost, time and resources.
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.