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5 hair and scalp ingredient launches you may have missed

By Deanna Utroske

With the 2020 calendar nearly empty of in-person cosmetics and personal care industry tradeshows due to Coronavirus prevention precautions, discovering new ingredient launches can be a bit tricky.

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Scientists develop argan oil authenticity test

By Nikki Hancocks

Scientists from Quadram Institute in the UK have discovered a way to screen the quality and authenticity of argan oil, one of the world’s most expensive edible oils.

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Evonik has developed vegan biotech collagen

By Deanna Utroske

Right now, the specialty chemical company is positioning the technology for use in the medical and pharmaceutical sectors; but it’s altogether likely the new collagen platform will find its way into beauty as well.

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CBD skin care to get a boost from Amyris technologies

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty ingredient maker has announced recent advances in fermentation technology and posted new research data online that shows the advantages of formulating CBD skin care with the company’s biotech Neossance Squalane.

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The PCPC’s focus on science, safety, and sustainability

By Deanna Utroske

At the start of March, the Personal Care Products Council held its annual meeting event, complete with educational panels, keynotes, and breakout sessions. This year’s topic was sustainability. And Cosmetics Design was there to connect with the experts,...

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Special Edition Newsletter: Water Reduction Formulation

How to get water reduction formulation right

By Simon Pitman

The waterless and water reduction trend is definitely continuing to grow as consumers reach out for products that are both more convenient, particularly for on-the-go, as well as more environmentally friendly.

Natura defends environmentalists’ work in the Amazon

Natura defends environmentalists’ work in Amazon

By Simon Pitman

In light of criticism by the Brazil government towards NGOs working towards protecting the Amazon region, Natura has come out in defense of environmental protection the region.

Latin America helps buoy Clariant’s financial performance

Latin America helps buoy Clariant’s financial performance

By Simon Pitman

Specialty chemicals players Clariant has overcome challenging conditions in North America and China, as well as the Care Chemicals division, thanks to strong results in its new markets, particularly in Latin America.

Beraca's passion fruit extract is big for male skin care

Speical Edition: LATAM Male Grooming

How do Latin American men relate to the naturals trend?

By Simon Pitman

In Latin America the naturals trends has swept the region, impacting product launches across the board. That impact has also been seen in the fast-growing men’s grooming category.

in-cosmetics North America 2019, in photos

in-cosmetics North America 2019, in photos

By Simon Pitman

The in-cosmetics North America 2019 event opened its doors at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan, New York City, yesterday. Here we bring you some of the highlights in this photo gallery and an important announcement from the organizer.

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Special Edition: In-Cosmetics North America

Mibelle launches anti-aging remedy for the sleep deprived

By Deanna Utroske

At this week’s in-cosmetics North America trade show in New York City, the beauty biotech company is showcasing IceAwake, a biotech ingredient made available by glacial melt.

Cosmetica Laboratories opens innovation hub in California

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Cosmetica Laboratories opens innovation hub in California

By Deanna Utroske

In late September, the Canadian beauty maker cut the ribbon on a new product development facility meant to bring the company closer to indie beauty brands innovating for the future of cosmetics and skin care. Cosmetics Design editor Deanna Utroske recently...

In-cosmetics Latin America draws biggest crowd to date

In-cosmetics Latin America draws biggest crowd to date

By Simon Pitman

It was the sixth edition of in-cosmetics Latin America and it also pulled in the biggest ever visitor numbers, with the total now confirmed at 4,700 formulation professionals, a jump of 18% on the previous year.

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Probiotics can treat psoriasis, shows new clinical data from ADM

By Deanna Utroske

The agricultural processing company has completed a clinical study, recently accepted for publication in the international peer-reviewed journal Acta Dermato-Venereologica (which covers the fields of dermatology and venereology) that shows ingestible...

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