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Society of Cosmetic Chemists preps for annual meeting

By Deanna Utroske

The 2019 SCC technology showcase and meeting event site is live. And it lists out an agenda full of cutting-edge topics, spanning microbiome beauty; sustainable formulations; clean beauty; and textured hair; as well as all things CBD, hemp, and cannabis....

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What will make skin microbiome a long-term trend?

By Simon Pitman

This week’s two-day Cosmetics Design Summit on Skin Care Microbiome Innovation concluded with a panel discussion to explore whether the microbiome trend is a fad or here for the long-term. The consensus was unanimous…

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Capsum brings sustainable natural beauty supply chain indoors

By Deanna Utroske

Each year, the formulation technology company hosts pop-up events in Paris, New York, and LA to showcase their unique microfluidic tech as well as a concept-of-the-year. Capsum’s innovation for 2019 is a self-contained facility where botanical ingredients...

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Will new data change beauty makers’ foam formulation strategy?

By Deanna Utroske

An article on the dynamics of collective bubble collapse, published last month in the online peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports, outlines 2 mechanisms by which foams collapse and proposes a next research approach to discover how to formulate more...

Genemarkers launches gene expression test for CBD

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Genemarkers launches gene expression test for CBD

By Deanna Utroske

At this year’s NYSCC Suppliers’ Day tradeshow in New York City, Anna Langerveld, president and CEO of Genemarkers, was talking with attendees about her company’s latest offering, a test that skin care makers can use to help develop CBD products with the...

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New research from Mary Kay shows skin care benefits of fruit extracts

By Deanna Utroske

At this month’s annual meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology, Mary Kay associate principal scientist Tiffany Carle presented research data on a serum that the company’s R&D team created using a combination of 5 vitamin-C rich fruit...

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Ginkgo Bioworks showcases the fragrance of extinct flowers

By Deanna Utroske

Late last week, the Boston, Massachusetts – based biotech firm helped open a multisensory installation at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. Resurrecting the Sublime is the culmination of a 5-year project for Ginkgo: a project...

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