Anti-Aging

TCH acquires beauty-from-within company Organic Holdings

TCH acquires beauty-from-within company Organic Holdings

By Deanna Utroske

The category continues to evolve as consumers equate wellness with beauty and brands pair up topical products with ingestibles. And, deals like this one suggest that there is a wider market for nutritional beauty product.

Fresh science on anti-aging, from Avon

Fresh science on anti-aging, from Avon

By Deanna Utroske

Avon researchers have identified two biological factors that make for a more nuanced understanding of why skin changes with time and how lines and wrinkles form.

IFF moves to acquire Lucas Meyer

IFF moves to acquire Lucas Meyer

By Deanna Utroske

The fragrance maker bid this week to purchase Lucas Meyer and thereby squarely enter the cosmetics ingredient supply business. 

Can genotypic data change the face of skin care?

Can genotypic data change the face of skin care?

By Deanna Utroske

Olay’s latest research on consumer genetics has uncovered data that will help the skin care company develop next-generation products aimed at making skin appear ageless.  

Can celebrities cash in with men’s skincare?

Can celebrities cash in with men’s skincare?

By Deanna Utroske

This month actor Rob Lowe launched a product line called Profile, which expands men’s grooming routines beyond before- and aftershave items to include serums and more.

Vivienne Rudd, director of global insight and innovation, Beauty & Personal Care, Mintel

Mintel expert discusses how beauty routines are moving to new extremes

By Simon Pitman

The latest Mintel beauty research was showcased by Vivienne Rudd at the recent in-cosmetics Barcelona event. Rudd gave a presentation that highlighted global beauty rituals and how the growing trending for extremes in beauty habits is hoping to create...

Analysing the motivations behind sun tanning and UV exposure

Analysing the motivations behind sun tanning and UV exposure

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

In Europe and the West, tanned skin can be seen as desirable and a sign of good health or wealth, and even beauty, and according to a university researcher, the motivations behind tanning can be influential between using safer product alternatives or...

Men’s trends: natural, youthful, primal

Special Newsletter – Men’s Grooming

Men’s trends: natural, youthful, primal

By Deanna Utroske

Underlying the latest men’s grooming product trends here in the States is a longing for wellness. Be they topical skin care items, anti-aging creams, facial hair care essentials or nutraceuticals, men’s toiletries tend toward organics.

Shimmering metallic shades, the new trend in hair color

Shimmering metallic shades, the new trend in hair color

By Deanna Utroske

Hair dyed gray and stylish naturally gray hair looks have gained mainstream popularity in recent years. One cosmetic chemist specializing in hair color sees radiant metallic tones as the next trend in this niche.

Rodan + Fields up for sale?

Rodan + Fields up for sale?

By Deanna Utroske

The direct sales skin care brand and Wells Fargo are weighing the options, as the company eyes further expansion into international markets.

Rodan + Fields goes international

Rodan + Fields goes international

By Deanna Utroske

The direct-sales skin care company launched operations in Canada this month as a foray into the global marketplace.  

As the seasons change, so do Korean men’s skin barriers

As the seasons change, so do Korean men’s skin barriers

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

When the seasons change so can our mood or outlook, or even… South Korean men’s skin. A new study by the Inha University College of Medicine claims the factors that can maintain homogeneity of the skin barriers may noticeably change by seasons in the...

Millennial generation engage more and they want to prevent ageing

Millennial generation engage more and they want to prevent ageing

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The growing influence from the millennial generation means that beauty care players need to ensure they are engaging people to deliver a unique experience. With this in mind, CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com spoke with Verna Talcott at Dow Corning to discuss...

Lignin shown to enhance sunscreen effectiveness

Lignin shown to enhance sunscreen effectiveness

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Scientists in China and Canada have shown that the addition of lignin to commercial sunscreens can actually enhance their effectiveness and that exposure to sunlight may help them work even better.

Resveratrol inhibits acne bacteria growth

Grape antioxidant shown to treat acne effectively

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Research from across the pond has shown how resveratrol works to inhibit growth of the bacteria that causes acne and can also be combined with benzoyl peroxide, a common acne medicine, to enhance the drug's ability to kill the bacteria.

Pterostilbene can be found in blueberries

Study shows blueberry anti-oxidant prevents UV damage

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

A stilbenoid found in blueberries and grapes may have the capacity to prevent several types of UV-mediated damage, reddening of the skin and loss of skin barrier function when applied topically.

Nu Skin Q2 results see significant decline

Nu Skin Q2 results see significant decline

By Simon Pitman

Skin care specialist Nu Skin says continued problems in its China operations have weighed heavily on its second quarter results, causing revenues and profits to fall.

Scientists develop sunscreen from cod fish bones

Something fishy? No, it’s just sunscreen

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

After eating a nice piece of fish, few of us would think of using the leftovers as the basis for an effective sunscreen but that is the basis of some new research coming out of Portugal.

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