In response to a New York state law passed that went into effect at the end of 2022, the American Cleaning Institute has co-authored a study to clarify methodologies examining 1,4-dioxane levels in commercial consumer products.
Issues with shelf stability, consumer education, and research gaps have been addressed through the testing and commercialization of a new lactic acid probiotic topical, according to study author Søren Kjærulff, Ph.D., CSO.
As consumer demand for natural ingredients in personal beauty care products continues to rise, cosmetics manufacturers are considering replacing synthetic preservatives with natural alternatives – but at what cost?
Chinese herbs containing anti-inflammatory, anti-allergy, itch-relieving and immunoregulating benefits can reduce symptoms and the recurrence of atopic dermatitis, without the side effects associated with conventional treatment methods, say researchers....
Natural plant extracts will continue to garner interest in the sunscreen category because of the multitude of active and functional properties they offer to a formulation, in addition to UV protection, say researchers.
US biofabrication specialist Modern Meadow has developed a recombinant protein inspired by Collagen type III from yeast, offering the beauty industry a more sustainable alternative to traditional animal-sourced collagens, its VP of R&D says.
Skin care interventions on healthy infants are likely ineffective in preventing eczema and may even increase skin infection and food allergy risk, according to researchers in Japan, Australia and Europe.
Hydrolysed collagen reduces the synthesis of lipopolysaccharides (LPS) and the subsequent release of pro-inflammatory cytokines to preserve skin immune integrity and prevent infections in the elderly, say researchers.
Whey waste from cheese production holds significant promise as an active ingredient for cosmetic formulations, particularly those targeting skin health and dermal ageing, finds an EU research consortium.
New research suggests that herbal formulations containing thyme, wheat grass and ginseng, along with ferulic and gallic acid, are the most promising natural products for new cosmetics with skin anti-ageing properties.
The cosmetics industry is seeing a rising appetite for traditional oils that have been used for centuries by Africa’s indigenous people as the demand for new, powerful, and efficacious natural ingredients booms.
US-based Stanford University is working with international beauty major L’Oréal to investigate skin tightness, looking at how mechano-receptors send signals into the neural circuit upon application of a topical.
Consumers worldwide will have very similar neural responses to fragrances, but it’s the cognitive associations of these scents that creates interesting nuances for beauty to investigate, says a leading experimental psychologist.
Portugal-based contract research firm PhD Trials has found that the environmental space surrounding the skin can influence sensorial response and induce neural activity, creating exciting promise for cosmetics.