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CCFTA defends companies against ‘toxic’ accusations

CCFTA defends companies against ‘toxic’ accusations

By Chris BARKER

The Canadian industry organization for cosmetics companies, the CCFTA, has defended top cosmetics companies such as L’Oreal and J&J against accusations of using “toxic” chemicals in their products.

Datamonitor skin care trends

**COSMEGRAM** - Our monthly specialised cosmetics infogram

Datamonitor outlines skin care trends for Cosmetics Design

By Michelle Yeomans

This month the market researcher's interactive report exclusively for Cosmetics Design readers is focused on the key consumer insights and product trends currently impacting the global skin care sector.

Marine biotech is ‘land of opportunity’ for cosmetics

Marine biotech is ‘land of opportunity’ for cosmetics

By Chris BARKER

Marine biotechnology offers a ‘land of opportunities’ for personal care and cosmetics products producers, particularly in North America and Europe, according to a recent report by market research firm Technavio.

Antarctic cyanobacteria. (Credit: Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)

Tricking biological clock could boost microalgae production

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

A group of scientists have discovered a way to trick algae's biological clock to remain in its daytime setting, which dramatically boosts the amount of valuable compounds that the marine plants can produce when they are grown in constant light.

The best of US BB and CC creams

The best of US BB and CC creams

BB and CC creams, which were mostly confined to Asian markets until a few years ago, have become a phenomenon. Short for blemish balm and color correcting respectively, these products are now predicted to be worth over $67 million in the USA by the end...

Skin care ingredients come to the rescue for the hair care category

Skin care ingredients come to the rescue for the hair care category

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Many industry experts believe that if hair care is to push on and increase growth over the coming years it should take inspiration from the skin care market in order to innovate, and it appears scalp treatments and a multi-step routine are the way to...

Spirulina is one of the ingredients predicted to trend

Expert highlights emerging marine ingredient trends

By Michelle Yeomans

At a recent Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in New York, Mike Rohlfsen, director of algae technology company Heliae, highlighted emerging marine ingredients that are set to trend in the cosmetics industry.

Natural demand boosts skin care market

Natural demand boosts skin care market

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

As consumers become more concerned about personal care and the ingredients that are found in cosmetics amidst media scare stories, the natural and organic cosmetics market has seen solid growth, boosting the skin care category.

'Food-based' cosmetics gaining momentum as a trend

'Food-based' cosmetics gaining momentum as a trend

By Michelle Yeomans

Food-based ingredients are continuing to emerge as a key trend in the cosmetics industry as many beauty companies target the growing segment by creating product lines that incorporate natural ingredients.

Symrise develops active to treat hair loss from microalgae

Symrise develops active to treat hair loss from microalgae

By Michelle Yeomans

According to Symrise, as consumer’s interest in natural and sustainable products continuously increases, more emphasis has been put on green chemistry and biotechnology to which the global cosmetic player has catered to with an active that treats hair...

As demand rises, it’s time for marine ingredient standards

As demand rises, it’s time for marine ingredient standards

By Andrew McDougall and Michelle Yeomans

The demand for marine ingredients in cosmetics has risen over the last few years and Organic Monitor’s Amarjit Sahota tells CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com that it is time to put standards in place to ensure sustainable sourcing. 

How to stay ahead in the green cosmetics game

How to stay ahead in the green cosmetics game

By Simon Pitman

In many ways market entry into the natural and organic cosmetics category is easier these days but success will not come without integrity, according to a Euromonitor analyst.