Bioactive compounds extracted from olive oil production waste offer great promise for active cosmetic development, though further research and investment must be made to ensure processing was conducted sustainably, a review says.
As the beauty industry continues its push forward with natural and organic cosmetics innovation, focus must be placed on the biodegradability of ingredients – still surprisingly overlooked in the field, says a formulation expert.
Consumer interest is turning more towards natural and sustainable ingredients, and while plant extracts are a good potential avenue to satisfy that trend, more research is needed to effectively implement natural antioxidants.
Plant peptides, plant hormones and cannabinoids should be more closely looked at for developing dual-action dermal and hair rejuvenation edibles and replacing retinoids that carry several negative side effects, say researchers.
Beauty that is better for the planet and people is surging, with great industry strides made in ingredients and packaging, but efforts need to be met with positive consumer perception to truly succeed, an expert says.
Botanical green tea extracts can protect hair from ultraviolet (UV) damage by reducing the formation of certain protein biomarkers, though efficacy is linked to antioxidant levels of the extract, finds a P&G funded study.
The focus on beauty as a form of self-care and the role diet and nutrition play on our beauty habits grew for consumers during lockdowns amid the Covid-19 pandemic, says research by ingredient firm Lycored.
Finnish startup Innomost is scaling up production of its bioactive compounds from upcycled birch bark, offering a more sustainable alternative to palm, fossil and food origin ingredients for beauty and personal care, its founder says.
Sulforaphane, an isothiocyanate from broccoli, may increase hair numbers by almost 7% in men and women with androgenic alopecia, says a new study from South Korean cosmeceutical player Gragem Co., Ltd.
Extracts of Acmella oleracea formulated in an “all-natural” emulsion serum can reduce the appearance of wrinkles within two weeks, says a new study that also supports the safety and stability of the serum.
Extracts from the Southeast Asian tree Thanaka may offer natural alternatives for sun protection, according to a new systematic review from scientists at Jalan Universiti in Malaysia and Lancaster University in the UK.
The clean beauty brand originally launched with upcycled-cannabis-root derivatives as the hero ingredients. Now, nearly one year later, empyri is working with a more familiar part of the cannabis plant.
In recent months a growing body of negative media coverage has served to discredit clean beauty. The honeymoon period is definitely over. In this article CosmeticsDesign-USA (CDU) speaks to Gay Timmons, president of the Natural and Organic Health and...
Smith & Vandiver Corporation has been manufacturing beauty and personal care products for multinationals, store brands, and startups since the 1970s. Now, the California – based company is part of the San Francisco Equity Partners investment portfolio.
Personal care major Unilever has developed a topical composition using natural monoterpenoids from thyme and pine that it says can balance and restore microbiota diversity of the skin, particularly in amenable skin that presents conditions like...
The research and consulting company publicized this year’s winners and runners-up during a virtual event this month, celebrating brands, suppliers, and corporate leaders “pushing the boundaries of sustainability” in the international cosmetics and personal...
This week, the ingredient supplier announced that its proprietary blend of β-glucogallin, cocos nucifera, and selenopeptides has been granted a patent in Mexico for the ability to protect dermal papilla cells.
South Korean personal care major LG Household & Healthcare and US manufacturer Farouk Systems Inc. have extended their partnership to launch a botanical-based skin care brand it believes will be a ‘good fit’ for the US market.
The latest launch from this Croda beauty ingredient brand is a new skin care active called Feminage; and it’s right in line with the wellness and pro-age movements reshaping the way personal care products get formulated, marketed, and enjoyed.
Natural was the top product claim made across the online global beauty and personal care space last year, driven by a huge wave of new brands entering the market. But consumer interest in the space is fading, warns Euromonitor International.
Personal care giant Colgate-Palmolive has developed an oral care teeth whitening composition using natural, plant-based abrasives derived from walnut tree bark and branches for improved polish and shine.