Nanotechnology

Vivienne Rudd, Director of Global Insight and Innovation, Beauty & Personal Care, Mintel

in-cosmetics Latin America

Mintel highlights the most exciting global beauty launches

By Simon Pitman

At last week’s in-cosmetics Latin America the Mintel Innovation Zone platformed some of the most interesting new product launches worldwide. In this video, Mintel’s Vivienne Rudd demonstrates some of the most interesting and trend-setting products on...

Nanotech researchers develop a new structural color solution

Nanotech researchers develop a new structural color solution

By Deanna Utroske

A team of scientists from around the world, led by Ming Xiao of The University of Akron, have just published their findings online at Science Advances. The researchers are optimistic that their noniridescent structural color solution can be useful on...

Researchers find a cheap, new way to make structural color

Researchers find a cheap, new way to make structural color

By Deanna Utroske

The shimmering shifting hues of insects come not from pigment but from carefully arranged particles. And new scientific research, documented in an article published by the American Chemical Society, suggests that the nanotech to recreate such color is...

New cosmetics expected to come out of recent CUNY research on melanin

New cosmetics expected to come out of recent CUNY research on melanin

By Deanna Utroske

Last week in the journal Science, researchers from the City University of New York published a paper that outlines their work developing material that not only imitates melanin but that also enables scientists to pick and choose the properties expressed. 

Biossance skin care brand helps boost Amyris sales

Biossance skin care brand helps boost Amyris sales

By Simon Pitman

Biotech player Amyris says that the recent launch of its skin care brand at selected Sephora stores nationwide and online has given the company’s bottom line a significant boost.

Scientists look at hair on a nanoscale

Scientists look at hair on a nanoscale

By Deanna Utroske

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, in collaboration with a scientist out of Zurich, Switzerland, have published new data on the structure and mechanics of hair that has likely applications for hair care R&I.

cosmetic science event, IFSCC 2016 congress kicks off October 30th

IFSCC 2016 congress kicks off October 30th

By Deanna Utroske

The annual gathering of cosmetic chemists and affiliated beauty industry professionals is just weeks away and the program is packed with scientific educational sessions, technical exhibits, and lively opportunities for networking and recreation.

Croda acquires cosmetic ingredient encapsulation tech from Inventiva

Croda acquires encapsulation tech from Brazil’s Inventiva

By Deanna Utroske

The team, technology, and territory of the company founded by Renata Raffin and Candice Felippi, which specializes in nanotech encapsulation of cosmetics actives, will add to Croda’s business in and beyond personal care.