Nanotechnology

The 2018 Beauty Industry Awards go live!

2018 Beauty Industry Awards

The 2018 Beauty Industry Awards go live!

By Simon Pitman

The Cosmetics Design team is proud to announce the launch of the 2018 Beauty Industry Awards, the second edition of this prestigious competition highlighting achievements in the development of both beauty ingredients and finished products.

New nanoscale emulsification science from MIT

New nanoscale emulsification science from MIT

By Deanna Utroske

Researchers Ingrid Guha, Sushant Anand, and Kripa Varanasi have developed a scalable water-in-oil emulsification technique that doesn’t require mixing. And they believe that the new method has ready applications for cosmetics and personal care product...

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.