As more and more personal care product formulations comprise engineered nanomaterials, environment, health, and safety researchers are charged with ensuring the ingredients do not adversely affect the health of consumers or the natural environment.
NaturalNano of Rochester, New York, has provided Halloysite Nanotubes to the manufacturer since 2008, and that is slated to continue for 3 more years thanks to the latest extension of the companies’ commercialization relationship.
Nanotechnology engineering students from the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada, devised the product, which when applied directly to skin changes colour to indicate when wearer’s sunscreen is no longer effective.
While previously studies have found nanoparticles have the potential to be toxic for cells, a new study by MIT and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has now found they may also pose risks for DNA.
Elsevier, a global provider of scientific, technical and medical information on products and solutions, has announced the launch of an open access journal, ‘Colloid and Interface Science Communications’ (COLCOM), relevant to the beauty industry.