Skin Care

Betulin becomes big business

Betulin becomes big business

NaturNorth Technologies and wood producer Potlatch and Synertec,
have developed a patented process to cost-effectively isolate large
quantities of pure betulin and other compounds from birch bark.
Many cosmetic companies use the extract...

Is beauty only skin deep?

Is beauty only skin deep?

It is always said that it is what's on the inside that counts, but
can what's inside make you look better on the outside? A rise in
so-called 'cosmeceuticals,' or beauty foods, is about to emerge,
reports Mintel....

Wound healing technology

Wound healing technology

A new technology developed by Hydron, marketers of personal care
products, can significantly increase the protein production of skin
cells, which is linked to wound healing suggest two new studies.

Silk sales to surge ?

Silk sales to surge ?

Cashing in on the trend towards natural ingredients, and benefiting
from the synergy with its sister company SilPRO that markets silk
essence powder, New Silk Road is keen to push silk as the natural
moisturiser.

Ciba protection from light

Ciba protection from light

Swiss company Ciba Specialty Chemicals has designed a new
technology to protect cosmetic products from the damaging effects
of light. Working hand in hand with cosmetic ingredients, the new
technology is claimed to increase shelf...

Enzymotec fights wrinkles

Enzymotec fights wrinkles

Lipid-based ingredients company Enzymotec has come up with a new
cosmetic line based on its ingredient MultOil, to fight wrinkles
and moisturise the skin. The young Israeli company claims that the
product could induce collagen stimulation...

Pop a pomegranate!

Pop a pomegranate!

Powerful antioxidant properties found in the regal fruit of Roman
cuisine - the pomegranate - could protect the skin from changes
that might lead to cancer. Can we soon expect to see these
ingredients incorporated into skin creams?

Next generation face mask

Next generation face mask

Speciality chemicals company Cognis has launched the next
generation of its product concept for skin care - the Polymoist
Mask based on the active ingredient collagen. Using a refined
technology, the company asserts that the new mask...

Fatty acid cream for mobility

Fatty acid cream for mobility

A cream composed of cetylated fatty acids (CFA) can improve quality
of life and mobility in patients with osteoarthritis, claims a
study conducted in the US by Connecticut university together with
bioceutical company Imagenetix.

Brightening up ageing skin

Brightening up ageing skin

US division of Japanese mail order skincare company DHC introduces
alpha-arbutin white mask. The company claims alpha-arbutin is up to
ten times more effective at brightening skin than the traditional
brightening ingredient beta-arbutin.

New formulation faces the sun

New formulation faces the sun

Speciality chemicals company International Specialty Products (ISP)
continues its quest to expand the company's presence in the growing
personal care market segment with the news this week that it has
collaborated with biotech...

Peptides beat the age factor

Peptides beat the age factor

The latest topical anti-aging advancements come from a new
understanding of the importance of peptides, writes Procter &
Gamble. According to the company, the introduction of its Olay
Regenerist with Olay-exclusive Amino-Peptide...

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