Skin Care

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Retinol with no BHA and BHT fills consumer 'well-aging' demand

By Olivia DeSmit

BASF launched a new grade of retinol, Retinol 50, that complies with industry clean lists and fits current consumer needs. The product has a high active load of about 50% retinol, similar to other retinol offerings, but without harmful ingredients BHA...

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Certifying 'microbiome-safe' baby skin care

By Kirsty Doolan

We spoke to the CEO of MyMicrobiome about the criteria to give a 'seal of approval' to microbiome-friendly products and the importance of analysing baby skin care differently to adult skin.

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dsm-firmenich Safer Under the Sun conference spotlights suncare innovation

By Cassandra Stern & Simon Pitman

Following the success of its first Safer Under the Sun conference, which focused on cancer awareness, dsm-firmenich took the decision to focus the 2023 event on how its current sun care innovation pipeline is gearing up to creating change in the industry

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How AI software is helping DTC beauty brands to shine

By Cassandra Stern & Simon Pitman

As the Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) beauty market continues to carve out a bigger share of the retail landscape, using the right tools to fine tune digital retail platforms has become make or break.

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PowerReviews survey highlights strong pockets of consumer spending

By Cassandra Stern & Simon Pitman

A new PowerReviews survey focusing on beauty consumer trends underscores how the spending patterns of some consumers groups are still showing an upward trajectory, despite many household budgets continuing to be squeezed in the last couple of years.

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Science reports compile skin health benefits of omega-3

By Nikki Hancocks

GOED (the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s) has created two reports outlining the benefits of omega-3s to skin health conditions utilising its database of more than 40,000 published papers.

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e.l.f. broadens its portfolio with Naturium acquisition

By Simon Pitman

e.l.f. Beauty is aiming to continue its strong momentum with the acquisition of skincare brand Naturium $355 million, a deal that will see it further expand its reach beyond the business’s mainstay color cosmetics.

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Brazil paves the way to end animal testing throughout LATAM

By Cassandra Stern & Simon Pitman

To find out more about the state of animal testing in Brazil, Cosmetics Design USA spoke with Dr. Gavin Maxwell, safety science advocacy lead at Unilever’s Safety & Environmental Assurance Centre, who discusses how progress is being made towards non-animal...

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Beauty wellness spells greater opportunity for multi-step solutions

By Simon Pitman

As the wellness trend continues to reshape beauty and personal care regimens, opportunities are growing to provide multi-step solutions that include sleep and supplementation claims, says Imogen Matthews, founder of the Premium Market Reports and consultant...

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Honoring eco-friendly action: About the 2023 Sustainable Beauty Awards

By Cassandra Stern

Categories for consideration include New Sustainable Products, Sustainable Ingredients, and more, and entries are open to ‘cosmetic & personal care brands, ingredient firms, packaging suppliers, retailers & distributors, NGOs, agencies and related...

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Levagen+ PEA now available for beauty applications

By Cassandra Stern & Danielle Masterson

Gencor’s branded PEA can now be found in the beauty category for its ability to aid in a healthy inflammatory response and protect from oxidative stress-induced damage.

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