Researchers at Penn State University have discovered that synthetic imitations of the sort polypeptides found in squid ring teeth have uniquely desirable qualities and have filed a patent for the new technology.
Researchers from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have shown that certain peptides degrade under UV light by first passing through a triplet quantum state, a reactive arrangement that can cause greater damage than fragmentation...
New Jersey-based TRI-K has developed a new vegetable-based alternative to animal keratin which it says mimics the functional ratios in human hair amino acids in a more natural way.
Evolva works with Ajinomoto to build personal care applications
The Swiss company has joined up with the global supplier of amino acids to develop novel fermentation production routes to develop natural ingredients for application in personal care.
Soliance formulation technology hints at improved self-tanners
Ingredients player Soliance has developed an enhanced dihdroxyAcetone, DHA technology that is said to remove odors and formulation limitations for self-tanners.
Most innovative skin care ingredient launches so far in 2011
As one of the biggest categories in the cosmetics industry, skin care is driven by the development of new increasingly functional and sophisticated ingredients; building on this we bring you some of the most innovative and interesting ingredient launches...
Researchers say common water bacteria could be natural sunscreen
An ancient fresh water bacteria called Cyanobacteria may hold the key to developing a new generation of bio-based sunscreens, says a team at Harvard Medical School.
Fenchem launches mild surfactants for natural formulators
Fenchem’s cosmetics division has launched a number of surfactants for shampoos, face and body wash products that can replace petrochemical-derived ingredients.
Latest anti-aging products reflect ‘Fountain of Youth’ trend
Mintel has stated that the latest anti-ageing launches reflect the growing trend for ‘fountain of youth’ products, which claim to offer ‘the next generation of anti-aging technology’.
Tobacco plant could provide anti-wrinkle solutions
A sugar-peptide mix from wild tobacco plants could be an effective anti-aging ingredient for cosmetics, according to scientists in Italy.
Ajinomoto develops amino acid fermentation technology
Ingredients supplier Ajinomoto is developing a new fermentation technology to produce the amino acids cystine and cysteine for use in cosmetics, flavorings and pharmaceutical products.
Short amino acid sequences could act as non-toxic skin lightening ingredients
Short-sequence peptides hold significant potential as skin lightening ingredients and treatments for pigmentation disorders, according to scientists in California.
Peptides have 'immense' potential in future of skin care, review
The potential for bioactive peptide ingredients in cosmetics is ‘immense’ due to their highly targeted and flexible nature, according to dermatologists.
ARS develops corn protein-based polymers
The USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has developed a new method of purifying zein corn protein, giving it potential uses in the cosmetics industry.
Chella turns to nano particles to increase efficacy
Chellá Professional Skin Care says it has developed two brand
new nano-based technologies and a new delivery system that builds
on its centerpiece Chell-x Complex.