The Brazilian plant is used in cosmetic products for its antioxidant and antimicrobial functions, and the latest discovery helps to reduce ingredient oxidation over time for future formulation efforts by manufacturers.
In an effort to study more sustainable ingredient options to stabilize and improve antioxidant cosmetic formulations, Portuguese researchers examined the 'usefulness of cork extracts in the cosmetic industry' for wider application by manufacturers...
Bee venom and other bee-derived ingredients may hold promise as skin care actives to target smoothness, nourishment and brightness, though commercialisation would require careful attention given allergenicity concerns, say researchers.
TriNutra has introduced a standardized black cumin seed oil-based multifunctional active ingredient. CosmeticsDesign spoke with TriNutra Business Development Director Liki Von Oppen-Bezalei, PhD, and spokesperson Karsten Kutterer about the ingredient....
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Bioactive compounds extracted from olive oil production waste offer great promise for active cosmetic development, though further research and investment must be made to ensure processing was conducted sustainably, a review says.
Consumer interest is turning more towards natural and sustainable ingredients, and while plant extracts are a good potential avenue to satisfy that trend, more research is needed to effectively implement natural antioxidants.
Botanical green tea extracts can protect hair from ultraviolet (UV) damage by reducing the formation of certain protein biomarkers, though efficacy is linked to antioxidant levels of the extract, finds a P&G funded study.
Research from across the pond has shown how resveratrol works to inhibit growth of the bacteria that causes acne and can also be combined with benzoyl peroxide, a common acne medicine, to enhance the drug's ability to kill the bacteria.
Plandai Biotechnology, a producer of highly bioavailable plant extracts, has entered into a license agreement with Phyto Nutricare, a UK company, to develop Phytofare extracts for nutricosmetic applications.
An Augusta-based scientist who has concentrated much of his career on the study of green tea and how it can combat certain disorders and conditions, has developed a shampoo to combat excessive hair loss.
Driven by an aging time-poor population and a greater appreciation of the role that nutrition plays in beauty, the global market for ready-to-drink beauty drinks reached a value of €1.1bn ($925mn) in 2010, with a 2.9 per cent increase in volume to 144mn...
Taking antioxidant oral supplements can help enhance the skin’s natural protective properties as well as having beautifying properties, according to Lycored’s wellness and cosmetics director David Djerassi.