Kao Corporation says carbonated water improves the efficacy of its curl-loosening technology in shampoo, offering consumers better styling control post-wash [Getty Images]


Curl power: Kao Corp uses carbonated water to improve active shampoo

By Kacey Culliney

Japanese personal care major Kao Corporation has blended carbonated water into a shampoo formula for curly hair to improve the penetration and effectiveness of its curl-loosening ingredient, offering better style control at the washing stage.

There is great opportunity for new cosmetic uses backed by clinical efficacy when working with CBD in the beauty space (Getty Images)


Cannabis beauty: CBD is ‘an exciting area for innovation’, says expert

By Natasha Spencer

Interest in cannabis beauty continues to rise, fuelled by a tide of interesting cannabidiol (CBD) product launches and fast-evolving science, but there remain challenges ahead for brands operating in the space, an expert says.

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The PCPC’s focus on science, safety, and sustainability

By Deanna Utroske

At the start of March, the Personal Care Products Council held its annual meeting event, complete with educational panels, keynotes, and breakout sessions. This year’s topic was sustainability. And Cosmetics Design was there to connect with the experts,...

New Estée Lauder Companies research on skin and hair aging

New Estée Lauder Companies research on skin and hair aging

By Deanna Utroske

At this week’s Annual Meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology the beauty, fragrance, and personal care maker will present new data connecting both environmental and biological factors to skin aging and to hair aging.

University of Karachi sets up dedicated Halal product testing lab

University of Karachi sets up dedicated Halal product testing lab


The University of Karachi’s (UoK) International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), has turned its attention to dedicated testing of Halal cosmetics and other Halal products by setting up a special laboratory at its Industrial Analytical...

L’Oréal creates scientific advisory research & innovation board

L’Oréal creates scientific advisory research & innovation board

By Michelle Yeomans

The french firm has put together a Scientific Advisory Board composed of nine distinguished scientists from diverse disciplines and of varied nationalities, whose mission it will be to bring ideas to the table that relates to L’Oréal Research’s fields...

Pheremone study expanded

Pheremone study expanded

Human Pheromone Sciences has said that based on preliminary studies
on how mood can be enhanced using synthesized human pheromones, it
is now expanding its study to include a larger number of volunteers
in its laboratories.

Human Pheremone ups research

Human Pheremone ups research

US-based Human Pheromone Sciences is entering into an agreement
with the University of Utah to conduct research and development
programmes on a series of compounds already identified and isolated
by scientists relating to synthesised...


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