Skin Health

Heavy metals can be found in water, air and soil pollutions, in some jewelry and cosmetics, or in naturally occurring deposits. © Getty Images -  Abstract Aerial Art

Zeolites show potential as an anti-heavy metal cosmetics ingredient

By Ravyn Cullor

Zeolites, a nanoporous material being tested in various other fields at this time, may absorb heavy metals in a creamy cosmetic and offer potential to formulators seeking to remove such environmental compounds, suggests preliminary data from Italy and...

Various bioactive compounds found in olive pomace - the main by-product of olive oil production - offer promise for skin care formulations [Getty Images]

Special Edition: NATURALS & NATURALLY-DERIVED – SOURCING, CHEMISTRY AND CLAIMS

Olive oil waste offers active circular beauty promise: Review

By Kacey Culliney

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.

Nanoparticles made from fishery by-product and plant biomass could be used to make emulsions targeting skin ageing from stress and environmental pollution [Getty Images]

Special Edition: CIRCULAR BEAUTY – SUSTAINABLE SOURCING, GREEN CHEMISTRY AND ECO-DESIGN

Zero-waste nanoparticle innovation offers green beauty promise: Review

By Kacey Culliney

Nanoparticles made using natural polymers and ingredients from waste materials offer the cosmetics industry great promise in developing active beauty products for skin health that align with green economy goals, say researchers.

Skin Microbiome 2021 Cosmetics Design trends webinar with Beiersdorf, Labskin, Sequential Skin and Hint Futurology

The skin microbiome brainstorm: Tech, claims and trend-driven NPD

By Kacey Culliney

Skin microbiome science and innovation is fast-evolving, with a plethora of tools, ingredients and research efforts spotlighting key areas of opportunity. But where exactly is the sector headed? And what might next-generation NPD look like?

A closer understanding on the interplay between host defence strategies and skin microbiota will be helped by emerging research technologies [Getty Images]

Special Edition: Advances in the Skin Microbiome - Ingredients innovation and Science

Emerging tech to drive ‘new levels’ of host-microbiota interaction research

By Kacey Culliney

Industry will deepen understanding further on the interplay between the microbiota and its host thanks to emerging technologies like single-cell research and in vivo imaging techniques, say researchers.

Prebiotics and probiotics show skin health potential

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Prebiotics and probiotics show skin health potential

By Stephen Daniells

Friendly bacteria and the fibres they feed on may be the next big entrance into the skin care ingredient sector, with data showing their potential for boosting skin health and preventing conditions like acne.

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