Personal care major Unilever plans to develop more targeted microbiome products in scalp, oral and underarm care using its lipid precursor technology, designed to stimulate natural ceramide production and improve skin quality and hydration.
Unilever says it is heavily committed to deepening understanding and advancing product development in the fast-moving skin microbiome space, particularly around opportunities in prebiotics and mass accessibility.
Personal care major Unilever has filed a patent on a method to induce the natural secretion of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) on the human body – enforcing immunity of the skin, scalp and oral cavity it claims.
Hims & Hers started as an ingestible sexual health company, but it has expanded into skin care and recently launched a new line in the segment. CosmeticsDesign spoke with Hilary Coles, co-founder and senior vice president of brand and innovation about...
O Positiv launched their PMS focused supplement, Flo, in 2018 and this year introduced their skin supplement Retro. CosmeticsDesign sat down with co-founder Bobby Bitton about launching into the ingestible beauty space.
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.
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...
Retail major A.S. Watson has grown digital beauty engagement across Superdrug and ICI PARIS XL with an AI-powered skin advisor tool co-developed with Finnish beauty tech firm Revieve – an innovation it plans to rollout across Asia next year.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has shaped and accelerated consumer priorities in beauty, and self-care, skin nourishment and playful colour have gained ground as key movements industry must consider, says Avon’s global trend forecaster.
Exposure to urban pollution can increase skin pigmentation over time – likely a protective response mechanism triggered by oxidative stress – but certain topicals can partly prevent this, finds a study.
Special Edition: NATURALS & NATURALLY-DERIVED – SOURCING, CHEMISTRY AND CLAIMS
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.
Observations indicate that different skin ethnicities experience aging differently, and using tissue engineering a French research team set out to show the value of vitro studies in research on dark skin types.
International skin care major Beiersdorf has developed a method to profile skin based on moisture levels and geographical location, providing an accurate picture of overall skin condition and enabling personalised product recommendations.
UK-Singapore headquartered biotech startup Sequential Skin has secured more funding in its latest seed round that it plans to use for global expansion of its at-home skin diagnostics patch, in both a B2B and D2C capacity, its CEO says.
Special Edition: CIRCULAR BEAUTY – SUSTAINABLE SOURCING, GREEN CHEMISTRY AND ECO-DESIGN
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 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?
Special Edition: Advances in the Skin Microbiome – Ingredients Innovation and Science
Italian microbiome health startup Lac2Biome has developed a white label skin care blend containing live probiotics and hyaluronic acids, offering brands opportunity to offer an innovative and highly potent product that delivers on promised benefits,...
Special Edition: Advances in the Skin Microbiome - Ingredients innovation and Science
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.
Special Edition: ADVANCES IN THE SKIN MICROBIOME – INGREDIENTS INNOVATION AND SCIENCE
UK skin health specialist SkinBioTherapeutics has developed a probiotic powder targeting psoriasis – a product that centres on exciting advances in the gut-skin axis and holds wider promise for industry, its CEO says.
As sunscreen recalls draw media attention this summer, Dr. Laura Cohen talks to CosmeticsDesign-USA about how QuantaSphere microencapsulation technology helps prevent unwanted absorption of chemicals into the body.
International beauty major L’Oréal has developed a digital system that analyses protein biomarkers in the skin and predicts trends likely to be experienced because of these, enabling highly customised formulations and more suitable product recommendations.
Interest in topical and ingestible beauty products that support and even boost immunity is gaining traction, but what science can back up product developments and how much growth potential is there really in this space?
Personal care major Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has reported a global sales rise for the first quarter of 2021, fuelled by pharmaceuticals and medical devices, but its consumer health division saw overall sales decline despite strength in oral and...
Special Edition: Advances in sun protection - skin science and ingredients innovation
There remains significant scope to advance beauty supplements that care for sensitive skin exposed to the sun and even greater potential for smart co-branding with sun care brands, says the founder of D+ For Care.
Personal care major Johnson & Johnson has reported a dip in full-year earnings for 2020 despite a sales lift for the last quarter but says it remains confident in the company’s broad-based strengths moving into 2021.
Direct-to-consumer skin care brand Symbiome will debut a product range formulated with postbiotics sourced from plants from the Brazilian Amazon, aimed at restoring and rebuilding resilience in the modern microbiome.
A deep dive into CosmeticsDesign's Skin Microbiome Webinar
ZO Skin Health is set to hold its second skin focused seminar for industry professionals in Chicago later this month, whereby it will reveal the latest breakthroughs and innovations in skin health science.
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.