Biotech

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Evonik has developed vegan biotech collagen

By Deanna Utroske

Right now, the specialty chemical company is positioning the technology for use in the medical and pharmaceutical sectors; but it’s altogether likely the new collagen platform will find its way into beauty as well.

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CBD skin care to get a boost from Amyris technologies

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty ingredient maker has announced recent advances in fermentation technology and posted new research data online that shows the advantages of formulating CBD skin care with the company’s biotech Neossance Squalane.

Biotech ingredients are made by microbes, often bacteria or yeast or algae that have undergone DNA editing.

Special Edition: Biotechnology for Natural Formulation

Has biotech made more natural beauty ingredients available?

By Deanna Utroske

Here, Cosmetics Design looks at a selection of ingredients, made possible through biotechnology, that have come to market in recent years and how those new inputs figure into the natural and green beauty movements.

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This Month in Fragrance: October 2019

By Deanna Utroske

This month’s fragrance industry news on the Cosmetics Design sites covers topics ranging from CBD to biotech, from ingredient transparency to sustainable packaging, to the fragrance market potential in Asia, a L’Oréal acquisition, and more.

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Trend Spotting: more insights from in-cosmetics North America 2019

By Deanna Utroske

Yesterday, Cosmetics Design published an item here about the prevalence of marine ingredients and solid personal care solutions seen at last week’s in-cosmetics NA in New York City. Here we explore a few more concepts that stood out at the trade show.

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Special Edition: In-Cosmetics North America

Mibelle launches anti-aging remedy for the sleep deprived

By Deanna Utroske

At this week’s in-cosmetics North America trade show in New York City, the beauty biotech company is showcasing IceAwake, a biotech ingredient made available by glacial melt.

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