The plant-based formulation, developed from ingredients found in mangrove forests, is a biotechnological innovation with the potential to ‘help the skin become more resistant to harmful organisms without harming its natural barrier,’ as detailed on the...
The skin microbiome remains a highly competitive and innovative field, and advances in technology to better map microorganisms of groups and individuals is going to fast shape the category moving forward, says the CEO of a specialised venture capital...
Innovation in cosmetic ingredients targeting the skin microbiome is surging, but the ultimate dream is to be able to incorporate beneficial live bacteria into formulations, says a principal scientist at L’Oréal Research & Innovation.
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.
The scientific community has had its eyes on the microbiome for years, but for the beauty industry and its consumers, 2022 will be the year the concept really gains important ground, says the founder of Gallinée.
Skin microbiome research would benefit from standardised methods and reporting practices worldwide to enable researchers to replicate studies, assess results and better advance knowledge in the field, say researchers.
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.
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.
The compound 2-butyloctanol shows potential prebiotic activity by promoting skin friendly bacteria in human armpits, while also inhibiting the growth of odor-causing bacteria, says a new study from Colgate-Palmolive.
Personal care giant Colgate-Palmolive is shifting away from traditional line extensions, taking a design-led innovation approach that considers user experience and trends from start-to-finish, with teams focused on opportunities in active oral care, the...
Personal care major Unilever has developed a topical composition using natural monoterpenoids from thyme and pine that it says can balance and restore microbiota diversity of the skin, particularly in amenable skin that presents conditions like...
A deep dive into CosmeticDesign's Skin Microbiome Webinar
Processed probiotics are widely used in beauty products to target the skin microbiome, but few formulations contain live bacteria strains – a concept experts say is interesting from a marketing perspective but complicated to do.
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
The skin microbiome continues to ignite interest as science fast advances and product innovations hit shelves, but where exactly are the biggest opportunities for industry and what will be the key challenges moving forward?
Consumer interest in topical probiotic cosmetics is rising, presenting opportunity to target niche skin conditions and push hard science before establishing relevance in the wider wellness market, an expert says.