29 Sep 2023 --- French fragrance and flavor manufacturer Robertet has acquired BioPod, an AI-controlled biofarm developed by American-French biotechnology start-up Interstellar Lab. Leveraging BioPod’s system developed for sustainably growing plants in space, Robertet expects to boost agronomic research in the fragrance, flavors and well-being industries.
Oral care launches see boost in microbiome-balancing NPD, fluoride alternatives and automated gadgets for...
26 Sep 2023 --- The oral care industry is seeing an increasing number of start-ups launch “innovative and fun” products that especially attract Gen Z and millennial consumers, as highlighted in data by Innova Market Insights. Launches in the oral care category feature microbiome-balancing probiotics, tablet formats (natural mouthwash and toothpaste) and fluoride alternatives that can...
22 Sep 2023 --- The EU Commission (EC) has reacted to a joint letter sent last week, signed by various cosmetics and food supplier countries critiquing the EU regulation on deforestation-free products (EUDR) for establishing a “unilateral benchmarking system.” Personal Care Insights speaks to an EC spokesperson, exploring how the EU plans to address the concerns raised by the...
Innova Market Insights’ data suggests cosmetic products have been expanding with an average annual growth of 3% from April 2018 to March 2023. Lipstick had the highest share of launches and Face Concealers showed a high growth of 20% within the same period. The data also shows high growth in cosmetic color formulations, significantly in those targeting men, at 174%. Free-from claims peaked...
Consumers today expect their skin care products to have a cleaner label, with more “natural” and sustainably sourced ingredients. According to Innova Market Insights, 46% of global consumers always take sustainability into account when buying personal care products. Vegan claims also grew to 23% of launches in 2022. However, consumers also expect their skin care products to offer high...
Circe Scientific is scaling a molecular technology called “crystal engineering,” which merges an anti-aging extract of blueberries with a natural molecule found in the human body to create a multifunctional “cocrystal” that stimulates more effective absorption by the skin. It is also applicable to a diverse array of cosmetic and nutrition applications.
Beyond The Headlines: Vaseline’s “most premium” skin care line targets POC, Anne Hathaway debuts in...
22 Sep 2023 --- This week in industry news, Vaseline unveiled a new radiance-boosting and anti-aging skin care range, Vaseline Radiant X. Galderma also released its antioxidant serum with 14 “vital” antioxidants, while supplier Seppic “re-explored” the potential of Sepiclear G7 (heptyl glucoside), its eco-friendly solubilizer, in new research backing its efficacy. In brand...
EU and China to ease trade barriers by curtailing regulatory and disclosure requirements for cosmetic players
26 Sep 2023 --- EU and China have agreed to establish a working group that will “lower the administrative burden and far-reaching disclosure requirements” on EU cosmetic products sold in China. Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive VP of the European Commission (EC) and He Lifeng, Vice Premier of China’s State Council discussed these moves to improve international trade and...
Beyond The Headlines: K-beauty tech unicorn moves toward IPO, Jennifer Coolidge unveils “Dirty Pillows” with e.l.f Cosmetics
29 Sep 2023 --- This week in industry news, beauty tech company APR Corporation moved forward with its preparations for an IPO on the Korea Exchange, with a valuation of over KRW 1 trillion (US$744 billion). Jennifer Coolidge reunited with e.l.f.... Read More
29 Sep 2023 --- Symrise has introduced its latest anti-dandruff active, Crinipan PO. The premium-grade, high-purity ingredient offers proven efficacy and an option to replace zinc pyrithione, an EU prohibited substance. Symrise introduces piroctone... Read More
In-Cosmetics Asia ’23 : Exhibitors discuss tropical formulations, evolving Chinese regulations and K-beauty in India
28 Sep 2023 --- Ahead of In-Cosmetics Asia held in Bangkok, Thailand, this November, exhibitors speak to Personal Care Insights about strategies and NPD to be presented at the trade show. Key highlights include lighter formulations suited to tropical... Read More
Personal Care Focus : Skin Microbiome Enhancer
Microbiome-friendly launches in personal care witnessed an 84% CAGR from April 2018 to March 2023. Nearly two out of three launches with these claims were in Europe. Hydration claims take the lead, followed by cruelty-free positionings. More than half of launches are in skin care products. Glycerol... More
Analysis Feature Oral care formulations innovation
Oral care launches have been increasing globally, featuring a +33% year-over-year growth when comparing April 2021 to March 2022 and April 2022 to March 2023 launches. In April 2022 to March 2023, the top subcategory of global oral care launches was Toothpaste (72%). In April 2022 to March 2023, Saccharin (61%) was the leading ingredient among global oral care tracked. The top selected...View Analysis