research & development

20 Mar 2023
--- Microbial science has revolutionized how we think about skincare and beauty. Recent studies have shown that the trillions of microorganisms living on and within our bodies play a vital role in the health of our skin.... Read More
17 Mar 2023
--- Biotechnology company Aldena Therapeutics has received financing worth US$30 million by Medicxi to advance siRNA-based therapies for dermatological indications, which will lead to “long-lasting therapies” for... Read More
16 Mar 2023
--- Trichloroethylene (TCE) – a colorless chemical used in aerosol cleaning products, cosmetic glues, disinfectants and perfumes – has been hypothesized as a cause of Parkinson’s disease (PD), by an... Read More
13 Mar 2023
--- A team of researchers from India has investigated the synergistic skincare properties of natural extracts based on aloe vera and wild carrot. When formulated in an herbal cream format prepared using an oil-in-water method,... Read More
09 Mar 2023
--- Amid an ongoing debate on the safety of Titanium dioxide (TiO2), recent research has found that TiO2 incorporated into mesoporous silica (SBA-15) can be considered a broad-spectrum ingredient for innovative sunscreens,... Read More
07 Mar 2023
--- Researchers at the University of Leeds (UoL), England, have found that the UK’s laundry releases microfibers weighing 6,490 to 87,165 metric tons each year. That’s equivalent to 600 to 1,500 double-decker buses,... Read More
07 Mar 2023
--- Microbiology has merged with perfumery, creating “natural but cruelty-free” scents using microbes rather than the usual animal and plant sources. Based at the University of Glasgow, the UK researchers behind the... Read More
03 Mar 2023
--- New research touted as the “largest ever cross-cultural study of appearance-enhancing behaviors” has found that people worldwide spend an average of four hours a day on enhancing their beauty. This is according... Read More
02 Mar 2023
--- Toilet paper has been discovered to be an “unexpected source of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).” It has been detected in wastewater across several continents by researchers at the University of... Read More
01 Mar 2023
--- Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA), England, UK have developed Dries, a technology that removes 98% of water content from beauty and skincare products, transforming water- and oil-based products into small... Read More
27 Feb 2023
--- As plant-based cosmetic emulsions are difficult to preserve in terms of quality due to oxidative spoilage, a study evaluated the shelf-life of such cosmetics under different storage conditions.
23 Feb 2023
--- According to recent studies, consumers continue to be influenced by content creators on social media. “TikTok made me buy it” is a common phrase online, which has also made its way to beauty brand marketing in... Read More
23 Feb 2023
--- Researchers in Italy are presenting Royal Gala apple pomace (AP) as an alternative to microplastic-based thickening agents used in cosmetics or nutraceuticals. With an ever-increasing search for natural materials to cap... Read More
21 Feb 2023
--- The French government is appealing the EU General Court’s judgment of annulling the classification of titanium dioxide (TiO2) as a suspected carcinogen when inhaled or consumed in powder forms. The chemical is used... Read More
16 Feb 2023
--- Thermal waters have been showing different beneficial effects on the skin due to their physicochemical composition. The health functionalities of thermal water in the treatment of some skin diseases enable formulators to use... Read More
13 Feb 2023
--- A US-based study has found that most kids up to 12 in America use children’s makeup and body products (CMBP) and almost half of the proportion use it for play. The study underscores that with increasing evidence of... Read More
09 Feb 2023
--- Animal-free safety testing for cosmetics and beauty ingredients is largely hindered by inconsistencies across global regulatory policies. Addressing this, more than 35 cosmetics manufacturers and suppliers, industry... Read More
01 Feb 2023
--- Poland-based researchers highlight microencapsulation for active fragrance compounds as a potential solution to unfavorable conditions, such as high temperatures and intense mixing that affect fragrance during production.
31 Jan 2023
--- Japanese scientists have discovered that ultraviolet (UV) rays are closely related to frizzy hair that occurs on the outer layer of the head, which disrupts the alignment of hair bundles and causes uneven appearance.... Read More
30 Jan 2023
--- Fungi-based ingredients have proliferated across a swathe of beauty formulations and are considered a prominent skincare trend for this year. The broad adaptability of mushroom extracts is bringing life to new applications,... Read More