How will the International Collaboration on Cosmetics Safety ensure animal-free testing for cosmetics?
Erin Hill, president and CEO at International Collaboration on Cosmetics Safety, shares the latest developments in progressing animal-free testing for cosmetics. While detailing how the initiative facilitates collaboration between governments and companies, she underscores how varying regulations per country can challenge certain forms of animal-free testing, such as artificial skin.
Skin care consumers are searching for products with science-based claims that benefit the skin. Personal Care Insights speaks to Cedric Rimella, co-founder and CEO of I.D. Swiss Botanicals, about the need for continued research for science-backed skin care to advance the skin-brain connection. I.D. Swiss... Read More
Luxury retailer LVMH and fragrance maker Givaudan posted solid quarterly results after a challenging year for the sector. Darren Sissons of Campbell, Lee and Ross Investment Management dives into the profit reports with Personal Care Insights and tells us why he sees even further growth opportunities for... Read More
Rabobank says the Eurozone economy stagnated in the final quarter of 2023. Despite a slowdown in investment spending, macro strategist Erik-Jan van Harn tells Personal Care Insights, it still held “remarkably well.” Find out why in this video.
Bloop talks to Personal Care Insights about its recent arrival on Amazon and how that will provide consumers with better access and privacy while shopping for its colorectal care products. Company founder Amany Mansour-Awad tells us the packaging is visually appealing, letting buyers display the products... Read More
A group of shareholder activists claims Boots is not paying its employees a real living wage. Sara Murphy of The Shareholder Commons in the US and Dan Howard of ShareAction in the UK talk to Personal Care Insights about their plans to get the UK pharma chain’s parent company, Walgreens Boots Alliance, to... Read More
Personal Care Insights checks in with Julie Carnes, director of supplier management for Beauty and Personal Care at Univar Solutions to learn about the key trends shaping up this year. We dive deep into ingredient innovations and find out how the company is navigating supply chain management issues and a... Read More
A dominant trend on the surfactants and emulsifiers market is a shift in focus toward product mildness, naturality and safety, particularly for every day use. We speak to Dr. Petra Kudla, global marketing manager of Hair Care at Clariant, who leads us through an examination of alternatives developed to... Read More
Natural astaxanthin has been dubbed the “red diamond” for its potent antioxidant skin care benefits. Anna Petritsch, product development manager at BDI-BioLife Science, claims astaxanthin is 770 times stronger than CoQ10 and even 6,000 times stronger than vitamin C. She also highlights Astacos OL50, an... Read More
Lumineux developed a body of clinically proven and rigorously tested products that evolve existing oral care solutions to neutralize the mouth’s harmful toxins while maintaining its natural ecosystem. We speak to the company’s founder and CEO, Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, about this next generation of dental hygiene... Read More
With the saturation of synthetic fruity and floral scents in modern perfumery, Sensegen presents an eco-conscious solution based on biotechnology. Angelique Burke, Sensegen’s VP of Fragrance, focuses on the challenges and environmental consequences of extracting molecules from natural ingredients, and... Read More
Upcycling ingredients for personal care products is a waste-free solution for sourcing bioactives, according to Sinem Tuncer, CEO at Arkive. She explains how circularity is often seen as expensive, but using upcycling ingredients can be cost-saving. However, Tuncer flags that the solution is often not... Read More
Targeting the beauty-from-within and healthy aging categories, Gelita’s high bioavailability Verisol ingredient is ingested orally, where it is absorbed and distributed through the blood stream to reach targeted cells, such as fibroblasts in the skin. Verisol stimulates the cells via receptor interaction to... Read More
The baby care market is shifting as Millennials are becoming parents with different purchasing choices following the COVID-19 pandemic. Sugandha Bandyopadhyay, team lead for Beauty, Personal Care & Household at Innova Market Insights, remarks on the speed at which the global baby care market is growing while... Read More
As a growing industry catalyst, AI is being harnessed by brands and suppliers alike to best understand shifting consumer demands and preferences, while tailoring differentiated solutions adapted to evolving needs. Personal Care Insights speaks to BASF on how the company is harnessing AI to identify market... Read More
Solvay is chemically modifying polymers to bring specific benefits desired by consumers. Margot Bon, research and innovation project manager, speaks about how polymers in hair care products are used for styling across hair types to achieve desired results. Within these solutions, the chemicals company... Read More
Leveraging its expertise in cocoa and chocolate, Cargill Beauty showcases two CocoaDesign emollients, one liquid and another solid, for boosting emotional well-being. Tiffany Quinn, applications development and clinical services manager discusses the calming and energizing properties of the emollients while... Read More
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increasing demand for nature-based ingredients in cleaning products and reduced water-based formulations. Starting from this backdrop, Sandra Catarino, director of Global Strategic Segments, explains how CP Kelco has responded to such demands with a... Read More