NGOs concerned with 'future of environmental health' under Jean-Claude Juncke

NGOs concerned with 'future of environmental health' under Jean-Claude Juncke

26-Sep-2014 - HEAL, the Green10 and other Brussels-based NGOs have contacted the European Parliament with ‘grave concerns on the future of environmental health' under the newly appointed Commission of Jean-Claude Juncker.

L’Oréal inaugurates carbon neutral hair care facility

L’Oréal inaugurates carbon neutral hair care facility

26-Sep-2014 - L’Oréal has opened its brand new hair care production facility in Burgos, Northern Spain, which has been designed as a biomass plant, enabling the cosmetics giant to term it carbon neutral. 

Beauty From Within boost for vitamins and supplements segment

Beauty From Within boost for vitamins and supplements segment

26-Sep-2014 - Beauty and appearance claims represent a good growth opportunity in the vitamins and supplements market in the UK despite the rest of the segment looking due to decline in 2014.

Beauty brands would do well not to underestimate the power of Amazon

Beauty brands would do well not to underestimate the power of Amazon

25-Sep-2014 - As most cosmetics brands up their digital spend and the online influence grows, beauty brands need to take e-commerce and digital ecosystems into consideration, and in online marketplace powerhouse Amazon.com there is big potential.

Exposure to the elements as we go about our daily lives could be damaging to skin

Work in the city? Pollution damaging your skin? Silicone specialties could help

25-Sep-2014 - New research from Dow Corning suggests that the ability of silicone specialties to form a film preventing the aggression from reaching skin, without impacting detrimentally aesthetics, could be of interest to skin care and cosmetics formulators.

Luxe Pack Monaco focuses on digital revolution in packaging sector

Luxe Pack Monaco focuses on digital revolution in packaging sector

25-Sep-2014 - From inbuilt electronic chips to light design technology, the 27th Edition of Luxe Pack Monaco will exclusively be previewing the latest ‘smart’ technologies the packaging sector has to offer.

Credit: John A. Rogers, University of Illinois

Medical device interests cosmetics companies as it monitors skin health

25-Sep-2014 - A new wearable ‘skin-like’ medical device that can warn the user if they are having cardiovascular trouble can also monitor skin health and say if it is time to put on some moisturiser.

Pterostilbene can be found in blueberries

Study shows blueberry anti-oxidant prevents UV damage

24-Sep-2014 - A stilbenoid found in blueberries and grapes may have the capacity to prevent several types of UV-mediated damage, reddening of the skin and loss of skin barrier function when applied topically.

Source: dressedtokill.com

Taking digital to a new level - Yves St Laurent teams up with Google Glass

24-Sep-2014 - In recent years, digital engagement has emerged as a strong driving force with online beauty communities shaping sales for most brands. Yves St Laurent is the latest to take digital investment to the next level by teaming up with Google Glass.

Unilever joins pledge to end deforestation at UN Climate Summit

Unilever joins pledge to end deforestation at UN Climate Summit

24-Sep-2014 - Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever joins and welcomes the pledge by dozens of global leaders to reduce global warming pollution and try to put an end to deforestation.

Fermentalg granted patent for mixotrophic process to breed microalgae

Fermentalg granted patent for mixotrophic process to breed microalgae

24-Sep-2014 - French firm Fermentalg has announced that it has been awarded a new active ingredient patent to protect its state-of-the-art technology for its mixotrophic process to breed microalgae.

Mintel reports ethnic haircare market as still being heavily invested in

Mintel reports ethnic haircare market as still being heavily invested in

23-Sep-2014 - In 2014, the market value of haircare products formulated for Black consumers was estimated to be worth $774 million, a 12% increase since the recession in 2009. A rise Mintel attributes to hair playing a vital role in shaping image.

Canadean reveals the future of UK skin care - personalisation

Canadean reveals the future of UK skin care - personalisation

23-Sep-2014 - In a new survey, market researcher Canadean investigates the UK’s skin care market, determining personalisation as being the up and coming trend in the category.

Researchers develop beauty patch to enhance absorption of skin care products

Researchers develop beauty patch to enhance absorption of skin care products

23-Sep-2014 - A team of researchers in Finland have developed a disposable beauty patch that uses microampere current to enhance absorption of skin care products that will offer future consumers an opportunity to perform galvanic skin treatments at home. 

Scientists develop novel microneedle patch to deliver collagen more effectively

Scientists develop novel microneedle patch to deliver collagen more effectively

23-Sep-2014 - Singapore based scientists have discovered a way to get collagen to penetrate deeper into the skin in a more efficient way. 

Evonik signs deal with Univar to cater to Northeastern US

Evonik signs deal with Univar to cater to Northeastern US

22-Sep-2014 - Evonik is expanding into Northeast of the US by appointing Univar to distribute its’ personal care products.

Academics and intustry researchers wishing to put present scientific data at Probiota 2015 should register their interest now and submit abstracts before Friday 7th November 2014.

We want you: Scientific committee calls for cutting edge science at Probiota 2015

22-Sep-2014 - A newly established scientific committee are set to assess cutting edge research for the Probiota 2015 Scientific Frontiers poster session. Don’t miss your chance to present.

Barentz on the sub-Sahara: “More and more high technology food processing plants are built, with Nigeria topping the scale."

Barentz opens South African office to tap 1bn-strong sub-Sahara

22-Sep-2014 - Dutch supplier Barentz has opened an office in Johannesburg, South Africa, as it builds its presence in the 1bn populated sub-Sahara in food and nutrition, pharmaceuticals, personal care and animal nutrition.

The latest in the alphabet craze - 'EE' cream makes its way to Europe

The latest in the alphabet craze - 'EE' cream makes its way to Europe

19-Sep-2014 - On first gaining popularity in the East and then spreading to the West; the BB, CC and DD cream sensation has now paved the way for the ‘EE’ version

Barcelona to host in-cosmetics for its 25th anniversary

Barcelona to host in-cosmetics for its 25th anniversary

19-Sep-2014 - In 2015 in-cosmetics celebrates its 25th anniversary in Barcelona on 14-16 April, expecting more than 680 exhibitors set to use the show as a launch pad for their innovations, as thousands of professionals come together to discuss the trends and challenges in the personal care industry.