US biofabrication specialist Modern Meadow has developed a recombinant protein inspired by Collagen type III from yeast, offering the beauty industry a more sustainable alternative to traditional animal-sourced collagens, its VP of R&D says.
A flurry of patents were filed in 2022 from industry heavyweights, including L’Oréal, Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive and Shiseido. Here, CosmeticsDesign-Europe rounds up our coverage of the year’s patent-worthy innovations.
Skin care interventions on healthy infants are likely ineffective in preventing eczema and may even increase skin infection and food allergy risk, according to researchers in Japan, Australia and Europe.
A UK-based start-up founded by a couple of Oxford scientists is targeting business-to-business (B2B) and direct-to-consumer (DTC) opportunities in the Asia Pacific skin care market with its novel sun care solution.
Hydrolysed collagen reduces the synthesis of lipopolysaccharides (LPS) and the subsequent release of pro-inflammatory cytokines to preserve skin immune integrity and prevent infections in the elderly, say researchers.
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...
A Helsinki-based firm that has developed a microbiome-restoring extract is eyeing opportunities in the South Korean beauty market, which it believes will serve as a springboard to the wider Asia Pacific region.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from October 2022 shows interest in why beauty ‘tweakments’ could be cause for concern, Unilever’s big breakthrough plans in deodorants and an expert brainstorm on the future of beauty tech.
Daily protection against the entire UV spectrum, including ultra-long UVA, can help slow signs of photoageing across all skin phototypes and ancestry, according to global clinical studies from beauty major L’Oréal.
French-headquartered venture capital firm Seventure Partners plans to unlock a third wave of microbiome innovation funds next year, aiming to invest €300 million in more than 20 cutting-edge companies, its CEO says.
Daily-use products with UV protection will be a key driver of global beauty growth in years to come, as changes to the weather and consumer knowledge push it into a very real daily need space, says the CEO of L’Oréal.
Calling all Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Microbiome start-ups!
The skin-repairing and strengthening abilities of vitamin K, coupled with the insatiable demand for new and exciting ingredients, will spur interest in the “wound healing vitamin”, according to one skin care brand.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from September 2022 shows interest in L’Oréal’s thinking on the potential for live bacteria when targeting the skin microbiome, consumer perceptions around skin glow, big brands brainstorming the future...
Menopause is yet another area of women’s health that has been hugely under-resourced but there are exciting developments in the scientific world and big opportunities for innovation, especially within the spaces of gut health and sleep.
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The understanding of how blue light affects skin health is being hampered by lack of standardised research methods, including the use of different sources of blue light and measurements of its biological effects, according to a new review funded by Johnson...
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.
Two lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains found in fermented Malaysian tapioca have shown antimicrobial properties for the prevention of periodontal disease, characterised by inflamed and progressively receding gingival tissue.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from August 2022 shows interest in why consumers take collagen supplements, Colgate-Palmolive’s patent on an AI oral health care device, WGSN research on consumer thinking around preservatives, and...
International beauty major L’Oréal has developed a tinted cosmetic sunscreen formulation with UVA and UVB protection suitable for dark phototypes five and six, plugging an important market gap, it says.
International skin care major Beiersdorf has reported a net profit surge for the first half (H1) of 2022, with its flagship Nivea brand performing especially well worldwide and great successes reported in sun care and Latin America for the broader business.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has created huge waves of change in consumer thinking, with hygiene, finance and science now the sharp focus in beauty, potentially spelling the end of preservative fears and the free-from movement, says WGSN.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from July 2022 shows interest in Unilever’s take on the skin microbiome, WGSN’s trend predictions for skinimalism, L’Oréal’s AR makeup app and the future of the beauty metaverse.
Women globally now prioritise looking healthy over looking young and the majority say their confidence is improving with age, highlighting the need to shift beauty narratives around ageing, say Avon execs.