Sustainability Certification for Cosmetics

Sustainability Certification for Cosmetics

Sustainability is driving the conversation in cosmetics. Consumers are increasingly interested in supporting brands that are cruelty-free, ethical and eco-friendly. Sustainable cosmetics is not a regulated term, but various organisations are taking steps to establish some parameters for defining sustainability. The Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program is becoming a globally recognised science-based quality certification for products worldwide including sustainable cosmetics. The Crade to Cradle program has recently received attention for certifying five of L’Oreal’s Garnier products. As of the writing of this article, the Cradle to Cradle Product Program has certified 10…Read more …
Cosmetics trends to watch: 2018-2019

Cosmetics trends to watch: 2018-2019

in-cosmetics Global has finished for the year, leaving us with a whirlwind of new ingredients, cosmetics trends and exciting formulations to digest. We've put together the highlights of the 2018 in-cosmetics programme. Healthy ageing is a fast growing category. Kseniia Galenytska, a senior analyst in beauty and fashion at Euromonitor International, noted that skincare growth is outpacing all other beauty categories. Galenytska identified the fastest growing skincare sectors: Anti-aging Facial moisturisers Facial cleansers Facial masks Sun care Toners Galenytska says that growth in the anti-ageing sector will be driven by preventative products that…Read more …
Metagenomics | microbial world

Metagenomics | microbial world

Metagenomics offers a powerful lens into the microbial world and has the potential to revolutionise our understanding of life as we know it! The future in skincare is the development of bespoke products that treat skin disorders at a microbial level. However, before we can get to this point, we need a better understanding of the skin microbiome and the way the genetic diversity of microbiomes interact with our own unique DNA. Thanks to metagenomics, we may not be too far away.  So, what is metagenomics? Metagenomics is the application of modern genomics technique…Read more …
The best perfume for cosmetic and personal care formulas

The best perfume for cosmetic and personal care formulas

It’s not coincidence that most cosmetics and personal care products are scented to appeal to our sense of smell. For many consumers, a product deemed to have the best perfume is the one they will buy. When developing a new product, it is important to find the best perfume for your formula. This could be the difference between consumers buying the product and it remaining on the shelf. Although packaging makes the first impression on a consumer, when it comes to cosmetics and personal care, fragrance is as important as a product’s efficacy…Read more …
Epigenetics | anti-ageing at a genetic level

Epigenetics | anti-ageing at a genetic level

Cosmetic science is increasingly looking at anti-ageing processes at a cellular and genetic level. Until recently, it was accepted knowledge that humans weren’t able to control the genes we inherit at conception. However, research into feast-and-famine patterns of the 1800s in the very north of Sweden has challenged that theory. Scientists found that the life expectancies of later generations were dramatically affected by their ancestors’ diet. Enter the discovery of epigenetics: ie changes in gene expression not caused by changes in the DNA sequence. The beauty of epigenetics is that it may allow…Read more …