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 …
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 …
Methylene blue | miracle antioxidant | reverses skin ageing

Methylene blue | miracle antioxidant | reverses skin ageing

Used widely by biologists to help them see life under the microscope, the blue dye methylene blue is now being touted as the secret ingredient to slowing, or even reversing, skin ageing. The elusive fountain of youth may well have just been discovered. According to the recent scientific paper Anti-Aging Potentials of Methylene Blue for Human Skin Longevity, the secret to slowing or even reversing skin ageing may be an inexpensive chemical that has been used for many years in medicine! What is methylene blue? Methylene blue is a blue dye or stain…Read more …
Fermented beauty products | happening or hype?

Fermented beauty products | happening or hype?

Fermented (probiotic-rich) foods provide large quantities of friendly bacteria which nourish the gut. Thanks to a Korean trend, fermented skincare is now engulfing the Western world. But is there any truth to the hype around fermented beauty products? Gut bacteria influence immune responses. And to keep the gut healthy, people are turning back the clock and reverting to foods from past eras. They are rediscovering fermented foods. When eaten, the microorganisms in some fermented foods help fight illness and disease, and may significantly improve a person’s health. In recent years, thanks to a…Read more …
Sustainable companies | the greening of the cosmetics industry  

Sustainable companies | the greening of the cosmetics industry  

The cosmetics industry is under pressure from governments, NGOs, and more importantly consumers, to adopt more sustainable business practices and become responsible corporate citizens with sustainable companies. As more and more consumers are becoming environmentally aware, they are demanding ethical alternatives to products from mainstream corporations often with dubious environmental records. They are voting with their feet and are seeking out sustainable companies that are eco-focused and are reducing their carbon footprint. Rising ethical consumerism is engulfing the cosmetics and personal care industry, as its largest group of consumers, the Millennials, are becoming…Read more …
Chemical peels | part 3 | facial rejuvenation

Chemical peels | part 3 | facial rejuvenation

Chemical peels dissolve the glue between cells, shed dead skin, and remove the damaged outer layer of the epidermis. But like all the treatments in our facial rejuvenation series, there are risks involved. In the old days, if you weren’t happy with the look of your skin, you could go to the doctor for a one-off, medical-grade, deep peel. The disadvantages of these procedures included red, inflamed skin and weeping wounds, plus staying indoors - often for months - until the skin recovered from the aggressive resurfacing treatments. Today, deep peels are much…Read more …