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Consumer Perspective—Skin Care From Nature

In Europe, the natural and organic cosmetics market has grown despite the economic downturn. Consumers are increasingly concerned about skin care ingredients they see as posing potential health risks, due in large part to media hype. This has led many to look for natural ingredients on product labels.

Deciphering Skin Lightener Formulas

The term “skin lightening” has been positioned in the cosmetic market to denote the return of skin’s color to a more natural transparent tone, providing a more even skin tone and lighter skin pigment. Topical skin lighteners suppress production of melanin pigment, prevent darkening of the skin or modify pigmentation such as blotches and freckles.

SPF a Big Factor in Makeup, Skin Care Products

Higher SPFs in makeup and skin care products are becoming more the norm, according to The NPD Group, and this sun protection-infused market has grown to $1.1 billion in U.S. prestige department stores from June 2013 to May 2013.

Avon Increases Eyelash Volume With New Mascara Brush

Avon has utilized feedback from 2,000 women and 5,000 hours of research to launch a new way to apply mascara.

The Grass is Greener

While I have always recycled and pride myself on a relatively low carbon footprint, I never considered the environmental impact of my sometimes lengthy shower regimen, but a recent trip to In-Cosmetics in Milan taught me otherwise.

A Protein Approach to Solvent-free Extraction

Nearly a year and a half ago, Ilya Raskin, PhD, a professor II in the department of plant biology and pathology at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, stumbled upon a possible solution to creating an efficacious, cost-effective natural product using plant proteins commonly found in food when he isolated the beneficial compounds in blueberry juice while leaving out ancillary materials.

In Sight: Stopping the Sun

With global warming ever-increasing the penetration of the sun, the emergence of sun care innovation is not only beneficial but vital. Many have high hopes for ecamsule, but as of now, it scope remains limited.

“Man”tiaging

Skin care companies have taken notice of a newer demographic—men. In the past, male grooming primarily consisted of shaving products and deodorants, but as companies launch men-specific products, this market segment is recognizing that skin care is no longer just for women.

A New Focus for African Hair

Researchers discovered that parents of children with African hair desired products without harsh chemicals that were easily applied to and removed from hair, and products that provided the moisture to make their children’s hair more manageable.

Blush Just Got Smarter

Blush has evolved to a more sophisticated use of color that involves pigment, chemistry and now biology. New to the market are blushes that use the skin’s chemistry to help the products achieve a natural flush.

Balancing Skin's Microflora with Probiotics

Soon after the nutrition industry recognized the benefits of probiotics, the personal care industry began researching its application in skin care.

Forever Young: Antiaging Hair Care

To slow hair aging, researchers are turning to an ingredient that has been formulated into personal care products for quite some time—silicone.

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