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Spiral into the Blue

A new blue ingredient, which has radio talk show hosts developing segments about is the newest trend behind blue foods. Where does the blue-green algae originate from? It is lifted from freshwater lakes and ponds … that’s right, the new trend is pond scum.

Get Fresh with the Eucalyptus Oil Market

Fragrances and cosmetics are feeling funky fresh with the eucalyptus oil market as it is starting to boom all around the world. Eucalyptus oil has a variety of benefits and can be utilized as an ingredient for dietary supplements, capsules and more.

[Podcast] Perfume as Art With The Institute for Art & Olfaction

In the first Two Sense podcast, Perfumer & Flavorist sat down with the founder and director of the Institute for Art & Olfaction and discussed the art of perfume and scent's role in society.

Research Reveals the Skin Whitening Secrets of Korean Mulberry

The University of Hong Kong and Peking University recently discovered you can't squeeze skin whitening effects out of any old Korean or Chinese mulberry. Learn more.

Belle Aire Creations Launches Total Malodor Management for Fragrance and Flavor

Applications include oral care, beauty and personal care, home care, detergents, pet care and more.

Don’t Count On Genetics, Sunscreens are the Best Bet

In a podcast with P&G scientists Frauke Neuser, Ph.D. and Rosemarie Osborne, Ph.D., Cosmetics & Toiletries learned about genetic studies in support of the Olay brand, and more. Following is an excerpt.

New Hydrophilic Microspheres Make Stability Sensual

While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, texture and feel effects are in their hands. That's why cosmetic ingredients that impart sensory benefits, such as a new powder from Grant Industries, are impactful in formulations.

Eco-friendly Microparticles Carry Delivery Promise

Interest in cosmetic actives continues to grow, and delivery systems—especially eco-friendly ones—are a next logical market sector to follow. The timing might be right for findings in delivery such as those reported here, from the labs of Pierre Fabre and Université Paul Sabatier.

Carotenoids: In Skin’s Defense

Interest has grown in oxidation processes related to aging, especially since their intensity increases with age. As such, interest in carotenoids, some of the best-known natural antioxidants, has been renewed. This article reviews their benefits.

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