Mibelle Sources Extremophile Algae for Cell Longevity

Feb 26, 2014

At in-cosmetics in Hamburg, Mibelle Biochemistry will launch an anti-aging active derived from algae that is able to grow on glaciers and permanent snow.

Enriched Shea Extract to Target ZAG for Anti-cellulite Effects

Jan 13, 2014Estelle Loing, PhD, and Magali Borel; Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, Québec, Canada and Champlan, France

In humans, the ZAG protein is a modulator of fat mobilization. The present paper identifies an unroasted shea butter extract, enriched in viminalol esters, as a stimulator of ZAG expression and secretion by keratinocytes in vitro. Further, a complex containing the extract is shown to significantly improve the appearance of cellulite within 28 days of application in a clinical setting.

Evonik Prevents Hair Loss with Skin-identical Sphingolipid

Jan 8, 2014

Evonik has launched a skin-identical sphingolipid that prevents hair loss by addressing scalp health, strengthening the hair follicle and rebalancing the lifecycle of hair.

Provital Combines 3 Plants to Reduce Hair Loss

Dec 10, 2013

Provital has debuted an active blend of three plants that stimulates hair growth and prevents hair loss in men and women.

Sederma's Biotech Institute Identifies New Active: Irbic Acid

Dec 4, 2013

A new bioactive molecule from the Centella asiatica plant, irbic acid, has been discovered by researchers at Sederma’s Instituto di Ricerche Biotecnologiche (IRB).

Essential Ingredients Creates Water-soluble Salicylic Gel for Skin Care

Nov 25, 2013

Essential Ingredients has created a 40% salicylic acid gel that is safe, stable, effective and meets the United States Pharmacopeia's Salicylic Acid Gel Monograph.

Induchem and Biomod Collaborate for Skin Whitening Gloves

Nov 6, 2013

At in-cosmetics Asia, Induchem presented its collaboration with Biomod on whitening and advanced rejuvenation skin care gloves.

DSM Personal Care Launches Retinol for Anti-aging Skin Care

Oct 23, 2013

DSM Personal Care is expanding its skin care portfolio with a vitamin A for anti-aging.

Silab Introduces Milk Thistle for Slimming/Anti-cellulite Effect

Oct 9, 2013

Silab has introduced a milk thistle extract designed to produce a slimming and anti-cellulite effect.

Seppic Unveils Lipoamino Acid Whitening Booster for Japanese Market

Oct 9, 2013

Seppic has created a skin whitening booster specifially to comply with quasi-drug (QD) regulations in Japan.

Merck Launches Self-tanning and Lightening Actives

Oct 2, 2013

Merck has added two new actives to its RonaCare brand of cosmetic ingredients—one for self-tanning without UV exposure and one to lighten and illuminate the skin.

Hydrophobic α-Ketoglutarate for Increased Collagen Production

Oct 1, 2013Ilona Matejková, Pavel Klein, Martin Pravda, Radovan Buffa and Tomáš Muthný, Contipro Group s.r.o.

A novel mechanism to increase collagen production based on improved hydroxylation of the collagen fiber is described here. In relation, the effects of a hydrophobic derivative of a-ketoglutarate on this mechanism are examined, and results indicate increases in collagen production in senescent fibroblasts in vitro. In vivo, a significant reduction in wrinkles and improvement in elasticity were observed.

Lucas Meyer Touts Breast-enhancing Effects of Encapsulated Ornithine

Sep 11, 2013

Lucas Meyer Cosmetics has introduced the breast-firming and enhancing effects of an ornithine amino acid encapsulated in its lonosome delivery system.

Inhibiting Cathepsin G to Protect Against Photoaging and Infra’aging

Sep 1, 2013Estelle Loing, PhD; Elisabeth Lamarque; Carine Bezivin; and Magali Borel, Lucas Meyer Cosmetics

Ultraviolet and infrared exposure are sources of premature skin aging, characterized by solar elastosis and extracellular matrix degradation. Polygonum aviculare extract is a cathepsin G inhibitor, and is shown here to oppose photoaging and infra’aging by improving skin firmness and elasticity, in turn reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

TFChem's Skin Lighteners Found Non-sensitizing

Aug 14, 2013

Sirona Biochem Corp. has announced that the skin lightening compounds manufactured by its subsidiary TFChem, TF-849 and TFC-723, were found not to be skin sensitizers.

Formulating with Naturals—Anti-aging Actives

May 1, 2013Art Georgalas, Georgalas Endeavors

To provide consumers an anti-aging benefit, finished products and ingredients must ameliorate both firmness and lines and wrinkles. The loss of firmness, attributed primarily to the loss of underlying dermal support, is both a sign of skin aging and a cause of most lines and wrinkles. Thus, improving this underlying matrix to enhance skin’s appearance should be a key feature of anti-aging product performance.