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Bell, Mintel Focus on Top Fragrance Trends to Look for in Beauty
At its 2013 Fragrance Workshop, Bell Flavors & Fragrances discussed a range of topics affecting fragrance in the beauty industry, as well as looked fragrance in candles and olfactive descriptions.
Types of Skin Aging
By: Katerina Steventon, PhD, FaceWorkshops
The process of skin aging is complex and multifactorial, as structural, functional and aesthetic changes happen at a variable rate. It is misleading to consider skin aging as a uniform biological event; several distinct biological processes may occur concurrently. There are five types of skin aging, including: intrinsic, extrinsic, lifestyle, hormonal or catabolic.
Kline Looks at China's Beauty Market, Including Skin Care, Hair Care, Makeup and More
Chinese consumers have become more price-sensitive, reducing salon and spa visits, but are determined to tackle beauty concerns, and thus the professional market in China is seeing a steady increase.

Formulating/Ingredients

Researchers Identify Vitiligo Cause and Compound for Hair/Skin Repigmentation
Researchers from the University of Bradford and E.M. Arndt University of Griefswald have hypothesized the cause of vitiligo by repigmenting hair/skin with a compound activated by UVB oxidation. Although this treatment was developed as an answer for those suffering with vitiligo, it may also serve as an intervention for aging hair.
Beraca Introduces Anti-inflammatory Active and Moisturizer
At NYSCC Suppliers' Day 2013, Beraca will introduce two new products to the U.S. personal care market: a anti-inflammatory active and a moisturizing oil with high oleic acid content.
Lipoid Forms Lipoid Kosmetik AG and Introduces Liposomal-encapsulated Plant Waters
The Lipoid Group has renamed its cosmetic activities Lipoid Kosmetik AG to reflect its acquisition of Cosmetochem AG. The newly formed company has also launched a line of plant-derived waters encapsulated in liposomes.

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