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Editor's Note: Secret Sauce for Beauty

When panelists were asked what they wanted in a tomato sauce, no one ever said “extra chunky.” They had to discover they liked it. This is a critically important step in understanding consumer desires and tastes.

Is Beauty Really Being Disrupted?

Over the last decade the internet and social media have rewritten the transparency rules for brands and retailers, while also removing traditional barriers to entry for startup companies.

'Separation Anxiety' in Basic Skin Research: Dermal-epidermal Separation Methods, Part I: Chemical

The epidermal-dermal junction (EDJ) attaches the epidermis to the dermis and separates the skin's primary three layers: the dermis, epidermis and hypodermis. The EDJ is composed of four components, and it is important to preserve their structure and function as much as possible when separating the dermis from the epidermis.

Garbage to Glamour: Recycling Food by-products for Skin Care

Coffee, tomato, olive and citrus waste have a negative impact on the environment and economy. Recycling this waste could lower its impact and increase the sustainability of these ingredients. Waste from food processing is rich in healthy compounds that can be recycled into cosmetic formulations for various skin benefits.

Green Chemistry Evolves Around Lifecycle and Necessity

This guest advisor commentary is an excerpt taken from an interview with Prof. James Clark, Ph.D., of the York, UK-based Green Chemistry Centre for Excellence.

[podcast] Green Chemistry and Sustainability: A Discussion with James Clark, Ph.D.

In this interview, Prof. James Clark, Ph.D., of the University of York Green Chemistry Centre for Excellence, shares his insights on how green chemistry has changed and new opportunities for sustainability. Listen now!

Building Cosmetics to Boost Self-confidence: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Skin is the membrane of all membranes and can protect us physically, emotionally and even spiritually. In relation, cosmetics play a part in the discussion in society of self-esteem, and self-esteem is at the heart of success in modern societies.

Unexpected Paths to Sunscreens

Teleportation was once science fiction. Today's it's somewhat of a reality, if you consider how Facebook Live, Facetime, Skype, etc., transport our likenesses through time and space. I sense this indirect path may be the future to sunscreens.

Farnesene Forms a Flourishing Future

Applications in cosmetics and personal care as well as fragrances and flavors are driving an upward trend for the farnesene class of chemicals.

World Essential Oil Market Expected to Reach $11.5 billion by 2022

With a compound annual growth rate of 10.1 percent from 2016 to 2022, the world essential oil market is expected to reach $11.5 billion in the next six years.

LVMH Proves: Age Really is a State of Mind

During the IFSCC 2016 Congress, LVMH researcher Héloise Vergnaud presented her company's work on skin sagging and panelist reactions and emotional associations to it. Her results show how age really is a mindset.

How Social Media is Shaping Product Development

Tracking, interpreting and responding to emerging trends requires new business models. Is the industry ready?

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