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May 09, 2014 | 11:04 AM CDT

Nu Skin Celebrates New Innovation Center in China

By: Abby Penning

Nu Skin Enterprises celebrated the opening of the company’s new greater China regional headquarters and Innovation Park with a grand opening ceremony in Shanghai.

May 07, 2014 | 02:51 PM CDT

Bruise Amelioration and Skin Benefits from Glycerin and Triglyceride

By: C. Scott Danos, MPH Centers for Disease Contro…

Ameliorating the appearance of bruises can be accomplished by combining glycerin and triglyceride in a skin care formulation that functions both as a humectant and occlusive agent, as described here.

May 07, 2014 | 11:19 AM CDT

Organic Monitor Addressing the Challenges That Come with Green Active Opportunities

By: Abby Penning

According to Organic Monitor, the growing array of green actives is spurring innovation in the beauty and cosmetics industry, and the organization is finding that novel green ingredients also are bringing fresh technical challenges with them.

May 07, 2014 | 10:10 AM CDT

R&D Spending: 'Investment' vs. Expense

By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries…

It's not news that top-performing companies are putting resources into R&D. Interestingly, however, according to the U.S. Commerce Department, if R&D spending were treated as an investment rather than an expense, the overall growth of gross domestic product could be much higher.

May 06, 2014 | 06:07 PM CDT

Trending: UV Protection via Drinking Water

By: Abby Penning

According to Mintel, novel UV protection combined with nutritional products is bringing multifunctionality to a whole new, cross-category level.

May 06, 2014 | 05:06 PM CDT

Under-eye Circles, Dryness, Dandruff and More Targeted by New Actives

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

Active ingredients to treat under-eye circles, body odor, skin dryness and dandruff, as well as 'green' skin care butters, are among several new offerings from Greentech.

May 06, 2014 | 03:14 PM CDT

Sunscreen Regulations: Why 'Final' is Not the Right Word

By: Robert Ross-Fichtner, Focal Point Research Inc…

Over the past 25 years, no category of “cosmetics” has seen change like sunscreens. This discussion reviews how current regulations have come to be, and looks to where they are headed.

May 05, 2014 | 03:56 PM CDT

Conditioner for Multicultural Hair Damage

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

Croda Inc. has launched a new hair conditioning agent to address the needs of multicultural hair damage—an expanding market. The company notes the ingredient's broad regulatory acceptance will enable globally approved formulations.

May 05, 2014 | 03:26 PM CDT

New Lonza Executive Committee for Pharma, Biotech Focus

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

Lonza Group Ltd. has announced changes to its executive committee, reportedly to ensure the continuity and focused delivery of its pharmaceuticals and biotechnology division growth strategy.

May 05, 2014 | 02:33 PM CDT

CIDP Adds Japanese and Chinese Test Subjects

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

The testing company Centre International de Developpement Pharmaceutique (CIDP) announced it has added Chinese and Japanese panelists to its test panel options.