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1000 Years of Lavender from Bulgaria to Berjé
Lavender has remained a crucial component of fragrance and beauty across countless civilizations. This article explores the flower’s history, from the bathhouses of Rome to the Rose Valley of Bulgaria.
Oct 20th, 2021
FDA Updates: VCRP Tally, Color Additives and Lead Acetate in Hair Dyes
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides the latest tally on voluntarily registered cosmetics, color additives and lead acetate in this collective fall 2021 update.
Nov 15th, 2021
Cosmetics & Toiletries Is Transitioning Over to a New Website Platform
You can still acquire the latest news on all things about cosmetic R&D at
, it will just have a new look.
Nov 12th, 2021
Industry Insight: Anti-aging for Darker Skin Tones
In the following excerpt, adapted from a video interview, Cynthia Johnson (CJ), Founder and CEO of Cindy J Cosmetic Labs, LLC, offers insights on biological differences between darker and lighter skin tones. Additionally, she provides advice about formulating anti-aging products for those with mature, darker complexions.
Nov 2nd, 2021
Analyze, Optimize: Ensuring Pollution Won’t ‘Get Under Your Skin’
Anti-adhesion, removability, anti-penetration and cleansing properties were assessed in steps, as described here, to optimize formulas for effective anti-pollution protection. An approach was designed to test cosmetic ingredients and formulas for their abilities to suppress the negative effects of pollution in skin.
Nov 2nd, 2021
Anti-wrinkle Prevention: How Puresterol Naturally Enhances Menopausal Care
In the following video interview, sponsored by Bio-Botanica, Michele Behrens, of Cosmetics & Toiletries, connects with Mark Sysler, senior vice president of sales at Bio-Botanica Inc., about recent anti-aging properties with its active, Puresterol. This had led to the prevention of pre- and menopausal symptoms including wrinkles, dry skin and more. Watch on for more information!
Sep 15th, 2021