November 2021

Mashing up movements in diversity, fashion and function, this month’s issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries first advocates for inclusive beauty with a feature focused on aging in Black facial skin. It also examines lip glosses for lasting effects and "X-free" nail polish ingredient claims. Additionally, a systematic approach is described to evaluate and optimize anti-pollution products, and the big question of whether preservatives affect the skin microbiome is answered. Finally, drivers for dermocosmetics and compromised skin care are shared in our Expert Opinions. We hope our latest edition inspires the formulas you fashion to meet evolving consumer expectations.