Cosmetics products are a blend of sciences, pulling largely from chemistry and biology. Although the industry leans more toward chemistry, many ingredients utilize biotechnology to further develop unique and innovative formulas.
According to Kendall Johnson in a recent C&T article, "Biotechnology involves the manipulation of DNA and genetic material to produce new ingredients or modify existing ones." Johnson goes on to discuss fermentation, a describing it as a "classic example of biotechnology."
Recent developments in cosmetics has garnered an increased interest in biological methods such as fermentation. With other utilizations of biology in cosmetics growing in popularity, we wonder:
Do Research Findings in Biology Help Your Product Development Work?
88% of you said Yes, while 12% of you said No.
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