Wellness by Design: Positive Comparison Patterns to Engage Latin American Consumers Through Fragrance
A well-crafted fragrance that aligns with sociocultural values can inspire positive emotions in consumers. To achieve this, Positive Comparison Patterns (PCPs) in neuroscience are introduced here and used to elicit positive scent experiences in Latin American women.
Shiseido Develops Friction and Contact Force Tactile Evaluation Devices
Sep 21st, 2021
[video] Cosmetics R&D Vlog: How Fragrance Inspires Emotion and Wellness
Sep 17th, 2021
[updated] Virtual Roundtable: Inclusive Design for Universal Beauty
Gabriela Daniels of the London College of Fashion will participate in a virtual roundtable chat on inclusive design for universal beauty during
Beauty Accelerate Virtual
Aug 31st, 2021
Gattefossé Reveals Effects of Sunscreen, Moisturizer, Film Former Layering
Gattefossé analyzed the efficacy and sensory effects of sunscreens applied to skin on top of other products. Results suggest film formers are a key ingredient.
Jul 12th, 2021
Introducing WellSpa 360 - A Dayspa Virtual Event on Sept 21-22, 2021
shifted its focus to become the whole health resource for wellness spa professionals, and we are taking our new wellness experts live with a brand new event:
WellSpa 360 Expo
. Pre-register for the latest updates!
Nov 8th, 2021
Cell Culture Alleviates Inflammation
The field cultivation of hemp is tasked by today’s large-scale demand. Here, a
cell culture extract is proposed as a sustainable alternative. After initial characterization, the extract was tested as described here for efficacy against inflammatory markers for skin-soothing activities.
Dec 29th, 2020
Testing Tactics in Skin: Keratinocytes as Sensory Nociceptors
Humans value senses of touch and warmth while enjoying their surroundings but pain and itch are also part of this experience. The present column explores Transient Receptor Proteins (TRPs), how they sense pain and itch, and their potential application in skin care and anti-aging products.
Dec 29th, 2020
Comparatively Speaking: Crossmodal vs. Lineal Perception
Lineal perception relates to a direct line between a stimuli and a single sensory interpretation. Crossmodal perception refers to responses and interpretations of various senses to a stimulus, offering product developers opportunities to create novel consumer experiences.
Nov 30th, 2020
Measuring Tack in Hair Styling Products
Researchers from Technische Universität München have reported on a technique to measure the effects of different ingredients and environmental conditions on the tackiness of hair styling products.
Jul 27th, 2020
[video] Cosmetics R&D Vlog: Testing Products in a Socially Distanced Reality
In this Cosmetics R&D Vlog entry, Anne Charpentier, CEO of Skinobs, a digital platform of product testing companies, describes the impact of COVID-19 on cosmetic product testing and discusses how companies are able to move forward. Watch now.
May 1st, 2020
GARDskin Provides Animal-free Way to Guard Skin
SenzaGen and XCellR8 have recently expanded its collaboration to offer GARDskin Animal Product-free, an animal-free skin sensitization assay safety assessment for chemicals in products.
Apr 20th, 2020
Kao Raises Shield Against Dust and Pollen in Hair
Kao Corp. presented new findings on the adhesion and negative effects of dust and pollen in hair. From this, researchers designed a shampoo and conditioning system to suppress this adhesion based on an oil-absorbing polymer.
Feb 6th, 2020
SGS Measures Diaper Softness—Could it Work for Hair?
SGS's laboratory in France is the first to measure the softness of disposable hygiene products using specialized equipment that reproduces the perception of human touch. Could a similar approach work for hair?
Nov 26th, 2019