The Universal Selection Source: Cosmetics Ingredients

Natural and Organic Cosmetics
Ecological concerns and sustainable sourcing have boosted interest in renewable sources to replace petrochemicals. Many cosmetics companies have been actively developing solutions away from the typical petrochemical feedstock and bio-based-technologies are becoming available. Ingredients can be based on renewable resources and formulated into cosmetics complying with existing and future regulations.

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Aug 24, 2017 | Article

Why Go for Alternative Preservatives in Today’s Cosmetics?

By Dr. Barbara Olioso

Cosmetic Preservation has become a real challenge in cosmetic formulations today. This is because of the shrinking list of approved available conventional preservatives and consumer’s concerns for a...

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Mar 17, 2017 | Article

Silicones Alternatives for Cosmetics

By Belinda Carli

Silicones are a popular choice of formulators in non-natural products because of their easy spreadability and non-greasy hydration. They can also be used to lower or increase the viscosity of...

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Dec 13, 2016 | Article

Top 6 Cosmetics Trends of 2016

By Belinda Carli

Soon we are going to enter the New Year, 2017. But, what yet to discuss is the achievements of 2016! Many Innovations and Trends hit the personal care market and guided the formulators to improve...

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Jun 15, 2016 | Article

Are Your Cosmetic Ingredients Natural?

By Belinda Carli

Claiming ‘natural’ continues to be a growing trend; but as the popularity and demand for ‘natural’ products grows, so too does the misinformation! Unfortunately, too many products are branded as...

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Mar 5, 2014 | Article

Whitening Agent, Anti-aging Agent and Antioxidant Agent

The present inventors have performed extensive studies taking the above circumstances into account, and as a result, have found that there is a superior skin whitening activity and antioxidation...

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Apr 18, 2017 | Article

Anti-pollution Skin Care: Innovations Round-up

By SpecialChem

Not limited to Asia-pacific only, anti-pollution skincare has now become a rising trend in cosmetics and personal care industry – quickly being adapted by western markets as well! Consumers living...

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Jan 25, 2017 | Article

COSMOS-Standard: Are you ready?

By Dr. Barbara Olioso

The COSMOS-standard sets out innovative, challenging and progressive criteria for organic and natural cosmetics that consumers can trust, and that are clear for the industry and good for the...

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Jul 20, 2016 | Article

Choosing Greener Alternatives to Plastic Microbeads

By Belinda Carli

With the continuing bans on polyethylene microbeads spreading around the globe, several alternatives have been developed. Many ingredient-manufacturing companies have invested in true natural...

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Jun 18, 2014 | Article

New Natural Bio-based Cosmetic Ingredients that are Substantive to Skin and Hair

By Nick Morante

I know there are possibly some SpecialChem Community Members who did not have the opportunity to attend the New York Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists Suppliers' Day show this year. It was...

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Jan 8, 2014 | Article

Cosmetic Composition to Prevent Skin Aging Containing Chitooligosaccharides

Chitin and Chitosan are natural cationoid polysaccharides, which are found in crustacean shells, insect cuticle and cell walls of some microbes. Chitosan is made by treating chitin with the alkali...

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