Skin & Beauty

Nutricosmetics: Seppic launches ingredient dedicated to sensitive skin 

18 May 2018 --- French specialty ingredients company Seppic has launched Sepibliss, a nutricosmetic active ingredient dedicated to reactive and sensitive skins. Sensitive skin is a global and growing problem due to multiple aggressions such as pollution, weather conditions, emotional stress or food habits. Sepibliss aims to handle this concern in a new innovative way, by soothing these reactions by oral route.

Organic status: Portuguese microalgae supplier expands Chlorella's “natural halo”

08 May 2018 --- Portuguese microalgae producer Allmicroalgae Natural Products S.A has gained EU organic certification for their Chlorella vulgaris microalgae. The certification sets Allmicroalge’s offering apart as one of the few European manufacturers producing organic, certified Chlorella biomass.

Cosmetic opportunity for ingredient suppliers? Innovators tap into high-value potential

26 Apr 2018 --- Clean label, authenticity in ingredients and a growing consumer awareness of health and wellness are some of the key trends overlapping in the food and personal care industries. At In-Cosmetics Global in Amsterdam, NutritionInsight spoke with a number of key players in the food ingredients industry with a growing presence in the personal care industry.

Infant food allergy linked to genetics and skin exposure to food, dust and wipes

19 Apr 2018 --- Food allergy is triggered by perfect storm of genetics and skin exposure to infant wipes, dust and food, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. Infant and childhood food allergy, whose cause has long been a mystery, has now been linked to a mix of environmental and genetic factors that must coexist to trigger the allergy. The factors contributing to food allergy include the genetics that alter skin absorbency, use of infant cleansing wipes that leave soap on the skin, skin exposure to allergens in dust and skin exposure to food from those providing infant care. Food allergy is triggered when these factors occur together.

Collagen beverage innovations: PB Gelatins/PB Leiner to showcase convenient formats

19 Apr 2018 --- PB Gelatins/PB Leiner is marketing innovative solugel collagen products, that they say, make it even easier for their customers to grasp the opportunity collagen can bring to their health. The collagen industry is active and its growth is exemplified by Innova Market Insights figures, which show that there was a +34 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in new product launches for collagen peptides from 2010 to 2016.

DSM: Stress-free beauty with a millennial focus

11 Apr 2018 --- DSM, one of the industry’s leading suppliers of ingredients and solutions to the personal care and aroma markets, will be showcasing ideas for easing consumer stress and detailing its strategy for meeting the societal challenges of skin cancer at this year’s “in-cosmetics” global trade show, in Amsterdam.

“Beauty from within” market appeals most to young males, suggests Lycored

05 Apr 2018 --- Males are an ideal market for ingestible skincare, claims Lycored, as a generational shift has brought the popularity of “beauty from within” to the forefront. A survey conducted by Lycored has found that three-quarters of surveyed men demonstrated openness to the idea of ingestible skincare products, as opposed to 58 percent of women. 

Wholesome appeal: Robertet Nutraceuticals range becomes 100 percent organic

04 Apr 2018 --- Robertet has announced that all the active ingredients used in its Health & Beauty Division, which are already plant-based and clinically-proven, will now be available in organic versions (SOD, Keranat, Lipowheat, Lemon balm extract). 

Roquette enters cosmetics market with innovative plant-based offering

06 Mar 2018 --- Roquette, supplier of plant-based ingredients for food, nutrition and health markets, has announced the launch of an offering of natural-based specialties for the cosmetics market. The group will unveil the new product range, branded “Beauté by Roquette,” at the In-Cosmetics tradeshow in Amsterdam on 17 to 19 April.

Collagen peptides: Innovation platforms far from exhausted, says Rousselot exec

22 Feb 2018 --- Boosted by a growing body of scientific research, collagen peptides have risen in popularity over the past years. In fact, Innova Market Insights figures show that there was a +34 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in new product launches for collagen peptides from 2010 to 2016. However, there is still ample room for further growth and research, according to Lisette van Lith, Global Director of Rousselot's Peptan, who spoke with NutritionInsight about her new role and regional inspiration for the usage of collagen peptides. 

Façade? British Nutrition Foundation questions benefit of skin beauty nutraceuticals

14 Feb 2018 --- Although there is a growing market for orally consumed beauty supplements that promise “youthful,” “firm” and “glowing” skin, the evidence to support some of the ingredients used in these popular, and often costly, products is limited. This is according to a review of published research conducted by the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF). The review concludes that nutraceuticals for skin may not add further benefit to the effects already obtained from a healthy diet. 

Ingestible skincare: Lycored promotes beauty as a holisitic experience

21 Dec 2017 --- Carotenoid-based wellness products supplier Lycored is coming at the skincare market from an interesting angle thanks to its understanding that beauty goes way beyond skin deep. “The vision and the motivation behind becoming ingestible skincare leaders is the understanding that beauty is a holistic experience,” says Golan Raz, Head of the Global Human Health Division at Lycored.

Vitamin D could be simple key to assisting burn healing

06 Nov 2017 --- Patients with severe burns who have higher levels of vitamin D recover more successfully than those with lower levels, according to a study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Harrogate, UK. This study is the first to investigate the role of vitamin D in recovery from burn injury and suggests that vitamin D supplementation may be a simple and cost-effective treatment to enhance burn healing.

For skincare consumers, feeling healthy trumps looking young: Lycored survey

10 Oct 2017 --- Only 14 percent of consumers list appearing younger as one of their reasons for using skincare products, and only 18 percent are motivated by a desire to look attractive. This is according to a new report from Lycored exploring the growing popularity of supplements for skincare. By contrast, 79 percent said they used products to keep their skin healthy, and 62 percent said they used products to feel good about themselves.

Givaudan’s Active Beauty partners with Draco Natural Products on botanical ingredients line

06 Oct 2017 --- Switzerland-headquartered flavors and fragrances creator Givaudan has formed a strategic partnership with Draco Natural Products, Inc. for the development of a new proprietary line of bioactive botanical ingredients for use in its Active Beauty business.

Beauty from within presents attractive options despite regional challenges

29 Sep 2017 --- The beauty-from-within space has been gaining traction over recent years, with a number of key ingredients piquing the interest of consumers and suppliers alike. Today, NutritionInsight looks at some of the regional differences, challenges and opportunities this space offers.

Nutritional supplements to bring out beauty from within

27 Sep 2017 --- Beauty through nutrition is a topic that has arguably long been underexplored outside of Asia. However, there is no shortage of companies or products looking to bring this trend to the rest of the world in different ways. Today, in the first part of a special report, NutritionInsight looks at the hottest ingredients in the beauty-from-within space.

Nicotinamide may put a stop to melanoma

09 Aug 2017 --- Nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3, has the potential to prevent melanoma in high-risk individuals, according to a review published in the Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine review. Strategies for skin cancer that prevent the need for chemotherapy are extremely important, especially during a time of aging populations and increasing rates of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers worldwide, notes the study. The use of nicotinamide, therefore, presents an interesting option for preventing the most dangerous form of skin cancer in the future. The cost of nicotinamide is approximately US$10 per month if taken at 1g per day as recommended.   

Study finds tomato-rich diet cuts skin cancer risk in half

14 Jul 2017 --- Research involving mice that were fed a tomato-rich diet on a daily basis showed a reduction in the development of skin cancer tumors, by up to half in some cases.

Common Antioxidant Could Slow Symptoms of Skin Aging

31 May 2017 --- Researchers from the University of Maryland have found that a common, inexpensive and safe chemical could slow the aging of human skin. The researchers found evidence that the chemical – an antioxidant called methylene blue – improved physical, biochemical and genetic aging markers in experiments with human skin cells and simulated skin tissues. The study was published online yesterday in the journal Scientific Reports.

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