Cosmetoscopy – The weekly editor’s picks

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Picks of the week with cosmetic industry.

Digital Era

Could this new ionic skin sensor advance personal health care?

The University of Toronto Engineering has created a new sensor to record skin sensations. Would this be the beginning of a new era for skincare ? Let’s imagine ultra personalized skincare products, recommended by your smartphone ? Or even further, why not a subscription for you to receive an ultra customized skincare based on the data gathered your skin sensor ? With the new devices presented by L’Oreal (Perso) or others at CES 2020, let’s envision a connection between your sensor and your smart device that will use the data to deliver everyday a different serum fitting with your needs.

from Cosmetics Business

Beiersdorf Ups Its AI Game

Beiersdorf AG, the mother company of Nivea and Eucerin, will work with Insilico Medicine to develop new actives ingredients for skincare, using artificial intelligence. It looks like big players of the industry initiate digital projects in all area not to miss the train and loose the battle.

from WWD Beauty Headlines

Guerlain duplicates on the web the customization experience of perfume bottles

Guerlain expand the customization of its fragrance bottles to the web, thanks to the help of Hapticmedia. Another example of how digital is transforming the market.

from Premium Beauty News

CBD

CBD Is Still Going, But Its Future in Beauty Remains Uncertain

CBD was the star of 2019 in US (and so the world…) in cosmetic and personal care. This article tries to understand how far this ingredient will last in consumer interest. The main issue will maybe be from the regulatory side, as many countries are still very restrictive on its use.

from WWD Beauty Headlines

Safety

No link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer, finds major study

The famous lost trial of J&J on its baby talk powder impacted a lot the use of talc in personal care. But the situation is not over yet. A new study found no relation between talc and ovarian cancer, considering the cases of over 250000 US women.

from Premium Beauty News

Scientists investigate how to stop contact dermatitis from developing on skin

Researchers from Columbia University Irving Medical Center are making advances in understanding why skin can react when exposed to external factors. This could open the door to develop ways to reduce skin reactions and allergies with cosmetic products.

from Cosmetics Business

Perfume

What does Kao’s latest research mean for the future of perfumers?

Kao developed a method to predict the odor intensity of a blend of perfume raw materials. The intensity of a fragrance is a key parameter when developing a personal care product, for the consumer when using the product, but also for its cost. Many perfume raw materials have a “plateau” intensity, and increasing their concentration does not mean increasing their perfume intensity. Next step for Kao would be to explore lastingness and diffusivity of the fragrance, two other key factors of a fragrance product.

from Cosmetics Business

IFF reveals sleep fragrance plans through new strategic partnership

IFF is partnering with SleepScore, expert in data-backed sleep solutions, to enter in the “fragrance with benefit” market, expanding out of the “sensory benefit only” market.

from Cosmetics Business

Regulatory

New Rules Shake China Cosmetics Market

Earthquake in the personal care world : China is updating its regulations for personal care. A long-waited change, that should promote innovation in this market.

from Happi Breaking News

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