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Sustainable beauty

December 20th, 2017|News|

Did you know that an estimated 1 billion lipstick tubes are thrown out each year? Now there is an attempt to curb such contamination with the launch of a luxurious refillable lipstick line called La Bouche Rouge, made from the same natural leather instead of plastic. The goal is “to incite people to buy less [...]

Invitation to the opening conference of Cosmetics4Wellbeing projet (C4W)

December 19th, 2017|News|

Cosmetic Valley (France) and its partners, Beauty Cluster Barcelona (Spain), Transylvanian Lifestyle Cluster (Romania) and AEBB (Portugal), invite you to the opening conference & press release of the C4W European project, the 8th of January in Chartres (France),  from 6:45 PM Discover the 2018 internationalization action program of Cosmetic Valley with a special focus on C4W European project, [...]

UESS co-published a scientific article on Whitening Agents from Reseda luteola

December 19th, 2017|News|

Skin whitening agents occupy an important part of the dermo-cosmetic market nowadays. The use of traditional skin bleachers (e.g., hydroquinone, corticoids) is now strictly regulated due to their side effects. When considering this and the growing consumers’ interest for more natural ingredients, plant extracts can be seen as safe and natural alternatives. In this perspective, [...]

ZOOM on Bletilla formosana and Citrus depressa Hayata from Taiwan

December 18th, 2017|News|

Bletilla formosana, a Taiwan native plant similar to Bletilla striata recorded in Chinese pharmacopoeia, possesses activities of anti-microbes, anti-oxidation, anti-ulcer and wound healing. Researchers had established the GAP (Good Agricultural Practice) cultivation of B. formosana, and developed B. formosana alone or combination with other natural materials in whitening and skin care cosmetics. Recently, ITRI’s researchers [...]

The Cosmetic Victories

November 28th, 2017|News|

The Cosmetic Victories is a competition which aims to reward and promote students, researchers, start-ups and SMEs in charge of innovative projects, related to the perfume and cosmetic industry. The applications will be reviewed by a prestigious jury consisting of innovation and scientific experts and members of leading cosmetic companies. The Cosmetic Victories awards 2 [...]

BEAUTY INNOVATION DAY, a successful event about the beauty future

November 27th, 2017|News|

In the third edition, the Beauty Innovation Day consolidates its position as a referent event about the innovation in the beauty sector. Epigenetics, Digitalization, Photonics and Advanced Materials will be the four guidelines determining the future of the beauty products. The natural, sustainable, and personalized products will lead the sector trends. The novelty of that [...]

CCIN YouTube Channel

November 23rd, 2017|News|

CCIN dedicated youtube channel: your digital library to discover cosmetic assets from around the world and see what are the projects CCIN members work on. Take a look !

Cosmetics brand Lush to explore 3D printed molds and products

November 23rd, 2017|News|

Cosmetics brand Lush will be investing in 3D printing technologies to manufacture molds for its products and perhaps even cosmetics, according to Mark Constantine, co-founder of the UK-based company. Indeed, at the Lush Summit in February 2017, the company showcased one of its 3D printing projects: 3D printed solid perfume. Read more >>

ZOOM on Arnica from Catalonia region (Alta Ribagorça – Lleida Pyrenees).

November 23rd, 2017|News|

The properties of arnica cultivated in that region are different to the arnica found in other environments. The temperature, the humidity and the height among other factors, leads a plant with exclusive characteristics, especially for its anti-inflammatory properties. New applications could be also elucidated. >> See Beauty Cluster Barcelona on YouTube For more info on [...]

Cosmetopea Basket : develop your cosmetics innovative project

November 23rd, 2017|News|

What’s Cosmetopea ? This concept aims to promote innovation in cosmetics by researching new ingredients and active substances of plant origin that could be added to the offer of raw materials already available. It proposes inventorying plants, cosmetic traditions and ancestral beauty rituals that have been passed on by word of mouth for centuries.