The beauty industry, particularly since the inception of cosmeceuticals, is built on the principle of innovation. Manufacturers use new technologies to satisfy consumers’ growing needs, not only for high-quality, effective products, but also to provide an increasingly sophisticated blend of therapeutic, natural and eco-friendly options. Innovative ingredient concepts from many sources and directions are giving enhanced quality and function to products, with advances that seem far-fetched appearing just around the corner, or even already on shelves.
From telomeres, superfruits and nanotechnology to stem cells, epigenetics and cell-targeting technology, biotech is inspiring cosmetic chemists to develop some of the most revolutionary skin care in the history of the industry. Read more in the March 2010 issue of GCI magazine.