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When you're as beauty-obsessed as we are, you get a feel for what's all-the-rage and what's passé. Our magazine has the scoop on all the beauty trends, products and benefits that people are buzzing about these days. Give it a read to learn about the personal care topics we've been crushing on lately.

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Skin-mimicking tech adds pollution protection to your skincare lineup

Scientists from BASF Care Creations are certain they can do more. That’s why they came up with Mimiskin, a natural polymer alternative that mimics the skin’s lipid particles to form a protective film. As we know, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

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Take quarantine beards to the next level

What’s with all the beards? A study shows that since the COVID-19 pandemic began, 40 percent of men aged 18–64 have grown facial hair. It’s become a new reality of lockdown and work-from-home routines. And while beards are a symbol of low-maintenance life, consumers still want help taking care of their facial hair. Whether you’re rocking a goatee, a mustache or a full-blown forest, it’s important to use the right products for healthy, shiny facial hair. New ingredients for beard care formulations are here to help consumers release their inner lumberjack.

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All in for Melanin: A moisturizing, mattifying solution developed specifically for Black skin

Consumers are calling for more personalized skincare that addresses issues unique to melanated skin. That’s a fancy way of saying we need targeted skincare ingredients and claims for Black consumers and all consumers of color. And it’s critical that products and ingredients proclaiming that they are for Black consumers are tested on and with Black consumers to demonstrate safety, efficacy, and acceptability. With all that in mind, let’s talk about formulating for healthy, hydrated and all-around beautiful melanated skin.

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New norms: How 2020 redefined beauty

Let’s take a look at the big topics on everyone’s minds today, how they affect the personal care industry, and how formulators and suppliers can work together to address consumer needs. Learn how COVID-19 brought stronger, simpler skincare!

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BASF scientists use artificial intelligence to source four natural peptides with soothing benefits for the skin, hair and scalp

What do skincare scientists and artificial intelligence have in common? In this instance, they worked together to develop a naturally sourced ingredient for skin and scalp inflammation.

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Care Creations talks the future of Black Skincare

Prior to the launch of our product, Moisture & Mattification for Melanated Skin, we wanted to speak with an expert on the Black skincare market. Kimberly Hairston-Hicks is a beauty industry veteran who launched her own skincare line for Black women, Good Beauté, because she knew there were consumer needs that were unmet in the market. We were lucky enough to sit down with Mrs. Hairston-Hicks, to learn about what drove her to start her own skincare brand designed for Black women, how she sees the beauty industry evolving, and what she believes is the future of Black beauty.

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Your go-to oral care fix in fresh, portable formats

Let’s take a look at some up-and-coming oral care formats to help you achieve all that goodness.

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BASF's RAMBUVITAL® nominated for a 2020 Beauty Award by CEW

RAMBUVITAL®, an extract from the rambutan seed, protects hair from pollution, improves its vitality, and increases scalp hydration. In vivo, the scalp was significantly more hydrated within one month (+31% vs placebo) and the hair appeared and felt healthier and shinier.

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