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Succinic Acid

15 Apr 2024
Succinic acid; Butanedioic acid

Succinic acid, also known butanedioic acid, is a crystalline, colorless, aliphatic dicarboxylic acid that is a metabolic intermediate in both the citric acid cycle and the urea cycle.  The formation of succinic acid is due to the oxidation of succinyl-CoA, which in turn results from the metabolic process of carbohydrates,…

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Foot Care

08 Apr 2024
foot care, pedicure

Today, well-cared for feet and stylish shoes are important components of a perfect appearance. However, many people are more concerned with fashion trends than comfort. If shoes are too tight, causing pressure points, or if the lining rubs against the skin, this can lead to uncomfortable blisters and, in the…

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Ethyl Ascorbic Acid

01 Apr 2024
3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid

Vitamin C is one of the most researched vitamins of all. It is a powerful antioxidant that reduces wrinkles, helps fight bacterial infections, and has a great effect on the formation of collagen. Unfortunately, it is not very stable, which is why ethyl ascorbic acid (EA) is increasingly used in…

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Hydrating Face Masks

25 Mar 2024
Sheet Maske, Bio-Cellulose, Clean Beauty; hydrating face mask; nourishing mask

Hydrating face masks can be found in almost every cosmetics cabinet. They bring our skin back into balance and are simply part of an extensive care ritual. The ingredients of the beauty boosters penetrate into the upper layers of the skin and, depending on their composition, can have a moisturizing,…

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New allergen list

18 Mar 2024
New allergen list, allergenic fragrances, perfume

The number of potential allergens to be declared in future has been published in a new allergen list. A new Regulation (EU) 2023/1545 of 26 July 2023 amending the Annexes to the EC Cosmetics Regulation was published in the Official Journal of the EU of 27 July 2023 (L 188).…

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Bee Venom

11 Mar 2024
bee venom; Melittin;Apitoxin; Botox alternative

As useful as our bees are, a sting is usually very painful and unpleasant. The swelling, pain and itching are caused by the bee venom, which the bee injects into its “opponent” via the venom sting. In the worst case, bee venom can even trigger life-threatening allergic reactions: One more…

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Fennel Extract

04 Mar 2024
Fennel extract; fennel seeds, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Fruit Extract

extrFennel (Foeniculum vulgare) as a plant species belongs to the genus Apiaceae and is used as fennel extract in cosmetics. The Latin term means hay. From a fist-sized white bulb grow long stems on which feathery leaves and at the end are yellow flowers. The extract is obtained from the…

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Fermented Active Ingredients

26 Feb 2024
Fermented ingredients, ferment, filtrate

In biotechnology, fermentation refers to the deliberate (intentional), enzymatic or microbial conversion of organic substances. This is done either by adding enzymes (ferments) or by adding fungal, bacterial or other biological cell cultures. These targeted, natural microorganisms are in fact readily capable of forming valuable nutrients that are either impossible…

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Cucumber Extract

19 Feb 2024
Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Juice; Gurkensamenöl; cucumber extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract

Even our grandmothers and mothers used to put cucumber slices on their eyes to relieve or eliminate unsightly puffiness after a sleepless night. It is even said that once upon a time even Cleopatra used fresh cucumber to care for her flawless complexion. Today it has been proven that the…

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Doctor Brand

12 Feb 2024
Doctor brand, Dr.; Doctor-developed skincare brands

Anyone who looks at the cosmetics shelves in stores quickly notices a phenomenon that is still relatively new: there are more and more Doctor Brands. Behind this mysterious designation are brands that have been developed by doctors or that are recommended by doctors. Doctor brands are currently very trendy and…

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