Can cannabis-derived ingredients be used in cosmetic products?

Skincare products containing cannabis are growing in popularity. Cannabis derivatives have become trendy ingredients for cosmetics manufacturers. Let’s have a brief look at the current regulatory status of this popular cosmetic ingredient in Canada. Cannabinoids come from three species of plants: Cannabis Ruderalis, Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa. Cannabis derivatives can contain either THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) … Continue reading Can cannabis-derived ingredients be used in cosmetic products?

Summer, Sun, and Sunscreens!

It’s this time of the year again: sun protection is on everyone’s lips…  including regulatory agencies! For instance, the FDA has multiplied its efforts to ensure consumers’ protection by sending warning letters to companies that mislead consumers by selling products that do not deliver the advertised benefits. In addition, the FDA continues to take actions … Continue reading Summer, Sun, and Sunscreens!

Summer is here!

Sunscreens are back on store shelves and consumers debate to choose the best formula. As we all know, two categories of sunscreen, differing on their distinct mode of action, are available: Chemical sunscreen: composed of organic molecules that absorb ultraviolet light Physical sunscreen: composed of mineral inorganic molecules that form a physical barrier on the … Continue reading Summer is here!

What are the upcoming challenges for the anti-aging product market ?

Anti-aging products can be separate into three categories: skin care, body care and hair care. A recent anti-aging product report by Research…

Water in Formulation of Natural Cosmetics

The development of personal care and cosmetic products that are more natural and green is a challenge undertaken by many formulators. The Article “Formulating More Natural Products: A Discussion” published in Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine is addressing an interesting debate in the field of cosmetics industry. This article presents the opinion of a cosmetic chemist … Continue reading Water in Formulation of Natural Cosmetics