Fuelled by advances in biotechnology over the past 20 years, peptide and stem cell technologies are rapidly advancing, forming an underpinning for the development of anti-ageing skin care technologies, which can demonstrate truly potent benefits in use. From the early days of peptide technology, when Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 was launched to the skin care world as ‘the topical alternative to botulinum toxin A’ to reduce the appearance of expression wrinkles, this technology has grown exponentially and there are now peptides available to address every conceivable symptom of premature skin ageing.
The category of dermo-cosmetics is one with arguably the most potential for future growth in the anti-ageing skin care sector, but it is fraught with difficulties from a regulatory perspective, as it lies firmly on the boundary between cosmetics and medical treatments.
An iconic symbol of Mediterranean culture, the olive tree can live for thousands of years, with some of the oldest recorded trees living up to 3 000 years. This is mainly due to the tree’s content of potent antioxidant compounds.
More than just in facial treatments and infiltrating colour cosmetics and hair care, anti-ageing continues to be the main driver of growth for the entire global personal care industry.
At in-cosmetics Hamburg, BASF Care Creations launched three new and innovative anti-ageing actives, Radianskin, Perlaura and SlimExcess. Radianskin is an anti-age spot active ingredient developed in response to the need for even, unified and radiant skin complexion.