Research / Development

A healthy diet, detoxing, yoga, sustainable living – people’s aspirations towards a holistic lifestyle are also placing demands on the cosmetics industry. Consumers are increasingly calling for natural ingredients such as hemp seed oil, niacinamide, matcha and other superfoods. So is it just hype or a real trend that’s emerging?…
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Microplastics are very small pieces of plastic that are commonly used in cosmetic industry products, such as facial scrubs and makeup. Whilst some are visible to the naked eye, others are a few micrometres. Conservationists warn that they can affect the growth of fish and other aquatic animals.…
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All living organisms follow an internal rhythm regulated by blue light – the blue wavelengths in sunlight. This mechanism has been identified in bacteria, plants, insects and also in humans. And researchers are constantly discovering interesting new connections.   Inside our bodies and in every cell, biological clocks are continuously ticking away that tell us whether it’s daytime and we should be active or whether it’s night-time and we should be sleeping.…
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The use of various ingredients in cosmetics continues to cause controversy with regard to the danger they pose to health. However, in Switzerland and the EU, only safe cosmetic products may be launched on the market. In order to ensure this, in 2017, Switzerland adopted the EU’s Cosmetics Regulation and will continue to amend it in accordance with the latest findings.…
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A bite from the Brazilian wandering spider can cause long-lasting erections in men but also causes pain and in some cases can be deadly. Researchers have found a substance in the venom which is responsible for the erection effect but does not cause any of the damaging side effects.…
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We all know that the sun emits light and heat and is important for the metabolism. In the mythology of almost all cultures, the sun occupies a unique position. It is regarded as the origin of light and as the source of life on earth.…
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At the last Swiss Packaging Awards, we won the packaging award with the new smartSlide closure in the “Technology” category. However, it was a long and sometimes difficult path before we could finally call the beautiful trophy our own. If we take a look at the packaging market, we soon see that only few market launches are true innovations.…
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Each year, countless new types of packaging are launched on the market. If they have been developed in a particularly clever, sustainable or appealing way, they can be entered for a packaging award. The award ceremonies are organised by the respective national association (in Switzerland, the SVI, in Germany, the DVI).…
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Searching for the fountain of youth The quest for eternal life has existed throughout human history. Among the many approaches to finding longevity, caloric restriction (CR) has received a lot of attention in the last few years.     The first evidence indicating the benefits of CR date back to the 1930s in studies conducted by Clive McKay, an American biochemist and gerontologist.…
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Statements of this kind are published time and again and can be quite alarming. “Are cosmetics really dangerous? All these preservatives, hormones and chemicals – can they really give me breast cancer or make me infertile?” These are the type of questions that many concerned consumers are asking both our own Customer Service and that of our customers.…
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