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Cutting Edge Hair/Skin/Beauty Ingredients -2019

THE LATEST ingredients ready for time prime+placement.


Javits Center- NY Society of Chemists SUPPLIERS DAY-is a mob packed annual affair that shows off the possibilities of wellness-self-care via rows of global living exhibitors with the products sourced from nature, man-made and importantly-scientifically verified.
(Irrespective of our FDA not regulating cosmetic ingredients much...vs say, OTC drugs which includes sunscreens/blocks -prescription drugs-devices).

Accordingly -there wasn't much CBD anything lining these aisles beyond a few hemp oil purveyors. HA!

Taking a few hours to walk the show-we noticed a slew of interesting formulations and present day concern solutions including:

Protection solutions from Bluelight (the light emitted from smartphones, computer screens) and -Infrared Light (half the solar energy that damages skin falls under THAT spectrum-the other half is UVA-UVB radiation)-notably made from large cell titanium dioxide, new non-nano zinc oxide-and ancillary 'discoveries' that enhance those two stalwarts of physical sunblocks.

Sustainable sourcing of grown, farmed, nature's bountiful elements + biodegradable ingredients, recycled packaging that's recyclable, elimination of micro plastics (what's STILL in  glitter makeup, facial scrubs etc-though outlawed in plenty of places)

Natural botanicals derivations-vs man-made ingredients.

Efficacy concerns "active beauty"...meaning, does it work, for how long-and the latest testing methods to prove it. Notable- appearance vs structural change claims in accordance with regulatory boundaries.


Compliant manufacturing-and ingredients in a world that can't seem to agree on anything these days, In particular -new restrictions on the cusp of enactment -California's Prop 65 included...and the prospect of the FDA banning certain ingredients like the EU already does (1300 and counting).

"Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. These chemicals can be in the products that Californians purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment."

Future posts will detail our fav finds -including new launches that aren't even in any consumer products yet but will be as they address top concerns of skin-hair care and beauty.