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Urbanization: skin’s challenge of the modern age

Urbanization is a global phenomenon. Around 57% of the world’s population lives in cities, and the trend is rising. Life in cities is attractive. There are more jobs, more cultural offerings, more…

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The Skinification of hair care

Skin is not simply skin. Different areas of our body show different qualities of skin and these qualities play a decisive role in what type of care our skin needs. While our…

40 years of expertise in microbiome research – Interview with Dr. Heiko Prade, Director R&D at CLR

Dr. Heiko Prade is Director Research & Development at CLR. In our interview he talks about the history of CLR’s microbiome expertise, shares insights on the current state of skin microbiome research…

The challenges of targeting dark circles

As much as our modern world is changing and, with it, the perception of beauty, consumers still want to look as attractive as possible. Their approach has changed over the past few…

Ingredient Claims

Making efficacy claims on cosmetic products helps to set them apart from others. Promising the consumer that using cosmetic product X will lead to important effects on their skin or hair has…

The empowered beauty consumer

Beauty trends are constantly changing. Skincare is booming and every other day there is a new hype around a certain brand, ingredient or look. But it’s not only the trends which are…

Claiming probiotic and postbiotic. What’s in a name?

The personal care industry is seeing a large movement in claims related to microbes. The skin microbiome is a large focus for many brands, but hard to communicate about in an appealing…