ANTI-POLLUTION SKIN CARE AND COSMETICS
Pollution is now.
Pollution is no longer an invisible perpetrator that can be ignored and underestimated. It has become a concern all around the world. In its own way, it has united the world with a common goal, a goal to protect the human body from the harmful, and sometimes deadly effects of pollution. Right now, about 3.3 million people in the world are dying a premature death each year due to air pollution (Mintel). Many countries are inundated with the realities of harmful environmental aggressors every day, but many people don’t realize the negative effects that pollution is having on their skin. A study that was done in February 2016 for Science Daily shows a link between the levels of traffic-related air pollution and nitrogen dioxide NO2 with the formation of dark spots on the facial skin (Mintel). Another study conducted by Dr. Frauke Neuser for Olay showed that air pollution can negatively impact the skin’s health by compromising its hydration and barrier function (Dermatology Times). As the risk and education of pollution continues to grow, many see the anti-pollution movement becoming the next UV movement, ensuring that the personal care industry will make it a standard routine to have anti-pollution claims on all their products (Mintel). What does this mean for the personal care industry?
Right now, only 1% of personal care launches focus on the anti-pollution concept (Mintel). This leaves a lot of opportunity for new and innovative lines that address this problem head-on. Navigating this new area of personal care, companies will find great success in their forward-thinking approach to a growing skincare needs.
Applying their Cosmovation Process™ in all aspects of their company, Northwest Cosmetic Labs has done their research and is ready to assist their customers in creating products that are innovative and relevant. Driven by that need for success - success in formulation, success in manufacturing, and most importantly, success for their customers, NCL continues to be a trailblazer in the personal care industry.