Anti-blemish and hydrating effects

Naolys, the French company specialised in plant cell culture presents active plant cells with mattifying and hydrating activities from Chinese peony (Paeonia lactiflora).

Ester has spreadability

Lonza has recently launched a new Lonzest DC Emollient Ester that offers excellent spreadability on the skin and skin conditioning properties that will benefit personal care formulators.

Self-emulsifying waxes

At the SEPAWA Congress in Germany, KahlWax will be presenting the company’s self-emulsifying waxes which open up great new options for the cosmetics industry.

Texture and smoothness of stressed skin improved

Symrise launches SymVital AR, which is a 100% pure and natural ginger root extract. SymVital AR is proven to significantly improve the skin texture and smoothness of stressed skin, smoothing wrinkles and enhancing complexion regularity in three weeks. It also helps to reduce signs of sun damage in less than two weeks.

Colour protection preserves volume

Dow Corning has introduced an innovative silicone microemulsion that helps bring hair repair and colour protection benefits to shampoos without sacrificing hair volume.

Lipo Chemicals portfolio presented at in-cosmetics Brazil

The personal care unit of Vantage Specialty Chemicals are focused on new technologies that are sustainable, green and natural and offer a wide array of specialty, basic and naturally derived ingredient solutions.

Toning muscles to visibly sculpt body figure

Nowadays, stressful lifestyles involve less free time and normally less physical activity too (long working hours, multiple responsibilities…) so a significant percentage of the population can be considered sedentary.1

Key to skin’s longevity found in snow algae

In the summer, persisting snow fields on high mountains are sometimes tinged with a red, pink colour. This phenomenon is caused by the snow alga Chlamydomonas nivalis. It is a unicellular member of the green algae that changed colour by producing carotenoids for protection against high ultraviolet radiation.

Ultra-Mild surfactant blend from Innospec

Iselux® Ultra Mild provides the formulator with an optimized concentrate to create cleansing systems so inherently mild to skin and eyes that they are even suitable for baby shampoos and washes.

A new alternative for natural oil thickening

Creating highly viscous or soft-solid oil phases without losing the sensorial profile is a task not easy to accomplish for cosmetic formulators. There are few possibilities and only a couple of ingredients that will have a viscosity increasing effect on liquid oils without altering the sensorial profile. dermofeel viscolid was introduced last year by Dr. Straetmans, filling a gap in the market of oil based cosmetic products.

Selecting the perfect silicone for your formulation

Silicone chemistry is playing an increasingly important role in modern personal care and cosmetic formulations. A unique and multifunctional set of properties combine to ensure silicones stay at the top of the formulator’s toolkit, delivering superior aesthetics and unmatched, cost-effective, sensory benefits.

Focus on green actives

The growing array of green actives is spurring innovation in the cosmetics industry. Organic Monitor believes that novel green ingredients are also bringing fresh technical challenges.

Multicultural hair conditioning

At in-cosmetics in Hamburg, Germany, Croda Inc announced the launch of a new conditioning agent, Crodazoquat MCC (MultiCultural Conditioning), designed to address the expanding market need for multicultural conditioning and damage repair for a diverse range of hair types.

Sustainable PE bead alternative

Desert Whale Jojoba Company presents Jojoba Scrubeads, a sustainable and biodegradable response to polyethylene (PE) beads used in beauty products.

Soothing chia seed oil for improved skin

Seatons, the natural oil subsidiary of Croda International plc, has launched Seatons chia seed oil. Originally the super food of the Aztecs, this cold pressed oil from Seatons is a super food for the skin too.

Rose from Damas plant cells provide anti-wrinkle effect

Naolys, the French company specialised in plant cell culture claims new tests results with whole plant cells from Rose from Damas.

Halal ranges

Croda has announced a committment to delivering cosmetic ingredients which meet the religious beliefs of both their customers and the consumer.

Award for antimicrobial stabiliser

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company has announced the winner of the second annual Zemea Innovation Award programme.

Ingredients get eco validations

Indena has announced that two additional extracts, Xilogel and Millet have been recently Ecocert validated. These validations follow the ones previously received for other products:

Dandruff ingredient scoops award

Frost & Sullivan has awarded Greentech with the 2014 European Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation Leadership for developing Dandrilys.