Personal Care Global to launch in January 2021

The November issues of Personal Care Asia Pacific and Personal Care Europe will be mailed out to readers in the next 10 days, which will mark the beginning of a new chapter for the magazine.

IFSCC Congress opens its virtual doors

The 31st IFSCC Congress 2020 Yokohama (The Virtual Congress) has opened today. The IFSCC Congress is an international academic congress focused on the latest cosmetic research, hosted by the IFSCC and Japanese Society (SCCJ).

Cargill to acquire natural emollient company Floratech

Cargill has entered into an agreement to acquire natural emollient and derivatives business, Floratech. Cargill stated that the acquisition demonstrates their ambition to grow the Beauty business.

Expansion to gum blend portfolio

Silicone gum blends enjoyed an increasing success in the last few years, not only in the hair care applications where they are a major ingredient of hair serums, boosting smoothness, hair conditioning and heat protection benefits.

Finalists announced for Sustainable Beauty Awards

Ecovia Intelligence has announced the finalists of the 2020 Sustainable Beauty Awards. An external judging panel has shortlisted the finalists which are listed in alphabetical order:

New research into skin inflammation resolution

In collaboration with Ambiotis, Gattefossé has found a new inflammation resolution in aged skin. Gattefossé has identified Gatuline Skin-Repair AF as its best ingredient to resolve skin inflammation.

Internal training centre opens

After two years of construction work, SILAB has unveiled its new building in Brive (France), which includes a centre for internal training.

Distribution partnership in Mexico

IMCD and Mibelle Biochemistry jointly announced a new partnership in Mexico. IMCD Mexico has been selected as the exclusive distributor of Mibelle Biochemistry’s anti-ageing, slimming and biotechnological actives.

Restore natural skin flora: rice-derived lactic acid bacteria powder

The human skin contains over a trillion diverse bacteria. These skin flora help maintain the skin barrier function by adjusting the moisturising components, pH, and immunity of the skin surface.

Collaboration delivers ‘Smart Science to Improve Lives’

Croda announced their collaborative partnership with Entekno Materials, bringing new technology to solar protection. Having invested £1.5m in Entekno Materials, Croda have become a minority shareholder and their route to market in personal care.

US salon products showing signs of recovery

Professional hair product sales in June were 98% of the June YAG totals, according to the most recent findings from Kline PRO, Kline’s salon retail products and services database.

Efficacy on Asian skin type proven

PoreTect, the eco-designed skin texture rejuvenator from Sederma, has demonstrated visible beauty benefits on a Chinese panel.

New distribution partner announced

Biosynthetic Technologies announced a distribution partnership with Univar Solutions for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Sepawa moves fully online due to Berlin COVID surge

The 2020 Sepawa Congress, which was planned to go ahead as a hybrid event, will now continue online-only. The news was announced today by the event organisers.

[Free Webinar] Green cosmetics development: from plant to product

In this free webinar, explore all parts of the cosmetics development workflow, from ingredient discovery to formulation and quality control.

Natural emulsifier pushes boundaries

Gattefossé has pushed the limits of its patented wax butter technology to develop the most advanced and robust O/W emulsifier of its natural range.

Breakthrough fibre for restorative skin care

What is made from sugar and leads to sweet results for the skin? JD Hydro Boost, exclusively from Jojoba Desert. Available beginning Fall 2020, this new ingredient comes to the market offers exciting new possibilities for skin care.

Going beyond microplastics

Recent studies (Nature Geoscience 2019) demonstrated that microplastic pollution not only affects marine environment but also pristine mountains.

Mineral-based sun stick wins formulation award

Ashland Ganex (Antaron) WP-660 polymer was the hero ingredient in the Ashland mineral-based sun stick SPF 50 formula that won the CEW's Supplier Ingredients & Formulation Award as part of the prestigious CEW Beauty Awards.

Deodorised and bleached Illipe butter now available

Forestwise, supplier of sustainably sourced raw ingredients from Indonesian rainforests, now offers organic- and Fair for Life-certified, refined, bleached, and deodorised (RBD) Illipe butter.