Givaudan has launched a podcast, Active Beauty, which explores high-end cosmetic ingredients and market trends.
Genomics, microbiome analysis and biomarker sensing technologies are transforming personalised skin care, according to a white paper published by Sagentia Innovation.
Grant Industries’ speciality natural actives subsidiary BCR Ingredients has appointed Jim Palmadesso to its newly created vice president of sales role.
Swiss cosmetic active ingredient maker Mibelle Biochemistry has completed an asset deal with Mirexus Biotechnologies, a Canadian company that makes plant-derived glycogen (phytoglycogen) for use in personal care products.
Japanese chemical and cosmetics outfit Kao Corporation has joined a $120m venture to scale and commercialise Genomatica’s plant-based alternatives to palm kernel oil, joining Unilever as a founding member.
BASF has renewed its quality (ISO 9001), environment (ISO 14001) and energy (ISO 50001) certifications for the company’s largest personal care manufacturing site at Düsseldorf-Holthausen in Germany.
US speciality ingredients company Inolex has appointed Neil Washburn to its executive team as interim President after a 39-year career at DuPont.
Japanese personal care firm Shiseido has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Gallinée, a London-based beauty brand dedicated to caring for the skin’s microbiome from head-to-toe.
L'Oréal USA has kicked off construction of a $140m research and innovation (R&I) centre in Clark, New Jersey.
US firm CP Kelco is partnering with compatriot biotech outfit ExoPolymer to develop and commercialise a portfolio of functional ingredients for the personal care industry.
Unilever chief executive Alan Jope has informed the British company’s board that he is to retire by the end of 2023 after five years in the role.
PBL Technology, in partnership with the University of East Anglia, won the Innovation in Action Technology Showcase Challenge at the 32nd IFSCC Congress in London.
French firm Pierre Fabre has appointed Frédéric Ennabli to lead its Dermo-Cosmetics & Personal Care Business Unit from 1 October.
US speciality chemicals firm Ashland will increase prices by up to 15%, or as contracts allow, effective from 1 October.
BASF and RiKarbon, a US-based technology start-up, have signed a partnership contract to exclusively license and commercialise the latter’s bio-waste technology for personal care ingredients.
French speciality chemicals distributor Safic-Alcan has established a new Brazil business unit and acquired a pair of local companies.
BASF has presented its latest personal care research findings at this year’s International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) Congress in London.
Australian fucoidan maker Marinova has kicked off a A$5m ($US3.33m) expansion of its manufacturing facility in Tasmania.