The French cosmetics industry saw record exports worth €19.2bn ($20.6bn) in 2022 with growth of 18.8% on the previous year.
Three dozen organisations, including some of the world’s leading personal care ingredient makers, have launched the International Collaboration on Cosmetics Safety (ICCS) to ensure animal-free methods are accepted and used by everyone involved in cosmetics safety testing.
British speciality chemicals maker Croda is to acquire South Korean actives producer Solus Biotech for 350 billion won ($277m).
Personal care chemical makers BASF and Croda are among 15 organisations involved in the Flue2Chem carbon capture project, which has secured £2.68m ($3.22m) of funding from Innovate UK.
French plant-based cosmetic active producer Biolie has opened its first North American office as it looks to expand in the US market.
Symrise has taken a minority shareholding in Synergio, an Israeli developer of next-generation plant bio-actives for cosmetic products.
Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) event organiser Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions (RSE) is expecting over 30,000 visitors for the 2023 renewal this month.
Unilever has agreed to invest A$2m ($1.42m) in Australian scalp care brand Straand, which was founded last year.
Bicosome has acquired two patents for biomimetic lipid gel skincare platforms developed at the Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (IQAC) from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
South African cleantech outfit Clariter and TotalEnergies Fluids have taken the wraps off what is claimed to be the world’s first sustainable ultra-pure solvent made from plastic waste.
German cosmetic actives producer Symrise has promoted Jörn Andreas to the position of president of its Scent & Care segment, effective 1 February.
Azelis has agreed to acquire 100% of the shares of Lidorr Elements, one of Israel's leading speciality chemical distributors.
The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) is seeking presentations for its 2023 Suppliers’ Day trade show.
Sasol Chemicals and UK outfit Holiferm have agreed to produce and market rhamnolipids and mannosylerythritol lipids (MELs).
Clariant has revealed how it sources Brazilian cupuaçu butter for use as a moisturiser and emollient in skin and hair care products.
US speciality chemicals distributor Univar Solutions is to acquire Turkish counterpart Kale Kimya.
Beiersdorf has developed a cosmetic sun protection product specially made for a four year-old German girl with erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP), a rare light disorder.
Royal DSM has appointed Parand Salmassinia as president of its Personal Care & Aroma business unit effective immediately.
US consumers are looking into different products and treatments to fix signs of sun damage like sun spots and pigmentation, according to trend analysts Spate.