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French cosmetic exports hit record €19.2bn in 2022

The French cosmetics industry saw record exports worth €19.2bn ($20.6bn) in 2022 with growth of 18.8% on the previous year.

Industry big hitters form International Collaboration on Cosmetics Safety

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.

Croda to acquire South Korean actives maker Solus Biotech for $277m

British speciality chemicals maker Croda is to acquire South Korean actives producer Solus Biotech for 350 billion won ($277m).

BASF, Croda and partners launch net zero collaboration project

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.

Biolie opens first North America office in Houston

French plant-based cosmetic active producer Biolie has opened its first North American office as it looks to expand in the US market.

Symrise acquires minority stake in bio-active developer Synergio

Symrise has taken a minority shareholding in Synergio, an Israeli developer of next-generation plant bio-actives for cosmetic products.

PCHi organiser expecting 30,000 visitors at China event

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 invests in Australian scalp care brand Straand

Unilever has agreed to invest A$2m ($1.42m) in Australian scalp care brand Straand, which was founded last year.

Bicosome acquires biomimetic lipid gel skincare platform patents

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).

TotalEnergies claims ultra-pure solvent from plastic waste first

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.

Symrise promotes Jörn Andreas to lead Scent & Care business

German cosmetic actives producer Symrise has promoted Jörn Andreas to the position of president of its Scent & Care segment, effective 1 February.

Azelis acquires Israel chemical distributor Lidorr Elements

Azelis has agreed to acquire 100% of the shares of Lidorr Elements, one of Israel's leading speciality chemical distributors.

NYSCC makes final call for Suppliers’ Day presentations

The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) is seeking presentations for its 2023 Suppliers’ Day trade show.

Sasol Chemicals expands surfactants collaboration with Holiferm

Sasol Chemicals and UK outfit Holiferm have agreed to produce and market rhamnolipids and mannosylerythritol lipids (MELs).

Clariant shines light on sustainable ingredient sourcing in Brazil

Clariant has revealed how it sources Brazilian cupuaçu butter for use as a moisturiser and emollient in skin and hair care products.

Univar Solutions snaps up Turkish distributor Kale Kimya

US speciality chemicals distributor Univar Solutions is to acquire Turkish counterpart Kale Kimya.

Spate spots growing interest in lactic acid serum

US trend analysts Spate has noted rising interest among skincare consumers for lactic acid serum products.

Beiersdorf develops unique sunscreen for girl with rare disorder

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.

DSM unveils Parand Salmassinia as personal care president

Royal DSM has appointed Parand Salmassinia as president of its Personal Care & Aroma business unit effective immediately.

US consumer interest in sun damage products on the rise

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.

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Upcoming Events

PCHi China 2023

The China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou
15-17 February 2023

SCSS - Conference & Laboratory Workshop

Republic Polytechnic - Woodlands Ave 9, Singapore 738964
Thur 16th & Fri 17th March 2023

in-cosmetics Global 2023 - Barcelona

Fira Barcelona Gran Via
28 - 30 March 2023

NYSCC Suppliers' Day 2023

Javits Center, New York
2 - 3 May 2023

CITE Japan 2023

Pacifico Yokohama, Japan
17 - 19 May 2023

in-cosmetics Korea 2023

Hall C, Coex, Seoul, South Korea
12 - 14 July 2023

Access the latest issue of Personal Care Magazine on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

Download the FREE Personal Care Magazine app from your device's App store

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