Raspberry multifunctional preservative booster launched

Ashland has launched phyteq raspberry, a preservative booster that acts as a preservative potentiator to protect cosmetics from spoilage. It is available in two variations, Phyteq Raspberry N (natural) and Phyteq Raspberry I (nature identical).

Local fragrance solutions during a global crisis

Throughout lockdown and quarantine, consumers around the world were confronted with new behaviours and new emotions.

Eco-conscious living: Navigating a safer future

Andrew McDougall, associate director, Beauty & Personal Care, Mintel will lead a session at in-cosmetics Formulation Summit on ‘Eco-conscious living: Navigating a safer future’ on Tuesday 17 November at 09:15.

Testing lab wins inaugural award

UK-based testing laboratory XCellR8 has been awarded a first-of-its-kind research grant by animal rights organisation, PETA. The $5,000 award will support the company develop effective methods of testing chemicals without harming animals.

More details on Summit roundtables released

The in-cosmetics Formulation Summit will return in a new virtual format from 17-19 November 2020 to offer up-to-date intelligence into the biggest trends influencing the beauty industry

Barentz acquires Nardev Chemie

Barentz has acquired Singapore-based distributor, Nardev. Nardev has offices and laboratories in all their operating markets: Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore.

Personal Care Global to launch in January 2021

The November issues of Personal Care Asia Pacific and Personal Care Europe will be with readers in the next few 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.

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.

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.

Going beyond microplastics

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