RECENT NEWS

Oral care launches

Evonik Business Line Silica has launched a new specialty product, Spherilex 145, for the oral care industry. White teeth and a bright, perfect smile have been the largest oral care trend over the last decade and continues today stimulated by the social media environment.

New tagline reflects innovation strategy

Azelis has launched its new tagline: ‘Innovation through formulation’, which the company says is a reinforcement of their continuous investment in technical expertise.

Plant-derived petrolatum alternative

Castorline Wax Jelly is BioAktive’s vegetable-derived alternative to petroleum jelly. Made completely from plant derived materials, Castorline has the touch and feel of a petrolatum, but without petroleum.

New regional director appointed for Asia

Inolex has increased its sales force with strategic new hires in several key global beauty care markets. With its new flagship manufacturing plant in Charlotte, North Carolina (pictured) in the final phase of development, the bolstering of the company’s core sales team adds to the existing growth momentum surrounding the organisation.

Bixa orellana seed extract boosts African skin

While 35 percent of people worldwide grapple with oily skin, the topical solutions available are often not suitable for African type of skin. This skin type not only tends to produce more sebum, it also has a different composition of sebum and skin lipids, and shininess can be more pronounced. Therefore, personal care products need to be customised to its unique requirements.

Free webinar on mildness testing

Personal Care will be hosting a free webinar - Taking The Sting Out of Mildness Testing - enabling you to learn about the latest research into improving the accuracy of claims around mildness to skin.

Wheat peptide alternative to cationic guar launched

Givaudan Active Beauty presents Naturein Wheat Peptides, a clean and sustainable alternative to cationic guar, a key specific detangling ingredient for hair care. The new natural ingredient obtained from 100% French origin locally-sourced wheat and crafted by green fractionation will be introduced at in-cosmetics Latin America on September 18.

New advances in reconstructed skin

The joint research of BASF Care Creations and CTIBiotech is about to reach a new milestone. The cooperation partners have announced the development of the first 3D bioprinted skin models including immune macrophages. The reconstructed tissue models will be the basis for development and testing of bio-actives for skin care applications.

Who will rise to the Formulation Challenge in 2019?

The Formulation Challenge will return to in-cosmetics North America this October, putting the region’s leading cosmetic and contract manufacturers to the test in a battle to create the most on-trend product from start to finish in just 90 minutes.

Specialty chemical business acquisition announced

Basildon Chemical Company Ltd, a member of the KCC group of companies, has announced the acquisition of Lambson Limited’s Personal Care, Household I&I, Brewing and Encapsulation assets.

Test shows skin tone benefits

Pollution is one of the most serious problems we have in modern society, negatively affecting not only the health of our body but also that of our skin. The skin is the first organ that faces the elements and thousands of chemicals and reactive species coming from synthetic chemicals and pollutants as well as those of natural origin like pollen and radiation.

Stability-boosting properties of jojoba oil in sun care revealed

The minute you get back from the beach, reality hits. Your skin starts to burn, flake, and peel. And all you want is relief. Nourishing after-sun products can immediately soothe the skin from the stinging of sunburn.

Sustainability insights to aid independent brands

Croda International is harnessing its technical expertise in the beauty industry to communicate its latest knowledge on sustainable innovation with independent beauty brands. Croda is pursuing its objective to make sustainability a point of difference by prioritising its responsibility to pursue sustainable growth and make a positive contribution to people’s lives and the world they live in.

Triple digit growth puts indie brands in spotlight

Following significant industry growth, in-cosmetics North America is expanding its Indie brand program, by launching the Indie Trail and Tour, a hybrid of the show’s popular marketing tours and the hugely successful Indie Trail at in-cosmetics Global 2019, their sister show in Europe.

Re-branding for silicone alternative range

BioAktive has rebranded its range of plant based silicone alternatives as Natralite, part of a series of strategic changes that the company is making in the personal care and cosmetics industry.

Expansion in South Africa

Barentz International is continuing its expansion in South Africa. The company has announced its joint venture with SK Chemtrade Services, a leading supplier of high-quality raw materials to the life sciences industries in South Africa and neighbouring countries.

Defying grey hair with re-launched biofunctional

Ashland has re-launched its Chromafend biofunctional with new data that demonstrates how it can promote hair darkening and reduce the appearance of grey hair. Chromafend biofunctional is a golden flax seed extract designed to preserve hair’s natural colour.

New meadowfoam product released

Natural Plant Products has released Meadowfoam XPR, a mechanically extracted version of their Meadowfoam Seed Oil, their first new product introduction for the oil producer in eight years.

Recalibrating skin’s rhythm

We all have a master clock located in our brains. The preprogramed circadian rhythm is activated when our eyes perceive the blue light part of the light spectrum.

Summit for 'Restoring the Industry’s R&D Roots'

Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions (RSE), organiser of the annual Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade event, has announced the agenda of its 3rd PCHi Technology Summit. Taking place from 26-27 August 2019 at Le Méridien Shanghai Hongqiao, this year’s Summit returns to address more than 500 trade professionals on trending topics such as Green & Natural Beauty, Sustainable Development, Clean Beauty, and Precision Skincare.