Brenntag to acquire South African distributor Chemgrit

Brenntag has struck a deal to acquire Chemgrit, a speciality chemical distributor headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Lignovations, The Unseen Beauty share L’Oréal-backed IFSCC award

Austrian personal care ingredient maker Lignovations and UK material science outfit The Unseen Beauty were joint winners of the Sustainability Challenge at the IFSCC 33rd Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Grant Industries unit forges partnership with Aethera Biotech

Grant Industries business BCR BioComponent Research has expanded its product offering by entering into a partnership with Aethera Biotech to bring COSMOS-approved actives to the US and Canada personal care markets.

Barentz appoints Peter Boone chief executive from 1 October

Personal care ingredient distributor Barentz International has appointed Peter Boone as its chief executive, effective 1 October.

AGC Chemicals Americas to boost fine silica production capacity

AGC subsidiary AGC-Si-Tech Co is to increase production capacity of its Resifa Solesphere fine silica used in cosmetics.

Finalists revealed for SCS Formulate innovation award

Six finalists have been revealed for the annual Laura Marshall Memorial Award for Innovation at the SCS Formulate show in Coventry, UK this November.

Central American distributor Divsa rebrands as Barentz

Central American personal care ingredient distributor Distribuciones Industriales Variadas (Divsa) has been rebranded as Barentz, effective immediately.

Caribbean Natural Products appoints Francesca Muia sales VP

US-based cosmetic ingredient distributor Caribbean Natural Products has appointed Francesca Muia as its vice president of sales and marketing.

Chinese outfit acquires Korean pigment maker CQV

Chinese outfit Global New Material International Holdings has acquired Korean cosmetic pigment manufacturer CQV.

IFSCC reveals scientific programme for 33rd Congress in Barcelona

The International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) has revealed the full scientific programme for the 33rd Congress in Barcelona early next month.

Black Americans ‘struggling to find skincare products that work’

Almost half of black Americans think skincare products need to improve for people of colour, according to market research conducted on behalf of Aveeno.

Singapore SCS Suppliers’ Day 2023 to kick off on 13 September

The 2023 renewal of the Singapore Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCSS) Suppliers’ Day will take place between 13-15 September.

UK university launches cosmetic science undergraduate course

A UK university has launched an undergraduate course that will teach students how to formulate their own cosmetics, from looking at the chemical properties and active ingredients to pitching their products to industry professionals.

Purple sinks pink as top trending blush colour – Spate

US consumers are increasingly searching for purple blush instead of more traditional colours such as pink, according to beauty market researchers Spate.

Inolex signs up to Sustainable Castor Association

US personal care ingredient maker Inolex has joined the Sustainable Castor Association (SCA), which enhances the environmental, social, and economic profile of the crop throughout the supply chain.

UK seeks data on safety of cosmetic ingredients

A UK regulator has issued two calls to submit scientific information relevant to the safety assessment of cosmetic ingredients.

Univar Solutions agrees Latam distribution deal with DSM-Firmenich

Univar Solutions has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with DSM-Firmenich for the latter’s personal care ingredients and solutions in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America.

Lindberg & Lund to change name to Biesterfeld Norge

Norwegian speciality chemical distributor Lindberg & Lund will change its name to Biesterfeld Norge from 1 September.

in-cosmetics Asia to shine spotlight on Indian growth

The 2023 edition of the in-cosmetics Asia trade show in Bangkok this November will include a country focus on India.

Thai testing firm rebrands as Dermaproof Asia

Thai cosmetic testing firm Spincontrol Asia has changed its official name to Dermaproof Asia.

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