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Haltermann Carless claims renewable isododecane first

Haltermann Carless has announced it is the first manufacturer to launch cosmetic-grade renewable isododecane (IDD) on an industrial scale.

Symrise makes double play for French fragrance houses

Symrise has submitted a binding offer to acquire 100% of French high-end fragrance house R. Romani - Société Française d’Aromatiques (SFA Romani).

Shiseido develops rapid test for indigenous skin bacteria

Shiseido has developed a quick and easy testing method to measure the amount and balance of indigenous skin bacteria in collaboration with Yamato-Esulon and Orcoa.

Givaudan Active Beauty takes wraps off Patchoul’Up active

Givaudan Active Beauty has launched Patchoul’Up, an active ingredient for hair and scalp care made from responsibly sourced distilled patchouli leaves.

Clariant unveils BeautyCraft Boosters

Clariant has launched its BeautyCraft Boosters Skincare and Cleansing Collections. Both contain a base formula and multiple booster variants to enhance or change the functionality of the base.

in-cosmetics awards shortlist revealed

The organisers of in-cosmetics Global have announced the shortlist for the 2022 awards, which will be announced during the show itself on 5-7 April.

BASF albinism cooperation renewed

BASFs Care Creations and NGO Beyond Suncare have renewed an ongoing cooperation that aims to protect people with albinism in Africa through customised sun care products, for another three years. Their work together first began in 2014.

SBTi confirms highest standard for Symrise

The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) has confirmed the contribution Symrise’s sustainability goals are making to climate protection in terms of keeping anthropogenic temperature increase due to the greenhouse effect to no more than 1.5ºC.

LBB buys Debro

LBB Specialties, a diversified US distributor of speciality chemicals and ingredients, has acquired Debro, a Canadian firm active in the same field that dates back to 1920 and is based in Brompton, Ontario.

MSL gets further accreditation

Cosmetic testing and regulatory house, MSL Solution Providers has been granted the latest ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation for all its preservative efficacy testing.

BASF supports inclusive beauty

Together with StitchCrew, an organisation for early-stage entrepreneurs, BASF’s US subsidiary has launched the Inclusive Beauty Accelerator. This is aimed at “early-stage companies in the personal care and beauty space committed to creating innovative and inclusive products”.

Solvay boosts guar in France

Solvay has announced the expansion of guar production capacity at its plant in Melle, France, in response to growing demand from the beauty care market. This will be completed in Q2. Precise details of the expansion were not disclosed.

Second Unilever ‘Positive Beauty Growth Platform’

Consumer products giant Unilever has announced the second challenge in its Positive Beauty Growth Platform

Symrise works on sustainable extraction

Symrise has revealed that in November 2021, it began a three-year R&D collaboration with Antofénol of Plestan in Brittany, France.

Vytrus launch planned

Spanish biotech Vytrus Biotech, has received a favourable report on its compliance with the requirements for incorporation from the Market & Incorporations Coordination Committee.

ASD to fund project

Action for Sustainable Derivatives (ASD), a collaborative initiative between users of palm oil derivatives users to transform their supply chains, has announced plans to pool funding to support to “an on-the-ground project in a priority region that has strong supply chain links and systemic environmental and human rights challenges”. The ASD Impact Fund was developed in partnership with Tides Foundation.

Vantage acquires Jeen

Vantage Specialty Chemicals, an Illinois-based supplier of naturally derived ingredients and formulations for the personal care market and others, has acquired Jeen International, including its BotanicalsPlus subsidiary. Terms were not disclosed. Jeen founders Adam and Jeanne Perle, will join Vantage and retain a stake in the business.

Microbiome testing kit launched

Microbiome company Sequential Skin, has launched Sequential Bio, which it describes as “a novel in vivo microbiome testing solution uniquely tailored for companies across skincare, haircare and personal care product industries”. This is now on sale via the company website.

Food waste to biosurfactants

​Waste2Func, a European BBI-JU funded project has been granted €6.7 million to build a platform to collect food waste from agriculture, food manufacturing, supermarkets, auctions and restaurants and convert it via fermentation and purification into lactic acid and biosurfactants with applications in cosmetics, personal care and household care products.

Animal Aid supports XCellR8 safety test

XCellR8, a UK-based laboratory exclusively devoted to animal-free safety and efficacy tests for the cosmetics, personal care and chemical industries, has received £51,000 in funding from national campaign group Animal Aid. This represents half of the total matched funding required to supplement a research grant already received from Innovate UK.

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Upcoming Events

Cosmetorium 2022

Palau de Congressos de Barcelona
28 - 29 September

in-cosmetics Formulation Summit

Leonardo Royal Hotel, London
25 - 26 October

SEPAWA 2022

Estrel Congress Center, Berlin
26 - 28 October

in-cosmetics Asia 2022

BITEC Bangkok, Thailand
1 - 3 November 2022

Plastic Waste Free World Europe 2022

Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
09-10 Nov 2022

The Greener Manufacturing Show Europe 2022

Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
09-10 Nov 2022

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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