RECENT NEWS

Plant stem cells for hair follicle rejuvenation

Since its launch back in 2008, PhytoCellTec Malus Domestica is Mibelle Biochemistry’s bestselling product. The innovation of the plant cell culture technology has been a breakrthough in stem cell cosmetics, seeing steady growth ever since.

BeyondBeauty Americas – Miami Beach rescheduled

Organisers of BeyondBeauty Americas – Miami Beach, Informa Markets, have decided to reschedule its launch edition originally scheduled for 15-17 October, to 4-6 February 2021, at its original location, - the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Sepawa dates remain unchanged

The organisers of the Sepawa Congress in Germany have announced that the dates remain unchanged for the time being.

Actives now carry 'Fair For Life' label

Since 2004, Laboratoires Expanscience has been committed to a CSR approach and has been B Corp-certified for two years. For over ten years, the company has deployed a “responsible plant sourcing” policy based on the ISO 26000 standard, criteria established by UEBT (of which Expanscience has been a member since 2011) and in compliance with international agreements (such as the Nagoya Protocol and CITES).

New website and brand identity for distributor

Cornelius is undertaking a significant brand development that aims to reflect a holistic approach to doing business. As the business continues to provide ingredients and formulations to its core markets, the brand has launched an intuitive new website that brings the geographies and wide range of capabilities of the business into one streamlined, fully responsive browsing experience.

Generational differences in CBD use analysed

A new, two-year study from Chicago marketing agency Colman Brohan & Davis, Inc. (CBD Marketing) shines a spotlight on generational differences in the use of non-THC CBD and CBD-infused products. The study also focuses on the important role social media plays in influencing how the “CBD experience” is shared online with friends and communities of interest.

Latest technology for TEWL assessment

The Tewameter TM Hex (successor of the world-wide popular Tewameter TM 300) from Courage + Khazaka assesses the Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL), an indispensable parameter for the evaluation of the water barrier function of the skin, with excellent accuracy and reproducibility.

Online cosmetic safety assessments available

Cosmetics Consultants Europe is teaming up with the RWTH International Academy-Aachen, Germany to provide online Cosmetic Product Safety Assessment Training Courses.

Bio-based materials conference goes ahead online

The 13th International Conference on Bio-based Materials will be held online this year on 12–14 May 2020 – with the final programme now available online.

Organic cosmetics show upswing in sales

The newly published special edition of the Naturkosmetik Jahresreport 2019, the annual report about natural and organic cosmetics, focuses on five subject areas with a view towards analysis, impulses andprospects for the organic cosmetics industry.

Global licensing agreement for animal-free sensitisation test

SenzaGen, a Swedish developer of animal-free in vitro tests for sensitisation and the British contract testing laboratory, XCellR8, have expanded their collaboration by signing an exclusive global licensing agreement. The new agreement covers the performance, marketing and sales of SenzaGen's new, vegan skin sensitisation test, GARD skin Animal Product-Free.

New location for China subsidiary

To support its development in South China, Sozio has relocated its subsidiary in the Science City Park of Guangzhou. This new location will comprise a modern perfumery laboratory and a warehouse to optimise delivery lead times.

Boosting stability for safe, reliable beauty

The global Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has caused dramatic changes in customer’s behaviour, priorities and brand engagement. Now more than ever, customers seek effective, preventative, safe and reliable beauty and brands need to answer to this raising demand along with the challenge of creating long-lasting, shelf-stable products that can withstand transit across the miles and continue to remain efficacious. Jojoba Desert are offering their JD Jojoba Oil to provide solutions for various cosmetic and skin care products.

Solutions for hand hygiene

Today, with the situation caused by the spread of COVID-19, this advice is more evident than ever: the washing of hands can make a real difference when stopping a possible contagion. This makes hand washing and the use of pathogen stopping disinfectant solutions a key action when dealing with the novel COVID-19 virus.

Helping frontline staff and the community

In a pledge to support the frontline fight against the spread of Covid-19 virus, DSM donated 1 million RMB to the Chinese Red Cross Foundation. The funds are used to purchase medical supplies and equipment in short supply for frontline medical personnel. In addition, DSM also donated 2 batches of vitamin C products – 6 million chewable tablets to medical personnel and 100 million pills to help boost the citizen’s immune system in China.

New York Society presents webinar series

The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) has announced the launch of a new NYSCC 'At Home Live' Series featuring current topics and trends in cosmetic chemistry and formulation. These free educational programs will be offered several times a week starting 16 April and cover topics that are relevant and timely to chemists and product development teams in the beauty and personal care industries.

in-cosmetics Global re-scheduled

Reed Exhibitions announced that in-cosmetics Global will be rescheduled. Following the steep escalation of COVID-19 across Europe, and in particular Spain, in-cosmetics Global will now take place from 6-8 October 2020 at Fira Barcelona, Spain.

Increasing availability of sanitisers in Europe

BASF Personal Care has started the production of hand sanitisers at different production sites in Europe. The products are being provided free of charge to hospitals, care facilities and other institutions in regions surrounding production plants. The company wants to help overcome the current bottleneck for hand sanitiser that resulted from significantly increased demand.

New natural actives for hair and skin

After one year of partnering with the South Korean beauty innovation company, BIO-FD&C, Givaudan Active Beauty unveils two new active ingredients crafted by green biotechnology.

Virtual booth for product discovery

Dow has launched an immersive 3D booth experience to offer an exclusive look at the first of many new high-performing, sustainable personal care solutions. While practicing social distancing during COVID-19, customers can connect with Dow from the comfort of their office, home or wherever they are to learn about Dow’s latest solutions in hair, sun and skin care.