Distribution agreement reached

Acme-Hardesty has entered into a distribution agreement with Eckart, a manufacturer of pearlescent and metallic pigments and rheological additives.

Award-Winning Moisturising/Hydration Active

Sederma was awarded in China with the PCHi Fountain Award for Moisturising/Hydration Active Ingredient for Crystalide, its bio-highlighter peptide designed to make the skin clear, uniform and glowy just like a piece of crystal.

Francis Pickthall

Francis Pickthall, CPL Aromas' global marketing director and one of the members of the family which founded of the Group, tragically died on Friday 1 March 2019 after a short battle with cancer. He was 51. He leaves behind his wife, Jacqueline, and two young children, Grace & Leo.

in-cosmetics Global’s Innovation Zone: Cb2-skin from Ashland

Ahead of in-cosmetics Global, we shine a spotlight on some of the most innovative ingredients and formulas set to be on display at the show’s popular Innovation Zone, all of which will launch at the show or in the six months before.

in-cosmetics Global’s Innovation Zone: Oat BioBeads from Oat Cosmetics

Ahead of in-cosmetics Global, we shine a spotlight on some of the most innovative ingredients and formulas set to be on display at the show’s popular Innovation Zone, all of which will launch at the show or in the six months before.

Influencing consumer mood via marine biotechnology

Givaudan Active Beauty launches Sensityl, an active cosmetic ingredient that fuses nature and scientific expertise to offer consumers dual benefits on beauty and wellbeing.

Call for papers at SCC Annual Meeting

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) announces its Call for Papers for podium presentations at the Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase, December 17-18, 2019 at the Sheraton New York Times Square.

Largest portfolio of USDA BioPreferred ingredients

Inolex has obtained USDA Biobased certification for 55 of its products in the USDA BioPreferred Program, making it the largest portfolio of personal care ingredients to be offered under the USDA Certified Biobased Product label.

Natural, sustainable platform debuted at PCHi

In response to growing consumer demand for more natural, ethical products, Cargill Beauty introduced its newest, nature-derived beauty formulations at PCHi China in Guangzhou, China.

PCHi Fountain Award Winner

Azelis has won the 2019 Fountain Award for Personal Care and Cosmetics Innovation at the PCHi exhibition in Guanzhou, China for the third year in a row.

Collaboration for probiotic-based cosmetic ingredients

Symrise and the Swedish bioengineering company Probi are working together on probiotic-based cosmetic ingredients. The beneficial effect of probiotics on health has long been scientifically proven. A team of researchers from both companies is now developing cosmetic ingredients for topical applications that are suitable for particularly sensitive and dry skin.

Disruptive influence of sustainability and Technology on cosmetics industry

New technologies and sustainability are causing disruption in the cosmetic & personal care industry. Cosmetic brands and ingredient firms are investing in a raft of green initiatives, whilst technology is influencing raw materials, production processes, and distribution.

Investment in skin microbiome research

Royal DSM announced that DSM Venturing, its venture investment arm, has made an equity investment in skin microbiome company S-Biomedic NV. This investment completes S-Biomedic’s latest Series A financing round.

Global Beauty Day

in-cosmetics Global returns to Paris from 2-4 April and to mark the occasion, the organisers are launching the first ever Global Beauty Day on 3 April, which will honour diversity in the industry.

New CEO appointed

Vantage Specialties, Inc., has announced that Andy Harris has joined the company as CEO. Mr Harris also joins Vantage’s board of directors and is an equity investor alongside H.I.G. Capital, LLC in the company.

A question of preservatives

Preservatives have been under increasing scrutiny and the range of permitted preservatives has dwindled in recent years. However, the need for effective preservatives in personal care products has not changed.

Distributor for Germany and Austria

Ashland has appointed Barentz as distributor for personal care ingredients in Germany and Austria. Barentz and Ashland have been working together for many years in the Netherlands, Russia, Poland, the Balkans and the Baltics, and the addition of Germany and Austria is a natural next step.

Maintaining beauty in mature skin

Increasing longevity has led to new challenges in the cosmetics field. Today’s population expects to live longer and in good health, a status referred to as ‘ageing well’. A second status is referred to as ‘positive ageing’, where individuals assume ageing as part of their personal identity.

Stimulating testosterone production

The use of personal care products, in addition to improving our physical appearance, has a positive impact on our own perception and on the way others perceive us.

Investment increase in device company

Croda International has announced they will be increasing their minority shareholding in the multi-awardwinning technology and digital device company, Cutitronics. Following the investment, Croda will remain a minority shareholder.