Shanghai Show Postponed Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

It has just been announced that the PCHi show, which had been scheduled to take place in Shanghai 26-28 February, will be postponed due to the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus in several areas of China.

Study confirms skin and hair efficacy

A new randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled study has been published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, confirming the efficacy of 450 mg of BiovaBIO for oral use in beauty supplements.

Global sales director appointed

CLR has announced that Mr Ralf Kuschnereit will join the company as director Global Sales on 1 February 2020.

Phytochemical business acquired

On January 6th, 2020, Evonik Industries concluded an agreement to purchase Wilshire Technologies, Inc. headquartered in Princeton, NJ (US). The transaction is due to be completed in January.

Call for Papers - 'World of Chemistry' at Suppliers' Day

In May this year at Suppliers’ Day in New York, Personal Care will once again host the ‘World of Chemistry’ programme of seminars. World of Chemistry will take place on the morning of the first day of the show, 5th May.

Royal Society aims to solve industry challenges

CPI, an independent technology innovation centre, has announced a partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry as part of the latter’s Synergy programme. The Synergy programme aims to promote cross-industry collaboration by helping participating companies to tackle chemical science challenges that can hinder development.

Innovation to Drive the Future of China’s Cosmetics Industry

According to statistics from Euromonitor, the global cosmetics market was valued at US$488 billion in 2018, of which the China market accounted for 12.7%, making it the second largest cosmetics market in the world, just slightly behind the United States (18.3%).

Specialty ingredients acquisition announced

The 2M Holdings group of companies announced the addition of Ingretech SAS (Paris, France) to its family of personal care specialty ingredients companies. Ingretech was established 6 years ago by Aline Serre, Aldo Ravanelli, Alfredo Rocchi and Sergio Sala as a specialty ingredient and formulation know how distribution business supplying French cosmetics producers.

Getting to the root of healthy hair

Lubrizol Life Science Beauty (LLS Beauty) has announced the launch of its first active ingredient for hair, leveraging Lipotec Active Ingredients expertise to deliver a one-of-a-kind consumer solution for scalp care.

Distributor opens new UK office

Distributor, amitahc, has opened a new UK office comprising a Personal Care and Make-up Division. Complete with an internal R&D lab, the facility will be able to demonstrate formulation expertise for customers looking for cutting edge concepts.

Celebrating 30 years with return to Barcelona

Growth in the beauty and personal care industry reached a decade high last year and is set to continue unabated, according to Euromonitor. In fact, the value of the global cosmetic products market is expected to reach USD 805.61 billion by 2023, propelled by major trends including conscious consumerism, advancements in beauty technology and the rise of ‘skintellectuals’ – a new breed of consumer who is more knowledgeable than ever before.

New oils company expands range

Yorkshire-based natural oil supplier O&3 have introduced additional hard-working and versatile ingredients, including onion, spinach and cabbage seed cold pressed oils to their product range.

NYSCC Executive board for 2020 confirmed

Sonia Dawson, Chair, NYSCC and Regional Marketing Manager-DSM Personal Care North America, announced that the NYSCC Executive Board has been confirmed for 2020 with some current board members assuming new roles, and newly elected members joining in roles that will carry through to 2021.

Ingredient company voted 'most admired' for third time

Croda International Plc are celebrating being voted the most admired company in the British chemical sector for the third year running, as well as being named the sixth most admired company in Britain.

Formulating ocean and reef friendly sun care products

Laura Busata, Cosmetics R&D Senior Specialist led a session on ‘How to formulate ocean and reef friendly suncare products while preserving their efficacy’ at the in-cosmetics Formulation Summit last month. In her talk she focused on three main key points: the real issues for the marine environment; the impacts of sunscreens on the sea and the studies that have been carried out to investigate this topic; and how to formulate a “sea-friendly” sun care product, preserving its efficacy and safety. Before the event, Personal Care spoke with Laura to find out more:

Preserving microbiota and reviving radiance

Lactobiotyl from Silab is a new natural postbiotic active ingredient that can restore hydration and luminosity to dry skin. It improves the integrity and renewal of the epidermal barrier while preserving the equilibrium of the cutaneous microbiota.

Preserving microbiota and reviving radiance

Lactobiotyl from Silab is a new natural postbiotic active ingredient that can restore hydration and luminosity to dry skin. It improves the integrity and renewal of the epidermal barrier while preserving the equilibrium of the cutaneous microbiota.

International technical sales manager appointed

In an expansion of CLR’s sales team, Francisco Fernández Palacio, PhD, has been appointed international technical sales manager for CLR.

Sustainability efforts recognised

AAK received a 2019 Sustainable Beauty Award and was named winner in the Sustainability Pioneer Category for the social impact of its Kolo Nafaso direct sourcing program in West Africa. The award was presented to Lisette Townsend, global business development manager, and Laura Schlebes, sustainable multi oil manager, at a reception hosted by the organisers, Ecovia Intelligence, in Paris, France.

New alternative to talc

Consumers are looking for a safe alternative to talc that can deliver a comparable skin-feel to the powder. The formulators at Jojoba Desert, an Israel-based supplier of jojoba oil, have a new option with JD Jojoba Silk-Like Powder.