Kerfoot begins full transition to Oleon brand

UK-based speciality oils supplier Kerfoot is to transition fully to sister company Oleon’s brand name by April 2024.

Brenntag acquires Chinese distributor Shanghai Saifu

German personal care ingredient distributor Brenntag has acquired Shanghai Saifu Chemical Development Company (Saifu) for an undisclosed sum.

Evident Ingredients establishes manufacturing site in Saxony

German personal care raw material supplier Evident Ingredients has established a subsidiary company, Evident Production, and a manufacturing facility in Saxony.

Spate spots growing US consumer interest in protective skincare

New York City beauty analysts Spate has identified growing interest in protective skincare from consumers in the United States.

DKSH to distribute bitop active ingredients in key Asia-Pacific markets

DKSH has signed an exclusive agreement with German cosmetic active producer bitop to distribute the latter’s ingredients in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore.

Symrise cuts ribbon on Paris beauty centre of expertise

Symrise Cosmetic Ingredients has opened the Beauty & Home Care Centre of Expertise in the Paris suburbs.

Oleon commissions enzymatic esters plant in Belgium

Oleon has opened an oleochemistry plant near Antwerp in Belgium that produces enzymatic esters for the personal care and food industries.

Estée Lauder reveals World Congress of Dermatology presentations

Estée Lauder has revealed details about its presentations at the upcoming 25th World Congress of Dermatology (WCD) in Singapore on 3-8 July.

US study identifies critical role of taurine in ageing

A study by Columbia University has found taurine could be an elixir of life within us that helps us live longer and healthier lives.

Middle East region showing strong prospects for growth - report

The MENA (Middle East, North Africa) region presents a significant opportunity for companies looking to capitalize on the growing demand for organic and speciality ingredients in personal care, according to a new report.

Greenext appoints Blagden to distribute naturals portfolio in UK, Ireland

Turkish personal care ingredient producer Greenext has appointed Blagden Specialty Chemicals to distribute its products in the UK and Ireland.

Childs Farm to explore sustainability at scale during SCS conference

Childs Farm will give a presentation at this year’s UK Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS) annual conference next month about how personal care companies can maintain their sustainable credentials as business grows.

VIDEO: Guerlain gives sneak peak of ‘Warehouse of Wonders’ collection

French cosmetics house Guerlain has taken the wraps off ‘The Warehouse of Wonders’, a collection of 400 historic items including the world’s first tube lipstick.

LBB Specialties agrees US distribution deal for Verdant ingredients

Personal care ingredient distributor LBB Specialties has formed a new partnership with Verdant Specialty Solutions covering several US states.

Colonial Chemical appoints president for Middle East region

US speciality ingredients maker Colonial Chemical has appointed Dr. Peter Chetcuti as president of Colonial Chemical ME Arabia (CCME).

Elementis grants Rahn sole DACH distribution rights

British speciality chemicals maker Elementis has granted Rahn exclusive distribution responsibility for the DACH region (Germany, Switzerland and Austria).

BASF to expand APG production capacity in Asia, USA

BASF is to increase global alkyl polyglucosides (APGs) production capacity with expansion at sites in Bangpakong, Thailand and Cincinnati, Ohio.

Scott Bader, Blagden forge UK & Ireland partnership

British chemicals company Scott Bader has appointed Blagden to distribute three personal care brands in UK and Ireland.

Nikko Chemicals cuts ribbon on Indian subsidiary

Nikko Chemicals, a Tokyo-based cosmetic ingredients supplier, has established an Indian subsidiary to better serve the local market.

BASF appoints Gisela Pinheiro to lead Personal Care Europe unit

BASF has appointed Gisela Pinheiro to succeed Tatiana Kalman as head of its Personal Care Europe business unit with immediate effect.

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