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Testing services extended

inovapotek extended its range of services during the current pandemic in order to help companies manufacturing and distributing the products in highest demand at this moment. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Biocides, and Medical Devices such as medical masks are products needed and extremely sought after all over the world at this moment, and will continue to be so for the time being.

Cannabis conference to take place online next month

The world’s largest meeting on industrial hemp and cannabis will take place online this year with 500 participants from 50 countries and all industrial sectors expected. The 17th EIHA Hemp Conference will take place from 16–17 June 2020 at the online event.

Velvety emulsifying from new ingredient

A new ingredient offering high-end emulsifying with a velvety feel - WeylCare CetylP from Frankfurt-based WeylChem, is a flexible to use anionic PEG-free oil/water emulsifier with a HLB of 9.6.

A systemic approach to rebalance the microbiota of the scalp

The exposome, which includes both environmental and behavioural factors, is known to have deleterious health effects. Skin and hair are directly impacted by these factors: dry, sensitive and reactive skin, premature ageing, dull and brittle hair, loss of hair and canities are the visible signs (Krutman et al., 2017).

Webinar to analyse pandemic impact on ingredients

New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) has announced that its next 'At Home Live' webinar series will be on 'Covid-19 Impact on Top Trending Ingredients.' Presented by Spate, a machine intelligence platform that analyses over 10 billion online beauty signals in the US to identify the next big consumer trends, this special edition will take place on 5 May at 1:30 pm, the original opening day of Suppliers’ Day.

UK soap manufacturer boosts output to meet US demand

Manufacturer of soap bases and natural ingredients, Stephenson, is stepping up production levels at its UK-based manufacturing plant as it continues to deliver to personal care, cosmetics brands, manufacturers and artisan soap makers across the United States, Canada and their outlying territories.

New factory supports supply of Illipe butter

Forestwise, supplier of raw ingredients that are sustainably sourced from Indonesian rainforests, has announced the opening of its new factory in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. The factory’s innovative storage system helps guarantee a ready supply of Illipe butter all-year round, even during non-harvest seasons.

New sensory data released for emulsifier

Global speciality chemical company Croda, has revealed new sensory data for its water-in-oil emulsifier, Cithrol PGTL. The ability to create formulations with appealing sensory attributes is key in today’s Personal Care market. A desirable sensory experience not only drives repeated usage, but also helps to portray efficacy – think velvety, rich creams to help care for dry skin and refreshing, quick-break lotions to invigorate.

Positive results for skin microbial growth revealed

A recently published study in the Korean Journal of Microbiology titled ‘Evaluation of xylitol as an agent that controls the growth of skin microbes: Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Cutibacterium acnes’ has shown that Xivia Xylitol, from Dupont, has a positive effect on skin microbial growth.

PCHi postponed from June date

Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions (RSE), organiser of the Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show, has announced PCHi 2020 will be postponed from June.

Pacifying and re-energising the skin and scalp

Clariant Active Ingredients announces a premium active ingredient for fuelling the skin with youthful energy and a scalp pacifier for sensitive scalps that respects the microbiota. The two new concentrated, sustainably sourced active ingredients obtained through advanced technological processes, offer scientifically proven efficacy for formulations and noticeable results for consumers.

Next in-cosmetics Korea to take place in 2021

Reed Exhibitions has today announced that in-cosmetics Korea - initially scheduled to take place on 17-19 June 2020 at COEX in Seoul - will now be held on 14-16 July 2021 in the same venue.

Pigment collaboration announced

Venator and Grolman Group have announced that they will start a co-operation for ultramarine and manganese violet pigments in Spain and Portugal. Both companies have a long standing relationship covering several other European countries and the expansion of the current business model will allow to extend the customer reach.

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.