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Symrise takes a stake in Kobo

Symrise has taken a 25% minority interest in New Jersey-based Kobo Products, a specialist in surface-treated powder pigments and dispersions for cosmetics, and has formed an agreement with Kobo on the future disposition of shares and governance

Cranberry-based anti-ageing ingredient

Silab has launched its latest anti-ageing active ingredient, Peptilium (Vaccinium macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract). This is composed of natural biopeptides purified to 95%. These are obtained by up-cycling cranberry fruit press cake

Clariant takes over Beraca

Clariant has agreed to acquire the 70% of Brazilian speciality personal care company Beraca that it did not own already from the founding Sabará family. This should close in Q4, subject to regulatory approvals

Korea revises Cosmetic Act

On 17 August, South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) promulgated the revised Cosmetic Act, which has altered legislation in several important ways

Yon-Ka works with Revieve

Yon-Ka, a French phyto-aromatic plant cell active-based skincare brand that is best known for its Quintessence essential oil complex, is now working with AI technology firm Revieve to deliver “a personalized digital skincare experience”

Amyris and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley launch first collection

US synthetic biotechnology company Amyris has launched Rose, a clean colour cosmetics and skincare brand that is the second of three it will make this summer, together with the Modern Essentials collection

BASF opens care evaluation salon in Nigeria

BASF’s Care Creations has opened an evaluation salon for personal care at its site in Lagos. This is the first of its kind to be launched by a personal care ingredient supplier in Nigeria

In-Cosmetics shows cancelled

Reed Exhibitions has announced that In-Cosmetics Global in Barcelona and In-Cosmetics Asia in Bangkok will not take place this year “due to the ongoing travel restrictions due to the [COVID-19] pandemic”

Robertet buys Astier Demarest stake

French fragrance and ingredients firm Robertet has acquired a majority stake in its compatriot Astier Demarest. Terms were not disclosed but François and Bruno Destoumieux, from the family that owned Astier Demarest, will remain as leaders

Azelis buys Ingredients Plus China

Azelis has signed an agreement to acquire the Greater China operations of Ingredients Plus, including its holding company in Hong Kong and its subsidiaries in Shanghai and Guangzhou, including ideation and application laboratories

Emerald Kalama adds to Lanxess in personal care

Lanxess has completed the €870 million acquisition of Emerald Kalama Chemical, the second largest in its history. Among many other things, this will give the company a new presence in aroma chemicals

The Body Shop moves to vegan testing with MSL

As part of its commitment to deliver 100% vegan formulas by 2023, The Body Shop has become one of the first companies to start moving micro-challenge tests to VeganSure, a vegan microbiological testing system from MSL Solution Providers

New publication on glycolic acid

CrossChem, a US-based raw materials and distribution partner of Hamburg-based Berg + Schmidt, has published an overview of the current state of research on the effectiveness and application of Berg + Schmidt’s GlyAcid

New roles at Cremer Oleo

As it expands its global trade and production activities, Hamburg-based Cremer Oleo has named a three-man ‘global managing board’ for all business areas across the Cremer Group that deal with vegetable oils and fats

‘Olfaction: A Journey’ now available on Amazon

The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) has announced that a new book ‘Olfaction: A Journey’ is now available to order on Amazon

Bioflavonoids in mouthwash help reduce COVID-19 in saliva

According to a recent double-blind study, the addition of Curarden UK’s Citrox bioflavonoids to Curarprox’s Perio Plus+ mouthwash significantly reduced SARS-CoV-2 viral loads in saliva

Amyris partners with Naomi Watts on menopause products

US firm Amyris, which specialises in sustainable ingredients for the clean health and beauty, flavours and fragrances markets, has formed a partnership with actress Naomi Watts

Symrise seeking new generation of perfumers

Symrise is recruiting recent college graduates from North America and Latin America to join its Perfumery School

Natura brand joins Dow initiative in Brazil

The Natura cosmetics brand has been announced as the first commercial collaborator for Dow’s Project Ybá initiative in the Breu Branco area of the Amazon

Ringier Award for Vantage

Vantage’s newly launched Liponate Jojoba 20 won the Most Effective Ingredient category at the Ringier Technology Innovation Awards for 2021

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