New branding campaign to highlight diversity

Cosmetic Ingredients, a division of Symrise, has presented a new branding campaign to communicate changing beauty ideals.

in-cosmetics Global & NA postponed, in-cosmetics Asia goes ahead

Reed Exhibitions have announced the postponement of in-cosmetics Global, in-cosmetics North America, and in-cosmetics Latin America. In more positive news, in-cosmetics Asia is due to go ahead as planned.

Calabash Oil for skin and hair protection

Praan Naturals has introduced Calabash Oil (Lagenaria Sphaerica (Calabash) Seed Oil) to its range of more than 500 certified organic and conventional natural ingredients for personal care product development.

Lab and innovation centre opens in Hamburg

Biesterfeld is expanding its facilities in Hamburg with the opening of the Biesterfeld Lab and Innovation Centre. Covering a total area of 800 m² the premises will be used with immediate effect for application-related laboratory activities.

Botanicals collection inspired by J-Beauty

Givaudan Active Beauty has sought to capture the essence of the Japanese Beauty (J-Beauty) ritual in a selection of 8 botanical extracts, combining efficacy and inspiring sourcing to create a complete skin care routine.

Marine biotech company appoints co-founder as CEO

Algaia, SA, has appointed Frederic Faure, one of the co-founders of the company, as its new Chief Executive Officer for the entire group as of 1 June 2020.

Joint research project to benefit lavender farming

Symrise is launching a joint research project with CRIEPPAM on lavender farming aimed at crop resilience, improved biodiversity and additional income for farmers starting in June 2020.

ECHA adds butylparaben to list of hazardous chemicals

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has increased its list of hazardous chemcials and included butylparaben, a substance that is used in cosmetics personal care products.

Trojan Q10 by Infinitec

Infinitec's FREE WEBINAR hosted by Personal Care, Thursday 25 June, 2pm (UK time)

CSR Programme to protect Catalonian olive trees

Vytrus Biotech and IRTA, the Institute of Agri-food Research and Technology of the government of Catalonia, announced they aim to research and preserve the different traditional varieties of olive tree in Catalonia through joint initiatives.

Hair complex tames frizz and offers protection

Weather changes, air pollution and hair styling routines can be harsh for the hair. Consumers are looking for more natural hair care products that will restore and rehabilitate their hair without compromising on quality and safety.

Nordic natural market shows healthy growth

The Nordic market for natural personal care products is projected to show healthy growth this year. Consumer demand has remained buoyant during the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research by Ecovia Intelligence.

Manufacturer moves closer to 100% deforestation-free palm oil

PZ Cussons has announced progress against all five strategic objectives in its 2020 Palm Oil Action Plan. The Plan is the company’s roadmap towards sourcing 100% of its palm oil from producers independently verified as compliant.

Multifunctional range combines cosmetic and antimicrobial activity

Focusing their efforts on natural product chemistry, Active Micro Technologies has combined cosmetic functionality with antimicrobial activity to develop a product range of multifunctional ingredients.

Award for film-former in 'Green and Sustainable' category

Ashland Antaron ECo ethylcellulose won the Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) Fountain Award in the “Green and Sustainable” category, an important award in Asia. The award was presented virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Second prize for hair loss prevention ingredient

The new hair growth raw ingredient 'Burgeon-Up' from Ichimaru Pharcos won the second prize at the BSB Innovation Award 2020 in the "scalp, hair, moisture, tan" Natural Products / Raw materials category on 1 April 2020.

New Chairman of Supervisory Board elected

At its ordinary meeting following a virtual Annual General Meeting, the Supervisory Board of Symrise AG elected Michael König as its new Chairman.

Active face care: A high-tech yet natural routine

We take care of our faces on a daily basis, because it is the part of our body most exposed to the external environment, and to scrutiny from other people! To protect, repair, and make it more beautiful.

Strong upswing in oil blends and infusions

Kerfoot Group has commented on a significant market shift towards oil blends in cosmetic and personal care formulations.

EPA award for natural butylene glycol

Genomatica celebrated winning the prestigious 2020 Green Chemistry Challenge Award given by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its Brontide natural butylene glycol.