RECENT NEWS

Wheat peptide alternative to cationic guar launched

Givaudan Active Beauty presents Naturein Wheat Peptides, a clean and sustainable alternative to cationic guar, a key specific detangling ingredient for hair care. The new natural ingredient obtained from 100% French origin locally-sourced wheat and crafted by green fractionation will be introduced at in-cosmetics Latin America on September 18.

New advances in reconstructed skin

The joint research of BASF Care Creations and CTIBiotech is about to reach a new milestone. The cooperation partners have announced the development of the first 3D bioprinted skin models including immune macrophages. The reconstructed tissue models will be the basis for development and testing of bio-actives for skin care applications.

Who will rise to the Formulation Challenge in 2019?

The Formulation Challenge will return to in-cosmetics North America this October, putting the region’s leading cosmetic and contract manufacturers to the test in a battle to create the most on-trend product from start to finish in just 90 minutes.

Specialty chemical business acquisition announced

Basildon Chemical Company Ltd, a member of the KCC group of companies, has announced the acquisition of Lambson Limited’s Personal Care, Household I&I, Brewing and Encapsulation assets.

Test shows skin tone benefits

Pollution is one of the most serious problems we have in modern society, negatively affecting not only the health of our body but also that of our skin. The skin is the first organ that faces the elements and thousands of chemicals and reactive species coming from synthetic chemicals and pollutants as well as those of natural origin like pollen and radiation.

Stability-boosting properties of jojoba oil in sun care revealed

The minute you get back from the beach, reality hits. Your skin starts to burn, flake, and peel. And all you want is relief. Nourishing after-sun products can immediately soothe the skin from the stinging of sunburn.

Sustainability insights to aid independent brands

Croda International is harnessing its technical expertise in the beauty industry to communicate its latest knowledge on sustainable innovation with independent beauty brands. Croda is pursuing its objective to make sustainability a point of difference by prioritising its responsibility to pursue sustainable growth and make a positive contribution to people’s lives and the world they live in.

Triple digit growth puts indie brands in spotlight

Following significant industry growth, in-cosmetics North America is expanding its Indie brand program, by launching the Indie Trail and Tour, a hybrid of the show’s popular marketing tours and the hugely successful Indie Trail at in-cosmetics Global 2019, their sister show in Europe.

Re-branding for silicone alternative range

BioAktive has rebranded its range of plant based silicone alternatives as Natralite, part of a series of strategic changes that the company is making in the personal care and cosmetics industry.

Expansion in South Africa

Barentz International is continuing its expansion in South Africa. The company has announced its joint venture with SK Chemtrade Services, a leading supplier of high-quality raw materials to the life sciences industries in South Africa and neighbouring countries.

Defying grey hair with re-launched biofunctional

Ashland has re-launched its Chromafend biofunctional with new data that demonstrates how it can promote hair darkening and reduce the appearance of grey hair. Chromafend biofunctional is a golden flax seed extract designed to preserve hair’s natural colour.

New meadowfoam product released

Natural Plant Products has released Meadowfoam XPR, a mechanically extracted version of their Meadowfoam Seed Oil, their first new product introduction for the oil producer in eight years.

Recalibrating skin’s rhythm

We all have a master clock located in our brains. The preprogramed circadian rhythm is activated when our eyes perceive the blue light part of the light spectrum.

Summit for 'Restoring the Industry’s R&D Roots'

Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions (RSE), organiser of the annual Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade event, has announced the agenda of its 3rd PCHi Technology Summit. Taking place from 26-27 August 2019 at Le Méridien Shanghai Hongqiao, this year’s Summit returns to address more than 500 trade professionals on trending topics such as Green & Natural Beauty, Sustainable Development, Clean Beauty, and Precision Skincare.

Collaboration announced for South America

Univar Solutions Beauty & Personal Care Latin America and Cargill Beauty have embarked on a new partnership to deliver nature-derived, label-friendly and highly functional ingredients to the personal care market in South America.

Commitment to science based targets

Croda International Plc has announced their commitment to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Science Based Targets initiative. Croda is one of the few companies within the speciality chemicals sector to commit to Science Based Targets (SBT), with the aim of restricting global warming to 1.5°C above the pre-industrial average.

Silicones: A Beauty Success Story

They have been around for over sixty years, and their usage is still increasing. When it comes to beauty products, silicones are everywhere. Shampoos, conditioners, styling products, sunscreens, primers, foundations, lipsticks, mascaras and more all contain them. Anita Hall investigates...

New creative centre opened

CPL Aromas has opened its new Creative Centre in Paris. The new centre, in Suresnes, is double the size of CPL France's previous centre and offers new facilities to support the division's creative perfumery team. These new facilities include a state-of-the-art evaluation suite, a new lab and flexible work space.

North America event to focus on NPD

As the largest beauty market in the world, US cosmetics brands are constantly looking to create and innovate through the use of new technology and ingredients.

Business line re-organisation announced

The Lubrizol Corporation has announced a re-organisation of its Personal, Home and Health Care business lines, integrating them under a newly dedicated brand, Lubrizol Life Science.