Borate-free cationic guar

Previously found in Annex III of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009, borates are now listed in Annex II (banned substances) following an opinion issued by the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety SCCS.

Emotional cosmetics: oxymoron or pleonasm? Old hat or new paradigm?

Dr Karl Lintner, President of KAL'Idées will lead a session on ‘Emotional cosmetics: oxymoron or pleonasm? Old hat or new paradigm? The impact of the concept for formulators’ at the in-cosmetics Formulation Summit on Wednesday 20 November at 15:15.

Gold award for skin-calming active

CLR Berlin took the Gold Innovation Award for Actives yesterday for the company's balancing and inflammation-reducing ingredient, AnnonaSense CLR.

Microbiome data for deodorant to be published

Symrise has re-investigated its deodorant active SymDeo B125 in depth. While long term efficacy has been known for many years, Research & Development have discovered additional key advantages: In contrast to the conventional antimicrobial triclosan, SymDeo B125 has no negative impact on the axillary microbiome.

Formulation Lab fully booked for in-cosmetics Asia

The Formulation Lab’s interactive sessions will teach participants the secrets to creating a winning formulation when the show returns to Bangkok from 5-7 November

Skin care trends in APAC: the rising demand for dermocosmetics

Dermocosmetics in Asia Pacific is deemed as the “next big thing” as sales value grew rapidly with double-digit growth rates from Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia between 2013 and 2018.

New lightening strategy promotes degradation of melanosomes

Cywhite, from Codif Technologie Naturelle, is a biomimetic ingredient extracted from the Rainbow Alga: Cystoseira tamariscifolia. This alga possesses branches covered in spines which become iridescent when put into water, hence the name Raimbow Algae.

India: the emerging beauty giant

Florence Bernardin, Founder of Asia Cosme Lab, will lead two sessions at in-cosmetics Asia; ‘India, the emerging beauty giant’ on Tuesday 5 November at 17:00 and ‘C-beauty, the rise of a beauty empire’ on Wednesday 6 November at 14:00, both in the Marketing Trends Theatre. The first session will highlight and decode the latest trends and products from India and explore upcoming trends as well as present best product development practice for R&D professionals and marketing techniques. The second session will highlight through different trends and hot products, the dynamic Chinese market and how the future beauty landscape will evolve. Richard Scott, Editor, spoke with Florence to discover more about the wealth of potential in the Indian market.

Bespoke R&D Tours offer networking opportunities and product presentations

R&D professionals at in-cosmetics Asia 2019 are invited to join guided R&D Tours with expert consultant, Rouah Al-Wakeel, when the show returns to Bangkok this November.

Extension of European partnership

The French-based cosmetic ingredients company NUWEN and Biesterfeld Spezialchemie have signed a new agreement to intensify their cooperation in Europe. After successfully starting in Russia for a selected portfolio, the partnership has been extended and Biesterfeld will distribute NUWEN’s products in the Balkan countries, the Baltics, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia.

Winners announced at in-cosmetics North America

The personal care industry gathered at the in-cosmetics North America awards ceremony to honour excellence in R&D, product formulation and marketing. This year there were four award categories, with manufacturers, indie brand owners and suppliers coming together as one to celebrate the winners of the Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award, Sensory Bar Award, Make-Up Bar Award and the Formulation Challenge.

New solutions on show in Berlin

At the SEPAWA Congress in Berlin from October 23 to 25, BASF is presenting the company’s latest solutions for applications in the personal care markets.

New location for in-cosmetics North America 2020

The organisers of in-cosmetics, Reed Exhibitions, have announced that the show will be moving to a new location for next year's event, to be held from 21-22 October 2020.

“Ethics and sustainability are top beauty concerns,” research reveals

A survey of 2,029 British adults shows 79% believe personal care and beauty brands should put more effort into manufacturing products in an ethical and sustainable way.

Opportunities to learn, source and network in New York

in-cosmetics North America will open its doors to R&D professionals, indie brand owners and marketers across the NPD value chain in just a few days' time. Now in its fourth year, the event will provide a fantastic opportunity for the beauty industry to source novel ingredients, explore the story behind the science, build new relationships and learn about the trends driving our exciting industry forward.

Naolys active cells from Sweet iris for an anti-wrinkle effect

Made from the Sweet iris (Iris pallida), these plant cells will deliver a complete anti-ageing effect within 28 days.

Re-focusing of portfolio

As part of a move away from commodities and toward expanding its brand of plant based functional products, BioAktive Specialty Products (BioAktive) is shifting the focus of its portfolio of cosmetic ingredients in order to focus on a new set of core products.

Male grooming is booming

Over the last decade, the demand for male grooming products has driven companies to sell items beyond shaving gels, razors, and deodorants for men. Currently, the market comprises shampoos and fairness creams that are specifically made for men. Certain stores even stock beard balms and beard shampoos. As per Nielsen's data, men are purchasing far more face washes and creams than they did ten years ago.

Singapore Society Suppliers' Day A Great Success

The 10th SCSS Suppliers' Day held at the end of August was hailed a great success. Designed with the aim to promote the advancement of the science of cosmetics, toiletries & perfumery and develop the professional knowledge and status of Society members, the event was held at the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel.

in-cosmetics Formulation Summit: Good for the Body, Planet and Mind

The in-cosmetics Formulation Summit will return to London from 19-20 November, offering R&D teams up-to-date intelligence into one of the biggest trends influencing the beauty industry: eco-conscious and health-conscious consumers.