Acquisition agreed for Chinese distributor

Azelis has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire 100% shares of CosBond, a Chinese specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor (pictured at the signing ceremony -12 December 2019 - before distancing measures were required). Headquartered in Hong Kong, the company has offices and warehouses in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing.

Applications lab focused on helping to fight pandemic

Barentz has refocused their personal care applications lab to test all the potential hydro-alcoholic thickeners on offer, from traditional carbomers to more modern hydroxycelluloses.

New active to clear age-promoting cells

Fibroblasts in the dermis are responsible for the production of collagen to form the connective tissue. When these fibroblasts either age or encounter too many harmful oxidative stresses, such as UV light and pollution, they become senescent. Senescent cells are also called 'zombie cells' because they no longer divide, but they are also far from being dead. *Click to watch the video*

The journey to less plastic

In 2020, Innospec are promoting a journey to less plastic, with the desire to educate formulators on how to using solid surfactants and concentrated products, to develop effective, solid formulations that satisfy consumer needs.

Contributing to the fight against the pandemic

Elé Corporation, manufacturer of critical ingredients used in sanitising products in a multitude of industries, including personal care and HI&I, is contributing to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why texture and sensory analysis are essential

Texture is key. Responsible for triggering different sensations and reactions, texture is truly the charm card, the major contributor to consumer seduction. The initial impression of the texture is what influences consumers’ choice of personal care products. The long-term appreciation upon use is what makes the consumer faithful to a cosmetic product.

Natural beauty enhancer complex unveiled

Hallstar Beauty’s newest active natural, Biome Oléoactif (INCI: Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (and) Avena Sativa Kernel Oil (and) Bacillus Ferment)), is the first ingredient obtained by capturing rare lipids from a wild extremophilic microorganism, then offering them to the skin and its microbiota.

Suppliers supporting essential sanitiser manufacturing

Fragranced products are used to clean and disinfect homes, hospitals, food processing plants, and a myriad of industrial and commercial settings every day. Production is especially critical now to meet the sudden increased consumer and retail demand.

Virtual exhibition for launch of new complex

Due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), many exhibitions and conferences have been either cancelled or postponed in recent weeks. Among these were in-cosmetics Global in Barcelona, where CLR planned to launch its latest development, CutiBiome CLR. To overcome this challenge, CLR has revealed that it will be launching a virtual exhibition.

Free mini botanical formulation course available online

Formula Botanica, an online trainer in organic cosmetic formulation, is lending support to the indie beauty community during the pandemic by offering a free, open-access mini formulation course.

A next-generation preservation booster

Clariant has expanded the Personal Care industry’s increasingly-limited preservation options for both traditional and natural formulations with the launch of next generation preservation booster Velsan Flex.

Top award for sustainability leadership

Lipoid Kosmetik has been acknowledged with the 'Sustainability Leadership Award Small to Medium Enterprise 2020' in the category "Best Performer Heavy Manufacturing" by EcoVadis. During EcoVadis’ annual Sustain Conference in March 2020, EcoVadis honoured outstanding performers for their actions in sustainable procurement and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) across all industries.

Unlocking the secret of nighttime skin restoration

Ashland has announced the launch of Nightessence biofunctional – a natural extract from premium true lavender flowers using the patented and proprietary plant small RNA technology. This is the first of its kind biofunctional tailored to optimise skin’s nighttime needs and allow consumers to awaken with skin re-set for the day ahead. It helps restore skin overnight, so it looks rested, renewed and illuminated by morning.

Plant-based moisturisation for up to 48 hours

Mibelle Biochemistry have announced the launch of a new moisturiser that hydrates skin for up to 48 hours while at the same time leaving it smoother, firmer and more elastic.

April issue out now

The printed version of Personal Care's April issue of the magazine has been posted out to subscribers. For those who get their copy posted to an office that they currently cannot get to, or if you simply want to read it as soon as possible, make sure you download the Personal Care app.

Distribution agreement for Vietnam

Azelis has announced its new distribution agreement with Merck in Vietnam. Effective on 1 April 2020, Azelis will distribute Merck Performance Materials’ complete range in Vietnam for personal care, CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers), food & health, and industrial chemicals.

Virtual conference for the personal care industry

in-cosmetics Global has announced details of a new three-day virtual conference that will take place from 31 March – 2 April (the show’s original pre-postponement dates), offering potential visitors a snapshot of what will be covered when the event opens in Barcelona later this year.

Manufacturer diverts resources to fight virus

Ineos, one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies, has today announced plans to produce 1 million hand sanitisers per month to help with the European shortage. These will be produced according to World Health Organisation specifications and be specifically designed to kill bacteria and viruses.

Citrus-derived anti-ageing ingredient to be launched

Nagase Personal Care has announced the upcoming launch on 31 March of Glucosyl Naringin, an anti-ageing cosmetic ingredient that promotes the production of elastin, an extracellular matrix protein involved in the maintenance of skin elasticity and the formation of elastin fibre.

Industry responds to coronavirus pandemic

In these unprecedented times of social and industrial upheaval, the personal care industry continues to operate and, as we have seen already, some great minds have worked together in order to make the world a safer place for medics and others. This article will include examples of how companies and individuals are overcoming the challenges presented by the coronavirus outbreak and will be regularly updated