UK distribution agreement

Surfachem has been appointed as the official distribution partner for Evonik Dr. Straetmans GmbH (Hamburg, Germany) in the UK & Ireland. Following this change, Surfachem will now be responsible for the distribution of Evonik’s complete portfolio of personal care ingredients within the UK and Ireland.

Efficacy for men revealed with new tests

Matmarine biotech ingredient, which was previously shown to provide a variety of skin care benefits for women, is similarly beneficial for men, according to new testing by Lubrizol Life Science Beauty.

Acquisition of naturals screening company agreed

Evonik has concluded a purchase agreement to acquire innovativeHealth Group (innoHealth), with the transaction due to be completed before the end of March. Headquartered at the Scientific Park of Madrid (Spain), innoHealth's technology platforms screen and combine natural ingredients and extracts to generate novel dermocosmetic products with synergistic activities. The company will be part of Evonik's Care Solutions Business Line.

New dates for Suppliers' Day announced

NYSCC Suppliers' Day has been re-scheduled for the autumn, with dates confirmed for September 30-October 1, 2020 at the Javits Center in New York. The event was postponed earlier this week as a result of the global coronavirus outbreak which has created enormous disruption.

Gold CSR rating achieved by distributor

Azelis has revealed that its corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance has been awarded the EcoVadis Gold rating for the second time in a row. Their CSR assessment methodology covers 198 purchasing categories, 155 countries, and 21 CSR indicators.

NYSCC Suppliers' Day Postponed

It has been announced that NYSCC's Suppliers' Day event will be postponed due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. It was due to take place in New York on 5-6 May.

MWSCC postpones Teamworks event

MWSCC has announced it has made the decision to postpone Teamworks and the Next Gen Tech Symposium (due to take place April 8) and Social Night based on the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 public health crisis.

Digital stress defence from new active

Givaudan Active Beauty has launched Synchronight, an active cosmetic ingredient made from gardenia fruit extract designed to protect the skin from digital stress. Synchronight is a powerful and dynamic ingredient, playing a significant role in protecting the skin to remain youthful and healthy.

Product safety statement released

Jojoba Desert has released a statement regarding the company’s product safety practices In recent weeks, concern has grown worldwide regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the uncertainty surrounding the disease.

Expanded range for new regulations

BASF has expanded its low 1,4dioxane line by adding several new ingredients to the existing range of Flex surfactants and polymers in North America. The BASF Flex solutions allow brands in the cosmetics, personal care, and home care industries to use ingredients that are certified low in 1,4dioxane for their formulations.

Healthy scalp for beautiful hair

Lubrizol Life Science Beauty (LLS Beauty) has launched its first active ingredient for hair, leveraging Lipotec Active Ingredients expertise to deliver a new solution for scalp care.

New CBD venture announced

A new CBD venture has been unveiled by Botanical Origins’ CEO and COO Anáil Mitra and Jay Basu. Botanical Origins offers Broad Spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate.

Phytochemicals company acquired

Evonik has concluded a purchase agreement to acquire Wilshire Technologies, Headquartered in Princeton NJ (US), Wilshire Technologies supplies phytochemicals and derivatives to the global cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.

Assisting with transparency and authenticity

Sustainability is at the forefront of consumers’ minds when it comes to beauty and personal care, and in 2020, the trend is projected to increase. Moreover, today’s savvy consumer expects transparency and authenticity when it comes to their beauty products.

Introducing ‘the next generation’

The Midwest Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (MWSCC) biennial main event for beauty ingredients, formulations, and delivery innovations, Teamworks, is set to take place on 8 April 2020 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, with an overarching theme: ’The Next Generation’.

Tony O’Lenick retires

After 30 years of service to Siltech and the personal care industry Mr. Tony O’Lenick has decided to retire. He leaves a legacy of having contributed to the expanded use of silicones in various personal care applications.

Resynchronizing cellular life

Realigning circadian rhythms, counteracting the effects of digital pollution, erasing signs of fatigue, delivering neurobeauty benefits with a stronger self-esteem and an overall wellbeing…

North American distribution agreed

Natura-Tec has announced its partnership with Deveraux Specialties for distribution of its products into the North American market. This close cooperation with Deveraux is designed to further enhance customer service and develop sustainable growth going forward, providing the allimportant US market with full access to Natura-Tec’s natural materials and creative research.

Sales of hemp based products to soar

The global hemp-based products market is projected to grow at an impressive CAGR of more than 23% between 2019 and 2029, surpassing a valuation of US$19Bn by 2029, according to market analysts, Fact MR.

in-cosmetics Global postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak

Reed Exhibitions has announced the postponement of in-cosmetics Global, which was due to take place at the end of March in Barcelona. In a statement they said that the event will now be moved to 30 June-2 July, but will remain in Barcelona.