RECENT NEWS

New micro bead initiatives
A&E Connock has unveiled a series of new initiatives designed to assist cosmetics formulators making the transition from micro beads to natural ingredients in their exfoliant products. The latest range offers an increased variety of functions and possibilities to the formulator, from the light abrasive effect of ground loofah to the more aggressive scrub qualities of pumice. Beads derived from jojoba and castor which, while white in colour, provide a natural and environmentally sustainable option, are also available in a variety of sizes.

Asia summit tackles environment
With a growing population and burgeoning middle-class, Asia has one of the fastest growing markets for cosmetics & personal care products in the world. However, cosmetic and ingredient firms in the region are coming under pressure to reduce their environmental footprints.

Certified palm oil products
For the first time, Evonik Industries is offering customers products that have been certified in accordance with the standard of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

HEC capacity expanded
Ashland Specialty Ingredients has announced it will expand capacity at its Natrosol hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC) production facility in Nanjing by 4000 metric tonnes, or approximately 40%, over the next 18 months.

Ecocert approval for four products
TRI-K Industries has announced four new raw materials that are now Ecocert approved: Baobab Tein NPNF, Quinoa Pro NPNF, Rice Tein NPNF and TRIglyphix Sense. These products can be used in any Ecocert or Cosmos compliant formulation.

Call for papers
The Asian Societies of Cosmetic Scientists has requested expressions of interest for participation in the 12th Biannual Conference of the ASCS 2015 to be held in Cairns, Australia from the 28-30 April. This includes platform, workshop, and poster presentations.

Korean skin care conference
The organisers behind in-cosmetics Asia have announced a stand-out line up of speakers for the new South Korea International Conference, in association with Korea Cosmetics Association (KCA), taking place on 25 September in Seoul.

Oily active launch
Greentech has recently launched a new range of oily actives: the GreenSofts. GreenSofts constitute a new line of functional innovative active ingredients that will offer new solutions for all kinds of cosmetic care.

Management changes
Werner Breuers, board member of Lanxess AG and, up to now, responsible for the segments Performance Polymers and Advanced Intermediates, will leave the company at his own request after his contract ends on 31 May 2015, in order to pursue new challenges. Mr Breuers will leave the board of management with immediate effect. He will, however, remain in an advisory role to Lanxess for a transitional period.

Milan exhibition to return
The Making Cosmetics exhibition will return to the Centro Congressi Milanofiori in Milan on 24-25 November. The show has been fine- tuned after feedback on the highly successful exhibition last year to provide the attendees with the most useful and up-to-date information in an environment conducive to networking.

New member for ethical union
The personal care business unit of Naturex, manufacturer of natural ingredients to the cosmetic industry, has become the newest member of the Union for Ethical BioTrade.

Manufacturing agreement
P2 Science and Bedoukian Research have entered into an agreement for the development, manufacturing and marketing of flavour and fragrance (F&F) ingredients.

Anti-pollution efficacy proven
Lipotec’s research on anti-ageing has recently put the focus on the anti-pollution properties of the well-known antioxidant ingredient Lipochroman synthetic molecule.

Natural ester portfolio acquired
The HallStar Company has announced a strategic expansion of its natural functional ingredients portfolio with the recent acquisition of the Florasolvs natural esters product line of specialty ingredients from FloraTech.

Protection from HEV light
In response to recent scientific evidence suggesting that High Energy Visible (HEV) light is harmful to skin, Lipo Chemicals, Inc. developed Liposhield, a patent pending ingredient that acts as an 'umbrella' to protect skin from the unhealthy effects of HEV light.

Free E-seminar by Dr. Karl Lintner (Asia Pacific time zone)
We read about it, we hear about it, we’re surrounded by it and our skin suffers from it. Skin is constantly exposed to a wide range of aggressions against which its natural defences are no longer sufficient.

Innovative raw material solutions
With 30 years of experience in preservation and multifunctional antimicrobials, Dr. Straetmans is expanding the Verstatil range.

Superfood inspiration
Croda has unveiled its latest products derived from superfoods; Hydroastivum P for powerful moisturisation and anti-irritancy properties for the hair and skin; and Crodasone P for protection against cuticle cracking caused by heat and styling damage.

Sustainability concept launched
Clariant has recently launched its EcoTain concept for the personal care sector.

Active repairs and moisturises skin
Optimising lipid organisation, reinforcing epidermal cohesion and activating keratinocyte differentiation are the three biological mechanisms involved in skin hydration homeostasis.
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