Natural petrolatum alternative
Amyris is now selling globally a second renewable ingredient under its Neossance brand. Neossance Hemisqualane is a pure, plant-derived, light emollient with high spreadability and proven performance characteristics.

New facility opened
Lipo Technologies (LTI) has announced the opening of their new facility in Englewood, Ohio.

AHAs for perfect complexion
Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) are part of Naturex’s ‘New Radiance’ collection of ingredients. Exclusively extracted from natural sources, these AHAs combine performance and ease of use.

Mild and gentle cleansing
Croda has new data showing their emollient Cromollient SCE has the ability to mitigate skin irritation caused by surfactants, meeting the growing consumer need for mild and gentle cleansing products.

Sustainable conditioning agent launched
Evonik is launching Varisoft EQ 100 (INCI proposed: Quaternium-98), a novel premium hair conditioning agent with exceptional performance and pronounced sustainability features.

Research on skin hydration for different skin types
DSM Personal Care has presented new data under its Corneocare innovation platform demonstrating the differences in skin hydration among different skin ethnicities. The company is now able to share the new research findings on the role of skin pigmentation in facial stratum corneum (SC) barrier integrity and a repair capacity.

Peptide promotes youthful skin
Nutritional deficiencies have a major impact on the skin, which becomes drier, less firm and wrinkles appear.

Tough palm oil questions at roundtable
GreenPalm, the sustainable palm oil certificate- trading programme, will be asking delegates to answer some difficult questions at the 12th Annual Roundtable Meeting on Sustainable Palm Oil (RT12). The questions will be posed via a display panel at GreenPalm’s exhibition booth during the conference in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia from 17-20 November 2014.

Milder skin-friendly range for Bangkok show
Clariant has addresses the increasing consumer demand for milder, skin-friendly personal care products with the launch of its new range of multifunctional co-surfactants at in-cosmetics Asia 2014. Offering a combination of excellent cleaning performance and mildness, the ingredients will open the door to inspiring new skin and hair care formulation concepts.

Website for China market
Ashland has announced the launch of its Chinese website:, designed to meet the growing needs of customers, suppliers, media and other key stakeholders in China.

Trend for clear products
There is a growing trend for transparent products in the Asian cosmetics and toiletries market. Many products claim to use ‘clear’ formulation techniques in their gels and emulsions. Consumers always enjoy using clear products as they deliver cooling and soothing effects which are suitable for hot weather and high humidity.

Silica production capacities expanded
Evonik Industries has announced an expansion of its specialty silica capacities in Ako, Japan through a holding in DSL Japan Co. Ltd. (DSL).

GMP certification awarded
Crodarom has been awarded the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification for cosmetic ingredients by SGS according to the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI).

Information portal unveiled
Schülke & Mayr GmbH has opened a new information portal on the subject of microbial stabilisation of cosmetic products.

Two new additions at Bangkok
To help foster greater understanding of fast moving R&D trends, in-cosmetics Asia is debuting two innovative additions to its show – the Interactive Formulation Laboratory and the Fragrance Zone.

Quest for sunscreen in Tanzania
BASF , alongside the Regional Dermatology Training Centre, has been helping people with albinism in Tanzania through a support programme that includes sunscreen production.

New regulation changes
By June 2015, US chemical manufacturers and importers will be required to comply with new US OSHA Hazard Communication regulations with adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

US subsidiary opened
Berkem, French-based cosmetics active ingredient supplier has announced the creation of its US subsidiary, Berkem USA.

Personnel changes at DSM
DSM’s Personal Care Business Unit has announced following appointments.

Distribution agreement
Blagden Specialty Chemicals, a distributor in the cosmetic and beauty industry, is becoming the key partner of Sollice Biotech to supply products in Great Britain and Ireland.