BRB International appoint new European distributors
BRB International BV is appointing new distributors for its Personal Care portfolio of silicones in France, Italy and Switzerland.

Asia conference to be in Cairns
The Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists will be hosting for the first time the biannual conference of the Asian Societies of Cosmetic Scientists, with Personal Care magazine collaborating as official media partner.

Sederma receives Frost & Sullican award
Sederma’s has been awarded European Personal Care Active Ingredient Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan. “Regulatory compatibility and targeted activity of Sederma’s products categorises them as the primary ingredient manufacturer for personal care active ingredients.

Virtual cosmetic science training centre opened
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company LLC has launched a virtual Cosmetics Science Center offering free, video-on-demand, cosmetic science training modules.

Biodiversity partnership planned
As part of the International Day of Biological Diversity, Symrise has announced its strategic partnership with the Global Nature Fund (GNF) and the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT).

Greentech expansion continues
Continuing its quest to develop innovative active ingredients, Greentech is now working even more closely with its sister companies Greensea (marine actives) and Biovitis (microorganisms).

US show a great success
The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemist Suppliers’ Day was held 13-14 May 2014 at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center.

Fighting against ageing resulting from glycation
Elasticity loss and tissue stiffening are signs of ageing resulting from glycation.

Congress to be held in China
The 11th International Congress of the International Society of Cosmetic Dermatology will be held in Beijing, China, from 26 to 28 September this year.

Indena opens São Paulo office
Indena has announced the opening of an affiliate in São Paulo, Brazil (Indena Brasil Ltda).

Natural exfoliants range expanded
A&E Connock has unveiled its latest extended portfolio of natural exfoliants to the personal care trade in a series of new initiatives designed to assist manufacturers making the transition from microbeads to natural ingredients in their exfoliant products.

Cremer Oleo appoints new director
Germany-based Cremer Oleo has hired a new director for the Cremer Care division. With effect from 1 July 2014, Dr Fernando Ibarra is taking over the responsibility to further develop the business for Cremer Care globally.

Clariant enhances Asian production capabilities
Clariant has launched enhancements to its production capabilities and service support for its customers in Indonesia and South East Asia and Pacific at an official ceremony at its Tangerang site.

New marine active contours the body
Actigym marine ingredient from Lipotec has proven efficacy in increasing the release of adiponectin from adipose release.

Inolex win technology award
Recognising its novel approach to cosmetic ingredient science, Inolex Incorporated has been awarded the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Global Personal Care Product Innovation Leadership Award for Emulsense, a natural cationic agent for hair conditioning and skin care.

New training centre opened by Croda
Croda International Plc has celebrated the grand opening of its Collaboration & Training Centre (CTC) and the expansion of its alkoxylation facilities in Singapore. The inauguration ceremony was officiated by the guest-of-honour, Mr Lim Kok Kiang, assistant managing director from the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), and Mr David Barraclough, president of Croda Asia Pacific.

2014 is Japan Country Focus year at in-cosmetics Asia.
A dedicated country pavilion, product trails, Marketing Trend presentations and the latest innovations will highlight the success of the Japanese C&T market.

Anti-wrinkle effect results
Naolys, the French company specialised in plant cell culture claims new tests results with whole plant cells from Rose from Damas.

Congress will be held in China
The 11th International Congress of the International Society of Cosmetic Dermatology will be held in Beijing, China, from September 26 to 28 this year.

Affiliate office opened in Brazil
Indena has announced the opening of an affiliate in São Paulo, Brazil (Indena Brasil Ltda). This new affiliate will play a key role in enhancing the company’s presence in Brazil and, strategically, overall in the continent, to further support Indena’s distributors and markets.