Fighting cellulite via circadian rhythms gene
Lipotec introduces Nocturshape blue ingredient which, especially active at night time, is directed at providing a superior anti-cellulite benefit with results in only 15 days.

Business award for actives manufacturer Silab
After an 11th place in 2012, then 7th in 2013, Silab, manufacturer of cosmetic natural active ingredients, has risen to third in the 2014 list of ‘150 most beautiful independent SMEs in France’, ranking conducted by the magazine L’Express - L’Entreprise, Ernst & Young and Ellisphere.

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

New sales director at Dr Straetmans
Dr Straetmans has appointed Ralf Kuschnereit as its new sales director for their global sales activities. Within this function he will be in charge of the sales team and the global distribution network.

Fragrance forum held in London
With a theme of ‘Fragrance Matters’ the 2014 Fragrance Forum, the 4th annual event of its kind, was again held at the Royal Society in London.

Call for papers
The Swiss organisation of cosmetic chemists, the SCC is organising the IFSCC conference in 2015 in Zurich.

Application team expanded
Fenchem’s cosmetic group expanded its cosmetic application team with three new professional engineers as part of an expansion of the R&D laboratory in Nanjing.

Power of beauty revealed
At the in-cosmetics tradeshow in Bangkok, Thailand, from November 4th – 6th 2014, DSM will continue to demonstrate its commitment to revealing the true power of beauty.

Innovation award for emulsifier
Dow Corning won first prize in the SEPAWA Innovation Award 2014 competition at the SEPAWA Congress in Fulda, Germany, for its ES-5600 Silicone Glycerol Emulsifier.

All manufacturing sites certified
Innospec has announced that all of its relevant manufacturing sites have achieved RSPO MB multi-site certification.

Registration for Asia event ends soon
Registration closes on Tuesday October 28 for the in-cosmetics Asia exhibition, which will see more than 400 of the industry’s biggest personal care ingredient manufacturers gather to showcase ideas and cutting-edge technology.

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.