Trend for natural antibacterials

Kerfoot Group has seen a clear upswing in demand for natural antibacterial properties for skin and hair product formulations.

REACH registration completed

Indena has completed the registration of Escin (INCI: ESCIN; EC# 229-880-6, CAS # 6805-41-0, Registration 01-2120757334-53-0000) in accordance with the REACH regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 as lead registrant.

New fragrance based on Damascene rose

CPL Aromas has launched a new fragrance into its unique Aromafusion technology collection: Damask Fusion. The material is available exclusively to CPL Aromas' clients.

Next-generation anti-dandruff active

Symrise will present Crinipan PMC green, its novel anti-dandruff active, with an online webinar on 27 May 2020. The new molecule’s efficacy is based on an innovative mode of action, and it shows comparable results to established anti-dandruff actives.

Formulation guide released

BRB has launched its 2nd edition of the Personal Care Guide Formulation Booklet which contains 6 formulations for hair care, 9 formulations for skin care and 4 formulations for colour cosmetics.

Production of pearlisers begins in North America

BASF has completed its investment at its site in Mauldin, South Carolina and started production of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Mass Balance-certified pearlisers, opacifiers and specialty blends.

Styling performance in six dimensions

BASF launches its new styling polymer Luviset 360 providing an efficient styling performance in six dimensions: The innovative product offers strong, flexible and long-lasting hold as well as low flaking. It supports anti-pollution claims and allows for new textures.

Naturally combating hair greying

Greying of hair is an unavoidable phenomenon, however, there is a strong consumer expectation to avoid it with natural solutions. Faced with this observation, Silab developed Agreynist, a natural active ingredient capable of regulating the biological pathways leading to greying.

New alternative for polyester glitter

The newproduct range, Geoflake, has been developed by the Dutch based effect pigment supplier, Geotech, as an environmental-friendly alternative for polyester glitter. With upcoming regulation on its way for microplastics, the cosmetic industry is looking for sustainable alternatives. The basic structure of Geoflake is a coarse platelet of coated synthetic mica. The new range contains synthetic mica flakes coated with titanium dioxide, iron oxide and D&C colourants.

Sanitiser provided to New Jersey and New York

BASF Corporation is providing the state of New Jersey and New York with hand sanitiser manufactured at the company’s facility in Washington, New Jersey free of charge. The sanitising product will help meet the increased demands needed to safely combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Silica gels for sun care formulations

To help formulators achieve the required SPF in cosmetics and skin care products using less chemicals and active ingredients, AGC Chemicals Americas now offers Solesphere H-52 and H-53 silica gels.

Revealing the secrets of youthful skin with new ‘agebiotic’

Æon or Eon in Latin means “vital force & eternity" which comes from the Ancient Greek God of the ages and time, “Aion”, also known as Chronos. This term was also used in the “allegory of the cave” by philosopher Plato to denote the world "behind" the perceived. As a simile, the skin’s microbiota, with more than 7,000 species, is the unseen world behind the secret for a youthful skin appearance that unlocks Æonome from Lipotrue for us.

Organic tigernut oil introduced to portfolio

Praan Naturals has introduced Organic Tigernut Oil (Cyperus Esculentus Lativum (Tigernut) Root Oil) to its range of 500 certified organic and conventional natural ingredients for personal care product development.

Improved regulatory group aids product development

Equipping R&D departments with solution-driven innovations for global compliance is the only answer to establish autonomy and build databases to improve performance in cosmetic development. This is why in this global and challenging environment, Coptis has launched a new version of Coptis Regulatory Group

Launch of ingredient made from Cannabis sativa stem cells

Vytrus Biotech has launched a new ingredient, Kannabia SensePLF. It consists of the first natural active ingredient made from Cannabis sativa plant stem cells. This active interacts with the skin microbiota’s postbiotic generation to modulate the skin neurochemical networks and enhance the feeling of comfort and self-confidence through the Microbiota-Skin-Brain Axis (MSBA).

New natural skin care active

Clariant Active Ingredients launches Prenylium - the first product unveiled thanks to its new partnership with French biotechnology company, Plant Advanced Technologies (PAT).

Plant cells from Egyptian blue lily for an anti-wrinkle effect

Naolys, the French company specialized in plant cell culture presents active plant cells with anti-ageing and anti-wrinkle effects from Egyptian blue lily (Nymphaea caerulea), an aquatic plant famous in Ancient Egypt, growing in the calm waters of the Nile: Inside Heart Egyptian blue lily.

Concept launched to target Generation Z consumers

Givaudan Active Beauty will unveil Sensory Crush, a collection of three naturally coloured face masks that meet the beauty expectations of Generation Z consumers. Launching at Cosmet’Agora in Paris, Sensory Crush includes powerful ingredients combining the world of naturals and innovation to address the beauty expectations of the trendsetting generation.

DSM’s sensory & visual modifier range: See it, feel it, love it!

Although reviews posted online are increasingly a trusted source of information, shoppers still like to try personal care cosmetic products in store before they buy. In 2017, the Retail Dive Consumer Survey found that: “More than half of surveyed consumers said they visit a store – at least occasionally – to see, touch and feel products before ordering them online.” This has become an important part of the purchasing experience.

Healing properties of eco-friendly clay ingredient

Lubrizol Life Science – Beauty (LLS Beauty) announced the launch of its newest sustainable skincare solution, Uniclay biotech ingredient, developed by Lipotec Active Ingredients. Obtained from a microorganism isolated from clay, it mimics the multiple beneficial effects of clay on the skin, helping create cleaner, smoother and healthier skin in different ethnicities.