RECENT NEWS

Distributor opens new UK office

Distributor, amitahc, has opened a new UK office comprising a Personal Care and Make-up Division. Complete with an internal R&D lab, the facility will be able to demonstrate formulation expertise for customers looking for cutting edge concepts.

Celebrating 30 years with return to Barcelona

Growth in the beauty and personal care industry reached a decade high last year and is set to continue unabated, according to Euromonitor. In fact, the value of the global cosmetic products market is expected to reach USD 805.61 billion by 2023, propelled by major trends including conscious consumerism, advancements in beauty technology and the rise of ‘skintellectuals’ – a new breed of consumer who is more knowledgeable than ever before.

New oils company expands range

Yorkshire-based natural oil supplier O&3 have introduced additional hard-working and versatile ingredients, including onion, spinach and cabbage seed cold pressed oils to their product range.

NYSCC Executive board for 2020 confirmed

Sonia Dawson, Chair, NYSCC and Regional Marketing Manager-DSM Personal Care North America, announced that the NYSCC Executive Board has been confirmed for 2020 with some current board members assuming new roles, and newly elected members joining in roles that will carry through to 2021.

Ingredient company voted 'most admired' for third time

Croda International Plc are celebrating being voted the most admired company in the British chemical sector for the third year running, as well as being named the sixth most admired company in Britain.

Formulating ocean and reef friendly sun care products

Laura Busata, Cosmetics R&D Senior Specialist led a session on ‘How to formulate ocean and reef friendly suncare products while preserving their efficacy’ at the in-cosmetics Formulation Summit last month. In her talk she focused on three main key points: the real issues for the marine environment; the impacts of sunscreens on the sea and the studies that have been carried out to investigate this topic; and how to formulate a “sea-friendly” sun care product, preserving its efficacy and safety. Before the event, Personal Care spoke with Laura to find out more:

Preserving microbiota and reviving radiance

Lactobiotyl from Silab is a new natural postbiotic active ingredient that can restore hydration and luminosity to dry skin. It improves the integrity and renewal of the epidermal barrier while preserving the equilibrium of the cutaneous microbiota.

Preserving microbiota and reviving radiance

Lactobiotyl from Silab is a new natural postbiotic active ingredient that can restore hydration and luminosity to dry skin. It improves the integrity and renewal of the epidermal barrier while preserving the equilibrium of the cutaneous microbiota.

International technical sales manager appointed

In an expansion of CLR’s sales team, Francisco Fernández Palacio, PhD, has been appointed international technical sales manager for CLR.

Sustainability efforts recognised

AAK received a 2019 Sustainable Beauty Award and was named winner in the Sustainability Pioneer Category for the social impact of its Kolo Nafaso direct sourcing program in West Africa. The award was presented to Lisette Townsend, global business development manager, and Laura Schlebes, sustainable multi oil manager, at a reception hosted by the organisers, Ecovia Intelligence, in Paris, France.

New alternative to talc

Consumers are looking for a safe alternative to talc that can deliver a comparable skin-feel to the powder. The formulators at Jojoba Desert, an Israel-based supplier of jojoba oil, have a new option with JD Jojoba Silk-Like Powder.

Plant active business acquired

Indena, the Italian company operating in the identification, development and production of high quality active principles derived from plants, for use in the pharmaceutical, health-food and personal care industries, has reached an agreement to sell its cosmetics business to Givaudan.

Final call for PCHi submissions

Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) will return to the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC) from 26-28 February 2020. Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions (RSE) has placed a final call for submissions for the upcoming 4th edition of the PCHi Fountain Awards, and nominations have been streaming in steadily.

New natural oil extraction facility opens

Vantage has recently opened its new facility dedicated to the extraction and refining of natural oils. The Tucson facility plays an important role in the company’s integrated capabilities with the production of jojoba oil, a major natural ingredient broadly used within the beauty and personal care industry.

Coptis LAB: The new version of the regulatory group is available

This exclusive and unique feature for all Coptis LAB users has evolved. Based on collaboration and active participation, this new feature remains free to all our users.

Borate-free cationic guar

Previously found in Annex III of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009, borates are now listed in Annex II (banned substances) following an opinion issued by the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety SCCS.

Emotional cosmetics: oxymoron or pleonasm? Old hat or new paradigm?

Dr Karl Lintner, President of KAL'Idées will lead a session on ‘Emotional cosmetics: oxymoron or pleonasm? Old hat or new paradigm? The impact of the concept for formulators’ at the in-cosmetics Formulation Summit on Wednesday 20 November at 15:15.

Gold award for skin-calming active

CLR Berlin took the Gold Innovation Award for Actives yesterday for the company's balancing and inflammation-reducing ingredient, AnnonaSense CLR.

Microbiome data for deodorant to be published

Symrise has re-investigated its deodorant active SymDeo B125 in depth. While long term efficacy has been known for many years, Research & Development have discovered additional key advantages: In contrast to the conventional antimicrobial triclosan, SymDeo B125 has no negative impact on the axillary microbiome.

Formulation Lab fully booked for in-cosmetics Asia

The Formulation Lab’s interactive sessions will teach participants the secrets to creating a winning formulation when the show returns to Bangkok from 5-7 November