A next-generation preservation booster

Clariant has expanded the Personal Care industry’s increasingly-limited preservation options for both traditional and natural formulations with the launch of next generation preservation booster Velsan Flex.

Top award for sustainability leadership

Lipoid Kosmetik has been acknowledged with the 'Sustainability Leadership Award Small to Medium Enterprise 2020' in the category "Best Performer Heavy Manufacturing" by EcoVadis. During EcoVadis’ annual Sustain Conference in March 2020, EcoVadis honoured outstanding performers for their actions in sustainable procurement and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) across all industries.

Unlocking the secret of nighttime skin restoration

Ashland has announced the launch of Nightessence biofunctional – a natural extract from premium true lavender flowers using the patented and proprietary plant small RNA technology. This is the first of its kind biofunctional tailored to optimise skin’s nighttime needs and allow consumers to awaken with skin re-set for the day ahead. It helps restore skin overnight, so it looks rested, renewed and illuminated by morning.

Plant-based moisturisation for up to 48 hours

Mibelle Biochemistry have announced the launch of a new moisturiser that hydrates skin for up to 48 hours while at the same time leaving it smoother, firmer and more elastic.

April issue out now

The printed version of Personal Care's April issue of the magazine has been posted out to subscribers. For those who get their copy posted to an office that they currently cannot get to, or if you simply want to read it as soon as possible, make sure you download the Personal Care app.

Distribution agreement for Vietnam

Azelis has announced its new distribution agreement with Merck in Vietnam. Effective on 1 April 2020, Azelis will distribute Merck Performance Materials’ complete range in Vietnam for personal care, CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers), food & health, and industrial chemicals.

Virtual conference for the personal care industry

in-cosmetics Global has announced details of a new three-day virtual conference that will take place from 31 March – 2 April (the show’s original pre-postponement dates), offering potential visitors a snapshot of what will be covered when the event opens in Barcelona later this year.

Manufacturer diverts resources to fight virus

Ineos, one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies, has today announced plans to produce 1 million hand sanitisers per month to help with the European shortage. These will be produced according to World Health Organisation specifications and be specifically designed to kill bacteria and viruses.

Citrus-derived anti-ageing ingredient to be launched

Nagase Personal Care has announced the upcoming launch on 31 March of Glucosyl Naringin, an anti-ageing cosmetic ingredient that promotes the production of elastin, an extracellular matrix protein involved in the maintenance of skin elasticity and the formation of elastin fibre.

Industry responds to coronavirus pandemic

In these unprecedented times of social and industrial upheaval, the personal care industry continues to operate and, as we have seen already, some great minds have worked together in order to make the world a safer place for medics and others. This article will include examples of how companies and individuals are overcoming the challenges presented by the coronavirus outbreak and will be regularly updated

UK distribution agreement

Surfachem has been appointed as the official distribution partner for Evonik Dr. Straetmans GmbH (Hamburg, Germany) in the UK & Ireland. Following this change, Surfachem will now be responsible for the distribution of Evonik’s complete portfolio of personal care ingredients within the UK and Ireland.

Efficacy for men revealed with new tests

Matmarine biotech ingredient, which was previously shown to provide a variety of skin care benefits for women, is similarly beneficial for men, according to new testing by Lubrizol Life Science Beauty.

Acquisition of naturals screening company agreed

Evonik has concluded a purchase agreement to acquire innovativeHealth Group (innoHealth), with the transaction due to be completed before the end of March. Headquartered at the Scientific Park of Madrid (Spain), innoHealth's technology platforms screen and combine natural ingredients and extracts to generate novel dermocosmetic products with synergistic activities. The company will be part of Evonik's Care Solutions Business Line.

New dates for Suppliers' Day announced

NYSCC Suppliers' Day has been re-scheduled for the autumn, with dates confirmed for September 30-October 1, 2020 at the Javits Center in New York. The event was postponed earlier this week as a result of the global coronavirus outbreak which has created enormous disruption.

Gold CSR rating achieved by distributor

Azelis has revealed that its corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance has been awarded the EcoVadis Gold rating for the second time in a row. Their CSR assessment methodology covers 198 purchasing categories, 155 countries, and 21 CSR indicators.

NYSCC Suppliers' Day Postponed

It has been announced that NYSCC's Suppliers' Day event will be postponed due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. It was due to take place in New York on 5-6 May.

MWSCC postpones Teamworks event

MWSCC has announced it has made the decision to postpone Teamworks and the Next Gen Tech Symposium (due to take place April 8) and Social Night based on the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 public health crisis.

Digital stress defence from new active

Givaudan Active Beauty has launched Synchronight, an active cosmetic ingredient made from gardenia fruit extract designed to protect the skin from digital stress. Synchronight is a powerful and dynamic ingredient, playing a significant role in protecting the skin to remain youthful and healthy.

Product safety statement released

Jojoba Desert has released a statement regarding the company’s product safety practices In recent weeks, concern has grown worldwide regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the uncertainty surrounding the disease.

Expanded range for new regulations

BASF has expanded its low 1,4dioxane line by adding several new ingredients to the existing range of Flex surfactants and polymers in North America. The BASF Flex solutions allow brands in the cosmetics, personal care, and home care industries to use ingredients that are certified low in 1,4dioxane for their formulations.