RECENT NEWS

Natural, sustainable platform debuted at PCHi

In response to growing consumer demand for more natural, ethical products, Cargill Beauty introduced its newest, nature-derived beauty formulations at PCHi China in Guangzhou, China.

PCHi Fountain Award Winner

Azelis has won the 2019 Fountain Award for Personal Care and Cosmetics Innovation at the PCHi exhibition in Guanzhou, China for the third year in a row.
Collaboration for probiotic-based cosmetic ingredients

Collaboration for probiotic-based cosmetic ingredients

Symrise and the Swedish bioengineering company Probi are working together on probiotic-based cosmetic ingredients. The beneficial effect of probiotics on health has long been scientifically proven. A team of researchers from both companies is now developing cosmetic ingredients for topical applications that are suitable for particularly sensitive and dry skin.

Disruptive influence of sustainability and Technology on cosmetics industry

New technologies and sustainability are causing disruption in the cosmetic & personal care industry. Cosmetic brands and ingredient firms are investing in a raft of green initiatives, whilst technology is influencing raw materials, production processes, and distribution.

Investment in skin microbiome research

Royal DSM announced that DSM Venturing, its venture investment arm, has made an equity investment in skin microbiome company S-Biomedic NV. This investment completes S-Biomedic’s latest Series A financing round.

Global Beauty Day

in-cosmetics Global returns to Paris from 2-4 April and to mark the occasion, the organisers are launching the first ever Global Beauty Day on 3 April, which will honour diversity in the industry.
New CEO appointed

New CEO appointed

Vantage Specialties, Inc., has announced that Andy Harris has joined the company as CEO. Mr Harris also joins Vantage’s board of directors and is an equity investor alongside H.I.G. Capital, LLC in the company.
A question of preservatives

A question of preservatives

Preservatives have been under increasing scrutiny and the range of permitted preservatives has dwindled in recent years. However, the need for effective preservatives in personal care products has not changed.

Distributor for Germany and Austria

Ashland has appointed Barentz as distributor for personal care ingredients in Germany and Austria. Barentz and Ashland have been working together for many years in the Netherlands, Russia, Poland, the Balkans and the Baltics, and the addition of Germany and Austria is a natural next step.
Maintaining beauty in mature skin

Maintaining beauty in mature skin

Increasing longevity has led to new challenges in the cosmetics field. Today’s population expects to live longer and in good health, a status referred to as ‘ageing well’. A second status is referred to as ‘positive ageing’, where individuals assume ageing as part of their personal identity.
Stimulating testosterone production

Stimulating testosterone production

The use of personal care products, in addition to improving our physical appearance, has a positive impact on our own perception and on the way others perceive us.

Investment increase in device company

Croda International has announced they will be increasing their minority shareholding in the multi-awardwinning technology and digital device company, Cutitronics. Following the investment, Croda will remain a minority shareholder.

Award for scientific contribution

Anthony J. O’Lenick Jr. of Siltech Inc. was presented with the Maison G. de Navarre award on 11 December 2018 at the Society of Cosmetic Chemists 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting and Technology Showcase.
Carbon-neutral nutribooster for skin and hair

Carbon-neutral nutribooster for skin and hair

The microalga Chlorella vulgaris and the white lupin are wellknown sources of valuable nutritional building blocks such as amino acids, proteins and carbohydrates. Both superfoods are combined in Cellactive, the carbon-neutral essential cell boost factor for skin and hair from Rahn.

Joint venture for alkoxylates

Clariant has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudi Kayan, a Saudi joint stock company operating in the field of chemicals, polymers and specialty products.
Milan show thrives

Milan show thrives

Making Cosmetics Milano took place on 21-22 November at the MiCo exhibition centre in Milan and once again built upon the success of previous years to reveal a dynamic and thriving personal care industry in Italy
Soap-free syndet presentation to open in-cosmetics seminars

Soap-free syndet presentation to open in-cosmetics seminars

UK-based global speciality ingredients manufacturer Stephenson will showcase its new soap-free syndet called, Syndopal, at in-cosmetics Global 2019, opening the exhibition with a seminar entitled ‘Syndet: The Revolution.’

Croda assist with Panama Beauty Project

From 8 February, Croda will be helping to change the lives of women and children in Panama through its support of the Panama Beauty Project.
Alkane-based materials for personal care

Alkane-based materials for personal care

Featuring the benefits of nature and science combined, Grant Industries’ new SiAPP elastomer series provides formulators with enhanced compatibility of organic materials such as natural oils, butters, and esters while maintaining the unique sensory characteristics, performance, and skin safety imparted by silicones.
Non animal-collagen set to disrupt market

Non animal-collagen set to disrupt market

Chinese biotech company JLand Biotech has announced the launch of large-scale production of collagen manufactured entirely without the use of animal parts.

Upcoming Events

in-cosmetics Global 2019 - Paris

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
2 - 4 April 2019

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2019

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York
7 – 8 May 2019

Sustainability & Naturals in Cosmetics 2019

Berlin, Germany
14-15 May 2019

CITE Japan 2019

Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall A-D
Wed. May 15 – Fri. May 17 2019

15th Sun Protection Conference 2019

Royal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square, London
4-5 June 2019

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