EU approval for nano-sized UV filter in cosmetics

BASF has announced the official entry of Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol (MBBT) as a nano-sized UV filter into Annex VI of the EU Cosmetic Regulation.

30th IFSCC Congress: September 18-21 2018

It is the absolute highlight in the world of cosmetic science this year! In Munich at the IFSCC Congress, “Cosmetics: Science for Beauty and Lifestyle”, attendants will meet peers from all over the world – from China to US, from South Africa to South America, from Europe to South East Asia – to exchange thoughts, gain knowledge and discuss business.

Certification renewed at three sites

Stéarinerie Dubois has obtained the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications in the 2015 versions for its Quality and Environment Management systems deployed at its three sites (production centers, logistics and sales offices), for its design activities, development, manufacturing, marketing, trading and delivery of ingredients for applications in cosmetics, health, food and industry, as well as processing of products at the request of customers.

Marketing director appointed

Inolex has announced that Lisa Gandolfi PhD has joined the company as director of marketing.

Cosmetic Formulations with Lab Day (2-DAY COURSE)

October 22 - 23, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Monday) / 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (Tuesday) to be held at the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio

Basic and advanced skin science (2-DAY COURSE)

August 14 & 15, 2018 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Easter Time) to be held at Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott.
Director appointment announced

Director appointment announced

Jeen International in Fairfield, NJ, has announced the addition of Dr (James) Vince Gruber as Director of New Technologies.
Naturals portfolio wins award from certification body

Naturals portfolio wins award from certification body

The Natural Products Association (NPA) recognised BASF for having the largest selection of ingredients for cosmetic manufacturers who want to certify their products according to the NPA Natural Standard.
US sales office opened

US sales office opened

BTSA, manufacturer of natural antioxidants, natural vitamin E and pmega 3 for food, cosmetics & personal care and animal nutrition, has opened a new sales office in the United States.
Supply agreement for plant extracts

Supply agreement for plant extracts

BASF and Mazza Innovation have announced the signing of an exclusive, long-term supply agreement: The Canadian botanical extractions company will provide BASF with specific plant extracts to develop new solutions for cosmetic applications.

Extended distribution agreement

Azelis now has an extended distribution agreement to offer Lonza’s specialty ingredients for the personal care market in UK, Ireland and Italy.

Low carbon award celebrated

Croda International Plc are celebrating winning the Low Carbon Award at the Chemical Industry Awards, recognising how carbon management and sustainability are at the heart of their decision making and strategy setting.
Head of sustainability appointed

Head of sustainability appointed

CPL Aromas has appointed Emily Heron as its first Head of Sustainability.

New website launched

Croda International Plc has re-designed and updated its Personal Care website (

Distribution partner appointed

Surfachem has announced a new distribution partnership in the UK & Ireland with Sandream Impact LLC.
European pigment partnership

European pigment partnership

US-based effect pigment supplier Sandream Impact LLC and Biesterfeld Spezialchemie have signed a distribution agreement for the European cosmetic markets.
Successful return to NYC for Suppliers' Day

Successful return to NYC for Suppliers' Day

The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) 39th Annual Suppliers’ Day came to a successful conclusion at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on May 15-16.
Global head of hygiene and preservation technology appointed

Global head of hygiene and preservation technology appointed

Lonza has named Paula McGeechan global head of Hygiene and Preservation Technology for the Consumer Product Ingredients business unit.
Ingredient aids skin’s natural glow

Ingredient aids skin’s natural glow

Sederma is elevating the Korean glass skin concept to crystal skin with its highlighter-like peptide Crystalide. This IECICapproved active ingredient promotes a clear, moisturised, translucent and luminous skin.

Forty years of true alpha bisabolol

The (-)-α-bisabolol offered by Citroleo - Citrue Bisabolol - is pure, organic and 100% natural. From non-genetically modificated sources, it is obtained by fractional distillation of candeia tree essential oil. Citrue Bisabolol does not go through chemical process of purification, solvents reactions, synthesis or even fermentation process, making it unique and truly natural.

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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