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Ashland joins PASS Coalition in supporting Sunscreen Innovation Act

Ashland joins PASS Coalition in supporting Sunscreen Innovation Act

Specialty ingredients supplier Ashland has voiced its support and approval of the Sunscreen Innovation Act, H.R. 4250 as it looks to develop its new products.

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Inolex, a chemicals company based in the US, has announced it has secured a patent for its organic acid Caprylhydroxamic Acid (CHA), a preserving agent for use in cosmetic, toiletry, and pharmaceutical compositions. 

State wastewater treatment authorities in New York say they are implementing new technology that targets the long-term treatment of 1,4-dioxane pollution.

Beauty claims are permissible under the EU nutrition and health claim regulation (NHCR) a European Commission committee has said in what an analyst says is a “first blessing” the EC may have taken from Italy’s stance on the matter.

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Start using the ‘cushion format’ or lose out in Korea, beauty brands warned from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

Global brands looking to tap into South Korea’s explosive beauty market growth are missing a trick in failing to use a cushion format in facial make-up products, Euromonitor International has stated.

Old Spice to keep tongue-in-cheek campaigns as it moves into France from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

Old Spice is moving into new territory as it opts to expand into the French market, where it will focus on the deodorants sector with the 'Danger Time' range.

Packaging segment remains the most important Italian capital goods sector from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

According to the Italian national trade association, the packaging machinery manufacturers sector confirms its status as the most important Italian capital goods sector, generating 21.8% of total turnover and 23.7% of exports.

DSM expands vitamin C capabilites with acquisition of Aland China from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

Switzerland-based life science and fine chemicals company DSM has acquired Hong Kong-based Aland in a move that expands the company’s Vitamin C manufacturing capabilities for personal care.

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The power of Instagram – Beauty Top 10

The power of Instagram – Beauty Top 10

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How I got to the top: Kevin Gallagher, president of Global Personal Care & Actives, Croda Inc
HOW I GOT TO THE TOP

How I got to the top: Kevin Gallagher, president of Global Personal Care & Actives, Croda Inc

Kevin Gallagher's career has stretched for almost 40 years, and the vast majority of that has been...

How I Got To The Top: Marc Rosen, fragrance packaging designer
How I Got To The Top

How I Got To The Top: Marc Rosen, fragrance packaging designer

Marc Rosen’s career trajectory has been remarkable. Not only has he made a name for himself as...

Mintel: a gallery of nail care innovations

Mintel: a gallery of nail care innovations

The US nail color and care market has battled through the recession and is tipped to see...

L’Oréal, Estée Lauder and P&G head the ‘genius’ hair care brands

L’Oréal, Estée Lauder and P&G head the ‘genius’ hair care brands

L’Oréal, Estée Lauder and Procter &Gamble are the owners of the most digitally competent hair care and...

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