A scientific study has shown that artificial musk fragrance can
increase sensitivity to toxins in mussels, indicating possible
implications for human health. Simon Pitman reports on the
findings and industry's reaction.
Riding the growing trend towards health and wellness in cosmetics,
global ingredients provider Cognis says that this is becoming a
growing focus for the types of ingredients its Care Chemicals
division is providing to cosmetic companies...
Chemicals specialist Orgasynth is increasing its presence in the
flavours and fragrance sector following the recent acquisition of
Floressence. The company says it now plans to sell its colourants
division and increase its focus on...
A caffeine extract has proved to be an effective ingredient in a
topical hair loss prevention shampoo treatment, research suggests.
Believed to be the only remedy to use this ingredient, the makers
claim that huge concentrations can...
Stable Micro Systems has launched a new automated texture analysis
device which is claimed to increase productivity and improve
cost-effectiveness for higher volume, repetitive quality testing
applications - an answer to growing demands...
Takasago International, one of the leading global flavours and
fragrance groups, has established a new division in Shanghai aimed
at expanding its manufacturing and retail presence in China as well
US pressure group The Campaign For Safe Cosmetics, is claiming
victory after L'Oréal, Revlon and Unilever confirmed they have
eliminated certain toxic chemicals from their products, in a move
that has drawn attention to the differences...
The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a set of guidelines
advising cosmetic companies how they can alert consumers to the
dangers of skin sensitivity to ultraviolet light when using
cosmetics containing alpha hydroxyl acids...
Luzenac Group, the leading France-based talc producer, has
announced the extension of its business unit organisation model
worldwide, from the beginning of this year. The four new global
business units are centred on Luzenac's...
Proctor & Gamble says that it is developing a new formula for a
baby balm it produces that has been linked to several cases of
cramp. In the meantime, the product, which has sold 4 million jars
since its launch in Europe back...
Biotechnology specialist Proteus has collaborated with Degussa to
develop a thermostable esterase biocatalyst that is said to provide
new applications for poorly soluble ingredients used in cosmetic
Nimbus Group has entered into a letter of intent with Fragex, a
French developer of cosmetics and fragrances for major
international brands based in Paris, to acquire a 51 per cent
majority stake in the French company, in a move that...