The California Safe Cosmetics Act has been passed by the assembly
floor and now only has to be approved by California governor Arnold
Schwarzenegger before all cosmetics manufacturers selling products
in the state are required to...
France-based active ingredients specialist Silab is introducing a
series of new anti-ageing ingredients at the forthcoming Health
& Beauty America show, to be held in New York City, 27-29
September. Although the three ingredients...
AGI Dermatics says it is testing a new drug, Dimericine, which it
claims can be incorporated into anti-ageing and sunscreen products
as a means of repairing uv-related damage already apparent in the
A US cosmetics company says it will try to further a technology it
has developed for skin care products in an attempt to break into
the drug delivery for cancer prevention treatments and gene repair
Cognis Care Chemicals has launched a new long-lasting moisturiser
based on extracts of a South African desert plant. The launch is in
response to increasing demands for multi-functional moisturising
agents that catering to the...
Scientists have discovered that a marine virus contains compounds
that might be used to develop future anti-aging treatments. The
findings center on the discovery of ceramide within the agal virus
- a key component in many anti-aging...
German ingredients manufacturer Symrise has launched a new range of
botanicals based on Ayurvedic medicine. Growing interest in both
Ayurvedic medicine and natural cosmetic products is leading to a
constant stream of new launches...
Researchers in Ireland have found that individuals in some of the
highest cancer risk groups are often the least likely to regularly
use sunscreen when exposed to the sun, pointing to a generational
divide in awareness that sun care...
As the latest research shows that skin cancer is on the rise in
younger people, the growing importance of good quality sunscreen
products is likely to fuel continued growth in the category in the
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is spearheading moves to
voluntarily regulate the introduction of nanoscale materials in a
variety of applications, including the cosmetics and toiletries
market, in a move that is expected...
Frontier Scientific claims to have become the first supplier of
CoQ10 outside of Japan with multi-ton capacity, through a deal
signed last week with Taiwan's PharmaEssentia. The agreement could
solve the problems of supplement...
Ensuring a constant supply of seasonal natural ingredients is one
of the most challenging aspects for businesses within this
category. Simon Pitman reports on how Brazilian rain forest
ingredients specialist Beraca Ingredients has...
The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association is asking for
comment from industry members on soon-to-be published guidelines
for specific microbiology applications aimed at making personal
care products safer, reports Simon Pitman.
UK ingredients supplier Croda Personal Care has launched a new hand
and nail care ingredient on to the market. Based on hydrolysed
keratin, ProSina is said to combine properties that enable stronger
nails, while rehydrating skin,...
The Care Specialties division of Germany-based Degussa has been
awarded the 2005 Frost & Sullivan Product Line Strategy
Leadership Award for its product portfolio of active ingredients to
the cosmetics industry, reports Simon...
Botaniex says it has received financing of $1.5 million that will
be used to fund the construction of a new production plant in
Guandong Province, China, for the extraction of botanical and
herbal ingredients to supply the global...
Aloecorp, a leading supplier of aloe vera raw materials to the food
and cosmetic industries, says it has secured an international
organic certification for skin care applications, which could prove
a valid alternative to the soon-to-be...
A UK dermatological study into the affects of a compound extracted
from Araroba trees claim they have improved the treatment for
psoriasis. Simon Pitman reports on what could prove to be a
break-through for a condition that affects...
Burke International, the company that has held the trademark for
the name 'rooibos' since 1994, has informed the US Patent and
Trademark Office (USPTO) of its voluntary surrender of the mark,
meaning that other companies...
US-based Rohm and Haas says that it now has worldwide approval for
its key preservative Neolone. Simon Pitman reports on an
ingredient that is being billed as a viable option to the often
controversial parabens family.
With voting due to take place for the controversial California
Senate Bill 484 on June 28, both lobby groups and industry are
readying to fight over legislation that, if passed, could have
serious repercussions for cosmetic formulation...
In an effort to further focus on active ingredient and complexes
for skin care products, Dermacia is establishing a dedicated
biomedical research and development facility to increase its
capabilities related to specific genes affecting...
A new French study throws further evidence on the fact that
individuals in regular contact with hair dyes formulated before
1980 - particularly hair care professionals - have a higher risk of
developing lymphoma, reports Simon Pitman.
Brazilian cosmetics and personal care company Beraca Ingredients
has launched a new line of active ingredients sourced primarily
from the Brazilian rainforests and said to be completely natural,
reports Simon Pitman.
Both the CTFA and Colipa have defended their different stands on
the use of phthalates in cosmetics and personal care products in
the light of a new study linking the family of chemicals to birth
defects in baby boys, reports Simon...
Janson Beckett Cosmeceuticals has developed what is claimed to be
the first antioxidant to precisely blend two key vitamin C sources
- magnesium ascorbyl phosphate and sodium ascorbate - in an
anti-ageing treatment that capitalizes...
As temperatures starts to rise, so do voices warning about the
dangers of over exposure to UV rays. Sun protection usually
involves topical creams, but evidence of oral antioxidants' ability
to boost protection may provide an...
European scientists are saying that limited exposure to mid-day sun
without the use of sunscreen is good for general health - findings
that send out a contrary message to recent warnings by cancer
groups for sunbathers to be protected...
A recent study shows that mineral oil, commonly used as a key
ingredient in a variety of skin care and colored cosmetic products,
does not cause facial breakouts, as previous studies had indicated,
reports Simon Pitman.
Phthalates are back under the spotlight after a team of US
scientists found that the chemicals can harm the reproductive
development of unborn baby boys. The news could lead to a further
tightening of regulations in Europe and to...
Vion Pharamaceuticals has formed a new global licensing agreement
for its Melasyn technology with B&P Company. The deal will see
the ingredient further extended into a range of cosmetics products,
including cover-up and self tanning...
Swiss ingredients company Lonza has been awarded with Personal Care
Chemicals & Intermediates Technology Innovation of the Year
Award at the third annual Excellence in Industrial Technologies
Banquet, reports Simon Pitman.
The European Court of Justice has ruled against moves by the French
government to resist a ban on the testing of cosmetics products on
animals by the year 2009. The move will come as a blow to one of
the country's biggest industries...
Dow Corning has developed a new hair care silicone that it said to
combine the benefits of amine emulsions and elastomasters in one
product. The company says its 5-7070 Si Amino Elastomer Emulsion
provides enhancements for styling,...
A US company has developed what it says is a groundbreaking,
off-the-scalp, hair color highlighting process. Involving the use
of computerized tonalities, it has been developed to reduce the
risk of cancer from exposure to hair coloring...
New Jersey-based IGI has signed a five year manufacturing agreement
with Infusion Biotechnologies to produce a new line of high end
cosmetics encapsulated with Novasome nano-particle delivery
technology. The agreement marks the company's...
Quest International has extended its portfolio of natural actives
for skin and haircare, with the launch of two new Indian-sourced
ingredients. Actisculpt is a herbal blend body sculpting
ingredient, while Karanja oil is aimed at...
Unigen Pharmaceuticals has been granted a composition of matter and
usage patent for aloesin and aloeresin A, antioxidant aloe
chromones that are contained in its Pervarin and Aloewhite
commercial raw materials.
Sabinsa has launched a new Coffee Bean Extract, which the company
claims has significantly higher anti-oxidant properties than other
similar ingredients on the market - a move that could prove
particularly good news for anti-aging...
Dow Chemical's Beauty and Personal Care Solutions business chose
last week's In-Cosmetics show in Berlin, Germany, as the platform
to launch a number of new ingredients, including a hair care
ingredient said to impart a...