Amerchol has taken the opportunity to use this week's In-Cosmetics
show as the global launching pad for its new line of skin
conditioning polymers for the cosmetics and personal care industry,
reports Simon Pitman.
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics says that the FDA recently
conducted a safety study of phthlates - a group of industrial
chemicals linked to birth defects that are used in many cosmetics
products - but is refusing to publicly release...
The New York-based flavors and fragrance specialist more than
doubled its loss compared to the previous year, as the company was
hit hard by moves to increase its sales presence outside of the US
market, reports Simon Pitman.
Californian legislators are trying to override what they believe to
be lax federal laws relating to cosmetic ingredients legislations,
by lobbying for the introduction of a pair of bills aimed at
stamping out the use of questionable...
US-based Helix BioMedix and American Global Health Group (AGHG)
have signed a license agreement for the inclusion of certain Helix
peptide technology for AGHG skin care products that are presently
under development and expected to...
Japan-based Frontier Carbon Corporation says it is commencing US
production in a bid to muscle in on the growing demand for
fullerene materials for, amongst other industries, the European and
US cosmetics and personal care sector.
Laboratoires Sérobiologiques says that it has developed three
active ingredients derived from Aragan trees for cosmetic and
personal care applications as part of a partnership that aims at
fair trade and sustainability, reports...
Clinique Laboratories is establishing a new dermatology center with
the the Department of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College
- the first time a leading cosmetic company has collaborated with a
medical institution in the...
In Japan two leading cosmetic companies have announced the launch
of new skin care formulas in the same week. Kanebo has developed a
vitamin-B skin whitening product, while Kao has unveiled a formula
that claims to tighten skin pores,...
National Starch Personal Care has added a new formulator tool to
its web site. The tool allows formulators of sun care products to
instantly find and view formulations with criteria that may be
similar to those of new products currently...
In answer to the growing demand for anti-wrinkle ingredients,
Laboratoires Sérobiologiques is to launch ProDEJine LS 9784 - a
yeast derived ingredient that is said to strengthen the structure
of the skin.
Human Pheromone Sciences has said that based on preliminary studies
on how mood can be enhanced using synthesized human pheromones, it
is now expanding its study to include a larger number of volunteers
in its laboratories.
Applied NanoWorks has launched Pinnacle Zinc Oxide, a formulation
that is claimed to provide increased transparency of an ingredient
that often causes white streaking when used in topical cosmetic
applications, reports Simon Pitman.
Supplements of either natural or synthetic source vitamin E almost
double the levels of this important antioxidant on the skin's
surface, report researchers this month, providing the first strong
evidence for the role of vitamin...
Cosmetics ingredients company Lessonia is launching a number of new
products at the forthcoming In-Cosmetics show, including a number
of innovative cranberry-based products employed for their
Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago indicates that
stem cell technology could be used to improve a number of cosmetic
procedures, particularly treatments for wrinkles - currently one of
the fastest growth areas for the...
An increasing number of European and American consumers are
adopting functional beauty regimes, driven by a growing tendency to
adopt a preventative rather than a reactive approach to enhancing
and maintaining their appearance, new...
A medical study conducted at the University of New Mexico in the US
has concluded that exposure to sunlight might stop skin cancers.
Both industry and cancer associations have said that further
research is warranted in this area,...
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...
France-based Dermscan has signed a new partnership agreement
withCIDC, Centre International de Développement Clinique - the
International Centre forClinical Development. The move gives the
company a panel of multiethnic volunteers...
Mentor, a global supplier of medical products, says it has
initiated an initial study of its proprietary botulinum toxin type
A product, focused on the cosmetic applications for the US market.
The company says that the study aims...
A government funded project in Thailand has devised a way of using
Tumeric in cosmetic products. The discovery is set to bring a host
of functions, including antioxidant and skin whitening properties
at a fraction of the cost.
In the US Oden Corporation and Emerson's Micro Motion division are
re-launching Oden's patented Mass/Blend Continuous Stream Liquid
Blending Systems. The system features straight tube Coriolis metres
that are said to increase...
Essential oils for aromatherapy have been found to kill deadly MRSA
bacteria, according to latest scientific research. The findings
mean that the oils could have new applications for a host of every
day personal care products used...
France-based clinical test centre Laboratoire Dermscan has upped
the capacity of its 3-D optical measuring service, which provides
head-to-toe analysis for pre-clinical and clinical trialing for
thecosmetics industry. Simon Pitman...
Japanese cosmetic manufacturer Shiseido has announced that its
research has discovered that adenosine contains hair re-growth
properties, and that it is expecting to market as a hair growth
product in Japan from next Spring.