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Industry leaders gather to reward innovation at HBA Awards Dinner

Industry leaders gather to reward innovation at HBA Awards Dinner

The people behind the most innovative beauty products of the year came out of their laboratories and offices to receive the recognition they deserve at the HBA Industry Awards. NBC Today Show Style Editor Bobbie Thomas presented the awards ceremony at...

Adapting to the changing economic climate

Adapting to the changing economic climate

Volatile input prices and recessionary gloom are forcing companies to rethink their business strategies. Jim Siewertsen, vice president of Access Business Group, discusses how cosmetics companies can protect their margins from turbulent economic forces.

HBA conference organizer discusses globalization of regulation

HBA conference organizer discusses globalization of regulation

HBA Global Expo expanded its conference program this year including a broader range of talks and higher profile speakers. Meyer Rosen, the chief scientific advisor to HBA, discusses the conference highlights and the changing regulatory landscape.

Relationship between academia and industry in the spotlight

Relationship between academia and industry in the spotlight

Is industry doing enough to engage with academia in the cosmetics sector? Professor Robert Lochhead, Professor of Polymer Science at the University of Southern Mississippi, unpicks the relationship between industry and academia.

Counterfeiting is on the rise in the fragrance industry

Counterfeiting is on the rise in the fragrance industry

Many industries are feeling the effects of lower consumer confidence. Rochelle Bloom, President of the Fragrance Foundation, shared her views on how the fragrance industry is faring in the current economic climate.

LVMH puts stem cells under the microscope

LVMH puts stem cells under the microscope

Stem cells are a much talked about topic on the frontier of cosmetic science but will they really change the face of anti-ageing? Eric Perrier, the executive vice president of R&D at LVMH Parfums et Cosmetiques, shared his views on their potential.

Croda discusses risks and potential of nanotechnology

Croda discusses risks and potential of nanotechnology

Nanotechnology has been hailed as having revolutionary potential, but as more and more nanotech cosmetics are launched, scientists remain divided over their potential health and environmental impact. Croda technical specialist Julian Hewitt evaluated...

Angus Chemical secures global compliancy for Ultra PC range

Angus Chemical secures global compliancy for Ultra PC range

Global compliancy is increasingly important for suppliers of personal care ingredients and fine chemicals. Liam Doherty, global marketing manager for Angus Chemical, spoke about the importance of this for the company's Ultra PC range of amino alcohols.

Eastman unveils technology for the fast moving anti-aging market

Eastman unveils technology for the fast moving anti-aging market

Eastman has developed an enzymatic process for novel esters to provide manufactures with customized anti-aging ingredients. Jim McCaulley, the company's personal care marketing manager, discusses the features of the technology and the evolving demands...

President highlights benefits of Zemea glycol ingredient

President highlights benefits of Zemea glycol ingredient

DuPont Tate and Lyle Bio Products has been focusing on the advantages of its latest ingredient launch, Zemea - a sustainable alternative to the petroleum-based glycols widely used in personal care products. Simon Pitman spoke to the company's president,...

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