Metabolism

Michael Koganov, AkzoNobel research director for bio materials

How enhanced extraction technology can green up cosmetics

By Simon Pitman

AkzoNobel claims it has developed an industry leading technology for the eco-friendly extraction of naturally-derived cosmetics ingredients -  a technology that serves to make a significant impact on a product's carbon footprint.

Ganeden Biotech launches anti-aging probiotic nutricosmetic ingredient

Ganeden Biotech launches anti-aging probiotic nutricosmetic ingredient

By Michelle Yeomans

Ganeden Biotech has developed Bonicel, a probiotic-based, anti-aging, nutricosmetic ingredient said to improve skin hydration, elasticity and fine lines and wrinkles that can be used topically in lotions, creams, gels, powders, scrubs, masks and cleansers.

BASF ups research into enzymes

BASF ups research into enzymes

By Simon Pitman

Global chemcials giant BASF has announced a co-operation agreement
with the University of Manchester in the UK to increase research in
the area of enzymes, an initiative that could lead to progress in
the field of polymers for cosmetics.

New source for glucosamine

New source for glucosamine

The research laboratory Bio-Technical Resources today announced it
is commercialising its technology to produce glucosamine by
microbial fermentation, with product availability in the first
quarter of 2003.

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