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,...
Rohm and Haas has selected the site for its new China research and
development center in Shanghai, as part of its move to increase the
development of specialty material products for a number of Asia
Pacific industries, including personal...
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,...
Sabinsa Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of herbal
extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals and specialty fine chemicals,
has appointed new agents in France and Germany for its
cosmeceutical line as part of a drive to extend its...
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.
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
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...
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...
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.
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.
Health Canada has confirmed that the labelling of all ingredients
on cosmetics products will become compulsory in the course of the
next two years, bringing the country in line with the United States
and Europe. Simon Pitman reports.
Industry bodies have hit back at claims by a US study team that a
chemical commonly used as a preservative in a variety of cosmetic
products may damage unborn foetuses, saying that doses are far too
small to have such an effect.
Firmenich, the privately-owned Swiss flavours and fragrance group,
has reported a 4.1 per cent growth in its annual sales, driven by
the particularly strong performance of its fragrance division in
the Latin American and Asia Pacific...
Shiseido and BASF have said they are to jointly develop new UV
protection technology for cosmetic sun protection products. The
move aims to tap in to the growing market for high SPF treatments
that help protect the skin against the...
France-based research laboratory, Spincontrol is launching a new
technology to test skin whitening technologies. The development is
claimed to provide proven efficacy of whitening products for ageing
Caucasian skins as well as Asian...
Australian-based pharmaceuticals and biotechnology group Novogen
has announced its entry into the cosmetics field, following claims
that its anti-inflammatory drug NV-07a has proved to be a
successful anti wrinkle treatment. Simon...
US-based Health Sciences has re-formulated Sense, its skin and
personal care product line. The product has been re-launched
containing the company's new preserving technology, which is said
to contain a number of active ingredients...
The Malaysian palm oil industry looks set to play a more active
role in cosmetics formulation after the country's Palm Oil
Promotion Council declared that it was looking to expand exports of
The rapid growth in the use of the natural antioxidant CoQ10 in the
cosmetics and supplement industry has prompted the Japanese
corporation Kaneka to build a new plant in the US and to establish
an American subsidiary to service the...
Although Europe is a world leader in chemical production, holding
28 per cent of the world market, its proportion of global trade has
dropped by 4 per cent over the past decade. The time has come to
take action, according to two industry...
BASF has introduced Luviset Clear, a new resin to its range of
cosmetics and personal care ingredients that is a copolymer of the
classic vinylpyrrolidone with methacrylamide and N-vinylimidazole,
suitable for hair mousses, styling...
Anti-ageing, cellulite and skin whitening are the words on
everyone's lips this year at InCosmetics 2004 in Italy. As Estee
Lauder reports double digit sales for its third quarter, the
company's R&D vice president Dr...
Having announced strong half-yearly results, Malaysian Palm Oil
producer Golden Hope says that it will be looking to markets such
as China to exploit its growing oleochemicals division in an effort
to increase its presence in the...
University of Sydney researchers have found that UVA rays - which
age the skin but do not burn - can cause DNA damage. The finding
suggests sunscreens must protect against both UVA and UVB rays to
provide proper protection from disease,...
Laboratoires Sérobiologiques, a division of the Cognis group, has
biotransformed peptides from hibiscus seeds to develop a natural
alternative to botulinum toxin injections. Myoxinol LS 9763,
launched today at Personal Care Ingredients...
Scientists at the Industrial Toxicology Research Centre (ITRC) in
India - who analysed reputed brands of lipsticks and beauty creams
- have warned that a majority of beauty products can potentially
cause harm to the skin when exposed...
European companies and researchers should share the profits made on
products using exotic plants such as aloe vera and jojoba oil with
the countries of origin, urges a European Commission communication
issued on Friday.
DHC Corporation, one of Japan's leading skincare companies, has
unveiled the launch of its new Acerola Body Gel. The new
cosmeceutical moisturiser is enriched with acerola berry to hydrate
the skin with placental protein and...
Following the recent BSE scare in America, the Bureau of Health in
Taiwan has banned a list of cosmetics thought to contain prohibited
US cattle and sheep-sourced ingredients. It is believed the embargo
of American imports will encourage...
NaturNorth Technologies and wood producer Potlatch and Synertec,
have developed a patented process to cost-effectively isolate large
quantities of pure betulin and other compounds from birch bark.
Many cosmetic companies use the extract...
Cashing in on the trend towards natural ingredients, and benefiting
from the synergy with its sister company SilPRO that markets silk
essence powder, New Silk Road is keen to push silk as the natural
German speciality chemicals supplier BASF has increased production
of its specialty amine, dimethylaminopropylamine - used to create
mild personal care products - in response to increased demand and
in total has recently passed the...
Fledgling Danish biotech company Up Front Chromatography signs
licence agreement with Swiss medical giant Roche for an updated
ingredient technology that enables production of certain molecules,
hailing in shorter production times...
Avon Products, a world leader in direct selling of beauty and
related products, today said it expects sales and earnings per
share in the second quarter and full-year 2003 to increase in line
with preliminary estimates.
Coty, one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of
fragrances, announced Friday that it has signed a contract to
acquire the fragrances licenses of American fashion designers
Kenneth Cole and Marc Jacobs.