Proctor & Gamble is back on the road to redemption in China
after its SK-II range re-appeared on store shelves this week
following a ban brought about by a scare relating to traces of
heavy metals that were found in formulations.
Demand for both natural and milder cosmetic formulations is driving
demand for specialty surfactants. And a new market report
highlights the fact that it is Chinese producers who are poised to
tap into this growth.
Tapping into the big trend for natural-based cosmetic and health
products, two contract research organizations - US-based Santerra
Pharmaceuticals and India-based Vedic Lifesciences - have formed an
alliance to expand into the growing...
Rice based cosmetics are again making an impact on the beauty
industry, with the Muda Agricultural Development Authority (MADA)
in Malaysia having agreed a proposal to embark on a joint venture
with a local company in Kedah.
Quest International, one of the worlds leading creative flavours
and fragrances businesses, has published a new study detailing the
secret of the human relationship with scent - research that could
lead to more targeted fragrances.
Following a pan-Asian scare regarding heavy metal content in
Procter & Gamble's SK-II skin care line, South Korean
authorities have said that it has found only traces of the
suspected substances and says 'it is too little...
BASF and Dow Chemical have launched a long-term venture to produce
propylene oxide (PO) at the world's first commercial-scale hydrogen
peroxide propylene oxide (HPPO) plant at BASF's production site in
Marinova's new fucoidan facility in Hobart, Tasmania, is on
schedule to commence operations from next month, offering fucoidans
from a broader range of microalgae species for cosmetic and
Although the market for male-specific cosmetics products in
Australia and New Zealand has grown enormously in recent years,
experts say that the characteristics of the market mean that 'the
bloke's bloke still reigns supreme'.
French manufacturer Serac has launched Cronos, a filling and
capping line specifically designed to focus on the issues of
flexibility, precision and cleanliness in cosmetic and
The Jamaican government's plan to rapidly expand into the
nutraceutical and cosmeceutical industry has culminated in a three
year program carried out by the Jamaican Scientific Research
Council (SRC) to develop a host of natural-based...