The Grape Seed Extract Company is the latest New Zealand company to
tap the nutraceutical potential of a waste product of a traditional
industry, with an antioxidant extracted from grape seeds left over
by wine-makers using a non-chemical...
Two leading suppliers of Spirulina, a protein rich in vitamins and
used in a variety of natural-based personal care products, have
voiced their concerns over what they believe are over-zealous
regulations that forced them to cease...
Japanese scientists at the International Medical Center of Japan
say they have successfully undertaken a co-operative development
program with Sekisui Chemical company to extract vanilla fragrance
from cow dung.
German chemical player Cognis has completed an investment in Golden
Hope Plantations Berhad that will see the companies combine their
resources on oleochemicals, an ingredient that is proving
increasingly popular in a variety of personal...
Cognis tapped into a growing market last year with the launch of
two ingredients aimed at fighting the effects of pollution in hair
and skin care formulations - launches that have now been recognised
with innovation awards.
Italian botanicals manufacturer Indena and Japanese cosmetics giant
Kanebo have joined forces to develop an olive fruit extract
designed to provide moisturizing and anti-ageing properties for the
skin care category.
A team of researchers working at the Hiroshima University's
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Japan claims it has
clarified the structure of melanin, a move which could enable
cosmetic companies to develop more effective...
BASF's hostile takeover bid on leading personal care supplier looks
set to be a rocky road, with Engelhard executives warning
stockholders to be cautious over the offer and investors suggesting
that the bid will have to be raised...
California's Diamond Lotus Essentials is introducing a new organic
source of Helichrysum oil, which is said to contain high levels of
the compound behind its reputed anti-bruise and scar-reducing
Ingredients supplier Martin Bauer North America is introducing a
new extract of mangosteen peel, standardized to three antioxidant
markers, that can be used in cosmetic applications such as
medicated soaps and anti-aging products.