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.
US chemicals player Lonza has launched Geogard Ultra, a product
that aims to meet the growing demand for alternative cosmetic
preservatives that are free of potentially harmful and toxic
properties. The product is also said to be...
Botanica BioScience Corporation has set up Cortex Scientific
Botanicals, a new division specializing in the development and
processing of high quality botanical ingredients and
clinically-tested formulas for the cosmetics industry.
The fact that big names like the Body Shop is now trying to muscle
in on the India market is testimony that the sub-continent will be
an increasing draw for international players. And the latest report
on the countyr's fragrance...
The effects of hurricane Katrina are continuing to affect the
speciality chemicals industry worldwide as major players announce a
succession of price hikes that will affect costs of both packaging
materials and personal care ingredients.
Procter & Gamble has signaled that it plans to make more use of
palm oil in its shampoos and detergents instead of relying mainly
on crude oil, which likely to be subject to volatile price changes
in the future.
Lobby group Friends of the Earth is publishing a report that throws
palm oil, a base ingredient in a variety of cosmetic and toiletry
products, into the eco-threatening spotlight, claiming its
production is threatening the future...