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...