World's first hypoallergenic lavender oil launched
Lavender oil is a frequently used fragrance for personal care
products but as it has been linked to contact dermatitis
formulators have been known to steer clear of the ingredient.
Evonik launch sustainable soy extract
Germany-based ingredients player Evonik Goldschmidt has added a
soybean extract to its naturals range with moisturising and sensory
Mintel reveals unusual new skin care ingredients
Mintel has uncovered an array of ingredients that are more commonly
associated with the contents of a witch's cauldron than skin care
Indian backing for Sabinsa resveratrol research
Sabinsa is looking to bringing innovation to its resveratrol manufacturing capabilities after receiving a grant from the Indian government to move ahead with two new pilot trails for both nutrition and cosmetic products.
Atrium spins off active ingredients division
Atrium Innovations has spun off its Active Ingredients &
Specialty Chemicals Division to form the Unipex Group, based in
Botox competitor awaits approval
The FDA has agreed to evaluate an anti-wrinkle injection treatment
from France-based pharmaceutical company Ipsen which if approved
would provide a rival for Allergan's Botox.
Nu Skin claims discovery of new cause of skin aging
Nu Skin claims to have identified a previously unknown cause of
skin aging that could help the company create products that fight
wrinkles before they appear.
Evonik expands partnership with Sabinsa
Evonik is adding two new ingredients to their nature-derived
portfolio in collaboration with India-based Sabinsa.
Naturex targets cosmetics and moves towards consolidation
Naturex is targeting an operating margin of 11 per cent in 2008 as
it plans to expand its supply of cosmetic and personal
Cyanotech focuses on human market for astaxanthin
Microalgae company Cyanotech will focus on marketing its
antioxidant BioAstin for the human cosmeceutical, nutraceutical and
nutritional supplement markets.
No turning red in the sun with tomato ingredient
Targeting the growing beauty food market LycoRed has developed a
tomato ingredient for oral consumption that helps protect the skin
from sun damage.
Beauty supplements look set to boom
As women go for increasingly sophisticated anti-aging and skin
care treatments, beauty supplements look poised to be one of the
top growth trends for 2008.
Unigen targets European cosmeceuticals market
Unigen announced it has established an office in Brussels, Belgium
so as to facilitate its access to the European cosmeticeuticals
New emulsifier directly capitalises on organic trend
Degussa Goldschmidt Personal Care has launched a new emulsifier
that has been specifically targeted for use in natural and organic
Peptide targets skin cell growth
Azure Cosmeceuticals believes it has raised the bar for peptides
with the launch of its new Hydropeptide Transformation Growth
Serum, a product that is said to stimulate skin cell growth.