• New Active Discovered in Centella Asiatica

    February 7, 2014
    A new bioactive molecule from the Centella Asiatica plant has been discovered by researchers at Sederma’s Instituto di Ricerche Biotecnologiche (IRB). The molecule, 4-malonil-3,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid (known as irbic acid), has always existed i…

  • Evonik Showcases Latest Personal Care Ingredients

    February 7, 2014
    At the Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ Annual Meeting in New York in December, Evonik Corporation displayed three posters highlighting developments in ingredient chemistry for state-of-the-art leave-on, rinse-off and active formulations for perso…

  • Lincoln Fine Ingredients To Distribute Solvay Products

    February 7, 2014
    Lincoln Fine Ingredients is now an authorized Solvay distributor on the West Coast, including California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and Colorado—and is still servicing the East Coast from Maine to Florida. Lincoln is a manufact…

  • Sabinsa Launches D’Cosmix

    February 7, 2014
    Sabinsa Corporation is taking natural cosmetic ingredients to a new level with the launch of D’Cosmix. The line is being rolled out across the globe over the coming months. “D’Cosmix, a range of dermaceutical composites, is an inte…

  • Men’s Personal Care Kit Debuts from Ashland

    January 1, 2014
    Ashland’s consumer research within the men’s grooming market suggests that more than ever, men desire a comprehensive regimen to maintain a healthy look and great hygiene, but few want to add the extra time it often takes to look and feel…

  • Pilot Chemical Releases New Sulfate-Free Blend

    January 1, 2014
    Pilot Chemical debuted its new sulfate-free blend, CalBlend SF.  The new Pilot product is the latest addition to the company’s line of eco-friendly, DEA-free blends supporting personal care applications, which also includes CalBlend DF and…

  • Tri-K Adds New Vegetable-Based Keratin Alternative

    January 1, 2014
    TRI-K Industries, Inc. rolled out a new vegetable-based alternative to animal keratin, Fision KeraVeg18. According to the company, Fision KeraVeg18 is a cohesive solution containing wheat and soy amino acids, with additional pure amino acids (of vege…

  • Elevance Debuts Renewable Personal Care

    January 1, 2014
    Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc., a high-growth specialty chemicals company, has announced the commercial availability of its first personal care product lines, Elevance Smooth, a line of plant-based, multifunctional polymers, and Elevance Soft, a l…

  • Three New Evonik Sites Earn GMP Certification

    January 1, 2014
    Evonik achieved cosmetic GMP (ISO 22716) confirmation for North American sites. With the confirmation of another three facilities in Hopewell, Janesville and Mapleton, Evonik raises the number of cosmetic GMP certified production sites to 10. ISO 227…

  • Golden Repair for Sublime Lips

    January 1, 2014
    Sederma now offers NG Shea unsaponifiable, a new grade of shea butter that’s even more efficient due to its high concentration of unsaponifiables, the active part of shea butter. It is 100% natural origin guaranteed, according to the company.…

  • Clariant Rolls Out New Ingredients

    December 3, 2013
    Clariant recently debuted personal care product ranges that are part of the company’s new Secret Code of Beauty concept. With the launch of Nipaguard Zero preservative blends, Clariant is responding to market demand for a reliable and effectiv…

  • Innospec Expands Flagship Esters

    December 3, 2013
    Innospec introduced two new variants of its flagship ester, Finsolv TN (C12-15 alkyl benzoate).  Finsolv TN-G is focused on sustainability. While the original Finsolv TN is based on synthetic raw materials, the Innospec laboratory was able to r…

  • Ashland’s Integra 44 Microbiocide Is Ecocert-Certified for Natural Detergents

    December 3, 2013
    mmercial unit of Ashland Inc., reports that Ecocert has verified that Integra 44 microbiocide conforms to its standards for use in natural laundry detergents. Integra 44 microbiocide offers broad-spectrum antimicrobial protection in a range of consu…

  • Verisol Collagen Peptides Improve Skin Elasticity

    December 3, 2013
    Gelita’s Verisol Bioactive Collagen Peptides are significantly improving skin conditions such as elasticity and wrinkles, according to the company. Hans-Ulrich Frech, global vice president business, unit collagen peptides, revealed the publicat…

  • Rahn Teams Up with Dermatest

    December 3, 2013
    The new EC Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009 entered into force with the aim to protect and improve the health and safety of consumers of cosmetic products. Since July 2013 manufacturers of cosmetic products are legally required to prepare a PIF (product…

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