As European legislation remains a challenge for the cosmetics industry, LICARA guidelines are geared towards helping to weigh up the pros and cons and assess the risks of using nanomaterials in products.
Propolis, a resin-like substance used by honeybees to seal small crevices in their hives, has been found to encourage hair growth in mice.
Ingredients supplier Evonik has introduced its new VARISOFT EQ100 liquid conditioning agent to meet hair care market demands along with improved its sustainability profile.
Next year’s in-cosmetics event in Barcelona will have a special country focus on Turkey and the Middle East as the markets are expected to grow.
According to market researcher Ceresana, convenience packaging is ripe in Europe and the use of composite films in particular is allowing for a further reduction of weight, saving resources and transport costs.