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BSE causes a drop in collagen sales

05-Jan-2004 - 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...

Anti-ageing product sales to surge

16-Dec-2003 - Restylane is the third injectable wrinkle treatment to win approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The product is made with hyaluronic acid, a substance normally found in...

Betulin becomes big business

11-Dec-2003 - 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...

Phytoceuticals passes the secret on

09-Dec-2003 - PhytoCeuticals a developer and manufacturer of proprietary formulations for skin care has terminated its longstanding contract with Skinceuticals. Instead it has choosen Is Clinical by Innovative Skincare to exclusively supply...

Chemical awards for the personal care industry

08-Dec-2003 - Nanotechnology company Oxonica has been awarded the title of entrepreneurial material company of the year by market researchers Frost & Sullivan. The UK-based company was credited with developing Optisol earlier...

Glycerin helps cell growth

03-Dec-2003 - The commonly used skincare ingredient glycerin may have therapeutic value, say researchers, who have found that it makes skin look and function better by helping skin cells mature properly.

Wound healing technology

24-Nov-2003 - A new technology developed by Hydron, marketers of personal care products, can significantly increase the protein production of skin cells, which is linked to wound healing suggest two new studies.

Silk sales to surge ?

13-Nov-2003 - US provider of silk-based cosmetics New Silk Road will launch its own line of silk-based products under the Miriam Gayle Collection. Cashing in on the...

SCS opens the doors on cosmetic science

10-Nov-2003 - Cosmetic science is at the heart of an exhibition that started today in Birmingham, UK. Organised by the British Society of Cosmetic Scientists, SCS Formulate is a platform for a...

Ciba protection from light

07-Nov-2003 - Swiss company Ciba Specialty Chemicals has designed a new technology to protect cosmetic products from the damaging effects of light. Working hand in hand with cosmetic ingredients, the new technology...

AMS to market patented ingredient

06-Nov-2003 - Advantage Marketing Systems has obtained the rights for the distribution, marketing and worldwide product sales of a patented facial line reducing serum. Signed with Nino...

Enzymotec fights wrinkles

04-Nov-2003 - Israeli lipid-based ingredients company Enzymotec has come up with a new cosmetic line based on its ingredient MultOil, to fight wrinkles and moisturise the skin...

Breathing oxygen into skin care collection

03-Nov-2003 - US company Robanda has formulated a night-time treatment structured around the patented ingredient Saccramyces Lysate to include an oxygen-focused product in its collection. According to...

Pop a pomegranate!

30-Oct-2003 - Powerful antioxidant properties found in the regal fruit of Roman cuisine - the pomegranate - could protect the skin from changes that might lead to...

ECVAM looks into cosmetic validation

29-Oct-2003 - The European centre for the validation of alternative methods has been restructured in order to address the ramifications of new EU legislation on chemicals and...

BASF ups capacity at DMAPA plant

28-Oct-2003 - German speciality chemicals supplier BASF has increased production of its specialty amine, dimethylaminopropylamine, in response to increased demand. Its Ludwigshafen, Germany-based purpose-built plant upped its...

New cosmetic lab investment for Karlshamns

20-Oct-2003 - Swedish ingredients company Karlshamns has increased its ressources dedicated to the cosmetic industry with its investment in a new cosmetic laboratory for its Lipids for...

Croda's new ester - superior to silicon?

10-Oct-2003 - The US arm of the British chemical ingredients company Croda has announced the launch of a new silicon alternative, an emollient ester said to retain...

DSM invests in LTP lipid technology development

07-Oct-2003 - Swedish private-owned company Lipid Technologies Provider (LTP) yesterday announced the signing of a substantial investment agreement with DSM Venturing, part of the DSM Group head-quartered...

Repelling and complexing: Bayer reveals new ingredients

06-Oct-2003 - Germany-based Bayer Chemicals, a division of Bayer AG, is to present new formulations for the detergents and cosmetics industry at the 50th SEPAWA (the Association...

Symrise fragrance design courts fashion industry

24-Sep-2003 - Symrise, born out of the merger of fragrance and flavour houses Dragoco and Haarmann & Reimer in February this year, has designed a new fragrance...

Greenpeace calls for ban on certain preservatives

23-Sep-2003 - The ecologist organisation Greenpeace yesterday said that the Austrian versions of some well-known toothpastes and baby creams contain preservatives that can cause skin rashes and...

Roche signs up for ingredient tech

02-Sep-2003 - Invest in Denmark, part of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reports this week that fledgling Danish biotech company Up Front Chromatography, the patent holder...

Scientists delve into aroma secrets

29-Aug-2003 - The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) reports that a team of researchers are involved in a new research partnership using beams of chilled...

France challenges EU animal testing ban

21-Aug-2003 - France has allegedly launched a legal action aimed at blocking the EU ban on cosmetics testing on animals, reports CORDIS. CORDIS states that, according to...

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