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Omega-3 shown to provide protection against sun damage and skin cancer

28-Feb-2013 - Taking omega-3 fish oils could help protect the skin against sun damage and boost skin immunity to sunlight, protecting against skin cancer.

Regulatory experts to review global frameworks at in-cosmetics

28-Feb-2013 - Regulatory affairs service provider CONUSBAT has organized a ‘World-Wide Regulatory’ session at the upcoming in-cosmetics trade show in Paris, in which a group of experts will discuss the regulatory frameworks...

Chanel partners with plant biology specialist to develop novel ingredients

28-Feb-2013 - The cosmetic giant’s research and technology department has entered into an exclusive partnership with French plant biology specialist 'Plant Advanced Technologies' (PAT) in an effort to develop a line of...

UK experts develop 'Collagen Shots’ from Olympic experience

28-Feb-2013 - A formulation team behind supplements for many F1 drivers and Olympic hopefuls has developed anti-ageing drink ‘Collagen Shots,’ a product that claims to blow anti-ageing creams out of the water when...

Time for ingredient firms to focus on consumers and the consumption phase

27-Feb-2013 - Organic Monitor feels that the consumption phase of cosmetic products is often being ignored by the industry in comparison to the focus on raw materials and production process, which can...

French natural and organic cosmetics market now second largest in Europe

27-Feb-2013 - After growing by over 30 per cent a year between 2002 and 2007 and expanding at a slower rate since the financial crisis, the French natural & organic cosmetics market...

Big players in UK men’s grooming have upped product development

27-Feb-2013 - Last year saw the big names in men’s grooming up the ante with product development and skin care high on the agenda in the UK.

New pill promises to permanently cure grey hair

27-Feb-2013 - Nutritional supplement company ‘Rise-N-Shine’ claims it has developed an all-natural pill that reverses and prevents grey hair without the use of colourants.

Report claims fragrance allergies as common culprit in skin conditions

26-Feb-2013 - A recent report by health advocacy group ‘Women’s Voices for the Earth’ is claiming that "secret chemicals" used in fragrances in personal care products are causing allergic reactions and sensitivity...

EU ban is the turning point for rest of the world to ban animal testing too

26-Feb-2013 - Humane Society International and Lush are calling on cosmetic industry trade associations around the world to ban animal testing in cosmetics for good.

New Clariant grows its skin care offering with new polysulfonates production plant

26-Feb-2013 - Specialty chemicals company Clariant has opened its new AMPS polymers plant for production of specialty polysulfonates at its strategic global facility in Tarragona, Spain.

Horphag Research awarded prestigious botanical award

26-Feb-2013 - The Swiss-based producer of Pycnogenol, a French maritime pine bark (Pinus pinaster) extract, used in cosmetics as well as supplements, has been awarded the American Botanical Council’s ‘Tyler Phytomedicinal Research Award’....

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Azelis invests further in China with Shanghai expansion

26-Feb-2013 - Europe-based distributor Azelis has grown its presence further in Asia-Pacific, where it has been doing so for the last four years, with the opening of a new headquarters in Shanghai,...

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Cosmetics firm founder Inglot dies aged 57

25-Feb-2013 - The cosmetics industry is in mourning following the announcement that Polish chemist and founder of cosmetics giant Inglot, Wojciech Inglot, has passed away aged 57.

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Thierry Mugler withdraws Oscar Pistorus fragrance campaign

22-Feb-2013 - The Clarins Group has taken the decision to withdraw campaigns for its Thierry Mugler A*Men fragrance, which the Paralympic and Olympic athlete has fronted since 2011.

in-cosmetics announces Lifetime Achievement Award finalists

22-Feb-2013 - The in-cosmetics 2013 organisers have announced the three finalists for its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award which returns at this year’s show in Paris.

Sabic expands its broad resin portfolio to cater to the industry

22-Feb-2013 - The global thermoplastics provider has expanded its polyolefin material portfolio for cosmetic packaging to meet diverse needs and offer the latest material technologies to industry professionals.

Skin damage caused by sunbeds ups use of anti-ageing products

22-Feb-2013 - A new study from Cancer Research UK shows that skin damage in British sunbed users is leading twice as many of these individuals to use anti-ageing products in an attempt at...

L’Oreal amongst industry professionals at Merck's dermocosmetics forum

22-Feb-2013 - The cosmetic giant was amongst industry professionals that gathered in Darmstadt this week to hear renowned scientists and specialists present current studies, innovative substances and market trends in the area...

Cosmetics Design gears up for the third SkinCare Ingredients Virtual Trade Show

21-Feb-2013 - Put the date in your diaries: June 12th 2013, marks the return of the SkinCare Ingredients virtual trade show and conference and the third year running for this fast growing...

BASF to take Care Creations ‘to the next level’

21-Feb-2013 - BASF says that its Care Creations brand, which was rolled out this time last year, is being readied for the next phase of its planned expansion with the announcement of...

CTPA reiterates safety in hair colourants despite media concern

21-Feb-2013 - The Cosmetic, Toiletry & Perfumery Association has refuted recent media claims that secondary amines used in some hair colouring products could react with tobacco smoke and exhaust fumes in the...

Own-brand fragrance focus sees Coty and Puig end US partnership

21-Feb-2013 - Beauty behemoth Coty and Spanish fragrance firm Puig have decided to end their distribution agreement in the US after a six year partnership.

Anthropologist looks into the evolution of skin decoration

21-Feb-2013 - Even 1.5 million years ago, hairless skin was desired by humans; although it was to keep cool and comfortable rather than for cosmetics use; that came later, according to an anthropologist.

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Croda ranked UK’s most sustainable corporation

21-Feb-2013 - The 2013 ‘Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations’ report has ranked the company as the highest placed UK-based company and at number 25 in the world.

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