France-based clinical test centre Laboratoire Dermscan has upped
the capacity of its 3-D optical measuring service, which provides
head-to-toe analysis for pre-clinical and clinical trialing for
thecosmetics industry. Simon Pitman...
Japanese cosmetic manufacturer Shiseido has announced that its
research has discovered that adenosine contains hair re-growth
properties, and that it is expecting to market as a hair growth
product in Japan from next Spring.
French cosmetic ingredients maker Lessonia is extending its range
of seaweed-based ingredients into cocoa-based ingredients. The
company is launching a range of cocoa exfoliators, together with a
line of herbal spa cocoa-based products....
Health Canada has confirmed that the labelling of all ingredients
on cosmetics products will become compulsory in the course of the
next two years, bringing the country in line with the United States
and Europe. Simon Pitman reports.
Industry bodies have hit back at claims by a US study team that a
chemical commonly used as a preservative in a variety of cosmetic
products may damage unborn foetuses, saying that doses are far too
small to have such an effect.
Japanese company Showa Denko K.K. has developed a new type of
stabilised vitamin C, which is claimed to be the first effective
wrinkle treatment of its kind. The company will start selling the
product in January 2005 as an additive...
Many US cosmetic companies are gearing up for new legislation being
introduced on 9 December that states all antiperspirants containing
aluminium or aluminium compounds must clearly label the ingredients
on the packaging. Simon Pitman...
Firmenich, the privately-owned Swiss flavours and fragrance group,
has reported a 4.1 per cent growth in its annual sales, driven by
the particularly strong performance of its fragrance division in
the Latin American and Asia Pacific...
Symrise Research has conducted antioxidant efficacy tests on
Neo-Extrapone Organic Rooibos that determine it is as effective as
Green Tea. The findings could establish it as a key ingredient for
MFIC, one of the world's leading suppliers of microfluidiser
processor systems, says that developments in componentry have now
made this once expensive equipment a far more viable option for
boosting formulation efficiency.
Shiseido and BASF have said they are to jointly develop new UV
protection technology for cosmetic sun protection products. The
move aims to tap in to the growing market for high SPF treatments
that help protect the skin against the...
France-based research laboratory, Spincontrol is launching a new
technology to test skin whitening technologies. The development is
claimed to provide proven efficacy of whitening products for ageing
Caucasian skins as well as Asian...