Formulation & Science

Betulin becomes big business

Betulin becomes big business

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 use the extract...

Wound healing technology

Wound healing technology

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 ?

Silk sales to surge ?

Cashing in on the trend towards natural ingredients, and benefiting
from the synergy with its sister company SilPRO that markets silk
essence powder, New Silk Road is keen to push silk as the natural
moisturiser.

Ciba protection from light

Ciba protection from light

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 is claimed to increase shelf...

Enzymotec fights wrinkles

Enzymotec fights wrinkles

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. The young Israeli company claims that the
product could induce collagen stimulation...

Pop a pomegranate!

Pop a pomegranate!

Powerful antioxidant properties found in the regal fruit of Roman
cuisine - the pomegranate - could protect the skin from changes
that might lead to cancer. Can we soon expect to see these
ingredients incorporated into skin creams?

Avon reaffirms 2003 outlook

Avon reaffirms 2003 outlook

Avon Products, a world leader in direct selling of beauty and
related products, today said it expects sales and earnings per
share in the second quarter and full-year 2003 to increase in line
with preliminary estimates.

New face at Revlon

New face at Revlon

Worldwide cosmetics, skin care, fragrance and personal care
products company Revlon has appointed Stephanie Klein Peponis to
the newly created position of executive vice president, chief
planning and business development officer.

Degussa set for steady growth

Degussa set for steady growth

First quarter sales at the German speciality chemicals company
remained steady and earnings before interest and taxes rose 10 per
cent on the prior year, giving chairman Professor Felcht cause for
an optimistic outlook for 2003.

Climate knocks 1Q for Henkel

Climate knocks 1Q for Henkel

In the first quarter of fiscal 2003, German pharmaceutical group
Henkel increased sales, adjusted for foreign exchange effects by
2.8 per cent, over the prior-year period to €2.3 billion. Before
adjustment, sales were 3.1 per cent...

Henkel buys stake in Wella

Henkel buys stake in Wella

German pharmaceutical group Henkel has acquired a stake of 6.86 per cent in the
share capital of Wella. Through a subsidiary, the group obtained
4.99 per cent of the common shares and 10.38 per cent of the
preferred non voting shares.

Fragrance merger takes form

Fragrance merger takes form

Symrise - the new fragrance and flavour synergy. Just four months
after the European Commission gave equity group EQT the all clear
to buy two leading German-based fragrance and flavour producers -
Haarmann & Reimer and Dragoco...

Unilever sells Elizabeth Arden

Unilever sells Elizabeth Arden

Unilever today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement
to sell its Elizabeth Arden business, brands and certain assets to
FFI Fragrances based in Miami Lakes, Florida, USA, for a
consideration of approximately $225 million...

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