An animal treatment used by vets and farmers over 100 years ago,
has been re-engineered to become a personal care product. The balm
- once used to treat chapped udders - has been found to be
beneficial in the treatment of nappy rash...
L'Oreal researchers have proven that iron deficiency is a factor in
female hair loss, a condition found to affect as much as 10 per
cent of women aged 35-60. The SU.VI.MAX study findings might help
health and beauty care professionals...
Boots Healthcare and the NeoStrata Company - founder of alpha
hydroxyacid (AHA) and poly hydroxyacid (PHA) technology
- have co-developed a new treatment cream to prevent acne.
Clearasil Ultra Treatment is the first mass-marketed...
Hair dye - previously associated with arthritis, foetal damage and
bladder cancer - has once again been placed under the spotlight.
This time a new study asserts that dye formulation has been found
to increase the risk of non-Hodgkin...
The remedial powers of beer sediment were discovered in ancient
Egypt over 4,000 years ago. Today the German company Dayenne claims
that brewer's yeast - Saccharomyces cereviseae - may be used
in biological cosmetics to maintain...
Eyes, hair and skin could all benefit from a regular diet of
spinach, finds a cluster of scientists linked together through a
network of food companies. But could the green vegetable be the
latest ingredient for cosmetic products?
Scientists at the Industrial Toxicology Research Centre (ITRC) in
India - who analysed reputed brands of lipsticks and beauty creams
- have warned that a majority of beauty products can potentially
cause harm to the skin when exposed...
Vernix caseosa, the white substance that surrounds new born babies,
is set to be the ultimate new moisturiser reports the New Scientist
magazine today. Believed to keep skin perfectly hydrated and
acid-balanced its molecular structure...
European companies and researchers should share the profits made on
products using exotic plants such as aloe vera and jojoba oil with
the countries of origin, urges a European Commission communication
issued on Friday.
DHC Corporation, one of Japan's leading skincare companies, has
unveiled the launch of its new Acerola Body Gel. The new
cosmeceutical moisturiser is enriched with acerola berry to hydrate
the skin with placental protein and...
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 believed the embargo
of American imports will encourage...
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 the skin that
helps keep it plump. Already...
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...
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 with...
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 this year, an...
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
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...
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 Sorgente, under the
agreement AMS will initially roll out the...
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...
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?
German speciality chemicals supplier BASF has increased production
of its specialty amine, dimethylaminopropylamine - used to create
mild personal care products - in response to increased demand and
in total has recently passed the...
The US arm of Croda has announced the launch of a new silicon
alternative, an emollient ester said to retain a silicone-like feel
while bringing greater functionality to make-up and sunscreen
Swedish company Lipid Technologies Provider has announced the
signing of a substantial investment agreement with DSM Venturing
for development of pharmaceutical delivery systems based on its
Bayer Chemicals is to present new formulations for the detergents
and cosmetics industry at the SEPAWA conference taking place in
Germany this week, to include complexing and dispersing agents from
the Baypure range and its Bayrepel...
Greenpeace claims the Austrian versions of some well-known
toothpastes and baby creams contain preservatives that can cause
skin rashes and make bacteria resistant to medicine, according to
an AFP report.
Fledgling Danish biotech company Up Front Chromatography signs
licence agreement with Swiss medical giant Roche for an updated
ingredient technology that enables production of certain molecules,
hailing in shorter production times...
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) reports
that a team of researchers are currently using beams of chilled
neutrons to determine how aroma compounds are embedded into
assortments of other chemicals that carry...
By using ESA-provided pollution maps along with ultraviolet
radiation data, cosmetics firm L'Oreal plans to investigate the
future possibility of producing skincare products customised for
Demand for anti-ageing products in the US is expected to increase
more than 11 per cent each year to $29 billion in 2007, according
to a new report, and herbals, antioxidants and cosmeceuticals are
expected to satisfy a large part...
As the domestic manufacturing of cosmetics and household goods in
Russia continues to offer significant growth potential, a new
exhibition in Moscow this coming September will focus on
formulation. The organisers of this first time...
Biopharmaceutical Senetek will link up with skin care company
Beiersdorf to research a range of compounds for the anti-aging
market. After the conclusion of each evaluation, Beiersdorf can
enter into licenses for the use of the compound...
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.
Coty, one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of
fragrances, announced Friday that it has signed a contract to
acquire the fragrances licenses of American fashion designers
Kenneth Cole and Marc Jacobs.
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.
In a bid to meet escalating demand - in particular from Central and
Eastern European markets - direct seller Oriflame Cosmetics has
acquired a toiletries and fragrances production facility near
Stockholm from Swedish company Nordium.