US-based Health Sciences has re-formulated Sense, its skin and
personal care product line. The product has been re-launched
containing the company's new preserving technology, which is said
to contain a number of active ingredients...
DSM Nutritional Products has just opened up the world's largets
vitamin E production facility in response to growing demand from a
number of different business areas, including the cosmetics
industry, reports Dominique Patton.
The Malaysian palm oil industry looks set to play a more active
role in cosmetics formulation after the country's Palm Oil
Promotion Council declared that it was looking to expand exports of
Nanotechnology offers many potential benefits to the cosmetics
industry, but its development must be guided by appropriate safety
assessments and regulation to minimize possible risks to people and
the environment, according to a...
Health Logics Laboratories has created an advanced skin beauty
serum by combining patented BioCell Collagen II, powerful
antioxidants and cosmecutical herbs that the company claims work
together to nourish and rejuvenate the skin...
The increasingly popular herbal extract aloe vera may be able to
prolong the amount of time a trauma injury patient can survive
before receiving treatment, such as a blood transfusion, according
to researchers at the University of...
Family-owned US firm JM Huber has become the number one pectin,
xanthan gum and CMC supplier after yesterday agreeing to buy
leading hydrocolloid firm CP Kelco from merchant bank Lehman
Brothers, reports Lindsey Partos.
The times when men had little choice when it came to skin care
products are well past. This month Tolsom will join the crowd,
launching a skin care for men range through e-tailer and direct
Manufacturer of fluid extracts for the cosmeceutical, dietary
supplement and functional food industries US Nutra has announced
two new oil based proprietary ingredients manufactured from pure
cranberry seeds, for use in a variety...
Laboratoires Sérobiologiques aims to serve the growing men's
grooming market with its synergistic botanical complex Anasensyl,
which it claims decreases sensitivity to daily stresses, preventing
redness and stinging.
Olay Vitamins Complete Woman's Multivitamin has received a beauty
and health care industry Glammy Award for new products, sponsored
by the US National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Glamour
magazine and Chain Drug Review magazine.
Scientists at the University of Leeds have created the first ever
model of live skin with a full ecosystem of micro-organisms. The
development has the potential to help develop dozens of new
products and change the ingredients of...
US-based specialists in alpha hydroxyacid (AHA) technology
NeoStrata has launched its Skin Healthy Home Resurfacing Peel
System, an integrated home-use regimen of medically driven skin
treatment products to help consumers initiate...
The Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA) is
requesting public comments by 2 August 2004 on three revised
microbiology guidelines that provide manufacturers with guidance
regarding the establishment and maintenance...
Despite a recent UK Meteorological Office warning that harmful UV
levels are set to rise to "very high risk" many people do not use
sunscreens, but as the temperatures soar sunscreen is one of the
easiest ways to prevent...
City Lips has announced the launch of a new colour-pigmented range
of its Collagen Lip Plumping Treatment containing its oligopeptides
and Celadrol formulation, and plans to launch in more European
Consumer attitudes are blurring the boundaries between health and
beauty, driving growth in cosmeceuticals and creating new
challenges for marketers and retailers, according to Sarah Wilcox
and Jim Lucas, senior vice presidents...
US-based cosmeceuticals company Inamed, the manufacturer of the
recently FDA-approved Hylaform anti-wrinkle treatment, is reported
to have filed a lawsuit against rival Medicis for patent
infringement relating to a product it distributes...
Moritex Europe has launched an electronic device that measures skin
moisture, elasticity, oiliness and sebum content for professional
use in salons and at point-of-sale that can demonstrate the
efficacy of beauty products.
Dow Corning has launched the very first silicone carbinol fluid for
the personal care market. The product, which is intended for use in
colour cosmetic, high value skin care and other applications acts
as a suspension aid for pigments,...
CVS, the US' largest chain of drugstores, is copying department
stores and adding beauty and skin care centres staffed by
consultants trained to analyse skin types and recommend a specific
skin care line, writes Louise Sheridan.
German manufacturer Degussa has launched a product called Aqua
Foundation that uses a 'dry water' process, which it says converts
solutions containing water-dispersible pigments, vitamins, plant
extracts and other active...
During InCosmetics 2004 in Milan last week, Pentapharm - a Swiss
supplier of naturally derived active ingredients - presented its
new anti-ageing products. Its Pepha-nutrix and Pepha-tight actives
are claimed to help strengthen the...
Helix BioMedix has announced the results of a recently completed
12-week consumer product test that compared the company's
anti-wrinkle peptide, HB168, with Renova, a currently marketed FDA
approved product. The study was conducted...
Inamed and Genzyme Corporations have announced the US Food and Drug
Administration's (FDA) approval of Hylaform, a new aesthetic filler
claimed to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.
The hyaluronic acid-based...
Having announced strong half-yearly results, Malaysian Palm Oil
producer Golden Hope says that it will be looking to markets such
as China to exploit its growing oleochemicals division in an effort
to increase its presence in the...
The Lubrizol Corporation has announced the acquisition of Noveon
International, a speciality chemical producer, to create a combined
company. The move complements Lubrizol's existing businesses in
fluid technologies and will...
Exposing unprotected skin to the sun several times a week is
necessary to prevent vitamin D deficiency, claims a new US study.
The report has been criticised by SPF suncream manufacturers
however who argue that any unprotected exposure...
North Castle Partners, an equity firm focused on the healthy living
and aging marketplace, has announced the acquisition of
cosmeceutical manufacturer HDS Cosmetics Lab. Cosmeceuticals are
the key to future growth in the skin care...
Palomar Medical Technologies has announced that it has received
clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market
its first laser handpiece for the treatment of acne. According to
the American Academy of Dermatology,...
US hydrocolloid firm International Specialty Products (ISP)
continues to consolidate its position in the ingredients sector
announcing the acquisition of UK ingredients company Hallcrest. In
March this year the ambitious company acquired...
Shaklee Corporation, the health and wellness company, has
introduced a colour cosmetics collection claimed to be better for
skin than wearing no makeup at all. The new line - called New
Minerelles - contains natural ingredients thought...
Parents should exercise caution when choosing skin care products
for allergic children, warns a new study by the American Academy of
Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. One in four of the cosmetic
products tested for the study contained...
University of Sydney researchers have found that UVA rays - which
age the skin but do not burn - can cause DNA damage. The finding
suggests sunscreens must protect against both UVA and UVB rays to
provide proper protection from disease,...
De Witt - a British personal care company - has acquired T-Zone, a
tea-tree oil based skincare brand. The agreement is central to De
Witt's ambitious expansion strategy, which has seen the company
increase its turnover by 19...
The anti-aging product market grew by 13 per cent last year - more
than doubling its previous two-year growth rate - reports the NPD
Group. It comes as no suprise therefore that increasing numbers of
pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies...
Grooming time for British men has increased to an average of 3.1
hours per week - outstripping the average female grooming time of
just 2.5 hours - according to a new report from Datamonitor.
Manufacturers are advised to persevere...
SkinCeuticals has developed a method for measuring the
effectiveness of antioxidant protection against UV exposure. The
new research claims that sun protection factor (SPF) alone does not
provide the optimal protection against UV...
CCA Industries is to collaborate with a Camellia sinesis -
Green tea extract - expert to establish the filing of patents and
development of antioxidant topical formulations to rejuvenate and
delay the process of aging skin.
International Specialty Products (ISP), a supplier of specialty
ingredients for cosmetics, has launched a new anti-inflammatory
ingredient in Europe. Vital ET is a bio-functional form of
vitamin E developed for use in the formulation...
SkinMedica - a specialty pharmaceutical company - is to receive
financing to further expand its cosmeceutical pipeline. The company
has entered a deal with existing, and new investors to sell $25.8
million of its Series D preferred...