It is always said that it is what's on the inside that counts, but
can what's inside make you look better on the outside? A rise in
so-called 'cosmeceuticals,' or beauty foods, is about to emerge,
Atrium this week announced its full acquisition of active
ingredient supplier Siricie. The €1.6 million cash deal
demonstrates the trend of biotechnology companies moving further
towards novel products.
Croda International, one of the world's largest manufacturer of raw
materials for the cosmetic industry, has signed a a global
distribution and collaboration agreement with Keratec, a New
Zealand wool biotechnology company.
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...
The young French cosmetics brand Omare has expanded its line of
marine body and facial care products to include a new range of
algae-based gels, serums, creams and lotions targeting beauty
salons and spas.
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?
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
Concern is prevalent among most marketers about the threats that
the new brands from dermatologists like Fredric Brandt and N.V.
Perricone bring to the industry, reveals a new study from market
consultants Kline & Company. And...
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.