The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (Coschem) celebrated its 40th anniversary at its AGM on 9 February. To commemorate the society’s achievements, Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review has produced a 40th anniversary profile for Coschem.
The profile covers various highlights, dating back to 1975 when the idea was first proposed to form a society for cosmetic chemists. It also looks at how the Coschem Diploma in Cosmetic Science has evolved over the past 40 years, and shares the immense success of the 2012 IFSCC congress, which took place in South Africa at the Sandton Convention Centre.
Plastics|SA hosted its 2016 AGM in Midrand on 16 November to conclude the year’s activities. At the event, Plastics|SA chairman, Bernhard Mahl highlighted the importance of innovation in the industry. He challenged attendees to get out of a survival mind set and into one of growth through a conscious commitment to innovation.
A study by the University of Cape Town suggests that one in three women in South Africa bleaches her skin. In Nigeria, the consumer’s mind set appears fixated on fair skin. This has resulted in the ongoing popularity of hydroquinone-based skin lightening creams. Currently the Nigerian FDA permits two percent hydroquinone in skin care formulations, yet manufacturers are known to include anything in excess of five percent.
Symrise has launched a new story line for its fragrance division. This is part of its strategy to become a preferred and indispensable fragrance and ingredients partner to its customers around the world.
At least 64 percent of consumers across the world claim they try to have a positive impact on the environment on an everyday basis. This is according to Euromonitor’s white paper, Eco Warriors: Global Green Behaviour and Market Impact.
The family owned speciality chemicals company from Hamburg, Worlée, has been operating its own new R&D laboratory in Billbrook since autumn 216. The investment is already demonstrating visible returns with the expansion of the WorléeAqua Thi [ ... ]
Omya, the Swiss expert in high purity calcium carbonate, will highlight two core products at in-cosmetics Global. These are its Omyadent and Omyacare ingredient ranges for dental and skin care applications.
Combining phytochemistry with traditional knowledge, Professor Namrita Lall is pushing boundaries in locally developed, natural plant actives. She is based at the University of Pretoria’s department of plant sciences, at the faculty of natural scie [ ... ]
Merck, a leading science and technology company, will be presenting its innovative effect pigments and active ingredient variants at in-cosmetics Global, taking place in London, UK. It’s showcase includes ideas and initiatives for cosmetics and ski [ ... ]
LipoTrue, which is represented in South Africa by Savannah Fine Chemicals, is addressing consumers’ growing demand for naturally sourced active ingredients.
DSM, a leading supplier of ingredients and innovative solutions for beauty care products, will be presenting its commitment to sustainability at in-cosmetics Global, and demonstrating how its bright science enables customers to create magical product [ ... ]
Evonik is expanding its full service offering to the cosmetics industry with pending acquisition of cosmetics specialist, Dr. Straetmans. Based in Hamburg, Germany, the company specialises in developing and marketing alternative preservatives for the [ ... ]