• Pharma industry welcomes new medicines regulator

    Pharmaceutical capsules Government has signed the Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Act (2008) marking the official existence of the much-anticipated South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) as of today. The body is now in preparation to officially take over operations from the Medicines Control Council (MCC).


  • Introducing mood paint by Seppic

    A visual a beautiful woman surrounded by bright pink roses Seppic’s five beauty care laboratories have designed 11 new emotive formulas, inspired by cosmetic trends and various art movements.


  • Survey finds young women perceive healthy hair more important than sex

    Dr Klenk in the research laboratory A healthy head of hair is more important to young, upmarket South African women than an active sex life, attractive body or owning a car. This is according to a new survey of 1 001 women aged between 18 and 39, who are based in Gauteng, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.


  • Coschem hosts its first suppliers’ day

    Coschem-suppliers-day-OrkilaDriven by members’ requests and industry need, the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (Coschem) hosted its first skin care actives suppliers’ day on 3 May. The inaugural event took place at the office of the society in Johannesburg and saw around 90 people attending.


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