keyboard_arrow_upGR8 Skincare’s face and earth friendly products
keyboard_arrow_downGR8 Skincare’s face and earth friendly products

GR8 Skincare was founded by Dr Janine Ellenberger, a South African medical doctor with more than 15 years’ experience in skin care and cosmetics. She launched the brand for her own teenagers, to give them gentle yet effective skin care products that would address their acne and keep their skin healthy. Finding nothing on the […]

keyboard_arrow_upAdcock Ingram’s firefighting team burns through the competition
keyboard_arrow_downAdcock Ingram’s firefighting team burns through the competition

The Adcock Ingram Critical Care facility’s firefighting team was won the prestigious national Marsh Mutual Risk Group fire team competition. This comes only months after the facility’s firs aid team won the national Marsh MRG first aid team competition. This means the facility, in Aeroton, now boasts two of the best manufacturing facility emergency teams […]

keyboard_arrow_upNew Excellence quartet from Placecol
keyboard_arrow_downNew Excellence quartet from Placecol

The professionals at Placecol are as invested in their customers’ satisfaction as they are in creating award-winning products that improve the skin’s condition. In June the brand launched the Placecol Excellence skin care range, to treat clients’ most pressing skin concerns. The four products in the range contain Sunflower Oil, an anti-oxidant rich in Vitamin […]

keyboard_arrow_upNatralogic, a South African maternity skin care range
keyboard_arrow_downNatralogic, a South African maternity skin care range

Natralogic products are specially formulated for use during pregnancy. According to Lauren Lamont, owner and founder of the brand, the range of products is free of toxins and ingredients, which could be considered harmful and contain only safe and high quality certified organic and natural ingredients. The all maternity skin care range has been entered […]

keyboard_arrow_upWHO and Ugandan officials take swift action to successfully deal with Ebola outbreak
keyboard_arrow_downWHO and Ugandan officials take swift action to successfully deal with Ebola outbreak

After assessing one of the high-risk districts for Ebola virus disease in western Uganda today, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO) regional director for Africa, commended the corps of health workers and Health Ministry officials for their sharpened preparedness to respond to an outbreak. Fighting ebola Dr Moeti toured the Kasese border area with […]

keyboard_arrow_upMale grooming and natural skin care products from Rain Africa
keyboard_arrow_downMale grooming and natural skin care products from Rain Africa

Rain Africa creates luxury handmade bath and body products using natural ingredients with African botanical actives. Its products are responsibly handmade with love and care for its customers, craftspeople and the environment. The proudly South African brand has diversified into the premium skin care and male grooming categories with a new natural skin care range […]

keyboard_arrow_upReport confirms fragrance makes the difference
keyboard_arrow_downReport confirms fragrance makes the difference

A study conducted PwC on behalf of the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) reveals that fragrance boosts the value of consumer goods. In perfumes, cosmetics and cleaning products, it can boost their value by up to ten times. Entitled The Value of Fragrance, the report shows the manufacturing of fragrance ingredients alone contributes €7.2 billion in […]

keyboard_arrow_upAbbVie Acquires Allergan for long-term
keyboard_arrow_downAbbVie Acquires Allergan for long-term

Following the news that AbbVie has acquired Allergan for $63bn, Maura Musciacco, MSc, senior director of Neurology & Ophthalmology at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view on this mega-merger: ‘The combined AbbVie-Allergan company is expected to be catapulted to fifth position in terms of 2019 sales, overtaking many competing pharma companies. […]

keyboard_arrow_upNew cancer study published on Sabina’s Curcumin C3
keyboard_arrow_downNew cancer study published on Sabina’s Curcumin C3

Sabinsa’s Curcumin C3 Complex has been studied as an adjuvant therapy with several cancer drugs in the past, and the body of science continues to grow with the recent publication of more positive research.  Tolerated well by subjects In continuation of two earlier related studies, researchers at the University of Leicester in the UK published […]

keyboard_arrow_upUso – scientifically formulated for African skin
keyboard_arrow_downUso – scientifically formulated for African skin

Uso by African Dermal Science, a proudly South African anti-ageing skin care brand, hit the market in 2018. The products are specifically formulated for Africans and the African climate. The brand name was inspired by the Zulu word Ubuso, which means a celebration of who we are as Africans. Dr Theo Mothoa-Frendo, a black female […]

keyboard_arrow_upSoyLites gets novel with aroma butter bars
keyboard_arrow_downSoyLites gets novel with aroma butter bars

After years of requests from customers, SoyLites has re-launched its innovative and handy moisturising product, the aroma butter bar. This product is a solid, dry lotion bar made with botanical oils. The bar is created to be a novel and versatile hand and body moisturising product. With a unique combination of unrefined coco butter, shea […]

keyboard_arrow_upGreat smelling body lotions from Playgirl and Playboy
keyboard_arrow_downGreat smelling body lotions from Playgirl and Playboy

Smelling great has never been this easy! Playgirl and Playboy announced the addition of body lotions earlier this year, to its two popular deodorant ranges. The body lotions are available in the most popular fragrances from the deodorant brands. The Playgirl lotions are available in Temptation, Love Is and Flirtatious. The Playboy lotion fragrances include […]

keyboard_arrow_upShower to Shower diversifies with body wash range
keyboard_arrow_downShower to Shower diversifies with body wash range

In a move set to invigorate the personal care market, well-known deodorant brand, Shower to Shower has introduced a body wash range. The Shower to Shower body washes have been entered in the 2019 P&C Review/Symrise New Product Competition. Speaking at the launch, brand manager Claire Bowen says the team looked at ways of taking […]

keyboard_arrow_upLulu & Marula launches Balancing Hydra Serum
keyboard_arrow_downLulu & Marula launches Balancing Hydra Serum

The latest addition to the Lulu & Marula skin care collection, the Balancing Hydra Serum is a collagen boosting concentrate with powerful antioxidants and marine actives. These ingredients work together to improve elasticity and firm the skin, leaving it feeling velvety soft. Lulu & Marula has entered the Balancing Hydra Serum in the 2019 P&C […]

keyboard_arrow_upTake off years with new Collagen Tri Phase Serum
keyboard_arrow_downTake off years with new Collagen Tri Phase Serum

The Collagen Tri Phase, three in one serum by Hey Gorgeous is your secret to a glowing complexion.

keyboard_arrow_upNatural, vegan Cold Pressed Skin care
keyboard_arrow_downNatural, vegan Cold Pressed Skin care

Cold Pressed Skin is part of the new generation of consumers, living in an age where the words ‘health’ and ‘conscious’ are used together rather than separately. These consumers already integrate plant-based juicing into their daily routines.

keyboard_arrow_upBio-Oil launches first innovation in three decades
keyboard_arrow_downBio-Oil launches first innovation in three decades

Specialist skincare brand Bio-Oil has launched its first innovation in its 30-year history. Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel is a revolutionary oil-based formulation that has been clinically proven to significantly improve dry skin.

keyboard_arrow_upOptiphi crowned 2018 New Product Competition winner
keyboard_arrow_downOptiphi crowned 2018 New Product Competition winner

On 11 October, the Optiphi team celebrated in style as its Classic Clarity Serum was named the overall winner in the 2018 Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review/Symrise New Product Competition.

keyboard_arrow_upWhat is pharmaceutical inspection?
keyboard_arrow_downWhat is pharmaceutical inspection?

Inspection is part of the overall drug quality assurance system. The objective of inspecting pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities is either to enforce Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) compliance or to provide authorisation for the manufacture of specific pharmaceutical products, usually in relation to an application for marketing authorisation. A further aspect of pharmaceutical inspection is monitoring the […]

keyboard_arrow_upNeopac lauded for its sustainable and innovative packaging solutions
keyboard_arrow_downNeopac lauded for its sustainable and innovative packaging solutions

Hoffmann Neopac, a global provider of high-quality packaging for a broad array of industries and applications, has been acknowledged in two prestigious industry competitions for several of its innovative packaging solutions. Eco-friendly future First, Neopac was one of five finalists for a Green Award at LuxePack New York, where the company’s Picea tube, which houses […]

keyboard_arrow_upDisruptive technology for constructive change
keyboard_arrow_downDisruptive technology for constructive change

The word ‘disruption’ is a noun, used to describe a disturbance or problem that interrupts an event. So, when we talk about disruptive innovation or disruptive technology, these phrases may evoke thoughts of chaos. However, when done right, disruptive technology can break the confines of old-school thinking. In fact, the terms disruptive innovation or disruptive […]

keyboard_arrow_upBowler Plastics diversifies into in-mould labelling
keyboard_arrow_downBowler Plastics diversifies into in-mould labelling

If you’ve visited Propak Africa over the past four days, you would have noticed the rounded crown of the bowler hat – Bowler Plastics’ signature logo – overlooking the company’s exhibition stand in hall 6. This leading manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging has made the most of Africa’s foremost packaging and printing industry show with […]

keyboard_arrow_upJoin ALPLA at Propak for 3D design demos
keyboard_arrow_downJoin ALPLA at Propak for 3D design demos

ALPLA, a leading international manufacturer of plastic packaging, continues to expand its presence in the African market. The company is taking part in Propak Africa in Johannesburg, where it will display its market relevant solutions.

keyboard_arrow_upALPLA completes takeover of Zamil ALPLA
keyboard_arrow_downALPLA completes takeover of Zamil ALPLA

The packaging solutions specialist ALPLA, based in Austria, has completed a 100 percent takeover of Zamil ALPLA. ALPLA and Zamil founded a joint venture in 2008, of which ALPLA previously held a 49 percent share.

keyboard_arrow_upNeopac participates in Smart Green Island Makeathon Youth Education Challenge
keyboard_arrow_downNeopac participates in Smart Green Island Makeathon Youth Education Challenge

Neopac, a global provider of high-quality tube packaging for a broad array of industries and applications, participated in a forward-thinking event that challenges young people to create innovative and sustainable solutions. Taking place in Las Palmas in Gran Canaria, Spain, the Makeathon was attended by more than 260 youth contestants and influencers across a range […]

keyboard_arrow_upHigh demands for primary packaging
keyboard_arrow_downHigh demands for primary packaging

Pharmaceutical packaging is obliged to comply with many functions. And it has an influence on the quality, effectiveness and applicability of pharmaceuticals which cannot be underestimated. This particularly applies for primary packaging, i.e. packaging which comes or can potentially come into direct contact with the dosage form, such as ampoules, ready-to-fill syringes, blister packs, pharmaceutical […]

keyboard_arrow_upResults of 2018 International Coastal Clean-up released
keyboard_arrow_downResults of 2018 International Coastal Clean-up released

The results of the 2018 International Coastal Clean-up, which took place on Saturday, 15 September 2018, have just been released.

keyboard_arrow_upCTFA launches Cosmetic Industry Summit
keyboard_arrow_downCTFA launches Cosmetic Industry Summit

The Cosmetic Industry Summit: Breaking Barriers in Africa is being launched for the first time in South Africa. The summit is organised by the Cosmetic Toiletry & Fragrance Association of South Africa (CTFA) on behalf of the South African cosmetics industry. Borne out of concern for the various technical barriers to trade on the African […]

keyboard_arrow_upSave the planet and boost profits with the circular economy
keyboard_arrow_downSave the planet and boost profits with the circular economy

In a traditional linear economy, materials flow in a line; they are taken from the earth, made into an item in an affordable way, and waste goes into landfills when we are finished using the product. Circular economy has been inaccurately referred to as ‘recycling on steroids’. It was shown to be much more in […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe biggest risks in South African laboratories
keyboard_arrow_downThe biggest risks in South African laboratories

Improper storage and underestimating the risks posed by small quantities of hazardous chemicals are among the biggest fire and safety risks in South African laboratories. This is according to lab safety and storage expert Sascha Kunkel, vice president of Global Markets with German lab storage specialists asecos, who will present a series of lab safety […]

keyboard_arrow_upFive reasons you need to visit in-cosmetics Korea 2019
keyboard_arrow_downFive reasons you need to visit in-cosmetics Korea 2019

With just a week to go until in-cosmetics Korea 2019 opens its doors at the Coex Exhibition Centre in Seoul, we have rounded up the top five reasons to visit the only event in Korea dedicated to personal care ingredients. 1. INNOVATION: When it comes to innovation, there’s no question that Korea is at the […]

keyboard_arrow_upHPCI South Africa – your gateway to a growing market
keyboard_arrow_downHPCI South Africa – your gateway to a growing market

HPCI South Africa, an exhibition devoted exclusively to ingredients for home and personal care products, will take place at Gallagher Convention Centre on 4 and 5 September. The show will be co-located with the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (Coschem’s) annual Scientific Conference. The African continent is a growing market for future developments; now is the […]

keyboard_arrow_upCTFA to host GMP training for cosmetics manufacturing
keyboard_arrow_downCTFA to host GMP training for cosmetics manufacturing

The safety of cosmetic products is an issue often on the minds of manufacturers, raw material suppliers and regulators. The International Standardization Organisation (ISO) has published ISO 22716:2008 as a guidance on the safe manufacturing of cosmetic products under a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regime. Regulators in several countries and regions have adopted this standard. […]

keyboard_arrow_upScience and innovation on show in Korea
keyboard_arrow_downScience and innovation on show in Korea

Science takes centre-stage when in-cosmetics Korea returns to Seoul from 26 to 28 June 2019. Technology, regulations and innovation come under the spotlight in a series of seminars and presentations to bring delegates up-to-date on current trends while offering invaluable insights into the $532 billion global beauty market. Case studies Organised by the Foundation of […]

keyboard_arrow_upThree days of market insights at in-cosmetics Korea
keyboard_arrow_downThree days of market insights at in-cosmetics Korea

The astonishing success of the Asian beauty industry over the past few years has caught everyone’s attention. South Korea’s K-beauty trend is a cult phenomenon not just in the east but in the west too, gaining followers the world over and helping to create a market estimated to be worth over $13 billion. Raft of […]

keyboard_arrow_upExciting exhibitor line-up at in-cosmetics Korea
keyboard_arrow_downExciting exhibitor line-up at in-cosmetics Korea

The organisers behind this year’s in-cosmetics Korea have announced details of the brand-new exhibitor line-up for 2019. The companies, comprising a mixture of innovative Korean newcomers and international players, are expected to cause a major stir when they come together at the Coex Exhibition Centre in Seoul from 26 to 28 June 2019. Korean beauty […]