keyboard_arrow_upAfrica’s first dedicated expo for natural and organic products comes to SA in 2020
keyboard_arrow_downAfrica’s first dedicated expo for natural and organic products comes to SA in 2020

South Africa is about to catch up with the worldwide demand for organic and natural products with an expo scheduled for May 2020 in Johannesburg. Internationally these sectors are serviced by numerous and increasingly successful trade and consumer events yet there has – until now – been no platform locally that allows both the trade […]

keyboard_arrow_upUganda to immunise 18 million children against measles, rubella and polio
keyboard_arrow_downUganda to immunise 18 million children against measles, rubella and polio

More than 18 million children in Uganda, 43 percent of the country’s population, will be immunised against measles and rubella. Among them, 8.2 million children younger than nine months, or 20.5 percent of the population, will also receive the oral polio vaccine. Uganda has experienced measles outbreaks across numerous districts in the past three years. […]

keyboard_arrow_upEnviron named 2019 New Product Competition winner
keyboard_arrow_downEnviron named 2019 New Product Competition winner

On 10 October, Environ was crowned the winner of the 2019 Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review/Symrise New Product Competition. This trusted local skin care brand with a strong history of innovation, won the overall winner award for its Focus Care Radiance+ Range. The New Product Competition judges said Environ’s Focus Care Radiance+ range addresses the hot […]

keyboard_arrow_upOrkila acquisition poises Azelis for growth in Africa and the Middle East
keyboard_arrow_downOrkila acquisition poises Azelis for growth in Africa and the Middle East

Azelis, a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, has signed an agreement to acquire Orkila, the top specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor throughout Africa and the Middle East. Headquartered in Beirut, Lebanon, the Orkila group runs offices in 13 countries and is active in more than 30 countries in the region. It […]

keyboard_arrow_upFind the latest cosmetic innovations at in-cosmetics asia’s specialist Innovation Zone
keyboard_arrow_downFind the latest cosmetic innovations at in-cosmetics asia’s specialist Innovation Zone

Over 60 leading suppliers have already confirmed their presence at the in-cosmetics asia Innovation Zone where the latest cosmetic ingredients will be on show. The specialist zone is designed to help R&D professionals easily identify and stay up to date with the most exciting raw material and ingredient technology launches which could inspire future formulations. […]

keyboard_arrow_upA new shape for Clere lotion
keyboard_arrow_downA new shape for Clere lotion

Beauty editors, bloggers and influencers were recently invited to preview the new shape of Clere’s lotion bottles. The theme of the launch was Your Shape, Your Way – a combined beauty, nutrition and movement that emphasis how all three contribute to a healthier, happier, more beautiful you. ‘The name Clere has been synonymous with soft, […]

keyboard_arrow_upSouth African legend, Island Tribe launches its new look
keyboard_arrow_downSouth African legend, Island Tribe launches its new look

In 1992, a legendary sun protection brand was born in Durban, South Africa. In just a short space of time, Island Tribe became the water-resistant sunscreen of choice for surfers and other extreme sport adventurers. Today, Island Tribe has expanded to include a wide range of products and is distributed to more than 25 countries […]

keyboard_arrow_upEven tone and anti-ageing innovations from Environ
keyboard_arrow_downEven tone and anti-ageing innovations from Environ

Environ is a globally recognised skin care brand built on science, beauty and care. Its products are all based in vitamin A, which the brand believes is the ‘oxygen’ skin needs to look healthy and radiant for life. Focus Care Radiance+ Range and Focus Care Youth+ Avance Elixir are among the new skin care offerings […]

keyboard_arrow_upPharma Manufacturers’ Expo brings new tech to West Africa
keyboard_arrow_downPharma Manufacturers’ Expo brings new tech to West Africa

Feedback from the fifth Nigerian Pharma Manufacturers’ Expo 2019 was unanimously positive. The expo 2019 was held during August 28 -29, 2019 at The Haven, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria. NPME 2019, an international exhibition on complete pharma manufacturing offers exclusive business networking platform for those are already doing business as well for those are planning […]

keyboard_arrow_upNimue’s innovations deliver visible results
keyboard_arrow_downNimue’s innovations deliver visible results

Nimue is renowned for its expert understanding of the skin and the effective treatment of various skin conditions. As a leader in scientific skin care, Nimue Skin Technology (Nimue) promises to deliver transformative results for a variety of skin types. After an extended period of intense R&D, Nimue has launched a wide range of new […]

keyboard_arrow_upOptiphi continues to innovate in skin care
keyboard_arrow_downOptiphi continues to innovate in skin care

Optiphi, the winner of the 2018 P&C Review/Symrise New Product Competition, is back to defend its title with three entries in the 2019 competition. The South African professional skin care brand has entered two individual products and one range. Formulated with a multi-faceted approach, the Body Curve Sculpting Repair targets sun damage and ageing on […]

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_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_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_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_upA new vision for the packaging industry
keyboard_arrow_downA new vision for the packaging industry

SEA Vision will showcase its HarleNIR at PackExpo 2019. The largest trade fair in North America in 2019 is ready to host over 30,000 visitors from all over the world, for all the latest on the equipment, components, materials, and services relating to the packaging industry. Non-destructive monitoring HarleNIR is an integrated vision system, featuring […]

keyboard_arrow_upExpect more from BW Packaging Systems at Pack Expo
keyboard_arrow_downExpect more from BW Packaging Systems at Pack Expo

At Pack Expo Las Vegas, BW Packaging Systems, the packaging machinery arm of Barry-Wehmiller, will address some of the mega trends affecting the packaging industry in its own Educational Seminar Series in Booth C-1800. All five BW Packaging Systems companies—Accraply, BW Flexible Systems, BW Integrated Systems, Pneumatic Scale Angelus and Synerlink—will be present in Booth […]

keyboard_arrow_upGroninger to focus on cosmetics at PackExpo
keyboard_arrow_downGroninger to focus on cosmetics at PackExpo

At this year’s PackExpo, groninger will showcase how to master flexibility and efficiency in filling and closing machines. The German, family-owned company will give answers to the complex requirements of the cosmetics market. Pack Expo is the leading exhibition for packaging and processing technologies within the United States. It will be held from 23 to […]

keyboard_arrow_upTeqal introduces new Reflections jars for cosmetics
keyboard_arrow_downTeqal introduces new Reflections jars for cosmetics

Teqal Creative Packaging (Teqal) is a new manufacturer of rigid packaging for the cosmetics and personal care industry. The company was launched in February 2017 when Sean Kirkham (ex-Consupaq), his wife, Renee (also ex-Consupaq) and Dean Mitchel (seasoned tool maker) went into business together. They started small, operating out of premises at the Dube TradePort […]

keyboard_arrow_upComplete product and active ingredient control with Compact 12
keyboard_arrow_downComplete product and active ingredient control with Compact 12

At Pack Expo Las Vegas, from 23 to 25 September, the Marchesini Group will present a monobloc unit that fills and caps bottles for pills, tablets and capsules. The Compact 12 is one of Marchesini’s top-of-the-range solutions in the field of electronic counters and is equipped with special applications to guarantee total product control. One […]

keyboard_arrow_upNeedle-free treatment for hypoglycaemia gets FDA approval
keyboard_arrow_downNeedle-free treatment for hypoglycaemia gets FDA approval

Aptar Group’s Unidose Powder System has been approved by the FDA for an intranasal, needle-free rescue treatment drug intended to treat severe hypoglycemia in people with diabetes. This marks the first FDA approval of a prescription drug using Aptar’s patented Unidose Powder System and is Aptar’s first combination of a drug delivery device with a […]

keyboard_arrow_upOptimistic and innovative accountant joins Plastics|SA
keyboard_arrow_downOptimistic and innovative accountant joins Plastics|SA

Plastics|SA has appointed Helène Barnard as new accountant at its Midrand Head Office. Barnard will replace Leslie Kearney, who will be retiring at the end of July 2019. Experience Born on 3 March, Barnard completed her studies in BCom Financial Management at the University of Pretoria in 2010. Prior to joining the Plastics|SA team, she […]

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_upEnter the world of Asian beauty at Cosmoprof Asia 2019
keyboard_arrow_downEnter the world of Asian beauty at Cosmoprof Asia 2019

Cosmoprof Asia 2019, the reference event for beauty companies and professionals in the Asian continent, will take place from 12 to 15 November 2019 at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center (HKCEC). The 24th edition of the event is already breaking records with 118 900 square metres of exhibition space, over 3 100 exhibitors, 25 […]

keyboard_arrow_upSpotlight on the hottest trends at in-cosmetics Asia
keyboard_arrow_downSpotlight on the hottest trends at in-cosmetics Asia

in-cosmetics Asia’s popular Spotlight On area will return to the show this November for its 12th edition, providing formulators and marketers with a unique way to learn about the latest trends and ingredients affecting three pertinent areas. Based on visitor interest and the most up-to-date industry trends, the Spotlight On area for 2019 will shine […]

keyboard_arrow_upOmya to showcase holistic personal and home care solutions at SEPAWA
keyboard_arrow_downOmya to showcase holistic personal and home care solutions at SEPAWA

At this year’s SEPAWA Omya will present highly efficient and eco-friendly calcium carbonate solutions. The company will introduce mastered calcium carbonate particles suitable for multifunctional decorative cosmetics and toothpaste applications alongside minerals with adjustable abrasivity for household surface cleaners. The company will complete its exhibition with a distribution portfolio comprising a broad spectrum of cleaning […]

keyboard_arrow_upSapics Spring Conference presents healthcare lessons from Nigeria
keyboard_arrow_downSapics Spring Conference presents healthcare lessons from Nigeria

A supply chain membership platform for the private sector in Nigeria has strengthened private sector spending for public health. Azuka Okeke, who pioneered the project, will share her experiences and insights at the upcoming Sapics Spring Conference in Johannesburg. ‘Okeke oversees supply chain transformation projects in several African countries, with a key focus on Nigeria.  […]

keyboard_arrow_upA positive outlook for Africa’s cosmetics industry
keyboard_arrow_downA positive outlook for Africa’s cosmetics industry

The Cosmetic, Toiletry & Fragrance Association of South Africa (CTFA) has secured leading international and local experts to speak at The Cosmetic Industry Summit: Breaking Barriers in Africa. The presentations and panel discussions will deliberate ways to stimulate harmonisation and ease trade within the African continent. The summit, organised by the CTFA on behalf of […]

keyboard_arrow_upWhy you should visit in-cosmetics Korea in 2020
keyboard_arrow_downWhy you should visit in-cosmetics Korea in 2020

in-cosmetics Korea celebrated a very successful show this year, with personal care professionals from across the country seeking out inspiration for novel beauty products. Over three days, 9 044 personal care professionals – an annual increase of 29 percent – joined the event which put the booming Korean market in the spotlight and celebrated the […]

keyboard_arrow_upAre you a beauty innovator? Enter the ABIHPEC-ITEHPEC Innovation Awards
keyboard_arrow_downAre you a beauty innovator? Enter the ABIHPEC-ITEHPEC Innovation Awards

Entries for the prestigious ABIHPEC-ITEHPEC Innovation Award (Prêmio ABIHPEC-ITEHPEC de Inovação) are officially open, with innovators in the personal care and beauty industry invited to submit their most inspirational ingredients, formulations and concepts. In-cosmetics promotes innovation With innovation at the heart of in-cosmetics Latin America, there is no better location to present the award, now […]

keyboard_arrow_upHPCI South Africa 2019 announces educational programme
keyboard_arrow_downHPCI South Africa 2019 announces educational programme

HPCI South Africa, an event devoted exclusively to ingredients for home and personal care products, will take place on 4 and 5 September at Gallagher Convention Centre. The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (Coschem) will also host its annual scientific conference in conjunction with HPCI South Africa. The educational programme has been announced and registration is […]

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 […]