keyboard_arrow_upNielsen reveals SA women’s enormous spending power
keyboard_arrow_downNielsen reveals SA women’s enormous spending power

The purchasing power of South Africa’s 18 million female consumers is undeniable, according to Nielsen. Given that 71 percent of them are responsible for grocery shopping, and 60 percent are the primary purchaser within South African households. This makes them a force to be reckoned with in the local retail sector. It’s clear this influence […]

keyboard_arrow_upSee new energy saving, compact microbiological safety cabinets at Analytica Lab Africa
keyboard_arrow_downSee new energy saving, compact microbiological safety cabinets at Analytica Lab Africa

At Analytica Lab Africa to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa on 9 to 11 July, Telstar will promote the new compact range of microbiological safety cabinets (MSC), Bio II Advance Plus. Intended for the laminar flow manipulation of microorganisms with biological risk levels 2 and 3, the innovative cabinet design offers smaller body than […]

keyboard_arrow_upAfrica to benefit from Seychelles solar energy project
keyboard_arrow_downAfrica to benefit from Seychelles solar energy project

Implementation of Africa’s first independent power producer floating solar photovoltaic (FPV) project is continuing in the Seychelles. The project, launched by the Seychelles Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change and the Seychelles Energy Commission, will be the first utility-scale, private-sector funded floating solar project in Africa, and aims to support the country’s transition to […]

keyboard_arrow_upGivaudan says ‘skin microbiome claims resonate with consumers’
keyboard_arrow_downGivaudan says ‘skin microbiome claims resonate with consumers’

Givaudan Active Beauty takes skin microbiome research to the next level by publishing new exclusive clinical data for Vetivyne, the vetiver inspired skin youth booster, and Yogurtene Balance, a unique yogurt powder and prebiotic combination, with both contributing to the beauty and well-being of consumers. A recent Givaudan Active Beauty’s worldwide consumers study shows that […]

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_upAcquisition sees Solabia Group entering the Microalgae industry
keyboard_arrow_downAcquisition sees Solabia Group entering the Microalgae industry

Solabia Group has announced its acquisition of Algatech, a global leader in the development, cultivation and commercialisation of ingredients delivered from microalgae and used by leading food supplement, food and cosmetic brands worldwide. Solabia Solabia, a family-owned company working closely with its minority partner TA Associates, is a global leader in biotechnology, fine chemicals and […]

keyboard_arrow_upDiscover a new collagen booster that’s also vegan
keyboard_arrow_downDiscover a new collagen booster that’s also vegan

What is collagen? Collagen is somewhat of a buzzword at the moment, but this protein is vital for humans. It is the most abundant protein in our bodies and the most plentiful substance after water. It is found throughout the body, from cornea and teeth, to blood vessels and the gut lining. Why Phyto Pro […]

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_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_upZinplex reformulates its Tattoo range
keyboard_arrow_downZinplex reformulates its Tattoo range

Zinplex is taking part in the 2018 P&C Review/Symrise New Product Competition with both a range and individual product entries. This trusted health and wellness brand offers an extensive basket of skin, health and baby care products all based on zinc.

keyboard_arrow_upScalp detox with Schwarzkopf Professional
keyboard_arrow_downScalp detox with Schwarzkopf Professional

Schwarzkopf Professional, a Henkel brand, is pushing boundaries in hair care with its new detoxifying scalp care system and new line of shampoos, serums and conditioner products formulated with natural oil.

keyboard_arrow_upGet long luscious locks with Quick Grow
keyboard_arrow_downGet long luscious locks with Quick Grow

Developed and produced in South Africa, Quick Grow is an advanced amino hair care product range. The products are scientifically formulated to supplement your body with a precise blend of amino acids, minerals and vitamins, which trains the body to produce keratin faster. The result is proven accelerated hair growth.

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_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 […]

keyboard_arrow_upDiscover the power of K-Beauty
keyboard_arrow_downDiscover the power of K-Beauty

in-cosmetics Korea returns from 26 to 28 June to celebrate the very best K-Beauty has to offer now and in the future. A series of exclusive activities and showcase features, at the only dedicated event in Korea for personal care ingredients, will explore the incredible innovation from the country, offering beauty manufacturers the chance to […]

keyboard_arrow_upApplied analytical chemistry expert to speak at analytica Lab Africa
keyboard_arrow_downApplied analytical chemistry expert to speak at analytica Lab Africa

Neglecting the most basic procedures can derail experiments and present a risk to health and safety. This is according to Lidia Montero, an applied analytical chemistry expert, who is set to deliver training at analytica Lab Africa. The expo takes place in Johannesburg from 9 to 11 July.

keyboard_arrow_upBeauty Revolution Festival rocks Sandton Convention Centre
keyboard_arrow_downBeauty Revolution Festival rocks Sandton Convention Centre

On 6 and 7 April, the first ever beauty festival in Africa, Beauty Revolution Festival took place in Johannesburg at Sandton Convention Centre.

keyboard_arrow_upDon’t miss out on Coschem’s 2019 Golf Day
keyboard_arrow_downDon’t miss out on Coschem’s 2019 Golf Day

The annual Golf Day of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists is just around the corner. If you have not done so as yet, you should book your four ball today. Apart from the networking benefit, the Coschem golf day seeks to bring much needed help to a non-profit organisation. This year, all proceeds raised from […]

keyboard_arrow_upAnalytica’s arrival in SA welcomed by big brands
keyboard_arrow_downAnalytica’s arrival in SA welcomed by big brands

A strong exhibitor turnout and expanded presence are expected at the upcoming analytica Lab Africa. Over 120 leading brands and international exhibitors have welcomed the arrival of international trade fair, analytica, in South Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upVytrus Biotech takes home multiple awards
keyboard_arrow_downVytrus Biotech takes home multiple awards

At stand B79, located just in front of the Sustainability Corner, Vytrus Biotech launched a new active ingredient, Olea VitaPLF. This new generation of plant biomimetic lipids fights energetic ageing.