keyboard_arrow_upGivaudan adds to its ingredients portfolio
keyboard_arrow_downGivaudan adds to its ingredients portfolio

Givaudan Active Beauty offers an extensive portfolio of innovative active cosmetics ingredients designed to bring beauty to the world. Inspired by the beauty needs of consumers worldwide, Active Beauty offers award-winning products for an expanded range of benefits.

keyboard_arrow_upSymrise innovates at in-cosmetics 2015
keyboard_arrow_downSymrise innovates at in-cosmetics 2015

Symrise is positioning its in-cosmetics 2015 showcase on the theme ‘A day in the life of…’ with formulation ideas for sensitive skin concerns.

keyboard_arrow_upGlobal Hygiene Council calls for increased awareness of harmful germs in the home
keyboard_arrow_downGlobal Hygiene Council calls for increased awareness of harmful germs in the home

A new survey from the Global Hygiene Council has revealed that 83 per cent of all people surveyed think their home poses a low risk or no risk with regards to the spread of infections and illnesses.

keyboard_arrow_upBig changes in China’s cosmetics industry
keyboard_arrow_downBig changes in China’s cosmetics industry

  The cosmetics industry in China has seen some major changes in the last couple of months; first Revlon announced that it will be exiting its operations in the country, and now L’Oréal has made a significant purchase into the market with the acquisition of a popular face mask brand.

keyboard_arrow_upVacancies: Clinical Data Analyst / Technical Report Writer
keyboard_arrow_downVacancies: Clinical Data Analyst / Technical Report Writer

Future Cosmetics CC , a leading specialty clinical testing company based in Pretoria-East is inviting applications for  the position: Clinical Data Analyst / Technical Writer. Future Cosmetics perform clinical studies for local, multi-national and international customers in the cosmetic industry.

keyboard_arrow_upMarketing authorisation application for Egrifta withdrawn
keyboard_arrow_downMarketing authorisation application for Egrifta withdrawn

The European Medicines Agency has been formally notified by Ferrer Internacional, S.A. of its decision to withdraw its application for a centralised marketing authorisation for the medicine Egrifta (tesamorelin), 2 mg, powder for solution for injection. Egrifta was intended to be used for the treatment of excess visceral adipose tissue (VAT), defined as a level greater than 130 cm² by imaging procedures, in treatment-experienced HIV-infected patients.

keyboard_arrow_upWorld’s first fluoride toothpaste with Novamin to ‘repair and protect’ against dentine hypersensitivity
keyboard_arrow_downWorld’s first fluoride toothpaste with Novamin to ‘repair and protect’ against dentine hypersensitivity

GlaxoSmithKline last night introduced South Africans to a scientific breakthrough in dental care. New Sensodyne Repair and Protect with Novamin, is a unique formula with its roots in a technology originally developed to help stimulate bone regeneration. Harnessing this technology, Sensodyne Repair and Protect acts as a reservoir to help build a new reparative layer over exposed dentine and within the tubules. This layer has a similar chemical composition to hydroxyapatite, mimicking the tooth’s natural composition and strongly binding to the collagen in dentine.

keyboard_arrow_upPoor oral hygiene equals poor health
keyboard_arrow_downPoor oral hygiene equals poor health

Most people would be shocked to learn that poor oral hygiene can have devastating effects far beyond bad breath and stained teeth. Serious medical conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and birth problems have all been associated with poor oral health. It’s a wonder people have such poor oral health when there are simple steps, such as brushing your teeth, to improve oral hygiene. Recent studies by the State of Victoria Department of Health show that dental admissions are the highest cause of acute preventable hospital admissions and oral health is also the second-most expensive disease group in Australia. Even more shockingly, tooth decay is still over five times more prevalent than asthma among children.