Research findings crucial for cutting-edge hair care treatments

Symrise Carolina LourençoEvery two years, the DWI – Leibnitz Institute for Interactive Materials (DWI – Leibnitz Institut für Interaktive Materialien) – organises a Hair Science Symposium. It offers a unique platform for discussing the most current and appealing ideas in hair research and hair care science. During this 20th Symposium in Dresden, Germany, Symrise presented three papers: on evaluating split ends, adverse effects of treatments on Caucasian and African hair, and a hair tress specification study, which won one out of two Best Lecture Awards. The findings will play a key role in developing ingredients and formulations to solve different hair necessities.

New cosmetics technologies from Vantage

Spherical encapsulated forms of activated charcoal displayed on a petri dishVantage Specialty Chemicals has launched three new technologies, which reach across various product categories to provide solutions to personal care formulation needs and cosmetics claims. These products are all available locally from the South African office based in Midrand, Gauteng.

Introducing JuvenEye CLR for dark under-eye circles

A natural active ingredient in liquid form, in a glass containerCLR has launched a new cosmetics active, JuvenEye CLR (INCI: Hieracium Pilosella (Hawkweed) Extract, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract).

BRB completes its gum blend portfolio for personal care

A generic image of three test tubes, each filled with coloured liquidBRB Silicones has launched BRB 1934- a high viscosity gum blend of dimethiconol gum in cyclopentasiloxane. This product family of gum blends, consisting of high viscosity gums diluted in a volatile carrier, is already well established in the global personal care industry.

The skin care elixir of life

PCR-June-Ingredients-Savannah-Figure-5Historical references point to shiitake’s powerful anti-ageing benefits. Emperors of China would eat vast amounts of this mushroom to keep themselves young. Scientific studies have shown that shiitake is rich in antioxidant compounds, which help reduce levels of reactive oxygen species and DNA, preventing protein and lipid damage, contributing to reduced cellular apoptosis and increased cell viability.

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