Under the spotlight

Small yet_influential_groups_are_shaping_the_beauty_agenda_worldwideSmall yet influential groups are shaping the beauty agenda worldwide, while ingredients and formulations are scrutinised more than ever before, and product customisation is becoming an issue. These are three key trends pointed out by Diagonal Reports in its October 2013 Beauty Market and Buyer 2020 report.

New frontier in suncream protection

sunscreenResearchers in the department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology at University of Bath have created an innovative ingredient which when applied in a suncream can act as a UVA filter and provide fuller protection against skin damage.

Innovation from global supplier

Symrise recently launched SymSave H, a multifunctional ingredient ideal for all types of skin and hair care formulations. It has anti-oxidant, soothing, emulsion stabilising and preservative boosting properties.

Merging tradition with innovation

Sharon Bolel Chemical Marketing has just added one of the world’s largest producers of preservation solutions to the global personal care market – Sharon Laboratories from Israel – to its portfolio of principals.

Ancestral traditions

argan oilLiquid gold in Morocco, argan oil is harvested from Argania Spinosa, which grows exclusively in the south-western parts of the country on the Souss Plain. Here 21 million trees can be found covering almost 800 000 hectares.

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