• Coschem celebrates its 40th anniversary

    The front cover of Coschem’s 40th commemorative profile The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (Coschem) celebrated its 40th anniversary at its AGM on 9 February. To commemorate the society’s achievements, Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review has produced a 40th anniversary profile for Coschem.

    The profile covers various highlights, dating back to 1975 when the idea was first proposed to form a society for cosmetic chemists. It also looks at how the Coschem Diploma in Cosmetic Science has evolved over the past 40 years, and shares the immense success of the 2012 IFSCC congress, which took place in South Africa at the Sandton Convention Centre.

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  • Committing to innovation

    Board of directors of PlasticsSAPlastics|SA hosted its 2016 AGM in Midrand on 16 November to conclude the year’s activities. At the event, Plastics|SA chairman, Bernhard Mahl highlighted the importance of innovation in the industry. He challenged attendees to get out of a survival mind set and into one of growth through a conscious commitment to innovation.

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  • Seppic reveals new data for Sepiwhite MSH

    Ethnic skin careA study by the University of Cape Town suggests that one in three women in South Africa bleaches her skin. In Nigeria, the consumer’s mind set appears fixated on fair skin. This has resulted in the ongoing popularity of hydroquinone-based skin lightening creams. Currently the Nigerian FDA permits two percent hydroquinone in skin care formulations, yet manufacturers are known to include anything in excess of five percent.

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  • A new era for Symrise Scent & Care

    The Symrise team with customers photographed at Symrise’s South Africa offices in Isando, JohannesburgSymrise has launched a new story line for its fragrance division. This is part of its strategy to become a preferred and indispensable fragrance and ingredients partner to its customers around the world.

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