• Zinc oxide recognised by Cosmetics Europe

    Iconic image of a woman used by Croda in its marketing for its Solaveil Clarus brand of zinc oxide dispersionsCroda has welcomed the news that zinc oxide (ZnO) has now been approved by Cosmetics Europe as a UV filter for use in cosmetics and sun care products. As South Africa follows the EU regulations, this development is likely to soon be adopted locally.

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  • MatsiMela Home Spa’s love for Africa and Mother Nature


    A pack shot of the body crème from MatsiMela’s Ginger and Lime Amenity LineThe MatsiMela Home Spa range of products is constantly growing and developing with the ethos of caring for yourself and the environment. The brand is so confident in its unique and proudly South African offering of skin, bath, body and hair care products that it has entered its MatsiMela Ginger and Lime Amenity Line, and the MatsiMela In-Room Spa Line into the 2016 Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review/Symrise New Product Competition

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  • Discover the essence of Africa with Elli organic

    Elli-organic-face-rangeElli is a South African, organic skin care brand produced by Herbs-Aplenty – a farm-based company with a focus on the herb industry. Its latest offering, the Elli organic face range, has been entered into the 2016 Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review/Symrise New Product Competition.

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  • What do people expect from packaging?

    The trade shows Emballage and Manutention have joined together to form All4Pack Paris.With six months to go before the exhibition, All4Pack Paris has launched a major survey among European consumers in association with the Society and Consumption Observatory (ObSoCo). The trade shows Emballage and Manutention have joined together to form All4Pack Paris. To be held in Paris, France from 14 to 17 November 2016, this exhibition will focus on packaging, printing, processing and handling solutions for every sector.

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