The Care Co. takes ideas from molecules to market

Helen Playdon and Larry Gresham photographed at Coschem’s 2016 Wild Wild West themed gala dinnerA fresh face in the cosmetics industry, The Care Co. is a focused, specialist personal care ingredients’ supplier. The company has offices in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, and in Cape Town, and its revolutionary way of doing business and sustainable long-term solutions are grabbing the attention of manufacturers and brand owners in Southern Africa.

Symrise launches SymOcide C

An exterior view of Symrise’s headquarters in Germany where the new preservative, SymOcide C, was developed and produced The launch of SymOcide C provides manufacturers of cosmetics with an effective and safe alternative to preserve their products. SymOcide C (INCI: o-Cymen-5- ol (p-thymol)) is an effective alternative to traditional preservatives. It is odourless and globally approved for use in personal care.

Speak to the senses with silicones from Dow Corning

African lady smelling white flowerConsumer demand has evolved over the years in the personal care industry. Nowadays consumers seek a fine balance between superior performance, visual impact and unique aesthetics with sensory effects playing a key role.

Smart alternatives to sulphates

Isolated tooth with green and blue arrowsThe oral care category has changed drastically over the past five years. Orkila South Africa, through its international principal, Kalichem Italia, has introduced a range of olive oil-based surfactants to meet local market needs.

Merck and Agrimer collaborate on marine-derived actives

Lady rising out of the water for Merck’s marine-derived actives campaign – source Getty ImagesMerck, a leading science and technology company, has entered into a long-term agreement with the French company, Agrimer, to use innovative marine active ingredients. This cooperation has now produced the first marine active ingredient from a new genetically decoded species of algae. RonaCare RenouMer is specifically designed to maintain the skin’s firmness and support collagen formation.

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