Lipotec’s new active protects from urban pollution

Pollushield from Lipotec is a new functional ingredient with enhanced barrier functionContinuous research and a commitment to personal wellness have seen Lipotec develop a new functional ingredient, Pollushield. This is the high-tech actives manufacturer’s latest addition to its Aimtec peptides and synthetic molecules range of products. The range was developed in response to consumers’ growing concerns about pollution and the effects it has on their skin.

Evonik receives Halal certificate for 112 cosmetic ingredients

Evonik-receives-new-Halal-certificate-for-112-cosmetic-ingredientsEvonik recently announced that 83 oleochemical and 29 of its silicone-based products produced in Essen and Duisburg, Germany, comply with Halal requirements in accordance with Islamic Law. The Halal certificate is also accepted by JAKIM Malaysia, MUI Indonesia, MUIS Singapore, CICOT & HIT Thailand and other reputable Halal authorities.  

Escalol S UV, Ashland’s ‘sunsational’ ingredient for sun care

Consumers demand aesthetically pleasing sunscreens with desirable texturesAshland Specialty Ingredients (Ashland) presented the merits of Escalol S, a UV filter, as an important ingredient in highly efficient sun care products at the Florida Society of Cosmetic Chemists (FLSCC) meeting. The symposium took place in September, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Evonik opens increased silica production facilities in Japan

Evonik and DSL executives commemorate the launch of its expanded facilities in Ako, JapanOn 27 October, Evonik inaugurated its expanded facilities in Ako, Japan, where it will produce the Sipernat and Carplex lines of specialty silicas. The investment represents an increase of approximately 50 per cent in the company’s Japanese production capacity for specialty silicas, which it manufactures through DSL. Evonik will maintain its 51 percent share in DSL as part of the joint venture with Shionogi & Co.

Symrise launches freshly pressed plant juices

Consumers associate green smoothies with fresh, natural and healthy benefitsSymrise has launched a series of freshly pressed plant juices within its Actipone range. Produced manually without the use of any solvents, the juice varieties are fully traceable and certified organic.

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