Skin-identical solutions

Imagery from in vivo testing confirms the benefits of Seppic’s Ceramosides HP in anti-ageing formulations. Image courtesy of Seppic.At in-cosmetics Barcelona, Seppic, represented in South Africa by CJP Chemicals, launched Ceramosides HP, which forms part of the company’s ongoing efforts to meet manufacturers’ needs for natural ingredients in anti-ageing formulations.

Clariant launches new Plantasens serums

Clariant plantasens2Plantasens serums are ready-made lipidic blends highly concentrated with nutrients for healthy-looking skin. The all-natural moisturisers are packed with vitamins A, D and E, essential fatty acids, antioxidants (phytosterols) and olive unsaponifables.

Ashland strengthens position in hair biology

Advancing the capabilities of personal care products, Ashland unveiled its roadmap to beautiful hair based on BiotHAIRapy™ biofunctionals last November. The patented ingredient systems are inspired by key biological markers associated with hair growth capital, density, strength and colour. Biologists from Ashland’s Vincience research centre presented ex vivo scalp models at the in-cosmetics Asia exhibition and conference in Thailand, demonstrating long-term beneficial effects with ingredient systems based on natural chemistry.

Bringing quality raw materials to market

Bringing quality_raw_materials_to_marketFlexibility and a thorough understanding of local needs backed by international expertise are critical in emerging economies. In South Africa, businesses such as those specialising in the complex art of producing tablets, ultimately lead to the development of a successful economy.

Blurring the boundaries between food and cosmetics


The use of food ingredients in cosmetics is ever increasing and the pea sprout has joined the list of fruits and vegetables that are inspiring innovative new ingredients for use in the personal care industry.

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