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.
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.
Imagine a natural oil gel that can turn into milk when diluted upon use. Christel Wouters, business manager of personal care at Sisterna, believes such a concept is possible through the use of the company’s sucrose esters.
Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Mass Balance supply chain certification for its plant in Gendorf, Germany, in order to meet the increasing demand for sustainable certified palm-based ingredients from customers in the personal care and home care sectors.
Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review recently asked ingredient suppliers and manufacturers operating in South Africa how they’re contributing to the growth and development of the local pharmaceutical and personal care industries.