BASF awarded GMP certification for 11 sites


BASF - Anne Cao and Candy YuanCelebrating the series of certifications at in-cosmetics 2014, BASF announced it has been awarded Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification for cosmetic ingredients, in line with regulations enforced by the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI).

Melting caramel butter formula an instant success


Ingredients developer Seppic took the Formulation Prize at the French formulation competition Cosmetagora 2014, with its Caramel Butter Cream ingredient for the body.

Multifunctional benefits

akulu-logoWinter has come and gone, leaving many consumers with skin that appears pale, dull and dry. According to Jackie Dapo-Chukwuka from Akulu Marchon, a mistake that many consumers make is not using sun protection products during winter.

Inspired by nature

The Savannah_Fine_Chemicals_teamSavannah Fine Chemicals, which represents preservation specialist, schülke, in South Africa, recently hosted Andrea Krohnke, schülke area manager for personal care and household, to present to local formulators on its new and exciting preservation alternatives.

A personalised approach

Plukenetia volubilis_commonly_known_as_Sacha_Inchi_from_which_Inca_Omega_Oil_is_derivedFor more than 40 years, the Spanish company Cobiosa, has been specialising in the development and supply of natural ceramides, marine origin actives and botanical extracts from the Andean region. Cobiosa is represented in South Africa by Botanichem, which recently hosted its principal in South Africa to foster a greater awareness of the exciting raw materials and ingredients it offers.

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