Acclaimed as the new ‘first-aid kit for inflamed skin’, Defensil-Plus from Rahn has been awarded a BSB European Innovation Prize for the most innovative product in the category Natural Products. Rahn Cosmetic Actives is represented in South Africa by Siyeza Fine Chemicals.
In a study of the environmental impact of packaging for temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products, results showed that reusable packaging is not only greener, but can also be cost-saving.
Leading beauty company L’Oréal was recognised by international organisation the Ethisphere Institute as one of the ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ for 2013. This is the fourth time L’Oréal has made the list.
The Ethisphere Institute is a leading organisation dedicated to the advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, governance, anti-corruption and sustainability. Its ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ recognition highlights companies that outperform industry peers in ethical behavior.
With financial support from the MCA-Namibia Indigenous Natural Products Innovation Fund, the Natural Resources Institute and the University of Greenwich, the Namibian Essential Oil Innovation (NEOi) project initiated a unique competition to encourage locals to generate innovative cosmetics using Namibian myrrh Commiphora wildii essential oil.