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Shiseido invests in Chinese collagen expert Trautec

The companies will also form a strategic partnership to enhance the functional skin care category

Evonik preps for Russian gas stop with 40% reduction in natural gas use at German sites

Alternative energy sources can reduce the specialty chemicals company’s dependency without significantly curtailing production

Evonik sells US betaine business to Kensing

Portfolio adjustment will allow Evonik to position itself further as a system solutions provider

DNA protection: Proving this trending skin care claim

Gattefossé’s new Solastemis offers a novel approach to photoprotection against UVA, but how did it verify these claims? Laurie Canel, Product Marke...

BASF first to offer Rainforest Alliance certified ingredients from coconut oil

Production site in Cassina Rizzardi, Italy now certified according to Rainforest Alliance Mass Balance scheme

Japanese firm invents water-based nail polish that ‘won’t wash off’

Green Science Alliance specialises in environmentally friendly and carbon neutral technologies and materials across industries

Lip care: The ingredients behind the trend

From oils to glosses, treatments developed specifically for the unique skin on our lips are more in demand than ever. Rouah Al-Wakeel explores ingr...

How plant-based and superfood ingredients are spicing up toothpaste launches

Brands are brushing up on the benefits of using botanical extracts to link oral care with whole-body health

World’s first bio-based vitamin A begins application testing

DSM’s new manufacturing process uses a specially-developed strain of yeast that converts a renewable carbon source into vitamin A

Azelis strengthens India presence with Ashapura Aromas buy

Purchase of the flavours and fragrances company follows Azelis' acquisitions of Vigon and Quimdis in 2021

Why ferulic acid is so much more than just a vitamin C stabiliser

Dr Catharine Denning explains why the ingredient is a great photoprotection provider in its own right

Is this the end of the 'clean' beauty boom?

Consumer awareness surrounding ‘clean beauty’ is creating a culture war within the cosmetics industry, as Sonia Sharma finds out

Could hake fish skin be the next star anti-wrinkle ingredient?

Initial studies into the gelatin found in the fish’s skin has also revealed it to have anti-inflammatory properties

The root of all good: What is aeroponics?

Clariant Active Ingredients' Julie Droux discusses a sustainable method of obtaining rare components from plant roots

Firmenich becomes second company in the world to secure living wage certification for all employees

The fragrance and taste firm achieved certification three years ahead of its target completion date

Body sculpting in the age of positivity

With new ingredients promising to re-shape our bodies to fit the Instagram ideal, we discover their activity and ask how do they fit in with the bo...