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Azelis builds Asia Pacific presence with acquisition of Thailand's Catalite Co

The Bangkok-based company serves customers across sectors including cosmetics, personal care, home care and intermediate chemicals

Givaudan launches first-ever biodegradable fragrance capsules

PlanetCaps, originally used by the company in laundry care, will now be rolled out into other categories

Clariant is latest ingredients giant to announce huge price hikes

The Swiss supplier will increase its EMEA prices by up to 35%

A colour cosmetic hero: What is carnauba wax?

Kathrin Silja Schole tells Cosmetics Business all about this versatile material

French regulators seize ‘dangerous’ cosmetics from beauty market

Banned ingredients were found in multiple products, while incorrectly labelled nano-materials were also discovered

Givaudan boosts natural fragrance expertise with Custom Essence acquisition

The deal aims to strengthen the flavour and fragrance giant's access to local customers and boost its capabilities in the US

Nailed it! Can this plant-based ingredient give you stronger nails?

Mibelle Biochemistry discusses how its hair care stalwart KeraGuard can also act as a protective shield for the nails

How the Nobel Prize has influenced beauty products for 120 years

Ahead of the esteemed prize for the scientific community, decided by the Norwegian Nobel Committee, and announced in Oslo from 6 October, Cosmetics...

EU Commission extends list of hazardous chemicals for cosmetics

More than 20 ingredients have been prohibited for use in beauty products due to their long-term and serious effects on human health

L’Oréal’s ‘disclosure model’ is key tool in achieving fragrance transparency

Beauty major and licensor of Lancôme and Yves Saint Laurent is giving new insight into its fragrance ingredients

A better butter: How to formulate body butters

The use of different functional ingredients and techniques can result in very different body butter end products, as Hallstar Beauty's Formulation...

Inaugural Cosmetics Business Live attracts 1,600 attendees

The personal care and beauty community turned up for 30 hours of content across five days

How Wellfully CEO Paul Peros plans to disrupt the blockbuster beauty business

Determined to put the 'D' in R&D, former Foreo CEO Paul Peros is now at the helm of Wellfully. Here he reveals how, after 20 years serving the phar...

Chemistry class: What is a fatty acid?

Versatile fatty acids are the cornerstone of making soap and other cosmetics, and are lauded for their skin care properties, as John Woodruff, foun...

Aromatherapy fragrances boast antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity, study finds

Future efforts should be focused on the distribution of such fragrances for sanitisation, researchers say

Boozy for beauty: The skin care benefits of using beer by-products in cosmetics

With next month heralding dry January, consumers are breaking up with booze. But the benefits of beer by-products are something the beauty industry...