• Vitiva ~ Substar
    Vitiva introduced Substar, an all-natural, oil-soluble, rosemary-based oxidation management system that functions as an alternative for tocopherols in protecting shelf life for a variety of cosmetic products. ...More
    May 31, 2012
    Posted in News
  • Parabens Losing Their In-Crowd Status
    The move to new alternative preservative systems is gaining popularity, driven by high consumer demand for natural and organic cosmetics as well as the growing trend of formulators avoiding parabens, according to Organic Monitor's Technical Insights: Paraben-Free ...More
    May 3, 2012
    Posted in News
  • Lonza Launching Plant-Based Skin Care Active, Preservative Selection Tool
    Lonza Personal Care is launching two new products at in-cosmetics Barcelona in April. First, is its plant-based skin care active—Vivillume™; and second is Lonza's new online, interactive app—FormulaProtect™. ...More
    April 9, 2012
    Posted in News
  • OptiMSM® May Eliminate Need for Preservatives in Personal Care Apps
    When personal care products are formulated with at least 10 percent OptiMSM®— a GRAS-designated proprietary and patented MSM ingredient—the need to add preservatives may be eliminated, according to Bergstrom Nutrition. ...More
    March 28, 2012
    Posted in News
  • Dow Chemical Exhibiting at in-cosmetics Barcelona
    The Dow Chemical Co. is exhibiting at in-cosmetics Barcelona 2012, April 17 to 19, at booth Y30. Dow will be featuring a broad range of products from its Dow Personal Care, Dow Microbial Control and Dow Performance Additives businesses. ...More
    March 6, 2012
    Posted in News
  • Aquapharm, ABT Collaborate for New Sustainable Skin Care Ingredients
    Aquapharm Biodiscovery joined forces with Norwegian firm Aqua Bio Technology (ABT) to create a new generation of sustainable ingredients for the skin care market. Together the companies hope to identify natural marine ingredients that could replace the petroleum-based ...More
    January 30, 2012
    Posted in News
  • Symrise ~ SymOcide® PS
    Symrise launched SymOcide® PS, a broad spectrum preservative for cosmetic applications. ...More
    January 26, 2012
    Posted in News
  • Breast Cancer and Parabens?
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    The causal relationship between parabens and breast cancer is still undetermined, but the research continues to mount. ...More
    January 23, 2012
    Posted in Blog
  • Study Finds Parabens in Breast Tissue
    English researchers reported one or more paraben esters were quantifiable in 158/160 (99 percent) breast tissue samples and in 96/160 (60 percent) all five parabens were measured. ...More
    January 17, 2012
    Posted in News
  • EU Drafting Paraben-Ban Proposal
    According to Cosmetics Business, the European Commission is planning a proposal to ban the use of five parabens in cosmetics: isopropyl, isobutyl, pentyl, phenyl and benzyl esters of 4-hydroxybenzoic acid and their salts in cosmetics. ...More
    December 22, 2011
    Posted in News
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