Emulsifiers

Upcycled: Already a 4000 Years Old Habit

Over the years, Upcycled materials such as Lanolin, Collagen and Keratin were widely formulated. Sadly for most formulators, the marketing needs of ever charter driven black lists of INCI names brings launches, overlooking these super skin performers. And with no scientific reason or value.   UpCycled : what is bad and what is difficult?  Personally,... Read more »

Formulating personal care products into soluble packaging

Soluble packaging is being used more and more for personal care products. So why use soluble packaging, and what challenges does it present to personal care formulators? Why use soluble packaging?   There are many advantages to using soluble packaging. It allows for unit dosing, reducing overdosing and therefore resulting in less waste. Soluble packaging... Read more »

JRS- VITACEL CS 5 Oat, 5 Apple, 7 Orange

Functional Upcycled Powders for a range of applications Ultra Small 5 and 7 micron particle sizes Wrinkle Filling Light Scattering/ Soft Focus Perfect for Facial Moisturisers, Concealers and Eye Contour Serums Pickering emulsions   JRS’s extensive range of cellulose and microcrystalline cellulose based sensorial and effect powders is well known. Maybe less well known are... Read more »

HINOLINE®, broad-spectrum plant-derived antimicrobial ingredient

HINOLINE® INCI: Aqua, Levulinic Acid, Hinokitiol Your natural anti-ageing composition with antimicrobial properties. HINOLINE® is a synergistic combination of plant-derived, high-purity Hinokitiol and Levulinic Acid. Broad-spectrum anti-microbial properties with no negative impact on human microbiota. A natural preservation booster, in-vivo trials have also proven HINOLINE® to possess anti-acne properties, to reduce the signs of photo-ageing,... Read more »

CELUS-BI® FEEL: Eco-designed microplastics alternative

CELUS-BI® FEEL INCI: Zea mays starch, Polyvinyl alcohol, Glycerin CELUS-BI® FEEL is the brand-new range of high-performance texturising powders designed to meet the needs of a sustainable future. Available in three grades of different particle size, i.e. 5, 10, and 20 μm, CELUS-BI® FEEL has a characteristic fragrance, and colour ranging from white to cream.... Read more »

Symrise reorganizes business with cosmetic ingredients and perfume compositions

— Dr. Jörn Andreas taking responsibility for the Cosmetic Ingredients division — Eder Ramos becoming responsible for the Fragrance division — Geared towards growth of rapidly expanding divisions and customer-oriented service models Symrise AG is reorganizing its Scent & Care segment, the business with fragrances, perfume compositions and cosmetic ingredients. The company wants to further... Read more »

Lucas Meyer’s Heliosoft™

Is a 100% natural origin O/W emulsifier, composed of sunflower phospholipids and fatty esters and alcohols from rapeseed. Phospholipid-based, Heliosoft™ promotes lamellar organisation in formulas, providing a perfect affinity to the skin and an extreme tolerance. This biomimetic structure of Heliosoft™ brings an unctuous touch, while leaving a very soft and comfortable sensation as well... Read more »

Symrise joins AIM-Progress initiative for more sustainable & equitable supply chains

— Initiative promotes sustainability and respect for human rights — Improved cooperation with customers and suppliers Symrise has joined the international initiative AIM-Progress. The Association des Industries de Marque (AIM, the European Brands Association) unites leading consumer goods manufacturers and their suppliers committed to sustainability and respect for human rights throughout the supply chain. AIM-Progress... Read more »

Ecovadis Gold again for Alfa Chemicals!

Alfa Chemicals are proud to announce that we have again been awarded a Gold CSR rating by Ecovadis. The Award recognises supply chain sustainability by benchmarking against industry peers. For further information about Ecovadis, visit https://www.ecovadis.com/