body care

20 Mar 2023
--- A study inspecting heavy metal impurities of antimony, arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury in cosmetic products has been carried out by the UK national regulator, Office for Product Safety & Standards (OPSS), in hopes of... Read More
17 Mar 2023
--- Biotechnology company Aldena Therapeutics has received financing worth US$30 million by Medicxi to advance siRNA-based therapies for dermatological indications, which will lead to “long-lasting therapies” for... Read More
14 Mar 2023
--- Sephora, TikTok and Digitas have partnered to facilitate “founder-led” beauty brands to gain expertise in producing and developing creator content. The partnership aims to educate brands on the importance of a... Read More
14 Mar 2023
--- At the 95th Academy Awards yesterday, winning actors and directors bagged the Oscar award along with an “Everyone Wins” Nominee Gift Bag produced by LA-based Distinctive Assets. The gift bag features personal... Read More
13 Mar 2023
--- The US state of Washington is addressing consumer gender discrimination via a bill passed in the Senate. It aims to prohibit price differences in goods or services based on the gender of the consumers for whom the products... Read More
10 Mar 2023
--- This week in personal care news, Maison Francis Kurkdjian of LVMH partnered with Longitude 181 to promote the study and protection of sperm whales, a vulnerable species and a natural source of ambergris. Symrise launched... Read More
10 Mar 2023
--- Growing consumer awareness combined with policy crackdown on climate change has prompted personal care packaging to evolve beyond traditional materials. However, hygiene and product safety pose a challenge to new solutions.... Read More
08 Mar 2023
--- Anti-competition authorities carried out “unannounced inspections” at dawn on the premises of Symrise, Givaudan, Firmenich and International Flavours & Fragrances (IFF). The European Commission (EC) alongside... Read More
07 Mar 2023
--- Brazil, the largest beauty market in South America, has partially banned animal testing for “personal hygiene products, cosmetics and perfumes.” Announced by the National Council for the Control of Animal... Read More
03 Mar 2023
--- UK prime minister Rishi Sunak and president of the European Commission Ursula Von der Leyen have made a “decisive breakthrough” by introducing the Windsor Framework, resulting from the changes made to the... Read More
02 Mar 2023
--- Toilet paper has been discovered to be an “unexpected source of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).” It has been detected in wastewater across several continents by researchers at the University of... Read More
27 Feb 2023
--- The skin barrier is essential to skincare and goes beyond beauty into skin health. PersonalCareInsights speaks to Montagne Jeunesse, International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) and Seqens on upcoming developments, top... Read More
24 Feb 2023
--- The industry is witnessing the phasing out of animal testing for cosmetics worldwide. Europe has banned the practice and is attempting to close regulatory loopholes, while certain states in the US are banning the sale of... Read More
23 Feb 2023
--- Researchers in Italy are presenting Royal Gala apple pomace (AP) as an alternative to microplastic-based thickening agents used in cosmetics or nutraceuticals. With an ever-increasing search for natural materials to cap... Read More
22 Feb 2023
--- Givaudan has agreed to purchase a portfolio of Amyris’ cosmetic ingredients, including Neossance Squalane, a high-performance emollient, Neossance Hemisqualane, a plant-based silicone alternative and CleanScreen, a... Read More
21 Feb 2023
--- As the world moves toward clean and natural beauty products, treatments and solutions, PersonalCareInsights delves into the rise of indie brands in the space. We track new product developments driven by the ancient Indian... Read More
16 Feb 2023
--- Kao Corporation and Kyoto University have successfully completed the verification testing of the Used Disposable Diaper Carbonization Recycling System that has been ongoing since 2021. They aim to establish the technology... Read More
16 Feb 2023
--- An EU law introduced last April allows Member States to exempt value-added tax (VAT) on sanitary products. While there have been notable moves among countries to reduce the levy on goods such as tampons and menstruation... Read More
15 Feb 2023
--- Private equity firm focused on investing in consumer brands and companies, Yellow Wood Partners, has acquired Unilever’s Suave brand in North America. The Suave beauty and personal care brand includes hair care,... Read More
14 Feb 2023
--- Bed Bath & Beyond (BBB) Canada is “winding down” its business, according to a court filing submitted last Friday. The group admits it has been financially struggling with “significant net losses since... Read More