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At Solvay, we care and understand that the needs for sustainable solutions evolve with time. We understand and anticipate the trends for safe, natural-based, clean and ethically sourced ingredients.

We are a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life with a purpose to bond people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. 

With extensive scientific knowledge and formulation and application expertise in the beauty care market, we support our customers with an innovative range of advanced hair and skin care functional ingredients and actives with proven efficacy. Solvay is the industry leader in natural and naturally derived polymers and specialty surfactants.  

Articles On Personal Care Insights
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Superdrug celebrates 60 years on British high street with new and expanded stores

20 May 2024 --- UK beauty retailer Superdrug plans to open 25 new stores and extend seven existing stores this year, coinciding with its 60th year on the British high street. Expansion efforts... Read More

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Exploring eastern beauty trends: Kao on why Asian consumers seek inspiration from Japan and Korea

20 May 2024 --- All eyes are on Asia as the personal care and beauty industry seeks to tap this growing, lucrative market. While many Western trends have traveled east across the oceans, Kao... Read More

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Beyond The Headlines: Nu Skin talks sustainability, CeraVe promotes sun safety

17 May 2024 --- This week in industry news, Nu Skin released its Social Impact and Sustainability Report and CeraVe said it would expand its Sun Safety Day initiative. Meanwhile, Procter &... Read More

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TikTok clash: Beauty brands fight back as US government prepares platform ban

17 May 2024 --- A group of TikTokers, including a skin care brand founder, is suing the US government over a new law that could ban the social media platform if its China-based parent company,... Read More

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Nissha employs bio-based Sulapac material for cosmetics jar packaging

16 May 2024 --- Nissha launches a jar for water-based cosmetics made from Sulapac material, designed to minimize packaging’s environmental footprint. The 50 ml jar is made of biobased... Read More


In-cosmetics Global 2024: Grolman spotlights supplier innovations and shares insights on sustainability

20 May 2024 --- Join Marion Lorenzi, business unit director of Personal Care at Grolman, who shares the group vision to be net zero by 2025 and its concept of the year — to know where its customers see beauty in this world. She talks about exciting supplier ingredients, such as from Lucas Meyer Cosmetics and Taiyo, and highlights trends driving cosmetic innovation.


In-cosmetics Global 2024: Visualizing the potential of cosmetic actives with BASF

16 May 2024 --- Personal Care Insights connects with Florence Trombini, head of sales at BASF Beauty Care Solutions, to check out new opportunities in bioactive development. “Imagery” seeks to reveal previously invisible modes of action in an immersive journey with VR headsets to explore specific skin needs, including developing actives for sensitive or atopic skin.


In-cosmetics Global 2024: Ajinomoto presents plastic alternative beads for enhanced skin feel

15 May 2024 --- Dive into sustainable beauty with Cédric Pety de Thozée, sales and marketing manager at Ajinomoto Specialty Chemicals, as he discusses the Amihope SB series and the new Amiaura amino acid-based treatment kit. The plastic alternative beads are highlighted for their softness and enhanced skin feel for makeup and skin care applications.


In-cosmetics Global 2024: Syensqo presents carbon capture and bio-alternatives for silicone and sulfate-free formulas

14 May 2024 --- Join Eric Leroy, global marketing director of Beauty Care at Syensqo, as he delves into the integration of science, sustainability and purpose in beauty care solutions. He reveals innovations like Naternal Care Clear SGI and Mirataine CBS UP, talking about silicone replacement and sulfate-free surfactant formulations.


In-cosmetics Global 2024: Chemyunion unveils collagen boosting, sebum controlling and hair repairing formulas

13 May 2024 --- Explore innovations with Mariana Yamamoto, skin care product and marketing manager at Chemyunion, and Henrique Marconi, global marketing manager for Hair Care. They present a sebum-controlling prototype, including a powder serum, which, when mixed with vitamin C, turns into a collagen-boosting formula. In hair care, they present a serum that rebuilds bonds after one use. Find out about the trends behind these products.

Technical Papers

Revolutionizing natural fragrances through biotechnology

18 Sep 2023 --- Creating with biotech materials solves a myriad of challenges inherent in commercializing natural fragrances and combats the negative effects of over-dependence on synthetic ingredients.Sensegen has The Way Forward™.Download our Perspective Paper to discover more about the future of fragrance.This Technical Paper is from Sensegen.


Multifunctional ingredients for a minimalist deodorant: CITROFOL® AI and Zinc Lactate

06 Sep 2022 --- Deodorants are a key part of people’s daily hygiene routine. While the routine itself is second nature, the ingredients of deodorants are widely discussed. Natural and sustainable ingredients are in demand, and minimalist formulations are preferred. Ingredients with multifunctional properties and high efficacy like Jungbunzlauer’s zinc lactate and CITROFOL® AI support formulator’s work.This Technical Paper is from Jungbunzlauer. 


What’s trending in cosmetics? A deep dive into the booming beauty industry

08 May 2024 --- The cosmetics industry is ever-evolving amid changes in regulation and consumer preferences. Key trends continue to impact the beauty sector, including sustainability and biotech innovations, health and well-being, plus ingredient innovations to ensure optimal product performance.Current market research suggests the sector is poised to cross US$100 billion in revenue within three years. Regulators are keen to update the playbook for industry players amid scores of companies crusading to capture consumers in this massive market.In this webinar, industry experts will debate current market trends, obstacles and solutions to help companies excel in this dynamic space. Join us to learn more about how you and your company can navigate, adapt and succeed in the personal care and beauty industry.


The Cargill Beauty Sustainable Ingredient Score

14 Nov 2023 --- Sustainability is at the forefront of the cosmetics consumer mindset, with 90% of EU shoppers considering sustainability when buying beauty & wellness products. In fact, even in a time when money is tight for many, 15% of beauty consumers in the US and Europe consider sustainability information more important than price, efficacy or product description.The Cargill Beauty Sustainable Ingredient Score is a scoring system for our personal care ingredients, resulting in a final score, which indicates how sustainable an ingredient is.This third-party verified scoring system is based around criteria that are in line with the UN’s SDGs. It brings clarity to personal care manufacturers on the sustainability credentials of our ingredients by assessing their sourcing, transformation, and environmental impact.


How to Choose the Best Ingredient for Your Sustainable Skin Care Formulation

15 Sep 2023 --- Consumers today expect their skin care products to have a cleaner label, with more “natural” and sustainably sourced ingredients. According to Innova Market Insights, 46% of global consumers always take sustainability into account when buying personal care products. Vegan claims also grew to 23% of launches in 2022. However, consumers also expect their skin care products to offer high performance and an innovative, sensory experience. In this webinar, experts from CP Kelco and Innova Market Insights discuss how to reformulate serums, lotions and creams to meet new consumer demands.


Top Packaging Trends 2023: How can industry achieve the circular economy?

03 Jul 2023 --- As international leaders, civil society groups and environmental campaigners continue to negotiate legislative solutions to the global plastics pollution crisis, we look at Innova Market Insights’ Top Trends 2023, with “Plastics Circularization” ranking top. In this exclusive webinar, we debate the viability of turning our linear economy into a loop, whether this is even possible, and how start-up and mainstream packaging innovators are rising to the challenge. We discuss how circularity efforts are impacting greenwashing litigation, boosting renewable material sourcing, and how connected technologies and reusable designs are aiding the industry’s transition toward a more sustainable future.


Circular beauty: How can personal care brands deliver a waste-free future?

26 Apr 2023 --- In this PersonalCareInsights webinar, we revealed clean beauty innovations, discussed the impact of the latest industry regulations and shared how personal care brands can smartly contribute to the circular economy.Watch this webinar as we presented exclusive global data from Innova Market Insights and spoke with experts from Givaudan, Arkive and the European Environmental Bureau.