Cellugy looks to increase production of biology-focused ecological cosmetic ingredients

 08 Jul 2024

Cellugy recently received €4.9 million (US$5.24 million) in seed funding, which it will use to ramp up the production of its sustainable cosmetic ingredients on an industrial scale. The biotechnology company uses biology to create more environmentally friendly beauty ingredients, such as petrochemical alternatives. The company harnesses cellulose-producing microorganisms that do not harm the environment and “perform better than their traditional counterparts.”

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03 Jul 2024 | Esco Uganda

We sit down with Julien Aillerie, commercial director of Esco Uganda, to explore how Ugandan vanilla stacks up against other types in quality and flavor. Discover the bonding practices Esco Uganda employs with vanilla farmers and the key challenges faced by exporters.

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01 Jul 2024 | Quimivita

Quimivita showcases UPCork Aox made from Spanish cork at Cosmetic Business in Munich, Germany. Jordi Saurat, exports director and business development manager in the Cosmetics Division, explains how the ingredient provides anti-aging and UV protection properties, with a focus on upcycling.

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28 Jun 2024 | Summit Cosmetics

Summit Cosmetics recently launched vegan collagen for skin and hair care alongside a powder for makeup and sun care applications to replace synthetic materials. Sylvain Gouy, sales development director at Summit Cosmetics, explains why the France-based company is eager to expand in Germany and why, as... Read More

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27 Jun 2024 | Conagen

The senior VP of Innovation at Conagen, Casey Lippmeier, dives deep into biotechnology or synthetic biology and describes how this route advances sustainable initiatives. Lippmeier also explains how synthetic biology unlocks access to molecules that might otherwise not be accessible with any other method.

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26 Jun 2024 | PKB

At the Cosmetic Business trade show in Munich, Germany, we speak to Thomas Werner of PKB, a filling and capping specialist, to discuss the company’s “multi-flexible” machinery equipment tailored to meet the specific needs of big beauty and fragrance brands including La Mer and Prada, plus “little companies... Read More

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25 Jun 2024 | Gelita

The collagen market is booming in China and worldwide, says Laura Niemann, the marketing and innovation manager of the Beauty category at Gelita. She explains that while collagen has traditionally been used in China for years, consumers today seek science-backed data to support claims. She also dives into... Read More

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21 Jun 2024 | Manjushree Technopak

Manjushree Technopak focuses on plastic packaging and recently ventured into post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials catering to the sustainable beauty trend. The PCR material can be used for various packaging products such as bottles, pumps, and caps. The Indian-based company also introduces an all-plastic... Read More

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21 Jun 2024 | Berg+Schmidt

Berg+Schmidt launches four UV filters in sun care, deeming the category a “hot topic.” We also discuss the launch of its natural transparent oil thickener, which it says is not offered by competitors. Learn more about the products and its new partnership with Green Light to provide sustainable beauty... Read More

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21 Jun 2024 | Quadpack

Quadpack crafts beauty packaging from common wood types like ash, which can be equipped with finishing technologies that mimic the look of exotic wood species such as wenge. Quadpack’s senior category specialist Denisa Stircea elaborates on the supplier’s concept of “wood reimagined,” which outfits... Read More

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20 Jun 2024 | Cosphatec

Cosphatec breaks down its latest released ingredient, Cosphaderm Tocopharin, an antioxidant blend with tocopherol sourced from rosemary and carnosic acid from sunflower oil. Find out how this ingredient can safeguard both formulations and the skin without affecting smell or color.

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20 Jun 2024 | Berry Global

Berry Global discusses its pioneer status and being the “first” packaging company to have its own recycling facility. Dispensing product manager Eva Martín explains how the company collects packaging waste from across the UK and turns it into post-consumer recycled materials, which it then uses to produce... Read More

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18 Jun 2024 | Croda Beauty

Croda Beauty talks to Personal Care Insights at Cosmetic Business in Munich, Germany, about one of its latest ingredients for anti-aging applications and skin radiance and hydration. Technical marketing lead Larissa Legewie explains why Luceane is the first ingredient to combat hypoxiageing.

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18 Jun 2024 | Tubex

Tubex launched two new versions of its 100% aluminum tubes, which it claims saves 95% of production energy and 70% of CO2. The company explains why the cosmetic packaging industry is highlighting sustainability more prominently to align with younger generations’ values and showcases its tubes made of... Read More

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18 Jun 2024 | Kaneka Nutrients Europe

Kaneka Nutrients Europe talks about ubiquinol’s skin care applications and how it provides solutions for the nutricosmetic sector. General manager Filip Van hulle explains the process of using ubiquinol to supply products that revitalize cells for anti-aging solutions.

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17 Jun 2024 | Quadpack

Quadpack talks to Personal Care Insights at Cosmetic Business in Munich, Germany, about its desire to deliver new, innovative and versatile dispensing solutions to clients. Category specialist Alejandra Isern explains why skin care packaging is Quadpack’s core business and showcases the company’s range of... Read More

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12 Jun 2024 | Microphyt

Cyrielle Houdin, advanced beauty marketing manager at Microphyt, talks to Personal Care Insights about its two launches: DunaPure, an active ingredient that uses Arctic microalgae to help create flawless skin, and Luteana for the scalp, the “first integrative solution to rebalance and soothe sensitive skin.”

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11 Jun 2024 | Holmen

Cavit Onur, brand owner-manager at Holmen, connects with Personal Care Insights to discuss paperboard manufacturing for cosmetic and beauty products. Onur highlights the Swedish forest company’s advantage in creating “world-class” sustainable solutions for premium cosmetics.

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