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World’s first bio-based vitamin A begins application testing

DSM’s new manufacturing process uses a specially-developed strain of yeast that converts a renewable carbon source into vitamin A

Azelis strengthens India presence with Ashapura Aromas buy

Purchase of the flavours and fragrances company follows Azelis' acquisitions of Vigon and Quimdis in 2021

Could hake fish skin be the next star anti-wrinkle ingredient?

Initial studies into the gelatin found in the fish’s skin has also revealed it to have anti-inflammatory properties

Good vibes: The rise of mood boosting ingredients

From scalp soothers to CBD solutions and hand-healing emollients, we discover the latest ingredients on the market to help your customers achieve a...

Firmenich becomes second company in the world to secure living wage certification for all employees

The fragrance and taste firm achieved certification three years ahead of its target completion date

Unilever reveals $120m venture to create plant-based alternatives to palm oil derivatives

Unilever said the partnership with biotech firm Genomatica will reduce the business’ reliance on palm oil and fossil fuel-derived ingredients

Why the war in Ukraine is a setback for sustainability

The war in Ukraine has triggered an unimaginable humanitarian crisis with more 12 million people displaced from the country – and it is also having...

Is this the end of the 'clean' beauty boom?

Consumer awareness surrounding ‘clean beauty’ is creating a culture war within the cosmetics industry, as Sonia Sharma finds out

Cosmetics Business Live 2022 launches delegate registration

The much-anticipated event will take place on 17-18 October and includes a wealth of big industry names

The biggest TikTok beauty trends of 2022 so far

Retinol is the biggest skin care trend of 2022, with over 1.2 billion views on TikTok and over nine million Google searches

How to make an ingrown spot treatment

Gentle acids are key to a formula that combats ‘ingrowns’, as Flamingo's Natalie Chan reveals

Seasons of change: How beauty is embracing seasonal

Eating seasonal is a hard and fast way to reduce environmental footprint, what can beauty learn from the movement?

Ingredients supply giants DSM and Firmenich confirm top bosses for proposed merger

The management shake-up will see CEO of Firmenich, Gilbert Ghostine, retire from his position upon the completion of the DSM-Firmenich merger

Biomimicry: Can beauty benefit from copying the natural world?

The cosmetics sector has long sourced ingredients from nature, but all industries are now borrowing from how the natural world functions. Cosmetics...

Ingredients supply giants DSM and Firmenich to merge

The new Swiss-Dutch company will be split into four businesses including Perfumery & Beauty and Health, Nutrition & Care

Autofermentation: A new approach to making cosmetic ingredients

Ashland's new Caressense biofunctional is based on spontaneous fermentation of jasmine flowers. Justine Cotton reveals more about this novel way of...