On November 24th, the Minister for Medical Care (The Netherlands) sent an official notice to Gnosis with the approval for the placing of Chondroitin Sulfate (Mythocondro) on the market EU pursuant to Regulation (EC) No. 258/97 Article 4.2 first indent.
A healthy life in harmony with the planet has become an essential goal in our time. Just as we are aware of the impact our consumption habits have on the planet, we also seek that the products we consume be safe and healthy and have a positive effect on our body.
Every two years, the DWI – Leibnitz Institute for Interactive Materials (DWI – Leibnitz Institut für Interaktive Materialien) – organises a Hair Science Symposium. It offers a unique platform for discussing the most current and appealing ideas in hair research and hair care science. During this 20th Symposium in Dresden, Germany, Symrise presented three papers: on evaluating split ends, adverse effects of treatments on Caucasian and African hair, and a hair tress specification study, which won one out of two Best Lecture Awards. The findings will play a key role in developing ingredients and formulations to solve different hair necessities.
Vantage Specialty Chemicals has launched three new technologies, which reach across various product categories to provide solutions to personal care formulation needs and cosmetics claims. These products are all available locally from the South African office based in Midrand, Gauteng.
BRB Silicones has launched BRB 1934- a high viscosity gum blend of dimethiconol gum in cyclopentasiloxane. This product family of gum blends, consisting of high viscosity gums diluted in a volatile carrier, is already well established in the global personal care industry.
Historical references point to shiitake’s powerful anti-ageing benefits. Emperors of China would eat vast amounts of this mushroom to keep themselves young. Scientific studies have shown that shiitake is rich in antioxidant compounds, which help reduce levels of reactive oxygen species and DNA, preventing protein and lipid damage, contributing to reduced cellular apoptosis and increased cell viability.
When Symrise first launched SymMollient W/S in 2007, the hydrophilic emollient was positioned to improve skin’s suppleness by restoring its lipid content (refatting effect). Its efficacy was proven in a series of in vitro and in vivo studies, confirming its anti-dehydrating effect and that it improves skin’s tolerance of surfactants
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