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Ecological concerns and sustainable sourcing have boosted interest in renewable sources to replace petrochemicals. Many cosmetics companies have been actively developing solutions away from the typical petrochemical feedstock and bio-based-technologies are becoming available. Ingredients can be based on renewable resources and formulated into cosmetics complying with existing and future regulations.

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Dec 11, 2017 | Industry News

Wageningen Research Discovers Bio-based Alternatives to Polar Aprotic Solvents for Cosmetics

Wageningen Food & Bio-based Research report has revealed a number of promising bio-based alternatives to the controversial polar aprotic solvents NMP, DMAc and DMF. The EU BBI project RESOLVE is...

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Dec 7, 2017 | Industry News

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit European Edition Highlights Green Formulations & Fragrances

The European edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit has centered on green formulations, sustainable sourcing, social impacts, and sustainable fragrances. Details were given on the growing array...

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Dec 5, 2017 | Industry News

Amyris’ Alliance with DSM Aims to Manufacture High-value Sustainable Products

Amyris has held a special conference call/webcast regarding its expanded strategic alliance with Royal DSM to provide additional clarity and transparency beyond the details. The agreement with DSM...

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Dec 1, 2017 | Industry News

Clariant Introduces Nature-inspired Active Ingredients for Personal Care in India

Clariant has introduced for the first time in India, its nature inspired new Active Ingredients to provide dedicated, customized support for the highly-specialized needs of the Personal Care...

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Nov 28, 2017 | Industry News

COSMOS Horizon 2020 Aims to Develop Oleochemicals for European Industry

The COSMOS Horizon 2020 EU research project has aimed at reducing the dependence of Europe’s oleochemical industry on imported tropical vegetable oils. It now imports much coconut, palm, palm kernel...

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Dec 8, 2017 | Industry News

Symrise Partners with Natura & GIZ for Sustainable Cosmetics from Amazon Rainforest

Symrise has partnered up with Natura and the German Society for International Cooperation for its three-year project that will help farmers to improve the cosmetic products supporting sustainable...

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Dec 6, 2017 | Industry News

King’s College Researchers Discover Marine Extract for Skin Protection from UV Radiation

Scientists at King’s College London have extracted a mycosporine-like amino acid (MAA), known as palythine, from seaweed to test its ability to protect against UV radiation in human skin cells. MAAs...

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Dec 4, 2017 | Industry News

Global Bioenergies Provides First Batch of Sustainable Cosmetic Ingredients to L’Oréal

Global Bioenergies has announced delivery of a first batch of sustainable cosmetic ingredients to L’Oréal. It was produced as part of the ISOPROD project. Using proven technologies, Global...

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Nov 30, 2017 | Industry News

L'Oréal Gets Global Recognition for Sustainability at CDP Europe Awards in Brussels

L'Oréal has scored A for all three of CDP's programmes (climate, water and forests) in recognition of its impressive actions to cut carbon emissions, enhance water stewardship, tackle deforestation...

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Nov 27, 2017 | Industry News

UN Environment & RSPO Join Hands to Improve Livelihood of Palm Oil Smallholder Farmers

UN Environment and the RSPO have signed a small-scale funding agreement that aims to support oil palm smallholder farmers toward improved livelihood and sustainable production. The Trust Fund is...

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