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IMCD Group has opened an office in Bangkok, Thailand. IMCD has been rapidly expanding in Asia-Pacific over the last couple of years and has significantly strengthened its presence in the region.
Chinese consumers have become more price-sensitive, reducing salon and spa visits, but are determined to tackle beauty concerns, and thus the professional market in China is seeing a steady increase.
The Lipoid Group has renamed its cosmetic activities Lipoid Kosmetik AG to reflect its acquisition of Cosmetochem AG. The newly formed company has also launched a line of plant-derived waters encapsulated in liposomes.
Lubrizol is introducing its Active Organics Inc. products to the Brazilian market at FCE Cosmetique and has added a West Coast account manager to its Lipotec subsidiary.
At NYSCC Suppliers' Day 2013, Beraca will introduce two new products to the U.S. personal care market: a anti-inflammatory active and a moisturizing oil with high oleic acid content.
Marco Antonio Quirino has been appointed president of Univar Brazil. Quirino will manage the company's Brazil business and operations and will report directly to Univar's president and CEO Erik Fyrwald.
At its 2013 Fragrance Workshop, Bell Flavors & Fragrances discussed a range of topics affecting fragrance in the beauty industry, as well as looked fragrance in candles and olfactive descriptions.
Researchers from the University of Bradford and E.M. Arndt University of Griefswald have hypothesized the cause of vitiligo by repigmenting hair/skin with a compound activated by UVB oxidation. Although this treatment was developed as an answer for those suffering with vitiligo, it may also serve as an intervention for aging hair.
Botanic Innovations has launched a watermelon seed oil from Africa that has antioxidant and skin moisturizing benefits.
The New York chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) collaborated with the Chinese-American Cosmetic Professional Association (CACPA) to host the U.S.-China Cosmetic Regulatory Symposium on May 16, 2013, following Suppliers' Day 2013.