BASF InSight in-cosmetics 2019

The rambutan sustainable program for responsible beauty Innovation is not just about science, but also about improving the way to develop ingredients and offering products that have been created for responsible consumption. BASF initiated the exploration of rambutan tree’s various cosmetic properties, with the ambition to ensure sustainable use of the resource and generate a positive impact on supply chain …

Parabens - safe or not safe

Parabens, guilty or not?

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel – which is comprised of world-renowned dermatologists, toxicologists, chemists, consumer protection advocates and public health experts – have cleared parabens of being wrongfully accused of being unsafe and have stated that there are safe parabens.

5 Hot Actives from BASF

Every day we are attacked by a barrage of daily factors that result in damage and ages our skin. Some of these daily factors we can control like our diets and habits, but some are out of control like weather and light exposure. Thankfully BASF Beauty Creations has taken this into consideration.

Clinical Study Types

Before an active or product is ready for exposure to the market it needs to go through various clinical studies to ensure that it is safe for use and to determine that it does what it is meant to do.

Skin Deep

There is more to the skin than meets the eye. The skin is the body’s largest organ. It works to protect us from microbes and the elements such as UV, pollution etc. Our skin also helps to regulate body temperature, and permits the sensations such as touch. Our skin is one of the aspects of the body that many find …

The Challenge For Ethnic Hair Care

The ethnic hair care market remains one of the most lucrative segments of the personal care market not only in South Africa but in Africa.  According to Euromonitor International the value of the wet hair products sold in South Africa, Nigeria and Cameroon currently exceeds R12 billion with South Africa’s market for wet and dry and hair care believed to …

The Power of Nature Captured in Innovative Botanical Extracts

South African botanical ingredient supplier, Zuplex has recently launched its new product range which includes several exciting and innovative botanical extracts primarily aimed at the local and international cosmetics industry. Zuplex was established to add value to unique and established botanicals through the manufacture of standardised extracts using innovative technologies. It is vertically integrated and offers services from cultivation to …