Clinical Study Types

Before an active or product is ready for exposure to the market it needs to go through various studies to ensure that it is safe for use and to determine that it does what it is meant to do. When performing tests and clinical studies, there are various methods that can be used to provide results. Below are different types …

What is Exposome?

Recently the word exposome has been making frequent appearances. The term exposome was first introduced in 2005 by Christopher Paul Wild, a cancer epidemiologist, and has since branched out and has made its way into the cosmetic and skin care industry more frequently and predominantly. Exposome has been defined as the totality of human exposure to the environment from  conception …

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 …

How to use the BASF product finder

The BASF Product Finder is an application specifically designed for finding a suitable active ingredient, not to be confused with BASF’s “Quick Finder” which only searches the Care Creations website. With this app, BASF’s high-performance active ingredients are always right at your fingertips. The straightforward platform runs on desktop PCs, tablets as well as on smartphones. It offers a comprehensive …

What is in a label?

When you are developing labelling content you should keep the definition of a cosmetics product in mind. Does the background contrast nicely with the written text to make it legible and easily readable? To prevent the ink from rubbing off and potentially obstruct any batch codes or any other labelling the selected material and ink needs to be compatible. Your …