creation and application testing for fragrances
in three key categories: personal care, household care, and cosmetic consumer products.
These laboratories are accompanied with a
consumer product sensory laboratory that
will enable Bell to test new flavors and fragrances directly with its customers in preference and sensory driven testing.
The facility is also equipped as a culinary center with three test kitchens focused on developing and tailoring Bell´s
sweet, beverage and savory flavors for
distinct, locally relevant taste preferences.
More info: www.bellff.com
Persil 2in1 Wins
Product of the Year
•UNITED KINGDOM: As part of the
2013 Product of the Year Awards, laundry
detergent Persil 2in1 was voted No. 1 in
the Innovative Care Category. Product of
the Year is the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. With
products chosen by consumers themselves, it rewards brands for quality and
innovation. Every year more than 12,000
households take part in the vote.
•SWITZERLAND: A P&G Professional
European study reveals guests expect a
“spring clean standard of cleanliness all year
round.”According to a recent study by P&G
Professional, 61% of European customers
expect operators to maintain those standards throughout the year.
P&G Professional, which conducted
the study across five European countries,
found that perceptions about spring-
cleaning vary across the continent. The
Italians, Germans and French, for ex-
ample, are almost twice more likely than
the British or Spanish to associate spring
with cleaning; a quarter of them say it is
important for restaurants and hotels to do
a deep clean during springtime although
most of them agree that year-round clean-
ing is critical.
In the study, a staggering 97% of
guests agreed that cleanliness is the most
important factor when choosing a restau-
rant, café, bar or hotel—more important
than cost, service, location and perks.
The French seem to be the most impulsive guests, as 23% of respondents would
simply walk out of the establishment if it
wasn’t clean enough. British and Germans,
the study found, would complain to the
The study was conducted by Populus
Limited in March 2013 and involved 500
respondents ( 100 in each in UK, France,
Germany, Italy and Spain).
LVMH Helps Restore
•FRANCE: As part of its commitment to
the cultural and creative heritage of France
and Europe, LVMH—parent to Christian
Dior, Guerlain, and Benefit Cosmetics
among other beauty brands—supported
the digital restoration of “The Umbrellas
of Cherbourg,” a film which won the
Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1964 and was
nominated for five Oscars. It was directed
by Jacques Demy and starred Catherine
The restored version was presented at
the Cannes Film Festival, held last month.
Evonik Extracts Honored
At Industry Events
• CHINA & FRANCE: Evonik’s Tego
Arjuna S was selected as an innovative
product in the anti-aging category at the
2013 China Personal Care & Cosmetics
Innovation Awards at PCHi 2013 in the
Guangzhou Poly World Trade Center.
Tego Arjuna S is a standardized plant
extract of pentacyclic triterpenes from the
bark of the Arjuna tree that safely combats
hormonal aging without influencing estrogen receptor activity.
The 2013 China Personal Care &
Cosmetics Innovation Awards is co-orga-nized by Ringier Trade Media and HAPPI
CHINA, and Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions
and PCHi 2013.
Also, Tego Stemlastin, a standardized
red algae extract, was awarded as one of
the innovative products in the category
naturals/actives In-Cosmetics in Paris.
Tego Stemlastin is unique in its capability to produce GABA. It is produced in
a natural, eco-friendly way using a photo
bio-reactor, according to the company. It
has activity on epidermal stem cells and
More info: www.evonik.com/personal-care
Lubrizol Joins Active Organics
At FCE Cosmetique 2013
•BRAZIL: At the FCE Cosmetique in
São Paulo Brazil, May 15-17, The Lubrizol
Corporation’s Personal and Home Care
team introduced Active Organics, Inc. to
the South Latin American market concentrating on Brazil.
Active Organics, acquired by Lubrizol
in December 2011, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of naturally derived
specialty ingredients including natural
performance ingredients and botanical
extracts for the personal care industry.
Also at FCE Cosmetique, Lubrizol introduced Carbopol Ultrez 30 polymer to
Brazil. This newest rheology modifier in
the family of Carbopol polymers offers
good electrolyte tolerance, high thickening performance in a broad pH range, and
a rich, distinct sensory in challenging skin
More info: www.lubrizol.com/personalcare
Beiersdorf’s New Skin
•GERMANY: Beiersdorf’s new method
of skin analysis, called Maldi Imaging,
combines chemical, physical and image
analysis techniques to yield new information about skin biology.
“With Maldi Imaging hundreds of the
substances that make up the skin-like
proteins and lipids can be simultaneously
captured in a measurement. This makes it
possible to precisely map the composition
and condition of the layers of the skin,”
said Bernd Enthaler, a food chemist at the
If healthy and problem skin samples
are compared using the method, biomarkers associated with the different skin conditions can be recognized on a molecular level
and their distribution can be represented in
an image, according to the company.
Furthermore, the newly developed
method is not just limited to the comparison of two skin samples, up to 100 skin