Over a Decade of the Argan Programme

Argan oil and extracts have always been popular in cosmetic applications because of their moisturising, tightening and anti-ageing properties. Hence, BASF set out with the Argan Programme. In Morocco, the argan tree’s country of origin, argan oil production is traditionally run by women. They are usually organized in cooperatives and exploit the argan fruit in an elaborate and time-consuming process, …


The Shift to Natural Ingredients in the Cosmetic Industry

Consumers have become more aware of their health in terms of diet and wellbeing. Many have experienced the benefits of switching towards products with natural and organic ingredients. This has led to consumers educating themselves on the ingredients used in their routine beauty, skin and hair care products. Which has created a shift towards those based on natural ingredients. This …

Stability Testing For Quality Control

Stability Testing For Quality Control

If there was an industry that needs to make sure that it can deliver on its promises and, that its products perform above and beyond expectations, the cosmetic business is probably it. A manufacturer’s worst nightmare is having their reputations left in tatters due to customer complaints about the product separating, becoming contaminated or leaking. Stability testing involves the laboratory …

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 …