Initiative to support beekeepers

Koster Keunen, in conjunction with USAID, have started a new project in West Africa promoting growth and support of smallholder beekeepers in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire (North), Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and Togo.

This two-year project will

contribute over $1.7 million USD, and will focus on support and training of new and existing beekeepers in the aforementioned countries. The current estimated beneficiaries of this project will be over 50,000 individuals helping small local beekeepers, farmers and families.

Koster Keunen West Africa

(KKWA) will provide training, support, beehives and protective equipment (PPE) across the region to support beekeeping initiatives. Farmers will be trained on organic beekeeping techniques from set up through wax collection, and year-round hive management. The inclusion of beekeeping will increase crop pollination, food production and financial stability across the region. There will be an additional focus on biodiversity protection with the collaboration of expert beekeepers in the area.

Prior to this program,

beekeepers did not have the logistics or market to move their wax and honey out of their local area. The support KKWA provides, changes this dynamic and promotes socially and ethically responsible beeswax to the global market. The training will introduce a livelihood to thousands of new beekeepers, increase quality of life and embed sustainable beekeeping practices in West Africa. Koster Keunen’s primary focus is to provide training for a livelihood with real reoccurring secured incomes.

Sustainability leadership award

Clariant has revealed that its low-carbon footprint Glucamide surfactants – its GlucoTain and GlucoPure product ranges - have received an American Chemistry Council (ACC) Sustainability Leadership Award. The ACC honour recognises

Clariant’s sugar-based surfactants for personal care and home care cleaning products, which are demonstrated to perform as effectively as widely-used existing surfactant solutions however with significantly lower emission profiles. The smaller carbon footprint is attributable to the feedstocks used to develop the product and the fewer processing

steps needed in the ingredients’ manufacture. Christian Vang, global head

of Business Unit Industrial and Consumer Specialties at Clariant,

said: “Many consumers are looking for personal care and home cleaning products with milder product formulations that also offer powerful foaming and cleansing properties. By using these glucamides, formulators get precisely this performance assurance plus multifunctionality which means, compared to other surfactants, fewer components such as thickeners and conditioning agents are needed. The glucamides improve material efficiency and contribute a more efficient use of resources, aligning to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of responsible consumption and production.”

Emotional cosmetics for feel good beauty

For the past few years and today more than ever, mental health and self-care have been identified as rising trends in our societies and especially in cosmetics. An increasing number of

scientific studies established a bidirectional link between skin/ hair aspect or disorders and the psychological state of people. Skin and hair are the most noticeable parts of our body and thus important for self-image and mental health (Chen and Lyga, 2014; Jafferany, 2007). Skin has revealed itself to

be a complex organ involved in PERSONAL CARE July 2021

multiple neuro-immuno-endocrine functions, connecting skin and brain, and involved in many skin and hair functions (Huang and Rompolas, 2020; Nejati et al., 2013). Today, four Greentech active

ingredients are based on this systemic approach, addressing different skin and hair issues, supported by articles published in international scientific journals: ■ Circalys: Chrono-Detox - Feel Good Energizer - To counteract the impacts on skin & mood of fatigue & modern lifestyles. ■ Hebelys: Skin & Mood Uplifter - Golden Age Keeper - To address

Frederik Fabisch.

Sales manager appointment

Cosphatec has announced a new sales manager for the Americas, Frederik Fabisch, and also its new distributing partner in Colombia and Ecuador: Químicos Integrales S.A.S. With a well-established

company as Químicos Integrales and the new sales manager Frederik Fabisch, the team can now focus on expanding the market in South America.

With a strong international

background, Frederik Fabisch joined Cosphatec GmbH in 2020 as sales manager and is responsible for the Americas region. Frederik did his Master of Science degree in business administration with focus on international marketing.

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skin and emotional need of the silver generation woman with Positive Ageing. ■ Expozen: Intensive Discomfort Relief - Microbiota modulation - To

soothe visible and perceived signs of skin sensitivity. ■ Arcolys: Anti-Hair Greying & Self- Esteem Booster - To restore natural hair colour and boost self-esteem.

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