We’re putting textured hair first in this edition of Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review.
Historically, the hair care needs of consumers with curly, wavy and coiled hair were unmet, yet this has shifted with brands focusing more on the previously under-served segments of the population. In our extensive Ethnic hair care feature there are a series of articles on proven technologies and ingredients to help manage natural curls and waves, care for the scalp and maintain hair styles such as afros, braids and weaves.
IMCD South Africa is on the cover this month and was one of the first local suppliers to realise the massive potential of the African hair care industry. IMCD South Africa knows, since launching its Ethnic Care Centre of Excellence in 2016, there isn’t a one size fits all approach to developing products for African consumers. Every region and consumer has distinct cultural norms and their own identity – which is why inclusive beauty is now a major driver of the local and international cosmetics industry. Turn to page 10 now to read about how IMCD is making it big in Africa.
For all the brands that entered our New Product Competition sponsored by Symrise and MCC Labels, we know you’re dying to find out the results of the judging day. While we can’t reveal the winner just yet, an overview of the judges’ feedback and general findings from the judging day are published in this edition.
In the contract manufacturing feature, we’ve tracked Vital Health Foods’ journey to become a leader in producing effective, ethical and quality vitamins and health supplements. P&C Review also has the scoop on SDK Agencies’ change of ownership. This prominent contract manufacturer underwent a management buyout in 2017 and the new owners have already transformed the business into an innovative, technology driven and customer centric company.
Pharma supply chains have become more complex than ever. To improve patient access and achieve healthcare goals, new distribution models are tabled regularly. In fact, modern pharma supply chains have become a crucial weapon in the war on Aids. Imperial Health Sciences’ success in this regard is celebrated this month, in our pharma focus.
Aarifah Nosarka has put together a variety of interesting reads in PACKAGING REVIEW. She attended Omron’s Innovation Conference in August; Aarifah also shares the scoop on MGSA’s rebrand and the restructuring of the company.