Archive for 'Personal Care' Category:

perfume testing
By Steve Thomas: Tuesday 18th April, 2017

I don’t trust your opinion – let me measure your emotions!

I heard a real surprise presentation at the Microencapsulation Convention last week, a conference which is all about, you guessed it, microencapsulation and modified release. You may not realise it, but more and more often people are packaging up fragrances in tiny little plastic spheres so that they don’t release their smell until way after […]

Widget cans
By Edd Brunner: Tuesday 29th November, 2016

From Beer to Coffee – I love technology transfer!

One of the things that Cambridge Consultants does best is transferring technology from one sector to the other – most commonly between the many sectors we work in such as medical, oil & gas and beverage. So that’s why it was great to see a good example of that at BrauBeviale this year. Nitro coffee has […]

UV photo
By Isobel Ashbey: Friday 14th October, 2016

A world of hidden colour

Think of a situation where you want to ‘see more’ than your eyes can reveal; to spot the early signs of mildew or aphid damage in crops, or to discover the health and condition of your skin. The human eye has three types of colour receptors, cones, centred roughly around 430, 540 and 570 nm […]

personalised fragrances
By Dr Felix Hellwig: Thursday 22nd September, 2016

Getting Personal in the Fragrance Segment

Fragrances are perhaps the most de-personalised personal care item known to mankind. Why? Well – think about it: For the last 20 years almost half of the turnover of many fragrance houses has been generated during pre-season December time. Now let’s be frank, we all get these special promotions or bizarre smelling after-shaves that end […]

burnt toast
By Dr Felix Hellwig: Thursday 22nd September, 2016

Make it fresh: personalised sun cream

Each year my summer vacation to Greece shows the same behavioural pattern: I hide my sensitive white skin below an umbrella and cover all over in SPF 50 hoping to avoid the lobster look once again. At the same time my Greek friend lies toasting in the burning hot sun, applying tanning accelerator to her […]

Sun care
By Dr Felix Hellwig: Tuesday 30th August, 2016

Tan Taming Technology – Beating the Lobster Look

Are you, like me, one of those pale Caucasians getting fried alive in the smouldering Mediterranean sun each year? For me the answer is – yes, countless times! Clearly there must be a better way than just applying sun screen and hoping for the best. In fact, the sun care sector has a massive potential […]

care image
By Edd Brunner: Friday 12th August, 2016

Come and lead our growing Personal Care business!

The Personal Care sector (including cosmetics, fragrance, skin care, hair care, grooming etc.) is seeing a significant surge in the use of technology such as making salon style devices available in the home, using diagnostic technologies in retail environments to help consumers identify the right products for them, and embracing the IOT to bring brand […]

By Ruth Thomson: Friday 12th February, 2016

We’re growing! Are you up for the challenges of innovative product development?

I moved across the pond to Boston last May….(wow have I already been here 9 months!?!?) to commercially lead our IDEC (Industrial Defense Energy Consumer) division in North America alongside my colleague Matthew Hill who takes the operational reins. Cambridge Consultants has had a presence in Boston for over 10 years with our medical technologies division and me […]

Outreach is an important part of Cambridge Consultants' role within the community
By Chris Rosser: Thursday 17th December, 2015

Outreach Lecture at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge (CEB)

A short while ago on the 23/11/2015 I had the opportunity to visit Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge (CEB)along with two of my colleagues Drs Amanda Talhat, Michelle Gothard and Véronique Scordia. We attended to assist Amanda, who was invited by Drs Geoff Moggridge and Graham Christie to deliver the final […]

Formulation Summit
By Peter Luebcke: Thursday 26th November, 2015

Sensorial is everything – just make sure it’s natural

We attended the new look Formulation Summit for cosmetic products in London which was hosted by the team that brings us the well-known annual InCosmetics trade fairs across Europe, Asia and South America.  This new format aimed to focus more on the final formulation rather that the properties and efficacy of the myriad individual ingredients […]