Topic of the Month: November 2015

More sustainable cosmetics for a clean environment

More sustainable cosmetics for a clean environment
Cellulose particles from beech wood are to be incorporated in different care products ... © Fraunhofer IWM

Cellulose particles from beech wood are to be incorporated in different care products ... © Fraunhofer IWM

... and then assessed in the laboratory for their abrasive or cleaning effect. © Fraunhofer IWM

... and then assessed in the laboratory for their abrasive or cleaning effect. © Fraunhofer IWM

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