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RAHN-Cosmetic Actives

RAHN-Cosmetic Actives. Unveiling the secrets of Beauty

RAHN-Cosmetic Actives started off in 1999 by interactively gathering inspiration and market feedback from our customers. We translated the current demands into convenient concepts for cosmetic active ingredients.

Today, we from RAHN-Cosmetic Actives spread our knowledge, inventiveness and cutting-edge technologies paired with Swiss perfection and a spark of magic to every corner of the world. We know the secrets of beauty and engineer high-tech cosmetic actives that our customers trust in and find easy and enjoyable to work with.

We support and help them develop superior cosmetic products for skin and hair. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

publications

We unlock the secrets of skin and hair for you.
Read our scientific publications on our cosmetic active ingredients.

You can find older scientific publications in our archive.

A global consumer journey in scalp care

Personal Care April 2024
C. Degl’Innocenti, L. Schoeffel, E. Besic Gyenge, S. Hettwer, B. Suter, B.…

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A New Class of Tyrosinase Inhibitors for Skin Luminosity

SÖFW April 2024
S. Hettwer, E. Besic Gyenge, L. Schoeffel, B. Suter, B. Obermayer
A New Class of Ty…

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T(r)opical Retinol Alternative with Added Value

SÖFW September 2023
S. Hettwer
T(r)opical Retinol Alternative with Added Value
SÖFW 09/23 pp. 2-5

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Kindness Always Looks Good on You

SÖFW July/August 2023
C. Degl’Innocenti
Kindness Always Looks Good on You
SÖFW 7-8/23 pp. 4-8

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The rise of natural ingredients in the last decade

HPC April 2023
Chiara Degl'Innocenti
The rise of natural ingredients in the last decade
HPC 04/23 p…

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Skin and Vascular Fitness

SÖFW April 2023
S. Hettwer, E. Besic Gyenge, B. Suter, L. Schoeffel, S. Peyer,  B. Obermayer
Skin a…

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Activating Autophagy to Energize Scalp Hair and Eyelash Growth

Cosmetics & Toiletries March 2023
L. Schoeffel, E. Besic Gyenge, S. Hettwer, B. Suter, B. Oberm…

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Measurement of Stress Relief during Scented Cosmetic Product Application Using a Mood Questionnaire, Stress Hormone Levels and Brain Activation

MDPI September 2022
Arielle Springer, Laura Höckmeier, Doris Schicker, Stefan Hettwer, Jessica Frei…

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Solving the Dandruff Dilemma Holistically and Naturally

Cosmetics & Toiletries June 2022
L. Schoeffel, E. Besic Gyenge, S. Hettwer, B. Suter, B. Oberma…

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Psoriasis – Plant-based Approach to Strengthen the Skin’s Immune System

SÖFW June 2022
S. Hettwer, E. Besic Gyenge, B. Suter, B. Obermayer
Psoriasis – Plant-based Approach…

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To dye for! - A natural colouration booster

Personal Care May 2022
E. Besic Gyenge, L. Schoeffel, , S. Hettwer, B. Suter, B. Obermayer
To dye f…

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The Invisible Threat for Hair and Scalp

SÖFW April 2022
E. Besic Gyenge, S. Hettwer, L. Schoeffel, B. Suter, B. Obermayer
The Invisible Thr…

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Ease Stress – But Quickly, Please

SÖFW March 2022
S. Hettwer, E. Besic Gyenge, B. Suter, B. Obermayer
Ease Stress - But Quickly, Plea…

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Minimal Care - Spa-Feeling for Skin and Hair

SÖFW November 2021
E. Besic Gyenge, S. Hettwer, B. Obermayer
Minimal Care - Spa-Feeling for Skin an…

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Can Fermentation “Preserve” the Skin?

SÖFW October 2021
E. Besic Gyenge, S. Hettwer, B. Suter, B. Obermayer
Can Fermentation “Preserve” t…

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Rise Above the Maze of „Clean Beauty“ – RAHN-Cosmetic Actives‘ Approach

SÖFW May 2021
E. Besic Gyenge, S. Hettwer, B. Suter, B. Obermayer
Rise Above the Maze of „Clean Bea…

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Genderless cosmetics with gender-specific efficacy

Personal Care March 2021
E. Besic Gyenge, S. Hettwer, B. Suter, B. Obermayer
Genderless cosmetics w…

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In Active We Trust: Sustainability, Traceability and Transparency in Cosmetics

SÖFW November 2020
E. Besic Gyenge, S. Hettwer, B. Suter, B. Obermayer
In Active We Trust: Sustaina…

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Beauty and the Mask – Eyes Only_EN

SÖFW October 2020
S. Hettwer, E. Besic Gyenge, S. Breitenbach, B. Suter, B. Obermayer
Beauty and th…

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Epidermal Jetlag

HPC Today July/August 2020
S. Hettwer, E. Besic Gyenge, B. Suter, S. Breitenbach, B. Obermayer
Epid…

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events

Save the date! We're looking forward to meeting you at the following events

Cosmohome Tech 2024

26.06.2024 - 27.06.2024

Visit us at booth K02!

in-cosmetics Korea 2024

24.07.2024 - 26.07.2024

Visit us at booth H30 !

Expo Cosmética

07.08.2024 - 08.08.2024

More information will follow soon!

Cosmetic 360° 2024

16.10.2024 - 17.10.2024

More information will follow soon. 

SEPAWA 2024

16.10.2024 - 18.10.2024

Visit us at stand C437 & C438 & C439 !

Cosmetorium 2024

23.10.2024 - 24.10.2024

Visit us at the Keyser&Mackay C.V. stand 330! 

in-cosmetics asia 2024

05.11.2024 - 07.11.2024

Visit us at stand W80 !

SCS Formulate 2024

12.11.2024 - 13.11.2024

More information will follow soon.

Making Cosmetics

20.11.2024 - 21.11.2024

Visit us at the booth Biochim!

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press releases

Would you like to stay up to date? Here you can find our latest press releases.

Two BSB Awards for RAHN-Cosmetic Actives

Zürich/Switzerland April 2023
Celebrate with our happy and winning team: our skin and hair experts …

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3 first prizes for RAHN-Cosmetic Actives

Zürich/Switzerland April 2022
RAHN scooped 3 first prizes at the BSB Innovation Award ceremony for …

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Keeps urban stress away from hair and scalp!

Zürich/Switzerland, February 2022
RADICARE®-ECO from RAHN is a powerful antioxidant inspired by sop…

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A multisensory firework for youthful skin!

Zürich/Switzerland, February 2022
A multisensory firework for youthful skin! RAHN's brand-new MYRAM…

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RAHN's brand-new active ingredient LIFTONIN®-QI

Zürich/Switzerland, May 2021
RAHN's brand-new active ingredient LIFTONIN®-QI, which provides a skin…

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RAHN launches new data with HYDRACTIN®-LMF and AQUARICH® to meet the emerging trend of wellbeing

Zürich/Switzerland, April 2021
RAHN launches new data with HYDRACTIN®-LMF and AQUARICH® to meet the…

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REFORCYL®-AION - Awarded for its particular environmental benefits

Zurich/Switzerland, October 2020
REFORCYL®-AION - Awarded for its particular environmental benefits

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CELLIGENT® - Stop Epidermal Jetlag

Zurich/Switzerland, October 2019
CELLIGENT® - Stop Epidermal Jetlag®

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SEBOCLEAR-MP - Gold, Silver, Bronze and Innovation Award for a balanced Microbiota

Zurich/Switzerland, July 2019

SEBOCLEARTM-MP - Gold, Silver, Bronze and Innovation Award for a bal…

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CELLACTIVE® - Sustainability meets efficacy

Zurich/Switzerland, January 2019

CELLACTIVE® - Sustainability meets efficacy

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RADICARE®-GOLD - Your Personal Faraday Shield

Zurich/Switzerland, January 2019
RADICARE®-GOLD - Your Personal Faraday Shield!

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RAHN's New Blue Light Control!

Zurich/Switzerland, November 2017

RAHN's New Blue Light Control!

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DEFENSIL®-SOFT wins Bronze!

Zurich/Switzerland, November 2017

DEFENSIL®-SOFT wins Bronze!

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DEFENSIL®-SOFT - The Neuro-Balm from A to Zen wins Innovation Prize

Zurich/Switzerland, May 2017

DEFENSIL®-SOFT - The Neuro-Balm from A to Zen wins Innovation Prize

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