Pentapharm Launches Syn-Tacks

Syn-tacks from Pentapharm

Pentapharm’s new peptide complex Syn-Tacks was unveiled at In-Cosmetics 2007 Paris. The new active ingredient is a highly effective peptide complex for anti-aging treatments to preserve and redesign the Dermal Epidermal Junction (DEJ). Syn-Tacks combines two different peptides and stimulates Laminin V, collagen types IV, VII and XVII and Integrin all at once. This activity achieves the utmost anti-aging benefit for the skin, according to the company. In vivo data show in different studies a significant effect on cellular cohesion and skin  tone and elasticity. The product was also very well received and rated by means of  an evaluation questionnaire. 

More info: www.pentapharm.com

Arch Personal Care Rolls Out Novel Materials

Arch Personal Care Products recently  modified its SilSlip powder to offer blurring properties. SilSlip Disper-sion is a new powder suspension for the personal care industry made through high-energy dispersion of poly/bis-hydroxyethoxypropyl di-methicone copolymer in a water-polymer matrix.

Smaller particles in SilSlip Dispersion fill fine lines and are able to minimize or blur the appearance of wrinkles, according to Arch. Scattering light in a more uniform reflection and absorbing light in a diffuse manner achieves that blurring effect. SilSlip delivers aesthetic enhancements to personal care formulations by improving slip, smoothness and softness.

Also, Arch introduced a natural complex designed to target the delicate under-eye area. EyePro 3X is a natural active complex that reduces puffiness, rejuvenates the eyes and offers anti-aging for the occular area. It is based on betaine derived from sugar beets, a fermentation extract from Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, and an extract from the adaptogenic plant Rhodiola Rosea, according to Arch.

EyePro 3X addresses fine lines and dark circles under the eyes. It energizes cells, which leads to increased oxygen consumption and enhances lipolysis action, resulting in the breakdown of fat deposits. EyePro 3X can be incorporated into gels, creams and lotions at a recommended use level of 1-5%.

    More info: www.archpersonalcare.com

New Film-Forming Polymer from National Starch

National Starch Personal Care has introduced a new film-forming polymer that has the potential to offer substantial performance improvement in color cosmetics, particularly mascaras and eyeliners. Dermacryl C film-forming polymer, a new easy-to-handle, high-performance acrylic emulsion polymer, delivers improved resistance to wear, allowing the creation of consumer products that last longer and perform better.

The primary color cosmetic applications for Dermacryl C is eye treatments such as mascara and eyeliners, with other applications possibly including foundations, eye shadows, blushes and more. Tests have shown that Dermacryl C film forming polymer delivers substantially improved wear—reduced smudging and flaking—and water resistance in non-waterproof mascara systems, while remaining easy to remove. The thick, soft, flexible films provide natural volumizing and enhanced curling benefits to eyelashes.

More info: www.personalcarepolymers.com

Dow Corning Launches Personal Care Fluid

Clear, colorless and providing a non-greasy feel, Dow Corning Toray FZ-3196 Fluid can be used as a carrier for other ingredients or as a dispersing medium for hydrophobic powders and pigments in a wide range of personal care products including skin creams, lotions and gels, suntan lotions, makeup removers, facial cleansers, color cosmetics and hair care products.

“FZ-3196 Fluid provides a unique light and smooth feel, superior cleaning with low residue, and improved gloss and color intensity in lipsticks,” said Anja Krause, Dow Corning Life Sciences marketing. “It also helps to improve the aesthetic appearance of cosmetic products by reducing tackiness and greasy feel of natural oils.”

FZ-3196 Fluid expands Dow Corning’s range of volatile silicone fluids, which includes Dow Corning 200 Fluid 0.65cs; Dow Corning 200 Fluid 1cs, Dow Corning 200 Fluid 1.5cs, Dow Corning 200 Fluid 2cs, Dow Corning 2-1184 Fluid, Dow Corning 245 Fluid, Dow Corning 246 Fluid, and Dow Corning 345 Fluid.

More info: www.dowcorning.com/ personalcare

DuPont Weathering Systems Tests Degradation from UV

DuPont Weathering Systems (DWS) relies on south Florida’s climate to test the exposure limits of everything from car paint and golf balls to hair dye. DWS has been in the business of exposing, measuring and analyzing the effects of weather on products of all kinds for nearly 80 years. The company’s exposure tests last anywhere from a few weeks to several years on a 10-acre site near Hialeah, a Miami suburb.  Its location in a quiet, residential area, away from freeways and major air routes, enhances the accuracy of testing because there is little environmental fallout that could skew results.

DuPont provides weathering studies for many of the company’s own businesses, as well as for independent testing laboratories, and is receiving new challenges from companies whose products must survive the ravages of sun, heat and humidity.

More info: Lesley Jacques, 305-822-8466, E-mail: Lesley.f.jacques@usa.dupont.com

Creative Fragrances from Sillage Aromatique

Sillage Aromatique, based in Singapore, is a fragrance manufacturer, formed by a partnership of French, American and Singaporean experts in the international fragrance market. The company’s French perfumers and research and development team are constantly updating the product offering and creating new fragrances in the quickly changing fragrance and cosmetic market.  Cosmetic and toiletries manufacturers in more than 15 countries in Asia, Middle East and Europe are using Sillage Aromatique fragrances. The company welcomes enquiries from customers and importers/distributors interested in local distribution.

    More info: Avi Borenstein, Email: avi@sillage.org; Tel: +65-6743 7480

Schülke & Mayr’s Skin Care Benefits

Combining the unique skin-feel and deodorant properties of ethylhexylglycerin with the known antimicrobial and humectant benefits of caprylyl glycol, Schülke & Mayr introduces Sensiva SC10, the latest development of global preservation. Tests show Sensiva SC10 significantly improves skin hydration. It can be used alone or in combination with traditional preservatives to maintain the microbiological stability of cosmetic product for the global market.

More info: www.schuelke-mayr.com

Natural Sourcing Adds Nilotica Shea Butter

Natural Sourcing added Nilotica shea butter to its line of nutritive, specialty butters for cosmeceutical use. Nilotica shea butter is a highly nourishing ingredient that is remarkably effective in healing dry and cracked skin, eczema, psoriasis and sun-damaged skin. It possesses a high content of unsaponifiable fatty acids, giving it the ability to moisturize and retain the elasticity of the skin.

Nilotica shea butter helps combat the signs of aging and can reduce the appearance of stretch marks. It moisturizes the lips and repairs brittle, damaged hair. Nilotica shea butter may also help to protect the skin against the damaging effects of the sun while repairing cellular degeneration. Nilotica shea butter is an anti-inflammatory and is a beneficial ingredient in formulations intended to reduce swelling and ease muscular aches and pains.

Nilotica shea butter is produced in Northern Uganda. It is superior in texture, nutritive value and aroma than shea butter produced in West Africa. Nilotica shea butter offers a significantly higher content of olein, a glyceride of oleic acid. Nilotica shea butter, therefore, is softer and creamier than West African shea butter, and it is more readily absorbed into the skin and hair. Nilotica shea butter also possesses a lighter, more pleasant aroma than West African shea butter, according to the company.

More info: www.naturalsourcing.com or call (800) 340-0080

Colorlab Launches Lip-Plumping Additive

In its newest addition to the private label custom blend systems, Colorlab introduces a lip-plumping additive. Designed for use in any of Colorlab Private Label’s lip-gloss or lipstick products, the addition transforms ordinary sticks and glosses to plumping lipstick or gloss.

The additive utilizes a natural, patented tripeptide, gly-his-lys, to volumize, plump, hydrate, smooth fine surface lines and improve lip contours. Lip plumper additive stimulates collagen production in the connective tissues. It is said to be a hypoallergenic, gentle and sheer proven natural alternative to collagen injections.
    More info: www.colorlabprivatelabel.com or 800-790-2417

Botanical Plus Introduces  a Line of Active Ingredients

The Botanicals Plus Company is now offering a series of new active ingredients that will allow skin care formulations to focus on delivering effective functional benefits to the skin. The new line of active ingredients will target enhanced skin barrier function, cell proliferation, anti-irritation, anti-wrinkle and skin-lightening properties.

These new novel ingredients are a result of utilizing a natural bioconversion process that will yield exceptionally high purity levels of glucans, poly-glutamic acid and poly-fructose derivatives and super antioxidants. These globally approved ingredients are exclusively available from Jeen International, a marketing partner for Botanicals Plus.

More info: info@jeen.com

Qosmedix Publishes 2008 Catalog

The Qosmedix 2008 catalog has been expanded to 412 pages organized into product categories: packaging and sampling, measuring and spatulas, swabs and applicators, organizers, skin care and spa supplies. With full-size color photos of thousands of medical quality disposables for sampling, packaging and spa services, the Qosmedix catalog helps plan projects and enhance brands. It was also designed for Cosmetic manufacturers, retailers, beauty suppliers, spas and salons to use as an essential tool for branding, promoting and selling products.
    More info: www.qosmedix.com or (631) 242-3270