Innovative Natural Ingredients from Extracts & Ingredients
• Cosmetic chemists from throughout the Northeastern U.S. attended a cosmetics seminar sponsored by Extracts & Ingredients in April to learn more about several naturally-derived raw materials that can help formulators create novel products. For example, Kalident (calcium hydroxyapatite) provides a range of benefits in oral hygiene. It imparts natural remineralization of subsurface and dental enamel, removes plaque without being abrasive, whitens enamel without relying on chemical and abrasive artificial treatment, repairs and reverses dental microlesions and reduces dental hypersensitivity.
Another functional hydroxyapatite, Apalight, has applications in sun care formulations. This skin-friendly, micro-dispersed mineral active enhances UV protection with a performance that is comparable or even superior to TiO2, according to the company. Moreover, it imparts soft-focus effects to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Extracts & Ingredients also offers Kalinat (sodium DNA), an anti-wrinkle active that increases skin moisture levels, elasticity and skin thickness, while reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
For those interested in formulating hair loss treatments, there’s Stimucap, a material derived from conjugated linoleic acid, glutathione and sodium DNA. In a 30-day trial involving 30 volunteers, Stimucap outperformed Minoxidil in hair resistance and hair loss tests. At the same time, Stimucap was well-tolerated by test subjects.
• For those looking for functional ingredients for their personal care formulations, Extracts & Ingredients offers the Olivoil family of products, which includes surfactants and emulsifiers, as well as two actives (Olivoil PCA and olive milk). The emulsifier is compatible with vegetable oils, mineral oils, esters, silicones, sunscreens, pigments and a wide range of active ingredients. At 3-5% use levels, it creates a fluid emulsion, and at 5-10% it creates a thick emulsion. At the same time, it leaves a smooth, soft skin feel; improves skin compactness; reduces redness of irritated skin, reduces TEWL and increases elasticity, according to the company.
Olivoil Avenate surfactant (INCI: Potassium olivoyl hydrolyzed oat protein) is PEG-free, 100% vegetal, non-irritating to skin and eyes and highly biodegradable. The material contains oat, rather than wheat, protein to impart a silky feel on skin.
More info:Extracts & Ingredients, Union, NJ,Tel: 908-688-9009;Website: www.morretec.com
SC Johnson’s Fortaleza Hall Earns LEED Gold Certification
• SC Johnson’s Fortaleza Hall in Racine, WI has earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification in New Construction from the U.S. Green Building Council. The company designed and built Fortaleza Hall, which opened in January 2010.
The space, which honors the late Sam Johnson, the fourth generation leader of the company and chairman emeritus, offers visitors a chance to learn more about the SC Johnson company through displays and memorabilia and serves as The Commons for SC Johnson employees, offering amenities like dining, concierge service, company store, bank and fitness center. It was designed by London-based Foster + Partners.
“Sustainability was a priority in building Fortaleza Hall, and we’re extremely honored to announce this LEED Gold recognition as Fortaleza Hall begins its second year of operation,” said Kelly M. Semrau, SVP-global corporate affairs, communication and sustainability. “Our employees and visitors from our local community and beyond have had an opportunity to experience and learn from the many green features, and the innovative design, of Fortaleza Hall.”
Fortaleza Hall earned multiple credits in six categories in the certification process (Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Innovation and Design).
Materials and design elements included low VOC paint, stains and varnishes; regionally-sourced natural stone; oculus glass/glazing to minimize the impact of solar radiation; recycled material flooring, Forest Stewardship Council wood; low waste appliances/systems; and water efficient fixtures including rainwater returns.
“While we’re continuously working to green all our operations, Fortaleza Hall gave us the chance to design a sustainable structure from the ground up,” said Semrau. “We’re pleased that our SC Johnson family and visitors can enjoy this addition to our Racine, WI headquarters.”
Wacker BioSolutionsNames Brenntag aDistribution Partner
• Wacker Chemical Corp. has named Brenntag Specialties, Inc. (BSI) the distribution partner for its Wacker BioSolutions Division Cavamax cyclodextrin-based personal care products.
According to Christoph Winterhalter, Wacker BioSolutions’ vice president-Americas, and Ted Davlantes, Wacker Chemical Corporation director, distribution management, serving the personal care industry through the assignment of BSI corresponds with the company’s ongoing improvement process for matching customer needs to timely delivery and service solutions.
Specifically, Davlantes said Brenntag’s professional reputation and strong track record serving other Wacker distributor partner needs were key in making the assignment.
United Way HonorsProcter & Gamble
• TheUnited Way has honored Procter & Gamble (P&G) with two Summit awards for the company and its employees’ volunteer and community impact efforts.
“Procter & Gamble is taking bold action to improve lives,” said Brian Gallagher, president and chief executive officer of United Way Worldwide. “Whether it’s providing grants for early childhood education, significant cash and product donations or the thousands of hours employees volunteer every year, P&G is strengthening communities and helping millions of children around the world.”
P&G and its employees demonstrated their commitment to touch and improve lives by contributing time, cash and product to United Way organizations around the world last year, including raising almost $16 million for local communities through employee campaigns. In concert with the company’s Live, Learn and Thrive program that helps children get off to a healthy start, receive access to education, and build skills for life, P&G helped expand the reach of United Way organizations around the world.”
For instance, P&G provided support for the creation of United Way chapters in Panama and Honduras, and supported on-going efforts in Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Canada and the U.S.Through efforts like these, P&G has helped more than 210 million children globally since 2007–on its way to reaching 300 million by 2012. P&G also provided support to United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s Winning Beginnings and Success By 6 early childhood education programs and the Born Learning program in Latin America. In addition to employee financial donations, more than 5,000 P&Gers volunteered more than 37,000 hours to United Way agencies last year, including more than 145 team volunteer events, a 453% increase over the previous year.
“At P&G, our purpose of touching and improving lives, now and for generations to come compels us to make a difference in the communities in which we live and work,” said Bob McDonald, president and chief executive officer, Procter & Gamble. “We are proud of this recognition from United Way as it shows we are bringing our purpose to life in everything we do.”
Bosley Pro Strength JoinsThe Beauty Bus
• Bosley Professional Strength sponsored the Beauty Bus Foundation’s 2nd Annual Beauty Drive, which took place on April 17. As a sponsor, Bosley Professional Strength helped raise more than $100,000.
More than 350 people attended the event at Hollywood’s House of Blues, which was transformed into a working salon, complete with straightening, curling and shimmer treatments, manicures, makeup application and much more. Notable attendees included beauty industry icon Ann Mincey, the event’s honoree. Mincey, a Redken 5th Avenue spokesperson and Beauty Bus board member, received the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award for her commitment to making a difference in the lives of patients and caregivers.
“The outreach, support, and enthusiasm for making ‘everyday a beautiful day’ for those struggling with a chronic illness or their care takers was so amazing at the Beauty Drive this year,” said Bosley Professional Strength president Eric McLemore. “Whether awareness builds because of the founders of Beauty Bus, a reality TV show, a product company’s support, cosmetologists volunteering their time or a beauty industry icon supporting the cause, I couldn’t be happier or prouder to see Beauty Bus grow and reach more people with their services.”
“There are not words to express our appreciation for Bosley Professional Strength’s sponsorship of the 2011 Beauty Drive and the Beauty Bus Foundation,” said Jaclyn Rosenson, Beauty Bus program manager. “Bosley Professional Strength’s Beauty Drive sponsorship helped us raise 60% more than we raised last year. The event could not have happened without their support, and we are so grateful.”
On April 3, Bosley Professional Strength also donated product for Walk MS, for which Beauty Bus served as a sponsor.
More info: www.bosleypro.com
Coty Donates $400K to North Carolina Storm Relief Efforts
• Coty is donating $400,000 to relief or- ganizations helping North Carolina recover from the devastation of violent storms and tornados.
Coty Inc., one of the largest employers in the Sanford, NC community, is donating funds to the Triangle Chapter of the American Red Cross and Lee County United Way to assist with both immediate and long-term recovery efforts.
In addition, Coty is providing support to employees who have suffered major property damage from the tornados. No fatalities or major injuries were reported among the company’s Sanford, NC plant’s employees. The plant itself did not suffer property damage.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who suffered because of these violent storms,” said Bernd Beetz, Coty’s CEO. “We are concerned about the welfare of our employees and all those living in the Sanford community and continue to monitor the situation closely. We will continue to support local relief efforts as the situation continues to evolve.”
Coty has set up an internal structure to provide round-the-clock support to its employees and their families. Employees are also working closely with local officials and other relief organizations.
Arizona Chemical TapsMatsumoto in Japan
• Arizona Chemical has entered into an exclusive agreement with Matsumoto Trading Co., Ltd. to distribute the company’s unique line of bio-based specialty polymers to the personal care industry in Japan.
The companies presented together at the Cosmetics Ingredients & Technology Exhibition (CITE) at Pacifico Yokohama in Japan in May.
Under the agreement, Matsumoto will offer Sylvaclear, Slyvasol and Uniclear specialty polymers, Arizona Chemical’s patented products that provide a broad range of functionality in personal care and cosmetics applications.
“We are impressed with Matsumoto Trading’s long and distinguished history of achieving customer satisfaction by linking the latest technology and knowledge in the field with the development of advanced consumer products,” said Tom Fontana, director of Specialty Products for Arizona Chemical.
More info: www.arizonachemical.com
Symrise Nets Five ASP Awards
• Every two years, the American Society of Perfumers (ASP) recognizes the accomplishments of manufacturing companies for fragrance excellence with the Perfumers Choice Awards.
At the 2011 Perfumers Choice Awards event, which was held at May 11 at the City Winery in New York City, Symrise won awards in five categories: Best Classic fine fragrance—Women’s, Best Hair Care fragrance specialty, Best Shower & Body fragrance (mass), Best Shower & Body fragrance (specialty) and Best fragrance in a challenging base.
The perfumers behind these successes are Dirk Braun, David Apel, Nathalie Ananou and Nathalie Benareau. They were supported by a team of skilled evaluators—Barbara Messina, Janice Bloom, Chantell Gerena and Jennifer Schneider.
“It was a proud moment for us. The awards symbolize our dedication and commitment to create best-in-class fragrances. We hope these fragrances will contribute to product success in the marketplace. Congratulations to our perfumers, evaluation teams and our brand partners for their extraordinary creativity, passion and efforts,” said Achim Daub, member of the Symrise executive board and global president scent and care.
According to Daub, the awards “demonstrate our ability to combine creativity with consumer knowledge, innovation and technical know-how. Innovation and consumer focus are the key pillars of our strategy, enabling us to attain these successes.”