Supplier's Corner

Nectapure Helps Fight

November 14, 2005

Nectapure, a new ingredient from Alpa- flor, Basel, Switzerland, is said to treat “city stress.” Nectapure is a standardized extract that combines the anti-oxidative stress and anti-pollution properties of Buddleja davidii and Thymus vulgaris with pure Swiss mountain water, company executives.
“City stress” is a combination of oxidative stresses from UV exposure, smoke, ozone, temperature fluctuations and soot that initiate the formation of harmful free radicals. Continuous exposure to these stressors can create cellular damage, leading to accelerated aging and loss of skin vitality, Alpaflor executives said.
Nectapure is prepared with Swiss mountain water that is said to provide purity and exclusive moisturizing properties. Nectapure’s effects were backed up by in-vitro data showing excellent anti-oxidative properties in comparison to the well-known antioxidant Trolox.
Company executives said that additionally, an in-vivo study demonstrated the moisturizing efficacy of Nectapure.
The ingredient can be used in a variety of formulations including anti-aging cosmetics, sun and after-sun products.
Nectapure is soluble in water and can be incorporated either warm or cold into a cosmetic formulation. It is stable in the pH range of 4.5-6.5. The recommended concentration is 3-5%. More info: (203) 822-9800; Website: www centerchem.com.
  • Supply-Side Innovations

    Supply-Side Innovations

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director||March 1, 2017
    Raw material suppliers roll up their sleeves and roll out their new products for the global cleaning industry.

  • New Faces in Familiar Places

    New Faces in Familiar Places

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director||March 1, 2017
    The American Cleaning Institute officially welcomed its new president.

  • Special Delivery

    Special Delivery

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director||March 1, 2017
    UV protection is important, but what good is that sunscreen if consumers won’t apply it?

  • It’s Magic!

    It’s Magic!

    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor||March 20, 2017
    Argan oil-infused ‘Moroccan’ lip care brand jumps from WholeFoods into CVS.

  • On the Cutler Edge

    On the Cutler Edge

    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor||March 13, 2017
    Top brand source at Redken forecasts up-to-the-minute hair trends.

  • Take The Hint

    Take The Hint

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||March 13, 2017
    Water brand forays into sun protection by capitalizing on scent and experience.