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U.S. Cosmetics Introduces Treated Pigments

February 6, 2007

U.S. Cosmetics Introduces Treated Pigments

U.S. Cosmetics Introduces Treated Pigments

U.S. Cosmetics Corporation, Dayville,  CT has introduced a series of Lipoaminoacid (LP)-treated pigments for use in color cosmetics. The patented, chemically bonded surface treatment is based on a combination of palmitoyl proline and other amino acids. Powder products made from LP-treated pigments and substrates exhibit excellent spreadability and uniformity compared to other surface-treated materials, as well as very good skin adhesion. Substrates available with the LP treatment include talc, sericite, mica, titanium dioxide and iron oxides. Pressed powders and liquid foundations are the primary product categories that would benefit from the use of the LP series.
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Jedwards Produces Borage and Pomegranate Oils

Jedwards has begun the contract production of borage seed oil and pomegranate seed oil. The strategic move was intended to enhance Jedwards position as a supplier of specialty oils and butters to the food, dietary supplement and cosmetic industries in North America. Contract growing seeds will also enable Jedwards International to offer borage and pomegranate oils more consistently.
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Surefil Increases Testing Capabilities

The introduction of new lab equipment will increase Surefil’s raw material testing capabilities. The new equipment will allow Surefil chemists to test both raw materials and finished products for the company’s major brand partners. Additions to the Surefil lab include a fourier transform infrared spectrometer, two titro processors, a digital waterbath, a gardener color scale and a Sutherland rub tester. More info:

Ross’ X-Series High Shear Mixer Now Has New Options

The X-Series High Shear Mixer is now  being offered with several new optional design features. The mixer includes optional features such as, rotor-stator gap adjustment from .010 to .030, jacketed mix chamber for 50 psig, cored stator for heating or cooling, stainless steel seal barrier tank and a cooling system for bearing housing with type J thermocouple 75 HP drive for operation at 5800 rpm.

This patented design includes a unique rotor-stator generator that creates high shear rates at tip speeds up to 17,000 feet per minute. The X-Series mixers are offered in several standard industrial and sanitary designs up to 250 hp. All wetted parts are typically constructed of type 316-stainless steel and include double mechanical seals.

The X-Series is typically used for the production of fine emulsions and dispersions. Sub-micron particle sizes are easily produced using this model. More info: 1-800-243-ROSS.

Dow Corning Gives Hope to Damaged Hair

Research completed by Dow Corning gives hope to hair that has been damaged by heat styling, coloring and the environment. Single fiber tensile measurements obtained on hair treated with Dow Corning silicones, three materials—Dow Corning 5-7113 Silicone Quat Microemulsion, 5-7070 Si Amino Elastomer Emulsion and 2-2078 Fluid—demonstrated hair strengthening benefits in leave–on and rinse–off applications. The products also provide a range of other benefits such as wet and dry combing, heat and color protection, curl retention, smooth feel, frizz control, shine and straightening. More info:

Technature Expands Bath Line

With a new ultra-fine powder that dissolves better in water, Technature has expanded its bath line offering. The ultra-fine powder improves skin feel and creates an overall feeling of wellbeing. More info:;

Croda’s Cromollient SCE Boosts Cleaning Power

Cromollient SCE, a 100% active patented ester made by Croda is shown to reduce the irritation potential of household or institutional cleaners without compromising cleaning ability. Cromollient SCE boosts the cleaning power of most applications such as dishwashing soap, shower and tub cleaners and disinfecting wipes. When used at efficacious levels it also imparted a soft after-feel to hands. It is compatible with many surfactants and will produce clear surfactant systems. Cromollient SCE can be added  to most cleaning systems to improve mildness and create gentler products without reformulation. More info:

McKernan Helps Companies Cash In Their Surplus

McKernan Packaging Clearing House recently wrote a check for $30,000 to a major household and chemical specialties manufacturer for its obsolete packaging. In addition, McKernan saved the company an additional disposal fee, noted company president Tim McKernan. Now, McKernan, which buys and sells surplus packaging components, is offering these trigger sprayers at a 30% discount. More info: (800) SURPLUS or (847) 382-4600

Seppic Launches SOS Silhouette Slimming Program

Seppic has launched its SOS silhouette slimming program with an active ingredient duo that acts on adipocytes with adiposlim and adipoless.  Adiposlim simultaneously restricts and eliminates the storage of fats in the adipocytes by inhibiting free fatty acid production and stimulating lipolysis, which recycles these free fatty acids into energy.

The product reduces existing cellulite in just a month with visible improvement demonstrated in vivo versus placebo. In terms of efficacy, it is as efficient as caffeine for the lipolytic action but  adiposlim is easier to use and offers the advantage of avoiding triglyceride reformation.

Adipoless prevents cellulite formation by blocking the MMP-9 signals that control new adipocyte recruitment through an original anti-adipogenesis mechanism. It uses an innovative anti-angiogenesis mode of action where the formation of new blood vessels are inhibited, which suppresses cell maturation and forces the adipocytes to stay in their dormant, non-operational, non-fat storing form.
Both adiposlim and adipoless are well tolerated by the skin and can be used independently or together for a slimming effect. More info:
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