Chocolate Ingredients by Symrise Now Available
The cocoa tree (theobroma cacao) is one of the exotic plants that have inspired our imagination for thousands of years, and even ancient tribes in South America used its beans to make chocolate, an invigorating elixir for the body, soul and senses.
In addition to being delicious, chocolate’s beneficial properties make it the ideal ingredient for use in cosmetic products. Symrise, a global supplier of fragrances and ingredients, has now introduced in its botanicals range a new line for the cosmetics industry: its new Chocolate Extrapone portfolio.
Alone or in combination with mint, rose, hemp, vanilla or ginger, Symrise’s Chocolate Extrapone range offers an innovative, natural botanical extract for any purpose or preference.
More info: www.symrise.com.
DSM Products Introduces Green Tea Extract
Green tea has been considered a healthy drink in Asia for centuries. And today, scientific data demonstrate that green tea extract can play an active role in overall health and an increased sense of well-being, as evidenced by its strong antioxidant properties, positive role in weight management, oral care and more.
In response, DSM Nutritional Products offer its Teavigo Seal of Guarantee - a unique product compatible with a broad range of dietary supplements attesting to natural and pure green tea extract (EGCG).
More info: www.teavigo.com.
SXI-2 New Raw Material from U.S. Cosmetics
U.S. Cosmetics Corporation of Dayville, CT recently introduced a new feel enhancer for cosmetics and toiletries, SXI-2, a lower-priced version of U.S. Cosmetics’ initial offering, SXI-5. It is said to provide excellent slip and spreadability on the skin with an exceptionally silky-smooth feel. Recommended applications include eye shadows, face powders, wet/dry powders, hot pours, liquid foundations and lip products.
More info: www.us-cosm.com.
Anti-Aging Peptide Available from LS
Members of the aging demographic are seeking products to restore the radiance and resistance of mature skin. To prevent sallowness, manufacturers of personal care products are offering solutions designed to meet these specific needs. Laboratoires Sérobiologiques, the active ingredients business of global specialty chemicals supplier Cognis, recently launched Syniorage LS 9748, an active peptide to reverse the effects of aging. It acts on the two constituents of the epidermis that are primarily responsible for its cohesion, thereby helping to enhance the appearance of the skin and restore its radiance, resistance and firmness.
Syniorage LS 9748 is a ready-to-use hydro-glycerinated tetrapeptide solution that helps to rejuvenate the epidermis and restore its cohesion and resistance. By stimulating the synthesis of syndecan-1 and collagen XVII, the ingredient enhances skin elasticity and firmness, thus improving its resistance and radiance. Syniorage can be incorporated in anti-aging face creams and various other products for mature skin.
More info: www.laboratoires-serobiologiques.com.
New Hair Care Ingredient by Momentive Performance
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. introduced Silsoft Care “quat” blend, a new proprietary product with potential use in hair care products that deliver conditioning performance benefits while adding volume. This new blend is an option for leave-on formulations designed to deliver soft feel and manageability without weighing down hair.
Silsoft Care blend is also a candidate to consider as an ingredient of choice for these typical performance benefits in rinse-off conditioners.
Silsoft Care blend contains a proprietary silicone that provides a new choice to consider for delivering conditioning properties to hair. A cyclic silicone acts as a volatile carrier, first spreading the silicone uniformly across the surface of hair, and then drying to leave a protective film. The new blend can help deliver volume. The film also provides wet and dry combing properties as well as sensory performance. Silsoft Care blend is being introduced globally.
“Hair care products that leave hair looking healthy, full of body and free of static are especially welcomed by consumers with fine hair,” said Beatriz Blanco, global marketing manager, Momentive Performance Materials. “The introduction of Silsoft Care blend helps us deliver on our performance promise to our customers and can help them deliver on their promise to consumers.”
Silsoft Care blend is a potential choice for many hair care applications including rinse-off and leave-in conditioners, hair serums, styling gels, pomades and pre-treatments for coloring, bleaching and permanents. When applied through a hair serum, Silsoft Care may help to significantly reduce damage caused by mechanical or chemical treatments to hair. More info: www.momentive.com
Celanese Introduces Dispersible Nonwoven Wipes
Responding to the need for flushable nonwoven products that completely disperse when disposed, Celanese Corporation recently introduced a new polymer system. The patent-pending polymer system, Nacrylic STP, adds value to chemically bonded wipes by supporting the wet strength requirements of products containing lotions and by triggering the wipe to fully disperse while in the presence of excess water. This all-new technology allows consumer product companies to market wipes as truly flushable products that disperse in virtually the same way as common toilet paper.
At the international engineered fabrics conference and expo, Celanese also presented its latest generation of emulsion technologies designed to support significant improvements in the performance, form and functionality of nonwovens and paper specialty products. Emulsions based on vinyl acetate/ethylene (VAE) and other chemistries allow product differentiation for engineered fabrics manufacturers while satisfying consumer and industrial requirements in areas such as softness, strength and reduced environmental impact.
According to Claudia Berrón, marketing manager for engineered fabrics at Celanese, one of the company’s greatest strengths in supporting industry innovation is its ability to leverage a diverse set of polymer emulsion and polyvinyl alcohol chemistry to deliver market winning solutions.
“We bring a remarkably broad range of technologies, including vinyl acetate/ethylene (VAE) emulsions, vinyl acrylic emulsions, vinyl acetate emulsions, acrylic polymers, functional polymers and polyvinyl alcohols, to developing functionality for engineered fabrics,” she said. “Our emulsions act as the primary fiber binder in nonwovens and paper specialties and also create high-value functional properties such as abrasive or exfoliating texture in wipes, burst resistance in filters, and water repellency in wallpaper.”
More info: www.celanese.com.
EMD Showcases New Colors
Two new hues of Ronastar interference color pigments were showed by EMD Chemicals Inc. (EMD) at the NYSCC Suppliers’ Day in New Jersey this past May. Ronastar Blue and Ronastar Copper are two of the latest additions to the color pigments line used to give cosmetic formulations a uniquely attractive interference effect. With a particle size of 10 to 100µm, they distinguish themselves with their higher hiding power and a rather subtle sparkle effect.
Ronastar Copper is suitable for use not only in lipsticks, nail polishes, eyeliners, eyeshadows and personal care products, but also in self-tanning formulations in combination with dihydroxyacetone (DHA), without diminishing the activity of the latter. Ronastar Blue displays an intense blue interference color tone, whose multicolor effect is accentuated by touches of pink glitter.
More info: www.emdchemicals.com
Dow Corning to Enhance Personal Care Applications
Clear, colorless, and providing a non-greasy feel, the new 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. The caprylyl methicone is a volatile alkyl methyl siloxane fluid that combines compatibility and handling ease with excellent spreadability and cleansing properties, unique feel and gloss improvement.
More info: www.dowcorning.com
Degussa Debuts New Catalog
Degussa’s household care business has published a new catalog of products that describes its offerings to the household, consumer and professional markets. The comprehensive, 16-page publication includes information on fabric softener raw materials, bleaching agents, caring additives, long-lasting freshness systems, odor absorbers, performance ingredients, thickening agents and rheology modifiers offered for use in the laundry care, home care, car care and industrial and institutional cleaner segments.
More info: www.degussa-household-care.com.
Keratin Now Halal Approved
The full range of Functional Keratin materials from Keratec has now been approved as Halal for the global market. Functional Keratin is a breakthrough material that captures, for the first time, all the physical and biological characteristics of native keratin in a versatile and active form.
More info: www.keratec.co.nz.
Permethyl Boosts Shine Quality in Lip Products
Get gloss and shine with Permethyl 246C from Presperse. This new product will bring out exceptional shine and gloss in lipsticks. To prove this point, a commercial lipstick was tested for gloss using a Novo glossmeter. The same commercial lipstick was then melted, and two new Permethyls were separately added to the base and recast. When these two products were evaluated using the glossmeter, a significant increase of gloss/shine was found over the original product, with Permethyl 246C providing over 72 units of gloss. Full procedures available upon request.
More info: presperse.com.
Silab Lifting Product Uses Sugar, Oats
Firmer, more toned, smoother skin: that is what women want as the years pass. Daily care products that are immediately and visibly effective are in strong demand in today’s market. Osilift, a sugar-based tensor ingredient, is Silab’s new spearhead.
An elastic, flexible molecule, Osilift is a purified fraction of branched natural polyoses obtained from avena sativa (oats). This very-high-molecular-weight network of complex sugars linked by intra- and inter-chains hydrogen bonds adheres to the surface of the skin in a continuous, cohesive “lifting” film. Easy formulability, strong lifting power and exceptionally long-lasting: Osilift can be incorporated into all tensor and remodelling face and body care products. More info: www.silab.fr.
Five Actives Target Beauty
Beauty is famously in the eye of the beholder. This reality is reflected in LS’ Entielles, a new range of naturally-derived actives from Laboratoires Sérobiologiques, the active ingredients business of global specialty chemicals supplier Cognis. The range is based around five distinct interpretations of femininity, originating from the five continents and illustrates the diversity among the conceptions of beauty. It also enables manufacturers to satisfy consumer demands for natural-source personal care products with biological active ingredients that offer proven benefits and safety.
LS’ Entielle Ressource is an advanced plant extract from the African camphor bush (tarchonanthus camphorates) that can significantly reduce the production of free radicals under stressful conditions. It also provides detoxifying and soothing effects. LS’ Entielle Allure is an advanced extract of lovage (also known as levisticum officinale) which skin to give it a youthful look.
LS’ Entielle Harmonie enables manufacturers to offer products that give an overall sense of relaxation. It consists of extracts of spiked ginger lily (hedychium spicatum), a plant that grows naturally in India.
The fourth ingredient is LS’ Entielle Spiritualité, a fragrant extract of white sandalwood (michelia alba) that belongs to the magnolia family. This natural ingredient is suitable for calming products.
The final ingredient in the range, LS’ Entielle Volupté, has been developed from an Amazonian pepper plant (schinus terebinthifolius). This spicy and sensual active significantly increases the dopamine release of neurons.
More info: www.laboratoires-serobiologiques.com.
Tospearl New Microspheres
Two new products will be added to Momentive Performance Materials Inc.’s global line of Tospearl microspheres, which offer cosmetics companies new options to consider for enhancing the performance and positioning of skin care and color cosmetic products.
Tospearl 1110A microspheres can help increase the softness and lubricity of personal care products, while Tospearl 3000A microspheres are a cost-effective option to consider for stepping up sensory benefits for a broad range of personal care applications.
Used in many cosmetic formulations, Tospearl microspheres can be used in skin care lotions and creams. Tospearl microspheres can help deliver a soft and smooth feel, lubricity and soft focus effects that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
In pressed powder formulations, Tospearl microspheres can offer sebum absorption and reduction of powder agglomeration.
“With the introduction of Tospearl 1110A microspheres and Tospearl 3000A microspheres, we now offer a full line of Tospearl microspheres, giving our customers the tools to respond to consumer demand by offering more sophisticated and affordable products,” said Beatriz Blanco, global marketing manager, Momentive Performance Materials. “Tospearl microspheres with lower particle size can excel at delivering soft focus effects, while the products with larger particle size, such as Tospearl 1110A microspheres, can offer excellent softness and outstanding lubricity.”
Each of the Tospearl microspheres differs in particle size and range, to support multiple performance attributes in products. Tospearl 1110A microspheres can also reduce powder agglomeration.
More info: www.momentive.com