Biochemica Rolls Out Line of Body Butters
BioChemica recently released a complete line of body care butters for the personal care industry at In-Cosmetics and New York Suppliers’ Day. Most are ideal for cosmetics, toiletries, soaps, massage oils and balms, hair care and sun care preparations and are completely oil miscible and contain no preservatives or coloring agents.
The collection includes Brazil Nut Butter, Chamomile Butter, Horsetail Butter, Lavender Butter, Lemon Butter (Ultra Refined), Lemon Grass Butter, Lime Butter (Ultra Refined), Matcha Green Tea Butter, Orange Butter, Pumpkin Seed Butter, Shea Butter HMP (High Melt Point) Ultra Refined, Tangerine Butter (Ultra Refined), Tucuma Butter (Ultra Refined), Brazil Nut Oil and Coffee Oil.
Body butters are becoming more popular in natural personal care. Take Brazil Nut Butter (berthorlletia excelsa seed oil (and) hydrogenated vegetable oil) as an example. The Brazil Nut Tree is found typically in the northern area of Brazil. The fruit of this tree is high in nutritional content, and the seed contains approximately 67% oil rich in fatty acids such as oleic and linoleic, with small amounts of myristic and stearic acids, along with phytosterol.
Biochemica takes this nutrient-rich oil and combines it with its proprietary exotic butter base to act on cutaneous dryness, forming a film that impedes evaporation of moisture from the skin.
Another example is Biochemica’s Lavender Butter (prunus amygdalus dulcis (almond) oil/lavandula angustifolia extract/hydrogenated vegetable oil). Lavender Butter is a proprietary cosmetic “butter” developed exclusively by BioChemica International for cosmetic use. Lavender Butter is actually an extract of whole lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flowers using a sweet almond oil/hydrogenated vegetable oil mix which produces a smooth, velvety “butter” at room temperature that smells of fresh growing lavender. This product delivers not only the clinically proven power of lavender, that produces calming effects, but also has an easy to use butter base. It is completely oil miscible and contains no preservatives or coloring agents.
More info: www.biochemica.com.
Green Chemical Solutions Are New from Cognis
The demand for green solutions in the personal and home care/I&I segment is growing rapidly, as customers are increasingly concerned with the environmental and safety impact of the products they buy— looking for labels such as green, organic, natural or ecological. Manufacturers who want to develop products in line with this global ecoethics trend can choose the appropriate ingredients from Cognis Care Chemicals portfolio by utilizing Green Chemical Solutions, an innovative classification system.
Green Chemical Solutions from the care chemicals strategic business unit of global specialty chemicals supplier Cognis is a new classification system based on product specific data. It offers clear information on the entire care chemicals product range at a glance, showing the proportion of natural, renewable raw materials in every ingredient. By categorizing its portfolio into different levels of naturalness, care chemicals makes it easy for formulators to choose suitable ingredients and to determine the degree of greenness for end-products.
More info: www.cognis.com.
TRI-K Introduces Easylift Active
Easylift is a new tightening active from TRI-K Industries’ Soliance, designed to instantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. One hundred percent natural and sustainably developed, Easylift is a synergistic blend of Acacia and Rhizobian gum. When applied to the skin, the polymers in Easylift act together to form a continuous, elastic network across the skin’s surface.
As it dries, Easylift tightens and lifts the skin. Within minutes, wrinkles are reduced, and fine lines vanish right before—and from under— your eyes. These long-lasting effects won’t cause the skin to feel tight. Rather, the skin feels comfortably smooth and looks younger.
Easylift is preservative-free, ECOCERT-certified and non-GMO, and is available in North America through TRI-K Industries.
More info: www.tri-k.com.
Presperse Partners with Tayca Corporation
Presperse, Inc. will market Tayca Corporation’s TiO2 materials and work on new technology developments for the sunscreen and overall cosmetic industry. Effective June 1, 2007 Presperse is the U.S. supplier of Tayca’s MT series of micro titanium dioxides products sold for use in cosmetic applications.
Tayca’s MT series of micro titanium dioxides provides a high level of protection to the skin from the harmful effects of UV rays, and offers unlimited possibilities for sun care, skin care and color cosmetics. These innovative products have been developed through a carefully controlled level of micronizing and surface-coating technologies, which have made Tayca a leading producer of titanium dioxide products.
More info: www.presperse.com.
Keratec Conducts Research Project on Novel Peptide
Keratec researchers, in conjunction with colleagues from the Chemical and Environmental Research Institute of Barcelona (IIQAB), have recently published work on the ground-breaking Functional Keratin ingredient Keratec ProSina. The research, published in the Journal of Cosmetic Science, examines the benefits of this novel peptide, which is targeted at hand and skin care applications.
The research measured significant improvements in the skin’s water-holding capacity, hydration and elasticity, all as a result of treatment with Keratec ProSina. Furthermore, it was found that Keratec ProSina can prevent damage from surfactant exposure.
Keratec ProSina is isolated and extracted from wool using Keratec’s proprietary manufacturing process.
More info: www.keratec.com.
HallStar Launches New Personal Care Ingredients
The HallStar Company recently introduced a range of personal care ingredients for sun care and skin care products. The new products provide formulators with a broad arsenal of ingredients that improve protection against Ultraviolet A (UVA) rays and increase the effectiveness of other protection products.
“HallStar is committed to providing the right chemistry and positive solutions for our customers,” said Gary Wentworth, vice president, HallStar Innovations. “These new ingredients build on our strong partnerships with formulators and marketers who want to improve performance and differentiate their products in the marketplace.”
“Consumers are increasingly aware of the dangers of exposure to UVA and other factors that increase aging and damage to the skin,” said Craig Bonda, director, research & development, personal care ingredients, HallStar. “We are aggressively pursuing innovative ways to improve protection and utility of suncare, skin care, and cosmetic products.”
HallStar’s recent ingredient introductions in the personal care line include the following: Polycrylene, Spectrasolv DMDA, HallBrite BHB, HallGreen PS, HallGreen PCN and HallGel 305.
More info: www.hallstar.com.
Sepilift Delivers in Anti-Aging Study
Seppic has published new studies to further support the performance of Sepilift DPHP, a dipalmitoyl hydroxy proline lipovector. This anti-wrinkle ingredient moisturizes the skin and reduced the appearance of the visible signs of aging.
The new anti-aging, in vivo study was performed on 20 volunteers to evaluate the efficacy of the product versus a well-known benchmark lipopeptide. In comparison, the Sepilift DPHP had produced significant results while the lipopeptide at 3% did not show statistical anti-aging effects.
At a 1% use level, Sepilift DPHP has induced a statistically strong reduction of wrinkles compared to the placebo (-32%) and to the benchmark lipopeptide (-16%).
More info: www.seppic.com.