Bar Soap Delivery System Developed by Twincraft
Soaps can now become high-end treat- ment vehicles with Twincraft Soap Company’s new delivery system technology. In the system, active ingredients don’t rinse off but actually adhere to the skin’s surface, activated by water, pH, heat and/or pressure. The technology is a result of Twincraft’s development work with Salvona Technologies. Launches will occur throughout 2007 and into 2008. More info: www.twincraft.com.
LCW-Sensient Rolls Out a Range of Novel Ingredients
This year, LCW–Sensient Cosmetic Technologies launched many new
concepts and products. Several developments have been led by its laboratories to achieve a fair balance between sustainable cosmetic products respecting the environment and the search of new textures combining technology and sensorial feeling.
One standout was sustainable cosmetics, edible products. Natural ingredients respecting both health and environment have been the main objective of the development of the Covagourmet line. This food grade range is based on the precise selection of substances derived from natural renewable sources. Four products are offered in the collection: Natpure Gum, a thickener for aqueous phase based on vegetable gums; Natpure Cellgum, a cellulosic ingredient allowing the formulation of surfactant-free emulsions while creating a thixotropic gel adapted to sprayable products; Natpure Sol, a natural solubilizer derived from sugar cane presenting excellent emulsifying properties for O/W emulsions and, Natpure SF, an emulsifier with a low HLB for W/O emulsions.
These four new ingredients complete other important products of the LCW lines with, in particular, a complete range of natural dyes to achieve the formulation of original products: edible cosmetics!
More info: www.lcw.fr.
Innospec Rolls Out Finsolv Benzoate Ester Family
Innospec recently debuted its new line of Finsolv Benzoate Esters. There are 17 different types in the category, including Finsolv TPP, a solubilizer for high SPF organic sunscreens; Finsolv SB, which is based on natural alcohol and improves flash foam; and Finsolv BOHS-111, a low viscosity, vegetable-based ester with superior wetting/dispersing properties. More info: www.innospecinc.com.
Pureganic Is New Line from Drom Fragrances
Drom Fragrances is aiming to redefine the degree of scent purity with Pureganic, 100% pure essential oils. Familiar yet sometimes forgotten fragrances such as bergamot mint or orange thyme have been recultivated for the collection, which was granted the “For Organically Produced Food” certificate. More info: www.drom.com.
Arylessence Taps into Trends for Market Information
Where do consumers look for inspiration and find like-minded marketers? Trend zones. “The 2007-2008 Arylessence TrendWatch” is a planning guide for fragrance stories based on these trend zones. In “TrendWatch,” Arylessence perfumers and evaluators share their thoughts about fragrance experiences based on modern color and lifestyle trends. Three lifestyles featured in “TrendWatch” in particular—exotica, health/well-being and luxury living—have been determined to be fragrance inspirations for new product concepts into 2008. More info: www.arylessence.com.
New Skin Lightener Out from Symrise
Symrise researchers have developed an active agent for the rapidly growing market for skin lighteners: SymWhite 377. The compound can be used in a wide variety of cosmetics applications, such as lightening skin tone and treating light-induced pigmentation of the skin and hair. SymWhite 377 (INCI: phenylethyl resorcinol) is an antioxidant that is also highly effective in influencing the formation of pigmentation. More info: www.symrise.com.
TRI-K Introduces New Line
Solashield CCT-70 and Solashield BG are the latest news at TRI-K Industries and Kemira. By incorporating Kemira’s UV-Titan micro titanium dioxide powders, the Solashield line offers enhanced performance, better esthetics and ease of use in sunscreen products and daily cosmetics with SPF.
TRI-K’s Solashield CCT-70 and Solashield BG are compatible with a wide range of ingredients, such as emollients, emulsifiers and waterproofing agents. More info: www.tri-k.com
Aloecorp Creates Unique Aloe Flakes
A new dehydration system, utilized within the patented Qmatrix aloe processing method at Aloecorp, will open the door to some versatile uses for aloe vera, according to the company. Aloecorp’s final product is a dehydrated aloe in a unique crystalline flake form. The Qmatrix process results in a final dehydrated product that is scientifically proven to possess solubility and stability without the need for preservatives. Qmatrix crystal flakes do not require refrigeration or freezing. This innovative, environmentally friendly “green” technology is available only from Aloecorp. More info: www.aloecorp.com.
Symrise Launches SymMollient
Seeking a new, water-soluble emollient with sensory properties that soothe dry skin? Symrise has recently expanded its range of functionals through the addition of a hydrophilic emollient known as SymMollient W/S.
The use of hair and skin cleansers causes defatting and dehydration of the skin, a situation evidenced by dry and increasingly rough skin. To combat these effects, Symrise has developed SymMollient W/S, which improves the suppleness of the skin by restoring its lipid content, regulates the moisture content of the skin and improves the skin tolerance of surfactants. More info: www.symrise.com.
Protelan PCA-Esters Offer a Multitude of Benefits
Zschimmer & Schwarz Protelan PCA-Esters combine active ingredient properties with emollient effect to form multi-functional, oil-soluble cosmetic raw materials. The ingredients act in formulations to improve moisture, reduce stickiness in lip gloss, increase water resistance and also offer co-emulsification properties. More info: www.zschimmer-schwarz.com.