Evonik Extends Portfolio with Plant Extracts
Evonik Goldschmidt GmbH extends its current technology platform of active ingredients with a third pillar—new plant extracts. The company introduced four new plant extracts at the SCS Formulate exhibition recently held in the U.K. Tego Galanga is a natural extract obtained from the roots of kaempferia galanga. It is a natural source of ethyl p-methoxycinnamate and is ideal for the protection of hair fibers and hair color fading against UV radiation.
Tego Policosanol is a natural mixture of higher aliphatic alcohols extracted from sugar cane wax. It is recommended for oily skin and provides sebum control benefits and inhibits the growth of microorganisms. Tego Arjuna, is a standardized extract from the heartwood of the terminalia arjuna tree. It is said to be ideal for anti-aging formulations and decreases the depth and the number of deep wrinkles, moisturizes the skin and reinforces its barrier function.
Tego Turmerone is the distilled fraction of turmeric oil extracted from the root of curcuma longa by an environmentally-friendly process. More info: www.evonik.com
DCI Introduces Alternative to Hyaluronic Acid Injections
Distinctive Cosmetic Ingredients (DCI) introduced a patent-pending ingredient, DC Upregulex, which is said to boost hyaluronic acid content in skin via a more subtle and less drastic approach as compared to standard injections.
According to the company, DC Upregulex will become a popular new active ingredient for anti-aging formulations in the next few years due to growing consumer understanding of the importance of hylauronic acid for maintaining youthful skin. More info: www.dcingredients.com
EMD Rolls Out Its Latest Shimmering Ingredient
Timiron Synwhite 40 from EMD Chemicals gives cosmetic products an incomparable brilliance. Developed by EMD’s parent company, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, this product was launched in markets outside the U.S. and Canada in August 2007. The clear snow-white mass tone, higher hiding power compared to conventional silver-white cosmetic pigments and unique brilliance of Timiron Synwhite 40 provides precious shimmering silver-white effects to cosmetic products.
Particularly transparent or pure white products like shampoos or shower gels are visually enhanced with the application of Timiron Synwhite 40. Timiron Synwhite 40 is based on synthetic mica that is coated with titanium dioxide. More info: www.emdchemicals.com
Cognis Presents Its Latest Ingredients at India Show
For the modern consumer, the concepts of well-being and performance are closely linked. At In-Cosmetics India in Mumbai, Cognis Care Chemicals and its active ingredients business Laboratoires Sérobiologiques exhibited a range of products and concepts designed to deliver a holistic product experience in line with the wellness trend. Among the ingredients and products on display were solubilizers, emulsifiers, surfactants, thickener, wax dispersions, emollients, polymers and active ingredients that enable manufacturers to meet new consumer demands.
One of the ingredients on display was Cetiol SenSoft, an emollient that is highly compatible with common raw materials and offers hydrolytic stability, good UV filter solubilizing power and powder-wetting properties. More info: www.cognis.com
Moroccan Argan Oil Is Latest Special Lipid
The newest ingredient from Natural Sourcing is a cold-pressed Moroccan argan oil [argania spinosa (argan) nut oil)] to its line of specialty lipids for cosmeceutical use. Argan oil nourishes, moisturizes and improves the skin’s elasticity. The oil is high in fatty acids including omega-9 oleic acid and omega-6 linoleic acid. It can be effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and in treating aging skin, dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, acne and sunburn. More info: www.naturalsourcing.com
New Alco Chemical Portfolio Features Specialty Additives
Alco Chemical has published “Alco Fabric Home Care Portfolio— Specialty Additives for Cleaning and Care” containing information on the company’s products for laundry, dishwashing, home care, and institutional and industrial applications. The literature package features brochures for a diverse range of product platforms within a broad range of applications. Among the products featured are: anti-redeposition, anti-encrustation, anti-spotting, anti-filming, anti-static, dispersancy, encapsulation and delivery, film formers, processing aids, rheology modification, scale control/inhibition, water hardness control and wrinkle reduction. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
More info: www.nationalstarch.com
Momentive Rolls Out Micro Spherical Silicone Powder
Momentive Performance Materials introduced Tospearl 150KA silicone microspheres with a proprietary, spiky surface that can help the delivery of enhanced soft focus benefits in skin care and color cosmetic products. Tospearl 150KA microfine spherical silicone resin particles have a three-dimensional network structure. The spikes on the surface significantly enhances the line blurring and soft focus properties. More info: www.momentive.com
Botaneco Releases Natural Emulsifier
Botaneco recently presented a poster at the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) annual meeting in New York. The poster, “Safflower Oleosomes—A Multifunctional Route to Emulsifier Free Formulations,” highlighted the superior performance benefits and properties of Botaneco’s branded line of safflower oleosomes (hydresia), recently unveiled in October during the SCC show in California.
Botaneco’s Andrew Baum says, “Hydresia makes it easy to be green for manufacturers for a host of reasons.” More info: www.botaneco.ca
Symrise Introduces Actipone
Natural phytochemicals are among the most highly sought after ingredients in cosmetics. Symrise has been working for years to supply the international cosmetics industry with a large array of innovative natural ingredients of proven efficacy. The company now combines its plant extracts under a new product line: Symrise Actipone. The Symrise Actipone range covers a variety of natural, largely standardized plant extracts from Asia, Europe and Africa.
More info: www.symrise.com
Chemical Compliance Systems Creates Green Analytical Device
In response to the rising green trend, Chemical Compliance Systems presents the Green Product Compliance Analytical System (GP-CAS), a device that can complete a green analysis of a personal care product within 5-10 seconds. The GP-CAS is customizable, expandable and delivers chemical-based green assessments. More info: www.chemply.com