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HallStar Presents New Ingredient for Sun Care

April 30, 2008

HallStar Presents New Ingredient for Sun Care

HallStar Presents New Ingredient for Sun Care

The HallStar Company, a Chicago-based specialty chemistry company, introduced a new multifunctional ingredient for sunscreen and other personal care products with sun protection. HallStar SolaSil PSF combines the aesthetic appeal and cushion of silicone with a powerful photostabilizer that increases protection for the consumer against the both the burning (UVB) and aging (UVA) effects of the sun’s radiation.
“HallStar Solasil PSF builds on and extends HallStar’s expertise in photostability,” said Craig Bonda, R&D director, personal care ingredients, HallStar. “As photostability experts, we have the technologies our customers need to deliver photostable, broad-spectrum sun protection that meets or exceeds the highest international standards.”
HallStar SolaSil PSF is the first product available commercially from SolaSil, LLC, a joint venture between The HallStar Company and Cosmetic Intellectual Properties, LLC (CIP), two companies that are pioneering innovations in the personal care industry. More info:

Kemira Launches New Pigmentary Titanium Dioxide

Kemira Specialty, Inc. rolled out its newest pigmentary titanium dioxide (TiO2) product, Kemira AC360, at PCHi in Shanghai last month.

According to the company, TiO2 is widely used in the industry as a white pigment due to its superior brightness and high refractive index characteristics. AC360 is an alumina-silane treated pigmentary dioxide. It offers improved color characteristics for a greater range of use. More info:

Croda Launches Trimollient BC To Combat UVA Penetration

With growing consumer concerns about UV radiation, the demand to ensure proper protection from sun care products has dramatically spiked in the past few years. Croda Inc. has answered this demand by launching Trimollient BC, a patented citrate ester demonstrating valuable benefits in the area of sun protection. It enhances a sunscreen’s UVA absorption quality and enables formulators to place maximum UVA protection claims on their finished product labels. More info:

Cosmetochem Presents New Line of Botanicals

Cosmetochem has partnered with Australian company, Outback Spirit Pty. Ltd., to present Outback Spirit Botanicals, a range of exotic Australian fruits and plants for use in personal care. All plants under the brand Outback Spirit are supplied by and bring jobs to people in often remote, wilderness and economically disadvantaged regions of Australia. More info:

Clariant Masterbatches Introduces ColorForward 2009

Clariant Masterbatches has released  the 2009 edition of ColorForward. This color trend analysis and design tool is released annually to help professionals make informed color choices. The 2009 edition is the first ColorForward release to include special effects that incorporate non-color ingredients that add sparkle, reflectivity, depth and other qualities. More info:

Symrise Debuts Innovation in UV Protection Products

Symrise has developed new skin-friendly formulations for sunscreens with phenylbenzimidazole sulfonic acid and a pH-range of 6.0 to 7.0. Symrise has now found a way to manufacture UV filters using Neo Heliopan Hydro within the pH-range of 6.0 to 7.0, thus improving the skin-friendliness of these formulations. Arginine is available from Symrise subsidiary Kaden Biochemicals GmbH under the name Biotive Arginine. More info:

Pentapharm Premieres New Concepts at In-Cosmetics

During In-Cosmetics 2008 in Amsterdam, Pentapharm, a branch of DSM Nutritional Products LTD, presented Cosmeceutopy featuring a new classification system divided into four groups of cosmetic concepts. The company also rolled out Cosmeceut Extreme, a unique combination of active ingredients with extreme protecting properties. Pepha-Protect, the skin’s bodyguard, prevents DNA damage caused by UV radiation. More info:

Noveon Consumer Specialties Rolls Out SensiMap Concept

Noveon Consumer Specialties rolled out its formulation themes from the SensiMap Formulating Concept at In-Cosmetics 2008.  According to the company, each theme is illustrated by four prototype skin care products using the appropriate combination of Carbopol polymers and Schercemol esters. Combining Carbopol polymers with Schercemol esters harmonizes sensory cues to provide a pleasant skin feel from initial application through to afterfeel. Each formulating theme aligns with a specific industry trend and is designed to match the sensory expectations in a particular region of the world. More info: