Honeywell Introduces Two New Products
Honeywell presented the latest additions to its Asensa line of personal care products. Asensa PR 210 and PR 220 join the company’s PR 200 product in the film-forming application area.
Asensa PR 210 and PR 220 are designed for use in the lipid phase of a formulation to enhance film-forming and structuring properties. According to the company, the ingredients offer a much lower melting point than currently available PE film-formers. Additionally, because of their ease-of- use, these products are ideal for skin care and sun care applications or any application calling for lipid phases with high moisture barrier or waterproofing requirements. More info: www51.honeywell.com/sm/asensa
Sederma Rolls Out Essenskin
Mature skin suffers from essential nutrient deficiencies. As a result, Sederma has formulated a new ingredient to help people over 60 to fortify and restructure fragile skin.
The new ingredient, Essenskin, is a complementary source of calcium and essential amino acids and is especially designed to reboost cell metabolism and protein synthesis, rebalance ion flow and re-create calcium gradient in order to regulate the barrier homeostasis and the epidermal differentiation. More info: www.sederma.fr
Litchiderm Is Latest Extract
Litchiderm, an extract of lychee, is a holistic, fruity and attractive active ingredient with demonstrated hair benefits, according to Laboratoires Sérobiologiques. Due to its efficient free radical scavenging effect, this ingredient is said to reduce color fading of dyed hair as well as to protect tresses against the toxic effects of oxygen radical stress. More info: www.laboratoires-serobiologiques.com
New Pigments at Sun Chemical
Cosmetic formulators looking for new bold and brilliant colors, can now use SunPrizma, a new pigment product line from Sun Chemical that provides 10 new shades of intense color and superior pearlescent luster that previously did not exist on the market, according to the company.
According to Sun Chemical, unlike most pigments manufactured, SunPrizma achieves excellent opacity and intense color palettes without additional blending with absorption pigments. While absorption pigments lose their color during perspiration or other similar alkaline conditions, SunPrizma’s pigments maintain their bold color and shiny pearlescent luster.
The line is available in 10 bold new color shades, including: platinum silver, celadon gold, mandarin myst, concord crush, sapphire night, Aegean sea, stardust gold, malachite green, cherry marmalade and basalt silver. More info: www.sunchemical.com
Beraca Launches New Organic Active for Hair Care
During its participation at In-Cosmetics 2008, Beraca launched Beracare BBA (BioBehenic Active), a new natural and organic conditioning agent that is Ecocert-certified and rich in behenic acid. It is extracted from pentaclethara macroloba will, a plant from the Amazon Rain Forest.
According to the company, this new ingredient promotes conditioning action, softens feel, improves and facilitates hair combing and increases shine with a continuous film formation. It also helps to promote a greater viscosity in emulsions, promoting stabilization, being compatible with other cationic agents.
Beracare BBA is quaternary-free, non- comedogenic, promoting excellent results on softness, shine and combing properties, both in dry and wet hair, compared or combined with another cationic surfactant. More info: www.beraca.com
Rahn USA Introduces CellActive
CellActive-White is a new lightening skin care ingredient from Rahn USA that has been specially developed for gentle skin lightening. According to the company, the balanced combination of Vitamin B3, sulphurous extract of watercress and bio-available zinc provides a naturally lighter complexion. The Essential Cell Boost-Factor promotes the homogeneous pigment distribution in the skin for a generally more uniform and lighter appearance. More info: www.rahn-group.com
Dow Corning, Lipo Chemicals Unveil New Formulations
New concept formulations from Dow Corning, in alliance with Lipo Chemicals Inc., feature microencapsulation technology that combines the proven benefits of silicone with customized release to create distinctive formulations. “By encapsulating a wide range of ingredients inside a protective shell, formulators can create unique, consumer-pleasing products that not only feel luxurious, but also have enticing fragrances and are visually distinctive,” said Todd Ostergaard, senior industry specialist, Dow Corning Beauty and Personal Care Products.
According to Dow Corning, combining microencapsulation with the proven benefits of silicone, formulators can create visual appeal, protect unstable cosmetic actives, sustain or customize release, and combine previously incompatible ingredients in one formulation.
More info: www.dowcorning.com/content/personal/delivery_encapsulation.asp
BASF Publishes Brochure
Ionic liquids are a unique type of product with unparalleled characteristic properties that cannot be achieved with any other material. The entire bandwidth of industrial applications for which ionic liquids from BASF can be used is now summarized in “Ionic Liquids–Solutions for Your Success.”
The English-only publication describes briefly and vividly potential industrial uses for ionic liquids. Customer-specific services and an overview of the possibilities to license BASF’s ionic liquid processes round off the brochure. The publication can be ordered or downloaded online at www.basionics.com
Croda Creates Ice Cool Mousse
Croda Inc. released a new hair care formulation designed to protect hair from heat-induced damage. “Ice Cool Mousse” features a compilation of ingredients to maintain healthy hair even after styling tools are applied. Mirustyle X-HP, a multifunctional component of the formulation, provides hair with unrivaled protection against extreme heat, resulting in hair that retains strength and is easier to comb.
More info: www.crodausa.com
Papilactyl D Offers Resilience for the Skin
With advancing age, the skin loses its resistance and elasticity. Papilactyl D is a new ingredient from Silab that is said to combat aging. Produced from tiger nut, an African plant, Papilactyl D reinforces the structure of the papillary dermis involved in the majority of the cutaneous tissue’s elastic properties: resilience, deformability and elasticity.
More info: www.silab.fr
Biotechmarine Presents Cellusomes of Eryngium
Cellusomes of Eryngium is a new ingredient obtained from specific Eryngium stem cells culture. Eryngium maritimum, or “sea holly,” is a sea shore plant native to Europe. According to the company, it works to regenerate action on the epidermis and boosts firmness, hydration and improves texture of the skin. More info: www.biotechmarine.com
Green Ingredients, Sun Care and Much More from Cognis
Cognis Care Chemicals and its active ingredients business Laboratoires Sérobiologiques (LS) has launched a number of products designed to appeal to today’s environmentally conscious consumers. According to the company, its natural-sourced personal care solutions enable manufacturers to develop high-performance end products that allow users to look and feel good, and be environmentally responsible at the same time.
Cognis presents Euperlan Green, the first “green,” ethylene oxide- and amine-free pearlizing wax dispersion. This novel, exceptionally mild and unique pearlizer is intended for use in hair and body cleansing formulations that fit the trend towards natural, sustainable beauty products.
Plantacare 1200 Gly, a “green” surfactant for oral care applications such as toothpaste, combines sustainability, mildness and improved taste.
Another Cognis product exhibited at the show was Rheocare TTA, a liquid acrylic emulsion polymer for surfactant-based cleansing formulations. It is specifically designed to enhance the appearance of cosmetic cleansing preparations.
According to the company, sun care products must feel pleasant on the skin and have good water resistance—properties that are delivered by the Cosmedia Gel CC texture agent. It improves the thermostability and water resistance of sun care emulsions, resulting in an even film on the skin.
More info: www.cognis.com
Jarchem Presents New Shea Butter
Jarplex SB-WD is a new water dispersible shea butter available from Jarchem. According to the company, this unique, patent pending, all-natural product is applicable in all types of personal care formulations, especially water-based formulations such as shampoos, conditioners and shower body washes. This ingredient is a multi-functional and cost-effective way to add high levels of shea functionality (6-8% unsaponifiables) as an emollient and/or emulsifier, says Jarchem. Application levels range from 1% to 20%; luxurious lotions can be made at slightly higher levels.
More info: www.jarchem.com