Dow Reichhold’s New Personal Care Polymer
Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex recently introduced PolySaf 5600 polymer, a new ingredient for use in personal care products, including body washes, shampoos and deodorants. Utilizing unique cationic emulsion chemistry, this new polymer will help formulators develop extremely mild and gentle personal care products with improved deodorancy and a clean after-feel, according to the company.
“PolySaf 5600 will provide solid growth opportunities for formulators who want to provide differentiated value in personal care products,” said Patrick Delaney, business development manager for the Personal Care Group at Dow Reichhold. “The formulators and industry leaders we’ve spoken with about this product worldwide are excited about our unique chemistry. This is nothing else like PolySaf 5600 out in the market.”
This new ingredient from Dow Reichhold is a multifunctional water-based polymer that imparts many benefits, including: deodorancy, clean after feel, antistatic properties, film forming ability, non-irritating and good foaming. It is also compatible with a wide range of other ingredients, enabling future new product development efforts. More info: www.PolySaf-Polymers.com
Pilisoft LS Ideal for Sensitive Skin
Shaving and depilation are time-consuming procedures that must be repeated on a regular basis—so it’s not surprising that consumers want solutions that are gentle, quicker to perform and leave skin smoother for longer. Pilisoft LS 9760 is a mild, preservative-free, plant-based active ingredient from Laboratoires Sérobiologiques (LS), the active ingredient business of Cognis Care Chemicals, that enables manufacturers to offer precisely these benefits.
According to the company, it is ideal for post-depilatory and aftershave products that not only soothe the skin, but keep it soft, too. This botanical extract contains gymnemic acids, which play a major role in the inhibition process of hair follicle activity. More info: www.laboratoires-serobiologiques.com
Croda’s New Clear Shampoo
Croda Inc. has unveiled a new clear shampoo system that not only delivers conditioning and detangling, but also outperforms current industry standards, according to the company. Crodafos HCE (oleth-5 phosphate (and) dioleyl phosphate) employs coacervation technology to ensure targeted delivery of the conditioning polymer to the hair, according to the company. It is 100% active, substantive to hair, vegetable-derived and can be used in globally marketed products.
Crodafos HCE is also useful in the development of hair color formulations as it enhances the deposition of color on and within the hair for longer lasting color. It has a wide pH tolerance and is suitable for use in the color base (high pH) and the developer (low pH), as well as for shampoos and conditioners for color-treated hair. More info: www.crodausa.com
Cognis Achieves Certification
The nutrition and health strategic business unit at Cognis recently obtained kosher certification for its PharmaLine products. This range of oleochemical-derived excipients is suitable for many different pharmaceutical applications, including oral care. More info: www.cognis.com
Soy Wax Offers Versatile Formulating Options
A new soy wax and soy wax blend from Dow Corning offer innovative formulating alternatives for structure and sensory characteristics, while providing a naturally-derived substitute for petrolatum. These versatile ingredients were developed for use in skin care, color cosmetics, hair care and deodorant products.
Dow Corning HY-3050 Soy Wax is semi-occlusive on the skin and can act as a conditioning agent by providing moisturization and emolliency. Because it is compatible with a variety of cosmetic oils, a wide range of structures are possible, according to the company. Compared to other waxes commonly used for stick products, formulators can use the soy wax to create a more pliable stick or soft solid, and by increasing its concentration, hardness can be adapted for different applications.
Another new material, Dow Corning HY-3051 Soy Wax Blend, combines Dow Corning HY-3050 Soy Wax and hydrogenated soy oil, and it can be used as an alternative to petrolatum. In skin care products it imparts a smooth feel, while as a hair conditioning agent, it can be used to add shine and control frizz. More info: www.dowcorning.com
Mikasa is One-Stop Shop for Cosmetics and Toiletries
Mikasa Cosmetics Limited, based in India, offers world-class services including research, development, packaging and design, manufacturing and delivery to the personal care industry. At its state-of-the-art R&D facilities in Chennai, Mikasa Cosmetics has been actively working on the latest in hair and skin care since 2006. The manufacturing location is in Gujarat, India.
According to the company, the Mikasa team has taken a keen interest in the field of herbal research, in step with today’s naturals movement. More info: www.mikasacosmetics.com
Evonik Introduces Tego Cosmo PGA
To anticipate the trend toward sustainability, the business line Care Specialties of Evonik Industries extended its current range of active ingredients with Tego Cosmo PGA, a polypeptide of the amino-acid L-glutamic acid produced by biotechnology.
Gamma Polyglutamic acid is a naturally occurring biopolymer present in fermented soybean. In cosmetics, its polyanionic character provides chelating properties for divalent cations, such as calcium and magnesium, supporting their solubilization, delivery andbioavailabilty.
This ingredient is also known as a film-former with good moisturizing properties. More info: www.evonik.com
DCI Introduces One-Hour Skin Firming Antioxidant
Distinctive Cosmetic Ingredients (DCI) rolled out a new clinically-tested ingredient, “Instalift Goji,” offering consumers the ability to improve skin firmness within one hour after application.
This ingredient from DCI is a natural glycopeptides’ isolate obtained from goji berries without chemical processing. DCI collaborated with a biotech firm to identify this unique plant-derived antioxidant proven to firm and lift sagging, wrinkled skin. More info: www.dcingredients.com
Sensiva SC 50 New from Schülke
Sensiva SC 50 is a new, globally- approved, versatile and multifunctional additive, as well as a very effective deodorant active, from Schülke. According to the company, as an emollient and mild humectant, it improves the skin feel of cosmetic formulations. Sensiva SC 50 reliably inhibits the growth and multiplication of odor-causing bacteria, without affecting the beneficial skin flora.
More info: www.schulke.com