In an effort to provide formulators with an effective, quality alternative to D5 siloxanes and D5 derivative materials, Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, the U.S. subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., Japan, recently developed DM-Fluid-2cs (DMF-2), a high purity, low residual dimethicone fluid.
With properties of a low 2cs viscosity and near-zero (0.1) skin irritation rating, the volatile fluid DMF-2 delivers an enhanced sensory cosmetic solution for applications ranging from foundation and makeup products to skin care, hair care and sunscreens.
Due to its high purity/low residual makeup, INCI listed DMF-2 as a preferred non-reactive delivery agent that easily rubs in and will flash off the skin over time, leaving a comfortably silky, skin feel. The DMF-2 diluent system is also employed across Shin-Etsu’s specialty silicone product line to provide a D5 alternative delivery system for Shin-Etsu’s unique emulsifiers, elastomer products, film-formers and dispersions of UV filters.
New Supplement Relieves Pain
A new study from Italian researchers published in Panminerva Medica shows that Meriva, an Indena proprietary complex of curcumin with soy phosphatidylcholine, helps relieve pain and increase mobility in patients with osteoarthritis.
It is a patented complex of curcumin, a dietary phenolic, with soy phosphatidyl choline. Meriva is already included as an ingredient in food supplements marketed in the U.S. and Europe.
Crodarom Seafoam Delivers Pure Beauty
Sea foam, or sepiolite, is a white mineral, resembling foam, that can sometimes be found floating in the Black Sea. Sepiolite has been used as soap and also as a sculpting material by Turkish craftsmen.
The latest ingredient from Crodarom, Seafoam, features the magnesium hydrogen silicate neoformed in continental or peri-marine lagoonal systems. Like all clays, it is absorbent and remineralizing, acting as a genuine cosmetic sponge. Its ability to absorb water and oil make it an ideal product for deodorant or matifying applications.
NuSil Expands Personal Care Line
NuSil Technology LLC recently debuted PCM-7919, a PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone compatible with a wide range of cosmetics, according to the company.
PCM-7919 is a water-soluble, silicone-glycol copolymer that acts as a wetting agent and emulsifier. PCM-7919 has an approximate 1,500 cP viscosity, requires low usage levels and can be considered for use in hair care formulations to add shine. It can also act as a detangling agent or resin plasticizer in hairstyling products or as a humectant and emollient in skin products.
Lipotec Debuts Anti-Aging Ingredients
Lipotec added a new anti-aging source to its wide range of molecular actives. Relistase is a tetrapeptide identified from a combinatorial peptide library, which offers an innovative molecular solution to increase skin resilience, according to the company. By inhibiting the excess of elastase activity, it improves body skin elasticity and tightness.
The supplier also recently released dGlyage, which prevents DNA structure changes triggered by the excess of transition metals ions, avoiding the ROS formation by Fenton reaction. Transition metals such as copper and iron participate in oxidative stress, which dGlyage blocks.
Salicylates and Chemicals Offers Wide Range of Products
Due to worldwide demand for UV-based products, Salicylates and Chemicals, which is ranked among the largest manufacturers of preservatives and sunscreen chemicals UV blockers in the industry, has recently scaled up its production capacity.
The product range will include octyl methoxy cinnamate, octocrylene, homosalate, octyl salicylate and other products.
Desert Whale Jojoba Launches New Emollients
Desert Whale debuted two new emollients: Fruit Cocktail and Lime Twist. Fruit Cocktail is a proprietary blend of Fragaria ananas (strawberry) seed oil, Ribes nigra (blackcurrant) seed oil, Prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil and Sambucus nigra (elderberry) seed oil to make an exclusive fruit-based natural emollient. When mixed, these four oils create a unique and rich fatty acid profile packed with positive skin attributes such as high GLA, antioxidants and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, according to the company.
Lime Twist, Citrus aurantifolia (lime seed oil), is pressed from the seed and is a unique emollient which contains natural waxes and rich fatty acids that provide moisturization to the skin and enhance skin protection through improved barrier function, according to the company. A proprietary blend of lime seed oil and vegetable wax creates an exclusive butter.
By combining a high percentage of lime seed oil with a small amount of vegetable wax, Desert Whale Jojoba achieves the benefits of lime seed oil in a more stable and functional butter base, said the company. Lime Twist is an ivory colored butter that is semi-solid in form.