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Sederma Introduces Newest Member of Its Matrixyl Range

February 17, 2011

Sederma Introduces Newest Member of Its Matrixyl Range

Sederma Introduces Newest Member of Its Matrixyl Range

•A collagen or hyaluronic acid injection is supposed to be very efficient to fight wrinkles, but some women fear that because of its invasiveness, pain generation and failure to achieve the expected results. Most women want to act on wrinkles in a less radical way but still want efficiency and precision.

As a result, Sederma introduces a new member of the Matrixyl range (along with Matrixyl 3000) that fills in wrinkles from the inside both on the forehead and the crow’s feet for visibly smoother and plumper skin, according to the company. Due to its matrikine-like effect, Matrixyl Synthe’6 stimulates six major constituents of the skin matrix and the dermal–epidermal junction (DEJ) and ensures an optimal architecture of the tissue.

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Dow Personal CareDebuts EcoSmooth

• Dow Personal Care recently rolled out EcoSmooth, a new family of conditioning polymers
that provide outstanding benefits without the use of silicone in shampoos, according to the company.EcoSmooth Silk Conditioning Polymers offer an excellent blend of cost and performance benefits in formulations, said the company.

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Gransil LaunchesMultifunctional Wax

• Grant Industries launched Gransil VX-406, a multifunctional water-soluble silicone wax that delivers a lubricious, silky feel to water-based products such as face toners, serums, gels, wipes and body washes, according to the company.

Gransil VX-406 is distinguished from other commercial waxes by its crystal clear appearance when dissolved in water (at any concentration), and its excellent sensory aesthetics, according to the company. These advantages are obtained through a unique design of the polymer structure, where a balanced ratio of lipophilic silicone to hydrophilic polyether provides 100% water-solubility without oil droplets or a hazy appearance.

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Botanical SynergyFor Foaming Power

• Crodarom has answered foaming needs within the natural personal care market with Phytofoam, a natural foam booster providing good performance along with exceptional feel, according to the company.

The ingredient helps improve foam formation and structure, providing a product with incredibly plush foam. It provides an immediate foam boosting effect and helps to enhance foam stability over time, said the company.

Phytofoam is a blend of three botanicals—shikakai, desert date and gypsophilia—which are all known for their traditional use in personal care. They synergistically combine to form this natural foam booster with effective cleansing capability. It is recommended for a variety of skin care products including facial cleansers, mousse concepts, baby and sensitive skin products, makeup removers and luxurious washes.

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Ariel Laboratories Introduces New Glycolic/SalicylicSkin Care System

• Ariel Laboratories, a custom product development laboratory headquartered in South Plainfield, NJ, debuted the formulation of a complete line of glycolic/salicylic acid skin care products that target acne-prone skin, aging skin and hyper-pigmentation conditions and promote skin rejuvenation.

According to Peter Bohm, president and chief executive officer of Ariel Laboratories, “Glycolic is a natural fruit acid or alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), derived from sugar cane. It works as a highly effective exfoliant to slough off dead skin, which results in a more youthful glow and minimizes the appearance of fine lines.

“When combined with salicylic acid, glycolic also combats acne and when we add our non-kojic and non-hydroquinone whitening compounds, they become very effective in reducing skin blotching caused by hyperpigmentation. Skin care continues to be a ‘hot category’ as people are always looking for new ways to beautify themselves. The line we have created is a complete regimen that is capable of tackling several skin care problems at the same time with superior results,”Bohm added.

Ariel Labs 10% active glycolic skin care system consists of a cream exfoliant; an acne control wash with salicylic acid; a facial scrub that contains aluminum oxide, a non-abrasive ingredient commonly used in dermabrasion; and hydrolite, a non-hydroquinone product with skin-lightening properties that helps skin achieve an “alabaster” look, inhibits formation of melanin and evens skin tone. These products can be used in the home, either individually or as part of a complete skin care regimen.

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New Botanical Extract Guide

• Carrubba Inc., the Milford, CT manufacturer of custom fragrances, flavors and botanical extracts, released a new Botanical Extract Guide.

The 335-page guide advises on benefits, uses and properties of botanicals used in personal care products intended for skin, hair and bath, according to the company. The guide is intended for use by both the formulating chemist as a desk reference and by the marketer as a source of ideas.

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