Combining the best of high chroma and high purity, Chione pigments from BASF provide a clean, bright color, according to the company.
When there is an up-close focus with high definition (HD), the zoom-in factor reveals a unique colorspace and exceptional quality, said BASF. With a particle size of 14 microns, HD colors are ideal for face, lip and eye cosmetics.
Rhodia Showcases Its Range Of Surfactants and Polymers
A major player in specialty chemicals, Rhodia has a vast range of products in the home care (hard surface cleaning, laundry and fabric care), industrial and institutional and personal care markets. While participating at the Sepawa Congress and Detergents Conference Oct. 12-14 in Fulda, Germany with partner Harke Clean Care, the Rhodia showcased the following ingredients:
Repel-O-Tex Crystal: A new polymer additive in the Repel-O-Tex soil release polymer range, it is targeted at liquid detergents, enabling the formulation of crystal clear products. Repel-O-Tex Crystal boosts cleaning and prevents soil re-deposition making future cleaning and maintenance of whiteness of fabrics much easier.
Mackam and Mirataine (sultaines): Rhodia’s Mackam and Mirataine sultaines are versatile and flexible, making them the ideal universal amphoteric surfactant to use in mild personal cleansing formulations. They provide superior flash foam and foam quality over betaines while maintaining a preservative-free profile.
Mirapol Surf-S P-free Powder: A powder of acrylic based polymer on Na2CO3 used in phosphate-free tablets for automatic dishwashes, it is an innovative polymer that provides formulators with a cost effective rinse aid solution by replacing the nonionic surfactants and salt. It avoids dried spots and streaks on washed dishes by preventing water beading, according to the company.
Imitate a Good Night’s Sleep with Prodizia
Sleep is a simple secret to beautiful skin…but our hectic lives often rule the rest routine.The lack of sleep creates stressful conditions that raise the level of internal toxins, one of which being glycotoxins. Glycotoxins deregulate the skin’s natural systems responsible for the repair and protection processes that occur during sleep; consequently, this deregulation contributes to impaired cell function, tissue disruption and damaged microvessels.
With Prodizia, Sederma provides a solution that promotes a visible reduction in the cutaneous signs of fatigue: dark circles, under eye bags, dull complexion and drawn features. By supporting specific detoxifying systems (glyoxalase and proteasome), Prodizia can both protect and repair the proteic structures damaged by glycation. Furthermore, Prodizia helps regulate melatonin levels of glycation-stressed skin cells, ensuring an optimal repair process during sleep. This, along with its ability to help fight against glycation during the day and repair proteic structures damaged by glycation during the night, makes it perfect for a 24-hour treatment, according to the company.
Cosmetochem Launches New Botanical Active
New from Cosmetochem International AG, UsNeo addresses the growing trend for effective, plant-based actives. Derived from the alpine lichen, Usnea barbata, and with in vitro and in vivo claims data, it supports customers wishing to take a natural approach, according to the company. It has the following properties:
Active against body odor-forming bacteria;
Preserves normal skin flora;
Naturally-derived complexing agent from molasses;
Not tested on animals.
Presperse Signs Deal with ABT
Looking to boost its portfolio, Presperse Corporation has entered into a distribution agreement with Aqua Bio Technologies ASA (ABT) of Norway. ABT develops and produces patented ingredients and technologies based on extensive research and development, according to the company. Its novel marine active ingredients are derived from the pure and protected environment of Northern waters.
ABT’s flagship ingredient, Aquabeautine XL, is a patented marine solution that adds moisture and improves the renewal of skin cells. The first self-limiting enzyme of its kind, it is also proven to deliver anti-aging effects in vivo. It is targeted for use in anti-aging products, spa/cosmeceutical SKUs as well as products for sensitive skin.
“Aquabeautine XL represents a unique and extraordinary market opportunity,” stated Greg Torchiana, CEO, Presperse Corporation. “By bringing together ABT’s innovative ingredient and Presperse’s significant market access and formulation expertise, Aquabeautine XL will be made available to all the leading personal care companies looking to develop a new generation of skin care products and solutions. We are thrilled to have been selected as their exclusive North American distribution partner.”
Croda Launches Hair Damage Guide
The effects of damaged tresses can include frizz, breakage, dullness and hair that is difficult to comb and style. Causes can be categorized as mechanical, chemical, environmental, thermal or aging. However, while hair damage cannot be entirely avoided, steps can be taken to prevent, and even correct, damage on tresses. The first step in trying to address the causes of hair damage is to better understand how it occurs and what is happening to the fibers.
Croda has launched an interactive, electronic Hair Damage Guide that explores the many types of hair damage, explains how each occurs and demonstrates how these types of damage can be duplicated in a laboratory setting, according to the company. In addition, proven solutions for preventing and reversing hair damage are described in terms of science and consumer perception to allow formulators of hair care products to better, and more fully, understand hair damage.
The Hair Damage Guide is fully integrated into Croda’s website, which gives customers unlimited access to product information, formulas designed to assist them with their projects, and easy access to samples of products proven to prevent or correct hair damage. The guide can be accessed from www.croda.com/na/pc/hairdamageguide after logging in to Croda’s extranet.
To better assist formulators with understanding hair damage, Croda also hosted a live web seminar, “Hair Damage: What You Need to Know,” on Sept. 7, 2011. This presentation further explained many of the topics in the Hair Damage Guide and even included a tutorial on how to access this tool on Croda’s website. The recording of this web seminar is available for customers to watch on demand there.
Natural Plant Products Debuts Daikon Radish Oil
Odorless and extremely light-colored, Natural Plant Products has released Daikon Radish Oil (DRO). This unique triglyceride is derived from the seeds of commercial daikon radish fields planted by the farmer owners of OMG, the same cooperative that commercialized meadowfoam seed oil. The oil is mechanically extracted and refined by Natural Plant Products’ manufacturing partners.
The value of DRO is found in its novel chemistry, according to the company. Like meadowfoam seed oil and Meadowfoam CP, its fatty acid composition differs greatly from the C16 and C18 dominated fatty acid composition that typifies so many edible and cosmetic grade oils. It is composed of an atypical mixture of C18, C20, and C22 fatty acids, and offers a new chemistry to formulators. The oil imparts a delicate slip with good absorption, and presents a sensory profile more closely associated with esters and silicone type emollients.
Natural Plant Products has conducted a spreading test, which has confirmed that DRO behaves like a triglyceride on the skin despite its ester-like feel. A transepidermal water loss study also revealed that Daikon Radish Oil significantly improved barrier function in comparison to isopropyl palmitate at all measurement intervals between 30 minutes and four hours post application. The same study revealed that Daikon Radish Oil showed the same barrier improvement function as well-known cosmetic emollients such as Meadowfoam Seed Oil and 100 cps dimethicone.
Avenacare Shows Positive Results in Study
Clinical studies carried out using Avenacare, an oat beta glucan product from Swedish company Biovelop AB, have shown very positive results, according to the company. A study was conducted by an independent, US-based testing laboratory to investigate the ability of Avenacare to increase tensile hair strength.
David Peters, director of sales and marketing for Biovelop, commented: “The successful completion of this clinical study provides scientific substantiation relating to the use of Avenacare oat beta glucan in hair care. Avenacare offers a natural and cost-effective way to incorporate the hair-strengthening properties of oat beta glucan into a wide range of hair care products.”
DeWolf Chemical To Distribute for BASF
DeWolf Chemical, Inc. was appointed as the sole Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic US distributor for BASF Corporation, effective Jan. 1, 2012. According to the company, states encompassed in this agreement include: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine.
In addition to the current personal care product portfolios of Cognis Care Chemicals, DeWolf Chemical will additionally be representing the legacy BASF personal care ingredients and Ciba Geigy personal care ingredients. The chemistry range under these portfolios includes the following ingredient categories: active ingredients, antimicrobials, emulsifiers, hair conditioning polymers, hair fixative polymers, NF grade PEGs, polymeric thickeners, solublizers, surfactants, skin care film forming polymers and UV filters and stabilizers. Products within these categories range from retinol to Pluracare to Salcare.
“DeWolf’s appointment as the exclusive distributor for BASF in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic is a strong testament to our synergistic sales, marketing, operations and customer service teams’ capabilities,” said Hank DeWolf, company CEO. “And with these new lines, we will be able to better serve our customers’ formulation needs.”