new Tucumã Butter is a 100% natural, clean and efficient alternative to silicones in skin care formulations. The new ingredient will be released at In-cosmetics Global, to be held on April 17 to 19 in Amsterdam.
“The Tucumã Butter is in line with Beraca’s vision to develop active ingredients suitable for plant-based formulations and to replace chemical compounds with natural and sustainable solutions,” says Juliana Checon, P&D Manager at Beraca.
What sets this ingredient apart from others on the market is that it is non-hydrogenated (free of harmful compounds) and highly stable, meaning its physicochemical properties do not change over time. The Tucumã Butter is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and has a unique skin feel, providing good spreadability, light texture and a dry, non-oily feel.
The efficacy of this active ingredient has been proven by independent laboratory tests and the results will be released at the seminar “New natural alternative to silicone – from the Amazon to your skin”, to be presented by Juliana Checon on April 18, as part of the in-cosmetics Technical Seminar Program.
Beraca’s goal to create functional, high-performance ingredients with a wide application spectrum has inspired the company to invest in the balance between nature and technology to launch another active ingredient at in-cosmetics Global – hair conditioning agent Capilus Pro 22. The new product was developed in partnership with Clariant to implement transformation processes to raw materials sourced from the Brazilian biodiversity and offer sustainable solutions with added technology to the market.
Capillus Pro 22 is a secondary surfactant designed to restructure the hair fiber, seal the hair cuticle and control hair volume. It is suitable for hair care products including conditioners, hair masks, hair repair creams and combing creams. The ingredient smoothens the hair surface, reduces hair porosity and protects the hair against external aggressors as well as increasing hair shine in over 100% as shown by laboratory tests.
“Capillus Pro 22 is the first amido-amine created from the pracaxi oil to suit the market needs. It has a fully traceable production chain and fosters the social and economic development of the local communities involved in its production,” says Checon.
The ingredient joins a non-ionic surfactant that carries a cationic charge in acid environments and whose pH is suitable for hair care formulations to a natural oil whose main active ingredient is the behenic acid, a natural hair conditioning agent.