In response to the continuing concern over ozone depletion and consumers’ increased exposure to heightened levels of UV radiation and potential skin damage, Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc. (SESA)has recently updated its sunscreen toolbox. According to the company, these additions to the line include silicones that offer key benefits such as durable UV protection, high water resistance, excellent skin feel, wider formulation latitude and enhanced SPF values. The SESA products include silicone-acrylate film formers, MQ resin film formersand amino-modified gum blends that have features to overcome the low water resistance and heavy feel deficiencies of current O/W systems that use organic sunscreens as protectants.
The SESA sunscreen portfolio now includes the KP-545L silicone-acrylate film former, KF-7312L MQ resin film former and KF-8020 amino-modified gum blend. KP-545L and KF-7312L feature 2cs dimethicone as its base fluid and therefore provides an effective, quality alternative to similar D5 derivative materials. KF-8020 uses a higher viscosity dimethicone.
The combined use of ingredients in the SESA sunscreen toolbox deliver desired physical properties and benefits to existing sunscreen formulations, offering advanced UV protection and sensory/feel benefits.
Rahn Rolls Out Proteolea
Rahn introduced its latest active ingredient, Proteolea, which is said to rejuvenate the eye area by reversing the effects of time in only four weeks.
Olive leaf extract with oleuropein activates the proteasome, the natural recycling system of skin cells, which slows down with age. Excessive cellular waste, such as oxidized proteins, can be degraded more efficiently. Extract from Chinese date (jujube) enhances the antioxidative defense system of the skin, thus preventing the formation of oxidized proteins. Well-known for its tonic properties, the extract provides dull and tired skin with a new burst of freshness, according to the company. The polysaccharide levan builds a tightening film on the skin.
Proteolea is designed for any kind of anti-aging products for the face and body. It is water-soluble and can be easily incorporated into cosmetic formulations such as creams, gels and emulsions.
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Are Now USDA BioPreferred
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products announced that its renewably sourced Zemea propanediol has been reviewed and certified by the USDA as a 100% biobased ingredient. Companies seeking to develop biobased formulations can be confident that Zemea will add to the overall biobased content of their products, according to DuPont Tate & Lyle.
Zemea is a natural ingredient developed for use in cosmetics, personal care and home cleaning products. It is a sustainable alternative to petroleum-based glycols where the product’s lack of skin irritation, improved moisturization and excellent sensorial attributes are benefits, according to the company.
An Alternative To Solvent-Based Nail Enamels
Interpolymer debuted a breakthrough in long-lasting, water-based nail polish technology, according to the company. Based on Syntran PC5620, this technology is designated SAFE—a “State-of-the-art” Acrylate Film-forming Emulsion with superior gloss, adhesion, water resistance and hardness.
The company’s proprietary SAFE technology also provides quick dry time and easy removability with alcohol, as well as the capability to formulate a nail polish that is not only hydrating but promotes healthy growth of nails and is compatible with water-based actives.
Sabinsa Debuts New Ingredients for Nutritional, Cosmetic Applications
Sabinsa has rolled out Silbinol and pTeroWhite, proprietary natural pterostilbene, for nutritional and cosmetic applications, respectively, extracted from sustainably-grown dried heartwood of pterocarpus marsupium (Kino tree of India). These products are also available in synthetic versions.
Silbinol and pTeroWhite offer antioxidant support and anti-inflammatory activity, to name a few benefits. Silbinol can be used alone or in combination with resveratrol in nutraceutical compositions to support wellness and healthy aging while pTeroWhite is an effective natural ingredient in cosmetic compositions that support skin texture and even tone, and in sun care and after-sun care cosmetic formulations.
Genealogy LLC Focuses On Hybrid Formulas
Genealogy LLC, a product design house, is carving a niche for itself in the development of hybrid formulas that combine skin care treatment and color in one product, according to the company.
An example of hybrid color is Genealogy’s Lava Eye Shadow and Blusher. The mineral-tinted gelee combines liquid crystal technology with an oil-in-water base. The innovative gelee structure allows suspension of mineral pearls, FD&C colorants or oxides, noted Geneaology LLC.
The formula is long-wear and water-resistant, according to the company, which is based in Hackensack, NJ.