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AkzoNobel Launches Materials for Skin and Hair Care


ElfaMoist AC humectant and Amphomer Edge polymer debut.

AkzoNobel introduced two products during In-Cosmetics. ElfaMoist AC humectant imparts longer-lasting moisturization in skin care formulations and Amphomer Edge polymer provides unprecedented high-humidity resistance and long-lasting hold properties in hair care formulas, according to the company.

ElfaMoist AC humectant (proposed INCI: N-Acetyl DGA) is described as effective active that easily penetrates the stratum corneum to  deliver and increase hydration, and keep skin moisturized for 30 hours, even after a single application. In addition, ElfaMoist AC humectant performs exceptionally without showing disruption to the skin barrier, making it safe and gentle on skin, according to AkzoNobel.

In hair styling formulas, Amphomer Edge polymer (INCI: Octylacrylamide/acrylates/butylaminoethyl methacrylate copolymer) is said to provide excellent stiffness and high humidity resistance as well as long-lasting hold, durability and unsurpassed style retention. Designed for high alcohol aerosol and non-aerosol sprays, the polymer keeps volume in place for more than 24 hours, according to AkzoNobel. It also can be used in aqueous styling gels, mousses, creams and waxes, where strong, long-lasting hold is desired. 

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