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Two New Materials from Lucas Meyer


Learn about Siligel & MelinOil, and a new sun care concept at stand 39.

Lucas Meyer Cosmetics (stand no. 39) presents two new products (Siligel and Melinoil) and a new sun care concept at this year’s Sunscreen Symposium. A patented optimized combination of phospholipids and polysaccharides, Siligel is a natural gelling agent that is said to give an amazing silicone-like feel to the skin. Siligel is easy to use (cold process, no pre-dispersion) and has an exceptional electrolyte tolerance (up to 20% NaCl), making it an ideal component in formulations that also contain stressful ingredients. The versatility of Siligel leads to several applications either as a gelling agent, stabilizer, co-emulsifier, suspending agent or silicones substitute. It even has moisturizing properties. Produced sustainably from natural ingredients, it satisfies today’s demand for eco-friendly manufacturing, according to the company. Siligel won the Bronze Award for the Innovation Zone Best Active Ingredient at In-Cosmetics Global.

MelinOil is a liposoluble form of an α-MSH biomimetic peptide designed to stimulate the natural sun defense system of the skin in order to better protect cells from UV damage and premature aging. Especially designed for use in oily products, MelinOil is the perfect ingredient to complete efficacy of sun filters and to protect skin from photoaging, according to Lucas Meyer. Furthermore,  MelinOil delays the appearance of sun-induced redness, attesting its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. It is a China-compliant ingredient.

Lucas Meyer's Sun Defense Concept protects skin against UVB, UVA and IR with formulas adapted to the moment; i.e., daily life, outdoor activities and beach-time. Lucas Meyer Cosmetics has developed three sun care formulas with a global protection, combining sunscreens and complementary biological sun protection with Elix-IR. Using phospholipid-based functional ingredients, these ultra-sensorial formulas contain no alcohol or additional skin-feeling enhancers. The Sun City DD Cream SPF 10 acts as a shield against light damage while beautifying the skin. The Sun Sport Gel-Cream SPF 10 is light and refreshing in order to allow full enjoyment of outdoor activities. Finally, the Sun Beach Light Cream SPF 50+ provides optimal sun protection while having an exquisite dry touch, according to Lucas Meyer.

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