Applications of acrylic polymers and copolymers

For many years, the cosmetic industry has been looking for revolutionary products to offer innovative concepts to its consumers.

Natural skin care activity from the Arctic

Plants from the Arctic have traditionally been used for promotion of health and beauty. Their activity is based on the secondary metabolites that the plants produce for protection against environmental stressors, such as UV radiation, cold, insects, and pathogens.

Natural salicylic acid alternative

Alban Muller International has launched a pure molecule extracted from wintergreen that provides a natural alternative to salicylic acid commonly used in a synthetic form in cosmetics.

Natural sensory solution

Tego Feel Green from Evonik is a new sensory additive that has a cellulose content of over 99%. The cellulose is sourced from certified, sustainably managed forests. It is made into a highly effective sensory additive – not a thickening agent – without any derivatisation or covalent chemical modification.

Tea tree water aids organic products

Earthoil has introduced a tea tree condensate which gives an immediate organic boost to personal care and cosmetic products. Distilled from organic tea tree, Earthoil’s Organic and Fair Trade Tea Tree Water substitutes water in formulations, increasing the organic ingredient content and creating the potential for ‘100 per cent organic’ labelling.

New solutions for skin problems

At in-cosmetics 2012 in Barcelona, Greentech presented new solutions for major skin problems. Clerilys W, a strong and natural lightening ingredient fights against age spots thanks to its exfoliating properties and its whitening function, inhibiting activity at three levels on melanogenesis.

Partnership creates extracts range

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company has partnered with Bio-Botanica to create a new line of botanical extracts called ZeaBasics. These products, manufactured by Bio-Botanica, feature the proprietary ingredient Zemea propanediol.

Soothing extract launched

ID Bio has been promoting its new TitrExtract Chamomile, one of three new extracts to be added to the range. TitrExtract Chamomile features the soothing and restorative properties of chamomile, titrated in bisabolol oxide.

First prize for functional ingredient

Germany based Dr. Straetmans GmbH has won the BSB Innovation Prize in the category of functional ingredients at this year’s in-cosmetics in Barcelona. The members of the Jury from Henkel, La Prairie, Mibelle Cosmetics and Procter & Gamble highlighted the excellent performance of the natural ingredient.

Surfactants capture imagination of visitors

in-cosmetics is an important event in Innospec’s trade show calendar and this year the company captured the attention and imagination of the visitors to Barcelona.

Successes for silicones at in-cosmetics Barcelona

Riding on the wave of growth and changes within Basildon this year, in-cosmetics did not disappoint, with more interest than expected seen in the company’s new speciality product lines.

Efficacy of hybrid type diester vitamin C and E

Vitamins C and E are considered essential vitamins for the skin. Vitamin C, also called L-ascorbic acid, is an antioxidant, which means it can reverse oxidation in liquids, and thereby help with the condition known as oxidative stress.

Development considerations with maximum effect

In the second of a two-part article, Rick Williams outlines examples of commercial skin lightening ingredients, percutaneous absorption enhancers and product stability, which follow on from his discussion on the problems associated with getting an active ingredient into the skin via topical absorption.

Two new cosmetic ingredients developed

Germany-based Dr. Straetmans GmbH launches highly effective natural deodorant active and W/O-emulsifier with unique skin feel at this year’s in-cosmetics in Barcelona.

KeraDyn HH from Croda – Delivering Healthy Hair Dynamics

At this year's In Cosmetics, Croda launched an innovative hair conditioning agent, KeraDyn HH. Proven to deliver ‘Healthy Hair Dynamics’ to damaged hair, KeraDyn HH provides the hair care sector with a new, exciting marketing platform for the next generation of hair care products.

Soapnut Extract: a natural surfactant

Vivimed’s Nisarg Soapnut Extract is the natural extract from the fruit of Sapindus mukorossi, the Indian soapnut tree, rich in natural saponins, forming a generous, stable foam that has been used for centuries for its natural cleansing ability.

Cell-to-cell communication for skin matrix repair

One of the results of ageing is that the communication process between skin cells, which is mediated by growth factors, is reduced. As a consequence, the activity of fibroblasts decreases. Unfortunately, this strongly affects the extracellular matrix (ECM), the structural network of the skin. The result of this is a reduction in the skin’s firmness, elasticity and density.

Keramimic 2.0 from Croda - Intelligent Repair of Damaged Hair

Croda’s Keramimic 2.0 is a new keratin quat that takes biomimetics to the next generation. Developed using the most recent advances in proteomics, the amino acid sequences of the peptides found in Keramimic 2.0 match those present in the keratin proteins found in cuticular and cortical regions of human hair. Combining the best of science and nature, Keramimic 2.0 is a highly substantive conditioning active that provides targeted repair to the most damaged areas of the hair’s surface.

Hands-on beauty trends training

This year at in-cosmetics the IMCD Personal Care team showcased a range of innovative new formulations inspired by the new cosmetic trends:

Water-based nail polish innovation

Syntran PC5620 is an aqueous acrylic polymer dispersion specifically designed for the formulation of water-based nail polishes. When properly formulated this polymer exhibits very interesting properties such as quick dry time, high gloss, excellent adhesion, durability and wear properties.