RECENT PRODUCT NEWS
A healthy life in harmony with the planet has become an essential goal in our time. Just as we are aware of the impact our consumption habits have on the planet, we also seek that the products we consume be safe and healthy and have a positive effect on our body.
Skin is a living organ with ever-changing and sometimes conflicting needs. To meet the expectations of today's consumers, skin care products must harness the skin’s own synergies, respond flexibly to daily changes in skin and move beyond the dichotomy of oily vs. dry, for example. Dual action products offer a host of options to meet these expectations, the duality claim must be logical, credible, and substantiated.
At in-cosmetics Korea 2017, Naolys, the French company specialised in plant cell culture, will present its active plant cells with a brightening activity from the Poet’s narcissus (Narcissus poeticus). Inside Light Poet’s narcissus are whole plant cells that regulate the melanin production at different levels, therefore limit the skin pigmentation.
SILAB proposes Mitokinyl®, a patented anti-pollution natural active ingredient. Rich in glucomannans from the yeast Pichia heedii, Mitokinyl® protects fragile skins against urban stresses.
Croda highlighted a number of exciting new product and data launches for the hair care market sector at SCS Formulate. These launches included Croda Plex bond building actives that restore integrity to bleached hair, noticeably thicker hair imparted by Kerestore™ 2.0 and new conditioning data for KeraDyn™ HH.
At SCS Formulate, Naolys, the French company specialised in plant cell culture, launched a new product made with ginger active plant cells that will help to refine skin structure at the level of pores and will improve skin complexion: Refine Ginger.
Natural product claims in personal care launches are growing, with consumers continuing to be interested in green issues and aspiring to live healthier lifestyles.
SenzaGen’s test Genomic Allergen Rapid Detection (GARD) has been reviewed by all OECD WNT (The Working Group of the National Coordinators of the Test Guidelines Programme (WNT)) task force members and has been included in the Test Guideline Programme.
Barentz International and Innospec have signed a long-term distribution agreement to market ingredients for Personal & Home Care. The agreement encompasses, among others, the business in Russia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Benelux.
In the world of visual culture today, looking good at all times has become mandatory among consumers. With social media, ‘selfies’ and smartphone features like FaceTime, the digital age has created the obsession to look camera ready for any occasion—at any time. This desire for ‘pixel perfect’ and professional results has required cosmetic products of all kinds to provide exceptional performance.
The high prevalence of allergies, for example skin eczema, in the industrialised world can be explained by an unbalanced immune system because the defence reaction against allergens involves overactivation of the T helper cell Th2 pathway.
Ginseng has a long history of use by humans for its health-giving properties. In fact its Genus name, Panax, means ‘all heal’, and it has a reputation across the world for its ability to induce energy, vitality and boost the immune system. However in the centuries of its use, it has largely been taken as an oral medicine and not topically.