Hair growth stimulated by pea sprout extract

Plucked hair follicles before and after treatment with a scalp product were analysed for the expression of 30 genes important in hair physiology. An extract of pea sprouts was found to strongly upregulate the FGF7 and noggin genes, two important triggers for a new hair growth phase.

Comparison of Abyssinian oil and argan oil in hair care

Oils are an essential component to provide natural lustre, lubricity and an emollient feeling to hair care products. Therefore different natural oils are commonly used in rinse-off and leave-in products for hair conditioning benefits.

IMCD presents The Saturday Beauty Ritual

Whether it's morning, afternoon, evening or night, a little luxury can make a big difference to your day.

Skin-identical ceramide for enhanced skin care

Skin is a highly complex tissue acting as a protector against physical, chemical and biological attack. It plays a crucial role in the protection against dehydration and the control of body temperature.1

Omega fatty acids restore skin health

Lipex Omega 3/6 from AAK is designed to meet the demand for healthy products in personal care applications, offering an optimised balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

Demand in Asia matching Europe

in-cosmetics Asia 2012 was a great success for Dr Straetmans with the company's expectations exceeded with their booth proving to be as crowded as it was for the European in-cosmetics in Barcelona.

Caring for sensitive skin

Lipotec introduced two peptides at in-cosmetics Asia which innovatively target sensitive skin. Delisens focuses on attenuating the feelings of discomfort in sensitive skin, such as itching, whereas Telangyn offers efficacy in improving facial redness, such as rosacea.

Innovative new formulations

This year Jan Dekker joined the IMCD Group which means they may now have the most exciting and comprehensive portfolio in the industry.

An Outlook on Sensory Enhancing Silicones for 2012

In April of last year, Basildon Chemicals was purchased by the rapidly growing KCC Corporation and is now a wholly owned subsidiary.

Multifunctional polymer for skin and sun care

Repair, protect and moisturise are the key consumer requirements in skin care. The components that help achieve these claims are often either monovalent or multivalent electrolytes, such as salts of alpha hydroxy acids, sodium pyrrolidone carboxylic acid (sodium PCA), phenylbenzimidazole sulfonic acid (PBSA), etc.

Effective UVA and UVB protection from TiO2 UV filter

T-80 from Sunjin is a patented1 TiO2 UV filter that enables formulators to use just one, physical TiO2 UV filter to develop broad spectrum sun care products that meet the EC Recommendations.

Refractive index modification of silicone polymers

Silicone compounds are becoming a commonly used raw material in many cosmetic products. They find applications where they provide properties that cannot be obtained from other less costly raw materials.

Modulator from fractions of vegetable unsaponifiables

Filagrinol is a clear liposoluble active ingredient, composed of fractions of vegetable unsaponifiables, modulating filaggrin production, and carrying out a specific epidermal moisturising action.

Natural oils protect hair from chemicals and colour loss

Globally, men and women are changing the colour of their hair more often than ever. The range of hair colours and shades has increased considerably and colour preferences vary widely across the globe.

Skin detoxifying peptide with enzymatic activity

Most cosmetic problems have their roots in skin cutaneous condition. The skin and more precisely, the stratum corneum that covers externally the whole cutaneous surface is our shelter against the external world.

Natural extract adds radiance via skin chromophores

Skin luminosity is an important attribute for giving skin its youthful glow. Luminosity is partially determined by the skin chromophores collagen and bilirubin. Bilirubin, a breakdown product of blood and heme, is one cause of dark circles around the eye. Until recently, it was unknown that plants produced bilirubin.

Ingredient stimulates hair growth

Mibelle Group Biochemistry presented AnaGain, an ingredient for hair care products that stimulates hair growth. AnaGain is based on an extract of pea sprouts.

Dr. Straetmans to launch two new ingredients

Dr. Straetmans GmbH will launch a natural deodorant active and W/O-emulsifier with unique skin feel, at in-cosmetics Asia 2012.

Biopolymer for hair styling and care applications

Asensa NFF 11 is a new biopolymer corn starch-based ingredient that Honeywell says sets a new standard in hair styling and other caring applications. It has been certified by the Natural Products Association in the United States and the European version the Asensa NFF 11E has been Ecocert certified.

Raising preservative efficacy via glycol replacement

Zemea1 bio-derived propanediol, manufactured by DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, can be used to replace petroleum based glycols such as propylene glycol (PG), butylene glycol (BG) or glycerin in cosmetic and personal care formulations.