August 2012

Personal Care – Chemicals from NYSCC Suppliers’ Day

Personal CareThe New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) held its annual Suppliers’ Day May 15-16 at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center, Edison, NJ. Numerous suppliers were on hand offering ingredients suitable for various spray applications.

As a total polymer package for personal care formulators, the Sustainable Solutions for Styling portfolio from AkzoNobel contains an essential mix of polymers necessary for effective hair styling products. Designed especially for application in hair styling products, BIOSTYLE CGP fixative polymer enables formulators to create more natural, crystal-clear gels. AMAZE XT styling polymer is an easyto- use, 100% natural, multi-functional fixative and thickening/suspending agent derived from dehydroxanthan gum. Naturally derived STRUCTURE STYLE polymer is a non-GMO starch-based, film former and rheology modifier that provides both thickening and long-lasting hold with the potential for significant formulation cost savings.

Ashland Specialty Ingredients highlighted Advantage and DrewPlus foam control agents; Dextrol and Strodex specialty surfactants, Nuosept in-can preservatives and Fungitrol dry-film fungicides.

Luvigel FIT methacrylate copolymer from BASF is a liquid thickener for clear and smooth hair-styling gels. Based on hydrophobic alkali swellable emulsion (HASE) technology, it works synergistically with various styling polymers so high setting performance can be easily achieved.

Plantasil Relaxcare, for the ethnic hair care market, is based on a new technology that strengthens and reduces damage to hair during treatment without compromising the straightening efficacy.

BASF’s Actiwhite is a synergistic complex of sucrose dilaurate and pea extract which offers the decisive advantage to combine rapidly visible in vivo effectiveness on both skin lightening and reduction of age spots, also in compliance with Asian regulatory  requirements and high-cutaneous tolerance. In addition to skin lightening, it has the capability to visibly reduce the contrast between the skin tone and the hyperpigmented age spot area in just 14 days.

Solaveil ABC from Croda combines advanced UVA and UVB protection, making broad-spectrum protection easy. Solaveil AT-3000 is a new, globally-approved titanium dioxide dispersion that enables formulators to meet the new FDA guidelines, including the 370nm critical wavelength, using a single ingredient. It is suitable for all sun care applications, but is particularly suited for sensitive skin and baby formulas and is less whitening on skin than
other TiO2 dispersions.

Crodafos CES emulsifier enables formulators to create water resistant sunscreens. The material maintains 85% of the static SPF value after 80 minutes of immersion time in water. Crodafos CES complies with the new FDA guidelines and can claim SPF 40 Broad Spectrum and Very Water Resistant (80 minutes).

Dow Personal Care featured Epitex 66 Polymer, a water resistant polymer for sun care applications.

Extracts & Ingredients Ltd. featured Apalight, an inorganic SPF booster composed of the mineral hydroxyapetite. Compared to TiO2, Apalight increases SPF without leaving a white residue. It’s also effective in all inorganic systems.

HallStar launched Polycrylene S1, which enables formulators to combine active ingredients once considered too photo-unstable, such as vitamin A and its derivatives, to be effective.

Eurol BT is an active ingredient for cosmetic and cosmeceutical applications that is a 100% natural aqueous extract derived from Olea Europaea (Olive) tree leaves. Eurol BT has free radical scavenging action and is also available in 100% organic variant.

Sensolene Care DD (Lauryl olivate) is a functional ingredient with protective effect and good spreading properties. The Ecocert-validated material has unique sensorial features due its low melting point, which is near skin temperature.

Personal CareKobo unveiled the new SunBoost ATB, a proprietary ratio of antioxidants, anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory agents. SunBoost ATB, when used in sunscreens, can boost SPF scores by more than 30%, while delivering multiple antioxidant benefits such as anti-aging, hydration, rejuvenation, and anti-irritation. Kobo has combined SunBoost ATB with a transparent TiO2 dispersion, TNP50T7, to provide a more powerful inorganic UV filter
dispersion. Kobo’s TNP50T7-ATB can provide up to 4.5 SPF units for each percent of TiO2 in sunscreen formulas while delivering all the benefits of the antioxidants contained in SunBoost ATB.

DermCom, the latest ingredient from Mibelle Biochemistry, reaches fibroblasts via intercellular communication and rejuvenates the skin matrix deep in the dermis by
stimulating the communication between epidermal and dermal skin cells by triggering keratinocytes to secrete growth factors. These growth factors enhance the synthesis
and production of collagen and elastin in the dermis.

Natural Sourcing unveiled Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil, a light, quick absorbing, stable and highly versatile oil. The high tocopherol content makes it a potent antioxidant.
It improves skin elasticity and is an effective addition to anti-aging formulations. It acts as a powerful skin moisturizer and can also be used to moisturize dry and damaged hair and to restore the health of nails and cuticles. The product has a high percentage of unsaturated fatty acids and a significant content of Omega 6 essential fatty acids.

Sharon Laboratories, in cooperation with the Biosecur Lab, developed a range of broad spectrum products based on Biosecur unique organic citrus extracts. The new family of products, named Sharon Biomix Blends, is designated for the preservation of personal care products without compromising on the performance. The transparent liquid blends are suitable for leave-on and rinse-off products, soluble in water and commonly used solvents,
may tolerate elevated temperatures and effective in a wide pH range.

KF-6004 from Shin-Etsu Silicones of America is a white, odorless, water-soluble, silicone wax. It is a hydrolytically stable, polyether modified silicone. The product is designed to enhance performance benefits for various cosmetic formulations including hair care, skin care, color cosmetics and personal cleansers. Key features include ease of formulation in aqueous systems; essentially odorless; hydrolytically stable and humectancy. In finished
products, KF-6004 acts as a foam booster, texturizer and stabilizer; detackifier and moisturizer. Applications include skin creams and lotions; sun care products; hair
leave-on conditioners, hair frizz-control serums and creams; facial cleansers and hand sanitizers.

Sonneborn, Inc. launched SonneNatural 200 Series, a line of 100% vegetable-based emollients for the personal care and cosmetic industry. The three distinctive blends:
SonneNatural H-203, S-205 and J-207 offer a range of slip, gloss and cushion to fit most formulation requirements, while providing exceptional TEWL performance.

TRI-K introduced TRIglyphix Sense, used to reduce the appearance of redness and folliculitis. The material enhances anti-inflammatory mechanisms while improving
the activity of genes involved in barrier function, stress response and repair mechanisms. This natural material (Proposed INCI: Hordeum vulgare seed isolate) was shown to increase collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid synthesis while reducing the expression of MMP-1.