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In-Cosmetics Overview: Day 1 and 2
Posted: March 30, 2011
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The Innovation Zone showcased a number of ingredients launched by suppliers. Among them: a vasodilating, cooling ester based on the nicotinic radical by B.C. Cosmetic and Food, a nonionic surfactant worldwide based on organic certified coconut fatty acids by Cremer Care, a melanin by Lipo Chemical designed to shield the skin from the high energy blue/violet visible light that ages skin and a highly concentrated liquid phospholipid compound comprised of sunflower, bio-ethanol and mixed tocopherol, among others.
The winners of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine's R&D Awards were: for Best New Technology—Croda Europe, Ltd. for its Solaveil SpeXtra inorganic UV absorber; and for Most Creative Application—Iredale Mineral Cosmetics for its Tantasia natural self-tanner. In addition, In-Cosmetics' Richard Hesk announced that the winner of the Best Ingredient Award was Lipo Chemicals.
Clariant introduced Velsan SC (INCI: Sorbitan Caprylate) a viscosity modifier that boosts preservation. The preservative booster can be used by formulators looking to formulate with less preservative. The company also discussed formulating concepts for the younger generation (tweens to 20s), which comprises 20% of the market. Such concepts included decorative cosmetics, dandruff products, anti-acne products and eco-responsible products, among others.
Azelis debuted a new formulating concept from Evonik: powder to cream formulations. The formulating concept was developed from the two companies collaborations and involves a dry oil and water phase. To create the formulation, the water is absorbed in silica and combined with an oil phase of light liquid paraffin. According to the company, the formulation concept has many applications, and it has a true powder feel.
DSM was present at In-cosmetics to discuss Regu-Fade, a pure resveratrol designed to brighten skin and even skin tone. According to the company, the brightening active, although specifically of interest in Asian markets, is also useful in Western skin care.