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In-Cosmetics Highlights Eco-responsible Cosmetics
By: Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Posted: April 20, 2011
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AkzoNobel introduced four new products as part of its Structure Cel line. According to the company, the products are derived from by-products of the manufacture of cellulose and are therefore eco-friendly. The four products are said to combine rheology-modifying with foam-boosting and vary by their viscosity. According to the company, they require less energy for processing and allow for the use of less surfactant in cleansing systems. Along with its new eco-friendly ingredient launches, the company discussed efforts for the more sustainable production of personal care raw materials. This approach allows each business unit to establish its own sustainable policy, with the personal care unit’s policy being: “We Care,” a more sustainable approach to innovation.
Cognis, now part of BASF AG, introduced Cetiol RLF, a light and mild emollient that can be used to replace cyclomethicone. The product is made from 100% natural renewable feedstock and is naturally catalyzed using enzymes. In addition, the company debuted formulation concepts for sensitive skin that add a lipid layer enhancer to increase mildness, and fragrance and preservatives suitable for sensitive skin.
Jan Dekker launched GemmaNova (INCI: (Water (aqua) (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Bud Extract), a compound from safflower buds designed for anti-aging products, during its Press Champagne Hour. According to the company, the safflower is grown by the company using its Bud Nest technology, which grows the safflower in a contaminant-free environment. A representative from Acti-Chem, Jan Dekker’s partner, was also present to discuss three grape-derived ingredients. While Resveratrox (INCI: Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Vine Extract (and) Inulin) was designed to protect skin cells, Vitisin (INCI: Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Root Extract (and) Water (aqua) (and) Butylene Glycol) was designed to inhibit tyrosinase and lighten skin, and Viniferol (INCI: Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Vine Extract (and) Inulin) was designed as a slimming ingredient.
Botaneco launched a certified organic version of its safflower oleosomes, Hydresia O (INCI: Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes (and) Water (aqua)), a 65% dispersion of oleosomes in water. The oleosomes are said to improve the aesthetis of organic formulations and can be used as the primary emulsifier in organic skin care.
Laboratoires Sérobiologiques, a division of Cognis (now part of BASF AG), debuted a compound for scalp health that addresses scalp sebum, moisturization and irritation. Sanicapyl (INCI: Sodium Lauryoyl Lactylate (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Piper Nigrum (Pepper) Fruit Extract (and) Inga Alba Bark Extract) ensures scalp comfort and hair health by calming scalp irritation, regulating sebum production, moisturizing the scalp and reducing dandruff. The company’s booth also featured a 3D television for attendees to watch a multidimensional video of the products in action on skin and hair.