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In-Cosmetics Highlights Eco-responsible Cosmetics
By: Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Posted: April 20, 2011
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Dow Microbial Control discussed its new launch, Kathon CGIII, which is a low-salt preservative. According to the company, low salt preservatives allow the formulator to avoid the incompatibilities with magnesium. The preservative can be formulated in rinse-off products.
Gattefossé presented its new resveratrol product at the show, Malt Secrets (INCI: Propanediol (and) Water (aqua) (and) Hordeum Vulgare Seed Extract), which is derived from barley through a special brewer process that reportedly results in a 100% composition of polyphenol derivatives with antioxidant properties. The compound is said to protect the skin from free radicals to prevent the aging of skin. The company also noted that the special brewing process allows the compound to be formulated in environonmentally friendly and certified organic formulations, as it is approved by Ecocert Greenlife and certified natural by the Natural Products Association (pending).
This year’s In-Cosmetics provided a new perspective as to what it means to produce a green or natural personal care product. While suppliers continue to produce organic or natural versions of their products, they are also exploring or using environmentally responsible processing methods to create current and secure future products. In-Cosmetics 2012 will take place April 17–19 in Barcelona, Spain.