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Suppliers' Day Asks: What Does ‘Green’ Really Mean?
By: Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries
Posted: May 19, 2009
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Moving over to ‘green’ ingredients, Biosil Technologies Inc. presented a marine solution for skin pigmentation developed by Gelyma, a supplier based in Marseilles, France. Lightoceane (INCI: Water (aqua) (and) Halidrys Siloquosa Extract) is an extract of brown seaweed that is said to down-regulate skin pigmentation.
Also drawing from the sea was Akott with its debut of an active coral to enhance radiance and suppleness while promoting a better skin texture and more uniform and fresh complexion. Akoshine Active Coral (Pending INCI: Corallium Rubrum Powder) contains calcium, sodium, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc and manganese, which allows it to play a role in cutaneous functions.
Provital also contributed to the natural ingredients debuted at the show with its standardized natural complex for cellulite prevention and treatment. Drenalip is a combination of astragalus, butcher’s broom, lemon and golden rod that is said to stave off the formation of new fat cells while reducing existing adipocytes and enhancing blood flow.
Botaneco presented Hydresia G2 (INCI: Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes (and) Glycerin), its Ecocert-compliant aqueous dispersion of intact oleosomes, isolated by a solvent-free process from the seeds of the safflower. In comparison to the company’s Hydresia, Hydresia G2 consists of 60% oleosomes in water and glycerin, with a globally accepted preservative and stabilizing system to increase formulation breadth. The dispersion is said to moisturize and rebuild skin barrier.
Natural moisturization also was addressed by Cosmetochem International AG with Herbamilk, its line of plant milks that incorporate plant oils and extracts to soften and moisturize skin and hair through shampoos, shower products, liquid soaps, skin cleansers and wet wipes.