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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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As summer approaches, sun protection is a topic of greater interest among formulators. Symrise discussed SymHelios 1031, an ingredient that protects the skin against long-term damage induced by environmental factors, particularly ultraviolet UVB radiation. The ingredient binds to the transmitter protein aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), preventing the protein from binding with toxins, such as those induced by UVB rays; thus interfering with the ability of AhR to transport toxins deeper into the cells and preventing cellular damage.
Also in the sun care pathway, HallStar introduced a sunscreen photostabilizer that optimizes UV filter performance. SolaStay S1 (Proposed INCI: Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene) quenches the singlet excited states of UV filters including avobenzone and octinoxate. According to the company, UV filters like avobenzone break down and lose their effectiveness when exposed to UV radiation. To prevent this, the photostabilizer quenches the singlet excited states to slow down photodegradation.
With all the work covering both days of Suppliers’ Day, attendees were in need of some serious relaxation. Following the first day’s exhibition, tired feet made their way to the Hilton Garden Inn for Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine and Global Cosmetic Industry magazine’s annual Supplier Social. The soiree was once again packed with industry professionals buzzing on the latest trends, newest technologies and people gossip while they sipped refreshments and snacked on an assortment of gourmet appetizers.
At the exposition and during the social, Allured Books collected business cards to raffle off two copies each of its latest book launches. During the social, four winners were announced and presented with copies of Biologically Active Ingredients: Their Mechanisms and Proof of Efficacy and Microorganisms and Cosmetics--both hot off the press--for addition to their libraries.
Later that evening, as feet began to liven, attendees flocked to the Sheraton Raritan for Grant Industries’ Casino Night. Blackjack, roulette and craps tables fluttered with gamblers putting it all on the line with play money while other party-goers sipped cocktails and danced to the disc jockey in the background.