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Water, Asia, Sensory and Sustainability Inspire Technology Launches at Record-breaking in-cosmetics 2013
By: Katie Anderson
Posted: May 3, 2013
More than 9,400 visitors and 650 exhibitors flocked to Paris for the April event.
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Wacker debuted BelSil Reg 1100, a silicone resin elastomer gel that produces long-lasting effects in beauty products and leaves the skin feeling pleasant and silky soft, and BelSil ADM 6102 E, a silicone emulsion and highly effective hair conditioning agent that allows product developers to create products that make hair soft and pleasantly supple.
The first outcome of a partnership between Seppic and Coatex (a subsidiary of Arkema), Eliclear 4U was introduced at the show. The rheology modifier helps ensure there is no compromise on clarity for textured beauty formulations containing suspended particles, a marketing advantage to convince consumers with transparent packaging. Seppic also introduced Cosmetofood, a formulation concept that presents cosmetic formulations that look good enough to eat. Examples included a gel facial serum made to look like gaspacho, an o/w facial emulsion that looked like egg yolk, an anti-aging mask that looked like guacamole and a body emulsion that looked like chocolate syrup.
Ashland Care Specialties announced Actopontine biofunctional, a bio-engineered peptide designed to support skin’s own production of a key protein called dermatopontin. Ashland introduced APShield 100 polymer, a polymer technology demonstrated to advance the performance attributes of antiperspirant products. And Ashland also debuted Conditioneze 22 and Conditioneze 37 cationic solutions. These two polyquaternium polymers are designed to impart deep conditioning, luster and soft-silky feeling properties to hair. Conditioneze 22 is recommended for use in colorant products, ethnic hair care and shampoos and conditioners formulated for damaged and treated hair, while Conditioneze 37 imparts excellent conditioning benefits in conditioners and hair masques and acts as a rheology modifier, enabling an enhanced rheology profile.
Sonneborn Refined Products presented its SonneNatural 200 series, its latest collection of natural emollients. The line of 100% vegetable-based emollients is an extension of the existing SonneNatural brand and includes three novel offerings—SonneNatural H-203, S-205 and J-207 offer a range of slip, gloss and cushion to fit any formulation requirement, while providing exceptional TEWL performance. Each product adds substantive feel and body to formulations without the negative attributes associated with fillers, such as starch and clay.
Air Products launched its new Dermohydrine cellular active, offering product developers an effective, high-performing moisturizing solution that can meet the natural ingredient demands of consumers. Dermohydrine cellular active is the newest addition to Air Products’ Rovi cosmetic active ingredient portfolio.