Ceapro Inc. has a solution to tricky-to-manufacture active cosmetic ingredients: its Pressurized Gas eXpanded (PGX) technology reportedly has the ability to sustainably convert biopolymers into ingredients and delivery systems, minus typical drying effects. The technology was recently used to create an anti-aging ingredient for cosmeceuticals.
PGX is a novel spray drying technique that oversteps challenges with drying high-molecular-weight, water-soluble biopolymers—such as degradation and economic feasibility—to produce dried materials in forms including fine powders, microfibrils and fine and coarse granules. The process can reportedly reduce the carbon footprint and increase product shelf life.
Ceapro utilized the technology to create a water-soluble complex composed of co-enzyme Q10 and oat beta glucan (iBG), which is meant to provide hydration to decrease fine lines and wrinkles; provide energy to aging skin; and repair structural skin components.
“Using our proprietary PGX technology, [Ceapro] has conducted research on various biopolymer samples from different sources. Given the unique properties obtained with processed compounds and especially the increased surface area allowing for inclusion of other biomaterial, PGX becomes an extraordinary and unique enabling technology to produce innovative delivery systems. We expect PGX to be a game-changing technology and are pleased to participate at this scientific and partnering event within the cosmeceutical industry,” stated Gilles Gagnon, president and CEO, Ceapro, in a press release.
The technology is patented in the U.S., Europe and Canada, and was presented at the Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase on Dec. 11-12, 2018, in New York.
For more on the technology, visit www.ceapro.com.