Global specialty ingredient supplier Croda has released four prototype cosmetic products as a part of its Unique Textured collection. The lineup showcases a diverse range of textures to inspire indie beauty brands.
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Golden Hour Glow Highlighter Stick
This waterless formulation presents a highlighter in a stick format, in contrast to the more common powder form, which is made possible thanks to Syncrowax BB4 (INCI: Synthetic Beeswax). The ingredient can stabilize color and enhance gloss.
Crodamol STS (INCI: PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate) is said to offer the exceptional shine and feel characteristics of silicone. Furthermore, Supermol B (INCI: Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2), a vegan-suitable alternative to lanolin, provides skin nourishment and hydration with a neutral odor and color, unlike traditional unrefined lanolin.
Finally, the effect pigments in this highlighter stick can achieve both a bright highlight over foundation for a bold makeup look, and a natural sheen.
Now Wash Me Whipped Facial Cleanser
This facial cleanser offers a short ingredient list yet is packed full of sensitive-skin friendly ingredients, the company reports. Crodasinic LS30 (INCI: Water (Aqua) (and) Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, 30%), for example, is described as a powerful yet mild anionic surfactant, while Crodateric CAB 30 (INCI: Cocamidopropyl Betaine (and) Water (Aqua)), an amphoteric surfactant, provides foam-boosting stabilization with superior rinse-off and after-feel.
The Crodarom Nordic Cotton (INCI: Water (Aqua) (and) Glycerin (and) Eriophorum Spissum Flower/Stem Extract), a botanical extract with soothing properties, is included to protect the skin and prevent dehydration. In addition, Fruitliquid Cloudberry (INCI: Glycerin (and) Water (Aqua) (and) Rubus Chamaemorus Fruit Extract), a botanical extract from the creeping bramble growing in bog areas of Scandinavia, Siberia and Alaska, is said to impart antioxidant properties.
Lastly, a versatile emulsifier based on food-approved ingredients, Versaflex V-150 (INCI: Steareth-100 (and) Steareth-2 (and) Mannan (and) Xanthan Gum), is included to stabilize the emulsion.
Petal Plump and Repair Lip Mask
An all-in-one solution for healthy lips, the Petal Plump and Repair Lip Mask is designed to be long wearing and botanical rich. The naturally derived and vegan-suitable Crodamol ISIS (INCI: Isostearyl Isostearate) is said to work with the skin’s lipid bilayers to boost its water-holding potential for optimally hydrated lips. This, in combination with the 100% naturally derived and also vegan-suitable Crodabond CSA (INCI: Hydrogenated Castor Oil/Sebacic Acid Copolymer), is said to impart a soft, cushiony feel and a glossy finish; the long-wear properties from Crodabond CSA also reportedly help to keep this lip mask on for maximum repair benefits.
Silky and Smooth Transformative Lotion Bar
Finally, to achieve visibly silky and hydrated skin, this lotion bar is designed to provide powerful moisturization with a lightweight skin feel due to the combination of Syncrowax HRC (INCI: Glyceryl Tribehenate) and Crodacol CS50 (INCI: Cetearly Alcohol). The bar is additionally said to provide a luxurious, hydrating glow to the skin with Avocadin HU25 (INCI: Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil (and) Phytosterols (and) Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil) and Cropure Olive (INCI: Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil), and reportedly will deliver lasting moisturization via dual action technology from DuraQuench IQ SA (INCI: Cetyl Alcohol (and) Isostearyl Isostearate (and) Potassium Cetyl Phosphate (and) Cetyl Stearate (and) Stearic Acid) that reinforces the skin’s natural barrier and visibly reduces skin dryness.