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January 2018 Product Roundup: Moisturizers & Barrier Care

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  • Firm’Act


    Biosil Technologies, Inc.


    Firm’Act (INCI: Water (aqua) (and) Himanthalia Elongata Extract (and) Fucus Vesiculosus Extract (and) Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract) is a natural ingredient that targets the skin's adaptive defense against stress known as hormesis. The ingredient up-regulates the expression of unique gene markers involved in cellular stress response to protect skin by: strengthening its dermal structure, boosting extracellular matrix maintenance, increasing skin antioxidant capacity and protecting against UV-induced damage. Firm’Act also delays facial skin sagging and increases skin firmness for more toned and better-protected skin.

  • Gransil SBG-11

    Gransil SBG-11

    Grant Industries


    Gransil SBG-11 (INCI: Dimethicone (and) Polysilicone-11 (and) Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter) is a silicone elastomer butter blend containing an advanced non-crystallizing shea butter for a variety of personal care applications. With shea butter interspersed within an elastomer network, Gransil SBG-11 offers improved sensory and performance properties, compared to standard silicone elastomer materials, while also delivering a lasting barrier function.

  • Zemea propanediol

    Zemea Propanediol

    DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products


    With its skin-friendly performance, including no irritation, enhanced moisturization and esthetics, Zemea propanediol (INCI: Propanediol) is ideal for skin care, hair care, deodorants, fragrances and other cosmetic and personal care products. It can be used as a humectant, preservative booster, emollient, natural solvent, viscosity enhancer and hand-feel modifier, as well as for botanical extraction and dilution. It can also serve as a carrier for actives, botanical extracts and fragrances; in natural preservative systems; and for developing natural esters and ethers.

  • MCT


    Arista Industries, Inc.


    Arista Industries offers MCT (INCI: Medium Chain Triglycerides) and various grades of coconut oil, including organic refined, bleached and deodorized (RBD) and virgin as well as conventional grades for use in food, nutritional and cosmetic formulations. These ingredients may help improve heart, vascular, brain and immune functions as well as enhance skin and hair health.

  • AquaCacteen


    Mibelle Biochemistry


    AquaCacteen (INCI: Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract (and) Glycerin (and) Phenoxyethanol (and) Water (aqua)) is an active ingredient based on organic prickly pear cactus leaves that soothes and hydrates sensitive and irritated skin. AquaCacteen was shown to preserve skin firmness after exposure to UV and to increase skin hydration even in a rinse-off shower gel formulation.


New for 2018, the Cosmetics & Toiletries Product Roundup is a monthly feature presenting ingredients, equipment or services that relate to a chosen theme. Check out this month's collection of moisturizers and barrier care ingredients.

Editor's note: The Product Roundup is exclusive to magazine advertisers. The theme changes each month.



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