BASF’s Care Creations has received first prize for the BSB Innovation Award 2021 in three categories with its Emollient Jockey, Lamesoft Balance and PeptAlde 4.0 innovations.
Digital Tool: Emollient Jockey
Emollient Jockey is a digital tool that provides comprehensive data on an emollient’s characteristics and performance. It earned first place in the “Concepts” category. This innovation transparently links emollient mixes (type and dosage) with physicochemical and sensorial properties, thus improving the product design experience for customers due to digital convenience, faster prototyping and brand customization.
Natural Structure Enhancer: Lamesoft Balance
The company's readily biodegradable Lamesoft Balance product is designed for the stabilization of ingredients in skin and hair cleansing formulations. It achieved first place in the “Functionals and Recipients” sub-category of “Cosmetics.”
Acting as a natural structure enhancer in surfactant-based systems, the ingredient improves the stability of wax-based opacifiers in rinse-off applications, even in low-viscosity formulations. Performance and sensory tests have shown Lamesoft Balance also enhances foam properties in body wash formulations, and provides a pleasant skin feeling.
In shampoo formulations containing cationic conditioning agents, the active has been reportedly proven to significantly boost the hair conditioning effect. Due to its composition of hydrogenated castor oil and APG, the readily biodegradable product is also cold-processable and easy to formulate.
Plant-based Inflammation Inhibitor: PeptAIde 4.0
Finally, the active ingredient PeptAIde 4.0 is a plant-based product derived from rice proteins. It was awarded first place in the “Pigmentation, Brightness, Silent Inflammation” section of the “Actives” sub-category.
PeptAIde 4.0 is offered as a safe and natural-based remedy for hair and skin damage caused by silent inflammation. To develop this product, the company’s researchers used artificial intelligence (AI). Numerous peptides, i.e., short chains of amino acids linked by peptide bonds, were screened for their ability to help prevent the release of inflammatory mediators such as TNFα. With the help of a controlled enzymatic hydrolysis process, these peptides were then unlocked from organic rice proteins (Oryza sativa). The active was scientifically proven to prevent dry skin, discomfort and loss of firmness, all while soothing sensitive scalps that are prone to dandruff.
“I am proud that to date, we have been honored by BSB nineteen times for our solutions,” said Christian Somigliana, BASF Care Creations’ market development personal care Europe. “This recognition motivates us even more to continue to support our customers in developing high-performing, state-of-the-art and above all, sustainable cosmetic products–be it with innovative ingredients or new, complementary digital technologies that facilitate efficient product development and effective product design."
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