RECENT PRODUCT NEWS
Wet wipes have become an increasingly popular item of everyday use in homes and workplaces. Although they were originally developed as personal care products, their success has led to the development of many products with household and industrial applications for cleaning, sanitising and polishing.
Inspired by nature and designed from its environment-friendly philosophy, Brasca introduces Olifeel Pearls, a patented innovative non-hydrogenated natural oil-phase gelling agent that demonstrates stabilising properties for any oil-containing formula.
Filagrinol is a clear liposoluble active ingredient, composed of fractions of vegetable unsaponifiables, modulating filaggrin production, and carrying out a specific epidermal moisturising action.
Communication between the cells within a particular skin layer, but also across different skin layers and between different skin cell types is very important for the proper function of the skin.
Plants from the Arctic have traditionally been used for promotion of health and beauty. Their activity is based on the secondary metabolites that the plants produce for protection against environmental stressors, such as UV radiation, cold, insects, and pathogens.
Tego Feel Green from Evonik is a new sensory additive that has a cellulose content of over 99%. The cellulose is sourced from certified, sustainably managed forests. It is made into a highly effective sensory additive – not a thickening agent – without any derivatisation or covalent chemical modification.
Earthoil has introduced a tea tree condensate which gives an immediate organic boost to personal care and cosmetic products. Distilled from organic tea tree, Earthoil’s Organic and Fair Trade Tea Tree Water substitutes water in formulations, increasing the organic ingredient content and creating the potential for ‘100 per cent organic’ labelling.
At in-cosmetics 2012 in Barcelona, Greentech presented new solutions for major skin problems. Clerilys W, a strong and natural lightening ingredient fights against age spots thanks to its exfoliating properties and its whitening function, inhibiting activity at three levels on melanogenesis.
Germany based Dr. Straetmans GmbH has won the BSB Innovation Prize in the category of functional ingredients at this year’s in-cosmetics in Barcelona. The members of the Jury from Henkel, La Prairie, Mibelle Cosmetics and Procter & Gamble highlighted the excellent performance of the natural ingredient.
In the second of a two-part article, Rick Williams outlines examples of commercial skin lightening ingredients, percutaneous absorption enhancers and product stability, which follow on from his discussion on the problems associated with getting an active ingredient into the skin via topical absorption.
At this year's In Cosmetics, Croda launched an innovative hair conditioning agent, KeraDyn HH. Proven to deliver ‘Healthy Hair Dynamics’ to damaged hair, KeraDyn HH provides the hair care sector with a new, exciting marketing platform for the next generation of hair care products.