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One of the results of ageing is that the communication process between skin cells, which is mediated by growth factors, is reduced. As a consequence, the activity of fibroblasts decreases. Unfortunately, this strongly affects the extracellular matrix (ECM), the structural network of the skin. The result of this is a reduction in the skin’s firmness, elasticity and density.
Croda’s Keramimic 2.0 is a new keratin quat that takes biomimetics to the next generation. Developed using the most recent advances in proteomics, the amino acid sequences of the peptides found in Keramimic 2.0 match those present in the keratin proteins found in cuticular and cortical regions of human hair. Combining the best of science and nature, Keramimic 2.0 is a highly substantive conditioning active that provides targeted repair to the most damaged areas of the hair’s surface.
Syntran PC5620 is an aqueous acrylic polymer dispersion specifically designed for the formulation of water-based nail polishes. When properly formulated this polymer exhibits very interesting properties such as quick dry time, high gloss, excellent adhesion, durability and wear properties.
Zemea1 bio-derived propanediol, manufactured by DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, can be used to replace petroleum based glycols such as propylene glycol (PG), butylene glycol (BG) or glycerin in cosmetic and personal care formulations.
Skin ageing is a complex phenomenon involving two simultaneously occurring processes: intrinsic ageing, known as chronological ageing, which is genetically determined, and extrinsic ageing which is due to environmental factors such as chronic sun exposure, known as photoageing.
With age, negative expressions have a tendency to become set as the skin loses its elasticity, and positive expressions lose their structure as the skin starts to sag. While crow’s feet are considered as being smile wrinkles, forehead lines on the other hand harden the gaze.
In the last few years an increased consumer demand for natural ingredients in cosmetic products has been continuously developed. Consequently the cosmetic industry launched a lot of products containing substances with a biological background, like palm oil or hyaluronic acid, on the market.
Small, vehicle controlled, clinical studies were carried out to explore the benefits associated with incorporating Floraesters K-100 Jojoba [INCI: Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters (and) Jojoba Esters (and) Water (aqua)] and Floraesters K-20W Jojoba [INCI: Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters (and) Water (aqua)] into various nonwoven wipe solutions.
When liposomes about 25 years ago first came on the market, they were initially an innovative ‘magic ball’ and a new argument for marketing. Later it was shown that they also worked cosmetically as an effective moisturising factor (Capture by Christian Dior).
The balance between collagen breakdown and collagen synthesis plays a crucial role in the extrinsic and intrinsic process of skin ageing. Environmental factors acting on the skin and genetically-determined processes cause an increase in collagen breakdown and at the same time a reduction in the synthesis of new collagen, which results in the increased appearance of wrinkles.
While UV protection is obviously the most important feature of sunscreens, increasing numbers of hybrid products are now presenting sun protection alongside skin care and even colour cosmetic claims. This is due in part to growing consumer awareness that sun exposure is not limited to beach holidays; it is the episodic, everyday exposures to the sun over years which put both the skin’s health and its appearance at risk.
In April 2011, Basildon Chemicals was purchased by the KCC Corporation of Korea. This creates a partnership which opens up new opportunities for both companies.
Xilogel is a Tamarindus indica polysaccharide endowed with remarkable filming and hydrating properties. It has been extremely well characterised as a branched high molecular weight (ca 650,000 Da) xyloglucan, capable of forming viscous gels with an excellent sensory feeling.