RECENT PRODUCT NEWS
Plucked hair follicles before and after treatment with a scalp product were analysed for the expression of 30 genes important in hair physiology. An extract of pea sprouts was found to strongly upregulate the FGF7 and noggin genes, two important triggers for a new hair growth phase.
Oils are an essential component to provide natural lustre, lubricity and an emollient feeling to hair care products. Therefore different natural oils are commonly used in rinse-off and leave-in products for hair conditioning benefits.
Lipotec introduced two peptides at in-cosmetics Asia which innovatively target sensitive skin. Delisens focuses on attenuating the feelings of discomfort in sensitive skin, such as itching, whereas Telangyn offers efficacy in improving facial redness, such as rosacea.
In April of last year, Basildon Chemicals was purchased by the rapidly growing KCC Corporation and is now a wholly owned subsidiary.
Repair, protect and moisturise are the key consumer requirements in skin care. The components that help achieve these claims are often either monovalent or multivalent electrolytes, such as salts of alpha hydroxy acids, sodium pyrrolidone carboxylic acid (sodium PCA), phenylbenzimidazole sulfonic acid (PBSA), etc.
T-80 from Sunjin is a patented1 TiO2 UV filter that enables formulators to use just one, physical TiO2 UV filter to develop broad spectrum sun care products that meet the EC Recommendations.
Silicone compounds are becoming a commonly used raw material in many cosmetic products. They find applications where they provide properties that cannot be obtained from other less costly raw materials.
Filagrinol is a clear liposoluble active ingredient, composed of fractions of vegetable unsaponifiables, modulating filaggrin production, and carrying out a specific epidermal moisturising action.
Globally, men and women are changing the colour of their hair more often than ever. The range of hair colours and shades has increased considerably and colour preferences vary widely across the globe.
Skin luminosity is an important attribute for giving skin its youthful glow. Luminosity is partially determined by the skin chromophores collagen and bilirubin. Bilirubin, a breakdown product of blood and heme, is one cause of dark circles around the eye. Until recently, it was unknown that plants produced bilirubin.
Asensa NFF 11 is a new biopolymer corn starch-based ingredient that Honeywell says sets a new standard in hair styling and other caring applications. It has been certified by the Natural Products Association in the United States and the European version the Asensa NFF 11E has been Ecocert certified.
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.