Ahead of in-cosmetics North America, we shine a spotlight on some of the most innovative ingredients and formulas set to be on display at the show’s popular Innovation Zone, all of which will launch at the show or in the six months before.
KCI Limited will showcase its latest functional ingredient, Hydroquat 510STKC, which is designed to help protect skin against the unavoidable environmental aggressors it faces in everyday life.
As a result of factors such as sunlight and pollution, consumers’ skin is constantly exposed to harm. With this in mind, Hydroquat 510STKC was developed. It mimics the phosphorylcholine structure of keratinocyte and maximises the skin barrier function.
Unlike conventional ingredients that act as phospholipids, this one improves the function of the stratum corneum by acting as keratinocytes. Hydroquat 510STKC forms a skin barrier with strong interaction with the stratum corneum and reduces transepidermal water loss (TEWL), as well as providing a double moisturising effect.
Once formulated, it dramatically reduces any greasy sensation on the skin, and is instead characterised by excellent silky textures to give a feeling of long-lasting moisture after washing.
All this and more will be on show to inspire and educate R&D professionals on the latest ingredients coming to the cosmetic and personal care market. Visit in-cosmetics.com for further information and to register online to gain free entry to the event.