Natural products highlighted in Barcelona
Berg + Schmidt will demonstrate its expertise in oleochemicals at in-cosmetics 2020 (Stand No. Q80) in Barcelona. Above all, the oleo experts attach great importance to naturalness: the novel B+S product BergaCare FG Olive is a natural alternative to silicone for use in skin and hair care formulations.
Other new items in the range include “BergaCare SmartLipids Ceramide”, a lipid-encapsulated mix of skin-identical components for strengthening the natural skin barrier. In a technical lecture on the subject of GlyAcid, Dr Sabilla Digel will present the latest findings on the beneficial effects of glycolic acid in hair care.
Cosmetics manufacturers that address their products specifically to environment-conscious consumers are seeking alternatives to synthetic raw materials. In order to meet the increasing demand for natural ingredients, Berg + Schmidt will show BergaCare FG Olive at in-cosmetics 2020 as an alternative to the use of D4 and D5 silicones. The product is a mixture of ester oils and unsaponifiable substances obtained from olives. The feel is similar to that of cyclopentasiloxane, and BergaCare FG Olive can be used as an emollient in skin and hair care formulations. The colourless and odourless liquid contains no preservatives or other additives and is biodegradable. BergaCare FG Olive can be worked into the formulation in a cold state and is compatible with the usual cosmetic ingredients. Moreover, BergaCare FG Olive offers consumers the same smooth and silky skin feeling as they are used to from silicones.
Berg + Schmidt is now adding Ceramide to its BergaCare SmartLipids range and exhibiting it in Barcelona. The valuable active ingredients help to create a stronger and healthier skin barrier. SmartLipids is a high-tech transport system for active substances in which the latter are embedded in lipid particles. These consist of a matrix containing a wide diversity of liquid and solid lipids that protect the active ingredient against physical effects and prolong its stability.
Through diffusion, the active molecules leave their lipid matrix continuously when used on the skin and thus take effect over a long period. The lipid matrix itself serves to increase the skin penetration of the active substance and strengthen the natural skin barrier. Since the lipids adhere well to the skin, they prolong the release of the substance additionally.
BergaCare SmartLipids Ceramide is ideal for dry, ageing skin and persons prone to atopic dermatitis. Consisting of ceramides, sterols and fatty acids, it is a mixture of the skin’s own barrier substances. The high concentration of valuable ceramides helps to restore the natural skin barrier and combats the loss of moisture and elasticity. The ready-to-use aqueous suspension is based on a patented technology and can be added easily to a formulation. All the ingredients are natural, odourless and white. The new Berg + Schmidt product will also be exhibited in the Innovation Zone.