DSM Nutritional Products Europe Ltd

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 DSM’s Personal Care Business Unit provides ingredients and innovative solutions for some of the world’s best-selling beauty products. Its scientific backbone, combined with local consumer insights, results in innovative and transformational ingredients and concepts that help to build brands and benefit the end consumer. The extensive portfolio includes key ingredients, such as peptides, natural bio-actives, UV filters and vitamins and is complemented by a range of services in the areas of quality assurance, technical support and regulatory as well as many others.

All the creativity and solutions-based thinking is dedicated to inspiring customers worldwide, allowing DSM Personal Care to create together a brighter, more beautiful world for people today and for generations to come.

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DSM Personal Care – An Introduction

When you are a business to business company (B2B) it can be difficult to explain exactly what your work is to the end user; people that benefit from your results, but do not even know that it comes from you. We created the video “DSM Personal Care – An introduction” to create something tangible and transparent for anyone who looks at us. By creating a simple but effective story, we want to show how close we are in everyone’s daily lives and how we support our customers in creating products that really matter.

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Taking total protection into the blue

Consumers are exposed to blue light every day, whether from the sun or electronic devices. Blue light penetrates deep into the skin and has the ability to damage all skin layers. Knowing consumers are looking for solutions that offer day-long total protection without affecting their activities, DSM is taking total protection to the next level – into the blue.  The result is two effective formulations based on cutting edge technology: UV filter(s) such as the newly introduced PARSOL® Max which extends UV protection in the blue wavelength range, selected vitamins such as Niacinamide PC counteract oxidative stress, and a new microalgal bioactive called PEPHA®-AGE stimulates skin’s own defense – all backed by strong claim substantiation.

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DSM’s heritage PARSOL® brand was set to expand

We’re committed to broadening horizons in the sun care industry, and with two brand new UV filters - PARSOL® Max and PARSOL® Shield- and our ambitious investment in PARSOL® products generally, we aim to revolutionize sun care. The photostable UV-filter PARSOL® Max offers the broadest protection currently available that breaks through the boundaries of UVB and UVA to continue into the blue light spectrum.

With PARSOL® Shield a little goes a long way! This photostable broad-spectrum filter efficiently boosts UVB and UVA protection across the full range of application forms at low concentrations. It demonstrates excellent compatibility with both organic and inorganic UV filters and is readily compatible with other PARSOL® products , in particular.


BEAUACTIVE®: Corrects both conspicuous facial pores and age spots

Most people looking for beautiful skin think first of eliminating lines and wrinkles. But other concerns, such as conspicuous facial pores and age spots, may be equally troubling. These arise after the age of 30 and are mainly caused by the aging process, exacerbated by sun damage. DSM is addressing these concerns with BEAUACTIVE®, a potent Hydroxystearic acid of high purity which is manufactured using green technology.

DSM researchers discovered that, in vitro, BEAUACTIVE® activates the master cell regulator PPARα which triggers multi-target effects for better skin. Upon UVB stress BEAUACTIVE® hinders the production of both sunburn cells and the stress marker p53 which can increase skin pigmentation.

BEAUACTIVE® also helps the skin to make more collagen, a key structural factor in the prevention of conspicuous facial pores. In vivo studies have confirmed the outstanding efficacy of BEAUACTIVE® which results in a visible reduction of conspicuous facial pores and age spots, giving skin a younger, improved appearance after the age of 30.

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PEPHA®-AGE : Stimulates skin’s own defense against sunlight

Sun irritation is considered as being potentially the largest contributor to skin ageing. The need of using sun filters (PARSOL®) is generally accepted, however there is still a lack of attention on biological processes ongoing in skin after light exposure that goes beyond UV light only. At the same time there is increasing demand for natural, sustainable ingredients with proven performance.

Specialized in the development and manufacturing of active ingredients from natural origin, DSM researchers have identified, for the first time, the potential of the freshwater algae Scenedesmus rubecens to stimulate skin’s own defense against the negative impact of sunlight.

Extended studies on Collagen III, free radicals and epidermal cell protection confirmed outstanding protection and regeneration of Scenedesmus rubecens against the effects caused by UV and blue light.

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SYN®-COLL: Reverse visible signs of photo-ageing damage in just 4 weeks

SYN®-COLL is a patented, synthetic tripeptide that helps slow down the skin aging process. It mimics the body’s own mechanism, simultaneously boosting collagen production and protecting against collagen degradation*. In a new efficacy study performed on Chinese volunteers, SYN®-COLL confirmed its anti-wrinkle efficacy. After only one month of application, SYN®-COLL outperformed a market benchmark in a fight against lines and wrinkles. At 2.5% concentration, SYN®-COLL also helps reveal a more lifted, sculpted look, and refined pore appearance for smoother, younger-looking skin. Read more

Watch the video below to know more about the TGF-Beta Pathway


AMPHISOL® K : Revealing the power of robust emulsification

AMPHISOL® K became the gold standard for formulation types difficult to stabilize. Being well established as signature emulsifier for sunscreens and convinced with compelling emulsification power in other applications as well. AMPHISOL® K provides highest flexibility for various application forms such as from creme to sprays or over a broad pH-range. This emulsifier is proven for thermal and long-term stability. For the first time, DSM has visualized the mechanism of action of AMPHISOL® K in a video. Do not miss it – click here to watch it!


ALPAFLOR® EDELWEISS: Discover a new level of protection for an ultimate skin sensation

ALPAFLOR® EDELWEISS rebalances UV-induced stress markers to normal levels and enhances the skin’s resistance to external stress factors: All of which helps preserve the natural balance of the skin for an ultimate sensation. Exposure to strong UV radiation and extreme temperatures in its mountain habitat have combined to make the Edelweiss flower an expert in self-preservation. So at DSM we decided to use our bright science to optimize the cosmetic performance of Edelweiss even further by creating a new variety called Leontopodium alpinum ‘Helvetia’- which forms the basis of our ALPAFLOR® EDELWEISS extracts. ALPAFLOR® EDELWEISS stimulates key genes and proteins in the cornified envelope for optimal skin protection. Read more


TILAMAR®:  Dare to change your hair routine with our new TILAMAR® conditioning polymers.

Why wait for a change? Dare to be different as fortune favors the brave. After all, your new look becomes your new outlook, so go on, do it! Hair is very emotional as it delivers a quick and effective way of saying who you personally are to the outside world. A proprietary DSM Consumer Insights study revealed that most of the people are imprisoned by a routine in hair care. However, people also want to feel a sense of freedom and therefore use their products to regain some level of experimentation and balance.
The DSM solution brings the right balance between routine and freedom: Dare to change your hair routine with our new TILAMAR® polymer range & formulation concepts. Read more about our new members: TILAMAR® Quat 710, 711, 712; TILAMAR® Quat 641 and TILAMAR® Quat 2241!

And do not miss to watch the newly released introduction video!


VALVANCE™: Instantly glimmer

In a fast-paced world, consumers expect that everything goes quick and perfect.
And cosmetic products are no exception: 66% of consumers judge important to have an immediate effect on the appearance of their skin (DSM survey conducted with 468 consumers).
Cosmetics have to deliver instant effects and strong benefits to consumers while offering pleasant textures and maximized comfort.
For Personal Care companies proposing such products is the guaranty to boost consumers’ loyalty in matching their promise with what their formulations really deliver.
DSM is entering the field of color cosmetics with its newcomer in the VALVANCE™ range: VALVANCE™ Touch 250. VALVANCE™ Touch 250 offers multiple consumer benefits in lipstick formulation, blush and foundation. Read more to discover our full range


SYN-STAR™: The Global Beauty Maximizer 

DSM continues to lead global peptide research by discovering new cosmetic properties within its peptide innovation platform.
SYN-STAR™ – an innovation based on existing patented peptide technology – showed, for the first time, a global anti-ageing and mattifying effect in a study on three different skin tones. The enzyme PLOD3 (procollagen-lysine, -oxoglutarate 5-dioxygenase 3) is known to be important for the stability of intermolecular collagen crosslinks. New in-vitro tests confirmed that SYN-STAR™ stimulates PLOD3, increasing collagen stability, specifically in mature skin, by a factor of more than 4.
Data from other recent research revealed a positive effect of SYN-STAR™ on sebum flow. In an in-vitro assay SYN-STAR™ was shown to inhibit DPP4 (dipeptidyl peptidase-4), a key enzyme involved in sebum flow. A survey of volunteers, 83% of women agreed that they felt more confident and ready for a fabulous day after a 4% treatment with SYN-STAR™. Read more


SYN-UP™: Boost the skin’s resilience for confidence in great looking skin

Today we know that skin resilience is all-important. Skin with high resilience offers new opportunities to act sustainably against dry skin conditions. The epidermis has a key function in skin resilience and DSM research has shown that urokinase and plasmin, two serine proteases in the epidermis, play a crucial role in the development of good skin resilience. DSM therefore designed SYN-UP™, a unique patented synthetic peptide derivative, to restore the skin’s youthful resilience to dry skin conditions. SYN-UP™ has a great capacity to rebalance urokinase and plasmin. It provides a perceivable defense against dry skin conditions and unpleasant sensations, meaning consumers can have confidence in achieving great looking skin. Read more


Actives Emulsifiers Lip Care
Anti-Ageing Essential Oils Naturals
Anti-Dandruff Eyes Shampoo
Body Cleansing Facial Skin Care
Botanicals Facial Cleansing Specialty Chemicals
Colour - Hair Facial Moisturising Sun Care Products
Conditioning Hair Styling Sunscreens
Emollients Hand/Foot Care

Upcoming Events

PCHi 2019 - Guangzhou

Guanzhou Poly World Trade Center, 1000 Xingang Road E., Guangzhou, China
26 Feb - 28 Feb 2019

in-cosmetics Global 2019 - PARIS

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
2 - 4 April 2019

Sustainability & Naturals in Cosmetics 2019

Berlin, Germany
14-15 May 2019

CITE Japan 2019

Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall A-D
Wed. May 15 – Fri. May 17 2019

15th Sun Protection Conference 2019

Royal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square, London
4-5 June 2019

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Personal Care Magazine

Personal Care Magazine

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HerbaGlow® NRG –The Power Unit for your Skin

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Nov 2018

Who protects hair and skin from the effects of urban living? We do.

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Personal Care Extras

Personal Care Extras

Jun 2018

MossCellTecTM No.1을 이용한 피부 탄력 향상

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