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Ingredient Launches: Moisturizing Actives, Preservative Boosting and More

Posted: August 27, 2014

Bio-Botanica announced its Zea Botanicals botanical extracts are now available with Zemea propanediol, an all-natural, preservative-boosting humectant from DuPont Tate & Lyle that can be used to replaced the petroleum-based glycols such as propylene glycol and butylenes glycol, as well as glycerine, in ingredients. This facilitates eco-claims.

Silab developed Cohesium, a repairing and moisturizing active ingredient rich in purified ophiopogon tuber fructosans. It works to normalize the barrier function of skin, stimulating the natural synthesis of lipids and optimizing their organization. In addition, it has a positive action on the formation of tight junctions and keratinocyte differentiation, and it contributes to skin hydration by increasing the levels of NMFs (natural moisturizing factors), biological humectants for the stratum corneum. Therefore, Cohesium maintains an effective epidermal barrier and ensures tailored skin hydration in any moisturizing and restructuring skin care products.

Univar showcased a range of innovative textures based around the theme “Sweety Pop-Up” at the 2014 MakeUp in Paris event. Innovations on display included External Exotic Tattoo, an extremely long-lasting tattoo effect eye shadow that uses Dow Corning MQ-1640 Flake Resin, a unique blend of MQ&T Propyl silicone resins that provides a durable and flexible film on the skin, with strong wash-off and transfer resistance, and Dow Corning EL-7040 Hydro Elastomer Blend, which boasts enhanced formulation compatibility with organic ingredients; two Pink Wizard formulations that match the concept of silky sweets (Pink Wizard is a silky, anhydrous, colored wax that melts on skin during application and uses Dow Corning 2503 Cosmetic Wax); and Coloured Trampoline, a ludic BB jelly-cream (oil-in-water emulsion) that has a bouncy marshmallow-like effect when handled due to the use of Aculyn 28. When applied to the skin, the addition of Dow Corning EL-9240 Silicone Elastomer Blend provides a luxurious feel.

Novacyl, a part of the Novacap Group, introduced its YOSH homosalate UV filter. Homosalate is an oil-soluble chemical that absorbs in the UVB range. According to the company, it is also an excellent solvent and booster, and a good stabilizer for other sunscreen actives. The product may be used in formulations up to 15% in the U.S. and 10% in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.