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New Certifications, 2016 Color Trends, and More Beauty Ingredient News and Launches for Late July 2014

Posted: July 29, 2014

BASF announced an increase in its prices for 1,6-hexanediol (HDO) in Europe as of July 21, 2014,or as contracts allow by €150 per ton. The price adjustment will be done to reflect the increased operating and logistics, as well as raw material, costs and to assure highest levels of product and service quality to its customers.

TRI-K Industries, Inc. announced four of its raw materials are now EcoCert approved: Baobab Tein NPNF, Quinoa Pro NPNF, Rice Tein NPNF and TRIglyphix Sense. These products can be used in any EcoCert or COSMOS compliant formulation.

Evonik Industries now offers the beauty industry products that have been certified in accordance with the standard of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). This includes emulsifiers and consistency enhancers used in creams and lotions, for example.

Impact Colors announced it will release Color Trends 2016+, its original forecast of the trends in personal care and cosmetic solutions, in September 2014. The trend and color forecast presentation, now in its seventh consecutive year, was exclusively developed by industry trends and market development expert, Sunny Maffeo of Sunny Maffeo Partners, LLC. Color Trends 2016+ will feature 20 pigment samples formulated for special effects applications. In preparation for the release, Impact Colors is hosting a series of in depth training events to prepare its international team of distribution partners to bring Color Trends 2016+ to their markets.

Faced with growing global demand, KH Neochem Co., Ltd. announced it has increased production capacity of its 2-ethyl hexanoic acid by 10%.

New Launches

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 helps the eco-coconsciousness of the product.

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.

Greentech launched a new range of oily actives named the GreenSofts. These constitute a line of functional active ingredients that will offer new solutions for several beauty product categories. Through this venture, Greentech developed Soft Butters, GreenSofts that combine properties of Soft Butters with higher feel sensory and auto-emulsion capacities. The GreenSofts can be easily included into formulations such as cleansing creams, cream-oil body washes, in-shower body lotions and more to help offer a silky and soft touch formulation. They also can boost the biological activity of the beauty product.

Brookfield Engineering introduced Rheo3000 V.2 Software for use with its new family of RST Touch Screen Rheometers. Utilizing the power of Rheo3000 V.2, RST Rheometers offer a quick and comprehensive capability for making rheological measurements. Rheo3000 V.2 is 21 CFR compliant, including controlled user access and data integrity/security. It can perform a wide variety of tests, including viscoelastic modulus, yield stress, viscosity vs. shear rate profile, thixotropy calculation, creep behavior, recovery after flow, and temperature sensitivity. And Rheo3000 V.2 Software provides visual information and test data on viscoelastic behavior such as viscous creep and recovery. Quality Control Mode enables tolerance bands to be placed around measurement data for immediate visual pass/fail determination.