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2011 Ingredient Launches

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A roundup of the ingredient launches published in GCI, January–November.

Bath & Body

  • Ami-feels (Alban Muller): Ingredients that add distinct textures to products. www.albanmuller.com
  • Aristoflex (Clariant): Skin care polymers that give a pleasant, non-tacky skin-feel. www.clariant.com
  • Cetiol C5 (Cognis): An emollient used as an alternative to cyclic silicones in facial, body, cosmetic sun and hair care products, and decorative cosmetics.www.cognis.com
  • EcoSmooth Satin (Dow Personal Care): Conditioning polymer for moisturizing body washes and mild conditioning shampoo formulations. www.dow.com/personalcare Hostapon SG (Clariant): An amino acid surfactant for sulfate-free rinse-off products. www.clariant.com
  • Opulyn PQG Opacifier (Dow Personal Care): An opacifying technology for conditioning body washes, shampoos and liquid hand soaps. www.opulyn.com
  • Plantacare (Cognis): Nonionic surfactants suited for baby care products or mild shampoos, bath and shower gel applications.www.cognis.com
  • Phytofoam (Crodarom): An ingredient that helps develop foam in personal care products. www.croda.com/na/pc
  • SF1000N1, SF1000N1.5 and SF1000N2 (KCC Silicone, a division of KCC Corp.): D5 alternative silicone fluids that help improve skin-feel in skin-wetting and quick-dry products. www.kccworld.co.kr
  • Silcare Silicone WSI (Clariant): A water-in-oil/water-in-silicone emulsifier for body lotions and creams, sunscreen formulations and decorative cosmetics. www.clariant.com
  • Slimexir—The Silhouette-Refiner (Rahn): An ingredient that combats excessive fat. www.rahn-group.com
  • Smart5 (IMCD Group): A hydrocarbon-based silicone replacement. www.imcdgroup.com
  • Superveggies (Symrise): Botanical ingredients that offer antioxidative elements for shower gels, shampoos and face creams. www.symrise.com
  • Velsan SC (Clariant): Natural synergistic aid that boosts the performance of classic listed preservatives. www.clariant.com
  • Verochic (Sinerga): A deodorizer that also can help in anti-acne, anti-dandruff and exfoliating activities. www.sinerga.it


  • A10E-C (Sisterna B.V.): A sucrose ester that helps provide a positive skin feel in color cosmetics.www.sisterna.com
  • Ami-cap (Alban Muller): A technique for the absorption of microporous silica to adapt liquid cosmetic ingredients to makeup powders.www.albanmuller.com
  • Chione HD Pigments (BASF): Synthetic mica pigments with low heavy metal content. In three white shades and five pigmented shades. www.basf.com
  • Colorona Imperial Topaz (EMD Chemicals, Inc. [Rona Cosmetic Bus. Unit], a division of Merck): A pigment offering coverage and warm luminosity. www.emdchemicals.com
  • Colorona SynColors (EMD Chemicals, Inc. [Rona Cosmetic Bus. Unit], a division of Merck): Metallic synthetic mica pigments in shades of bronze, copper and cranberry. www.emdchemicals.com
  • Fiesta Colors (Impact Colors, Inc.): Synthetic, mica-based; appropriate for eye products, lipstick, facial makeup and nail polish. www.impactcolorsinc.com
  • Gemini Colorants (DayGlo Color Corp.): Dual-tone pearlescent pigments for use in eye cosmetics, as well as in hair sprays and skin creams.www.dayglo.com
  • RonaFlair Soft Sphere (EMD Chemicals, Inc. [Rona Cosmetic Bus. Unit], a division of Merck): Filler designed for skin feel along with pure powder color.www.emdchemicals.com
  • Ronastar Golden Star (EMD Chemicals, Inc. [Rona Cosmetic Bus. Unit], a division of Merck): Inorganic gold effect pigment that lends high-covering, glittering accents. Also suitable for skin care.www.emdchemicals.com
  • Skin Friendly Pigments (Gelest, Inc.): Hydrophilic amino acid-treated pigments for improving conditioning in color cosmetics.www.gelest.com
  • Vertasil line (Gelest, Inc.): Reduce surface tension, increase spreadability and enhance compatibility for foundations, eye shadows, lip products and blushes. Also, appropriate for skin and hair care.www.gelest.com
  • Widelash (Sederma): An active ingredient created to accentuate the natural appearance of the eyelashes and improve their anchorage to reduce lash loss. www.sederma.fr


  • Baycusan C 1008 (Bayer MaterialScience): Film-forming polyurethane dispersion for hair sprays. www.bayermaterialscience.com
  • Capixyl (Unipex): An peptide designed to prevent hair loss and stimulate hair growth. www.unipex.com
  • CE-7080 Smart Style Emulsion (Dow Corning): Amino silicone elastomer emulsion that provides hair styling benefits in leave-in conditioners, mousses and combing creams. www.dowcorning.com
  • Cosmedia Triple C (Cognis): An additive for hair conditioners and skin care offering electrolyte tolerance and improved stability and viscosity. www.cognis.com
  • Embrace (Coast Southwest): Soft-hold hair resin for PVP-free formulations. www.coastchemical.com
  • Kerabase LC (Inolex): Pre-blend system for hair conditioners. www.inolex.com
  • Kerarice (Provital Group, distributed by Centerchem in North America): Active ingredient that protects the hair fiber and color from sun damage. www.centerchem.com
  • Sanicapyl (Laboratoires Sérobiologiques): An ingredient that helps rebalance the scalp to overcome dandruff. www.laboratoiresserobiologiques.com
  • Sensomer CT-250 and CT-400 (Lubrizol’s Noveon Consumer Specialties): Polymers for improved deposition and enhanced conditioning in hair cleansing formulations. www.lubrizol.com
  • Structure Cel (AkzoNobel Global Personal Care): Polymers for both hair care and skin care applications, with a range of uses. www.akzonobel.com/personalcare SymSol PF-3 (Symrise): Solubilizer for lipophilic substances such as perfume and essential oils. Also appropriate for body care and fragrances. www.symrise.com
  • Synergy CBD, CBI and CBH (Principium S.A.): Preservatives that offer antimicrobial support in cosmetic applications. www.principium-bsi.com

Skin/Anti-aging; Sun

  • Caresoft (Provital Group, distributed in North America by Centerchem): Improves sensitive skin conditions through the regulation of the epidermal skin pH gradient. www.centerchem.com
  • Caspaline 14 (ISP): A synthetic peptide designed to boost the expression of caspase-14, which is linked to skin softness and suppleness. www.ispcorp.com
  • Dragon’s Blood Extract (Naturex): A topical aid for skin care.www.naturex.com
  • EL-8052 IH Silicone Organic Elastomer Blend (Dow Corning): Silicone elastomers that offers improved compatibility with organic and active ingredients in skin care. www.dowcorning.com
  • Endicare ETP (Coast Southwest): Family of liquid dispersion polymers that act as thickening, emulsifying, suspending and stabilizing agents. Also appropriate for use in hair care and makeup. www.coastchemical.com
  • GEM 2-ethylhexyl palmitate (Eastman Chemical Company): A colorless liquid emollient ester for use in skin care and color cosmetic applications. www.eastman.com
  • Hyadisine (Lipotec): An ingredient that helps skin retain water for a moisturizing effect and wrinkle reduction. www.lipotec.com
  • Instensyl (Silab): A tensor created using sugar to help produce a lifting and smoothing effect, with applications in face and body products.www.silab.fr
  • Lipolami (Alban Muller): Natural ingredient that can be used to formulate silicone-free products and provides unique sensorial qualities. www.albanmuller.com
  • Liposhield HEV Melanin (Lipo Chemicals, Inc.): An ingredient designed to to shield skin from high energy blue/violet visible light. www.lipochemicals.com
  • Matrixyl synthe’6 (Sederma): An anti-wrinkle, smoothing peptide. www.sederma.fr
  • Natriance antioxidizer, detoxifier and protector (ISP): Vegetable-derived ingredients that help rejuvenate, moisturize and protect skin. www.ispcorp.com
  • Omegablue (Indena): A topical soothing agent for sensitive skin. Also can be used as a skin and hair restructurant.www.indena.com
  • PhytoBrasil Fusions (Arch Personal Care): Botanical extracts for water repellency and actives retention.www.archchemicals.com
  • ProPhyDerm (IBR Ltd.): Ingredient that addresses dryness, redness, scaling, flaking, papules and edema.www.ibrweb.com
  • Proteolea (Rahn): Works to improve skin smoothness and hydration, and increase cell renewal, particularly in the eye area. www.rahn-group.com
  • pTeroWhite (Sabinsa): Helps inhibit pro-inflammatory enzymes, support skin lightening and protect skin from UV damage.www.sabinsa.com
  • ReGeniStem Red Rice (Arch Personal Care/Lonza): Anti-aging active that restores cellular epigenetic patterns of old cells. www.archchemicals.com
  • Regu-Fade (DSM): A skin-brightening ingredient. www.dsm.com
  • Resistem (Sederma): Anti-aging ingredient that mimicks natural skin defense and aids tissue regeneration by preservation of skin stem cell character. www.sederma.fr
  • Rewopol SB C 55 (Evonik): Preservative- and sulfate-free sulfosuccinate for mild rinse-off applications.www.evonik.com/personal-care
  • RonaCare Cyclopeptide 5 (EMD Chemicals, Inc. [Rona Cosmetic Bus. Unit], a division of Merck): Anti-aging ingredient with a targeted receptor design. www.emdchemicals.com
  • Sensomer CI-50 (Nalco, a division of Lubrizol): A conditioning polymer and rheology modifier for hair and skin care. www.lubrizol.com
  • Skinergium Bio (Laboratoires Expanscience): Active to stimulate cellular renewal for reduced wrinkles. www.expanscience.com
  • SymFinity 1298 (Symrise): A natural active anti-aging substance that strengthens skin cells, and prevents age spots and uneven complexion. www.symrise.com
  • Technology (The HallStar Company): Technology to photostabilize retinol, resveratrol and vitamin A. www.hallstar.com
  • Tego Carbomer 141 G (Evonik): Viscosity adjuster.www.evonik.com/personal-care
  • Tego Pep 4-Even (Evonik): Tetrapeptide to balance skin tone. www.evonik.com/personal-care
  • Tegosof XC (Evonik): An emollient for improved superior solubility of UV filters and skin feel. www.evonik.com/personal-care
  • Tens’up (Provital Group, distributed in North America by Centerchem): A botanical active offering a lifting effect to diminish wrinkles. www.centerchem.com
  • Various (Kemin): A natural emulsifier derived from soybeans; three natural extracts from marigold, rosemary and spearmint; and a natural preservative derived from soy.www.kemin.com
  • Verisol (Gelita): A bioactive collagen peptide designed to increase skin moisture and prevent wrinkles. www.gelita.com
  • Vitalayer (Silab): A natural multifunctional ingredient developed to improve skin homeostasis and imbalances in the skin. www.silab.fr
  • Wonderlight (Sederma): An ingredient that addresses skin pigmentation irregularities and brightens the complexion. www.silab.fr
  • Xilogel (Indena): A natural polysaccharide from tamarind that features anti-aging and hydrating properties. www.indena.com