FOR SKIN, HAIR
; Evonik presented two new silicones
for skin and hair care as well as a
new PEG-free thickening agent at
Abil Care XL 80 is a novel, sili-cone-based, oil-in-water emulsifier
that provides an outstanding combination of performance and aesthetics, according to the company.
Formulations based on this new
emulsifier feel very velvety and
silky and have a light, smooth after-feel on the skin. Creams, lotions and
sprays containing all type of active
ingredients or UV filters can easily
be formulated with Abil Care XL 80.
Abil T Quat 60 is a premium silicone conditioning agent with excellent substantivity to hair keratin,
outstanding conditioning features
and impressive heat protection
properties for universal use in conditioning shampoos, hair rinses,
balms, body washes and leave-in
products. It is highly suitable for
clear formulations and provides a
superior skin feel and improves
Antil Soft CS is a natural choice
for a multifunctional thickening
agent for rinse-off formulations,
according to Evonik. It improves
foam creaminess and reduces moisture loss of skin and hair after surfactant treatment. This ingredient
works as a foam booster even in
PEG-free formulations and com-plies to the Ecocert standard.
More info: www.evonik.com
Cognis Shows Green Solutions
; Cognis presented its latest solutions
for green and for high-performance
personal care and home care products at SEPAWA 2009.
Holistic product experiences,
proven environmental soundness
and outstanding application properties were key themes at the Cognis
booth. It also featured various formulations to show visitors how
Cognis’ range of ingredients and
products are used in personal and
One highlight was the Cognis
Green Formulation Set, comprised
of Cognis formulations for use in
natural cosmetics, which are compliant with the requirements of certification bodies like the BDIH or
NaTrue. These include the first
plant-based pearlescent wax dispersion that contains no ethylene oxide
More info: www.cognis.com
Organic Face and Body Masques From Caribbean Natural Products
; Caribbean Natural Products recently
debuted its natural organic marine-based face and body masques.
According to the company, these
premixed blends contain marine as
well as high active novel natural
materials. They may be used as is
as a base for further development
with the formulator adding his or
her own unique ingredients.
More info: info@caribnatural
Aminat-G From Vedeqsa, Inc.
; Vedeqsa, Inc. has introduced
Aminat-G, an innovative preservative for cosmetics. It has applications as a preservative for skin, hair
and oral care products. It can also
be used as an active ingredient for
antiseptic hand wash products and
Aminat-G (INCI: Glycerin and
ethyl lauroyl arginate HCl) has
broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity covering bacteria, molds and
yeasts. It is easily incorporated into
cosmetic products as it is miscible
with water and solvents such as
ethanol, isopropanol, benzylalcohol
and phenoxy ethanol.
This ingredient is also compatible with nonionic, cationic and
Ecocert has certified Aminat-G
as an ingredient that follows the
conformity of the natural and
organic cosmetic standards.
Ethyl lauroyl arginate HCl is a
unique antimicrobial ingredient
with cationic surfactant properties
derived from naturally occurring
substances, L-arginine (amino acid)
and lauric acid (fatty acid).
More info: Marcos Millán, Vedeqsa,
Inc., Tel: (212) 946-4930, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.vedeqsainc.com
EMD Launches New Timiron Ice Crystal Pigment
; EMD Chemicals Inc. rolled out its
newest cosmetic pigment under the
Timiron banner. This new product
represents the latest technology
based on synthetic mica.
Timiron Ice Crystal is a new,
high-intensity pigment that offers
brilliant silver white shimmer and
dramatic luster, according to the
company. It is based on synthetic
fluorphlogopite, which is coated
with titanium dioxide.
Even in opaque applications,
Timiron Ice Crystal pigment’s
sparkle delivers shimmer and luminosity.