nasolabial folds reduced in only 14 days
of treatment with 1% Hyanify Solution,
according to the company. HA availability decreases with aging, altering the balance between synthesis and degradation,
which leads to dehydration of the skin and
More info: www.lipotec.com
BASF Launches Inorganic
• BASF has rolled out Z-Cote LSA, its
latest inorganic, broad-spectrum ultraviolet (UV) light filter. Z-Cote LSA provides
broad-spectrum protection from long
wave UVA rays and medium wave UVB
rays by physically scattering, reflecting and
absorbing solar radiation.
The filter is hypoallergenic, making it
an ideal ingredient for use in daily skin
moisturizers and beach wear products
formulated for sensitive skin. Z-Cote LSA
and its increased particle size complements BASF’s current Z-Cote product line,
offering excellent transparency and outstanding dispersing properties to address
previously unmet market needs.
“With broad spectrum protection
that fulfills the new U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) standards and its
unique particle size, Z-Cote helps solve an
unmet market need,”said Al Pearce, senior
marketing manager, BASF Personal Care.
“Z-Cote LSA allows formulators to develop safe and gentle sun protection for daily
wear and sunscreen applications.”
More info: www.basf.us
New Panel for UV-Exposed Skin
• Genemarkers recently debuted its
first Gene Expression Panel for UV-Exposed Skin.
The development of a panel allows researchers to analyze the gene expression
in response to UV exposure using an in
vitro skin model system.
According to the company, two separate panels have been created, early re-
sponse (2 or 6 hours post exposure) and
24-hour response. The gene panel includes 92 genes that have been validated
using a ~2 MED UVA/UVB exposure. The
test is run with Mat Tek full thickness skin
equivalents and includes 4 replicates per
treatment, comparison against a control
group and statistical analysis of gene expression data.
More info: www.genemarkersllc.com
Croda Home Care Publishes
Updated Cleaning Formulations
• Croda Home Care has published new
formulations incorporating ModiSurf
Clarity, its latest green additive for
hard surface cleaners. The product was
launched earlier this year and works by
forming a protective layer on glass and
polymeric surfaces. The formulations
demonstrate how easily ModiSurf Clarity
can be formulated into shower, bathroom,
window and multipurpose cleaners while
providing a number of consumer benefits,
according to the company.
All development formulations can
be downloaded on registration from the
More info: www.croda.com/homecare
Prodhyskin Is New
For Skin Care Products
• Prodhyskin is a new range of macer-
ates that offers an unlimited number of
solutions for the formulator and the marketing department, according to Leticc.
These raw materials bring emolliency to
the skin and smooth texture to the formula. Thanks to a large choice of plants
and oils, Leticc makes a unique ingredient
in accordance to the customer’s choices, it
More info: Lucie Fontaine, 01.30.46.89.89,
WhoAre We/ Leticc.html
• In the ongoing race to enhance the
cosmetics and personal care market’s
consumer sensorial experience, Shin-Etsu Silicones of America recently premiered its KF-6004 Multi-Functional Care
Additive. This white, high purity, odorless,
water-soluble silicone wax is said to deliver perceivable sensorial properties, leaving
treated surfaces with a soft and silky feel.
A pioneer in the field of silicones for
personal care products, SESA’s KF-6004
features a unique ABA chemical architecture that combines polyether and a large
silicone block to deliver an optimal surface orientation. The hydrolytically stable,
polyether modified silicone is designed to
enhance performance benefits for a wide
array of cosmetic formulations including
hair care, skin care, color cosmetics and
More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Information About
Alpaflor Edelweiss at DSM
• The DSM Personal Care Business
Unit has revealed new findings on its organic certified skin care ingredient Alpaflor
Edelweiss. According to the company, this
product harnesses the protective power of
the rare Alpine edelweiss and allows formulation with a new level of protection for
an ultimate skin sensation.
Edelweiss is a real Alpine“survival star”
that grows at altitudes of up to 3,000m,
where it is exposed to high levels of UV
radiation. And, it has to contend with extremes of temperature and large changes in
humidity. Edelweiss is therefore an expert
in self-protection. The DSM Personal Care
Business Unit has studied how edelweiss
has built up natural resilience to such harsh
Edelweiss produces exceptional amounts of protective metabolites.
Alpaflor Edelweiss, extracted from a specially cultivated, unique edelweiss strain
called Leontopodium alpinum helvetia, has
been shown in particular to stimulate key
proteins in the epidermis, which are responsible for the optimal protection and
regeneration capabilities of the skin, according to the company.
DSM’s studies reveal that high levels
of chlorogenic acid and luteolin derivatives provide Leontopodium alpinum helvetia with its unique capacity to protect
and regenerate the skin’s natural barrier.
Leontopodic acid particularly—discovered
for the first time in Leontopodium alpinum—has extraordinary antioxidant, radi-cal-scavenging and protection properties.