•Croda published new data support-
ing the use of Volarest FL in sunscreen
applications. Volarest FL is a high-per-formance polymer designed to offer the
personal care market more consumer-appealing cosmetics. The company
maintains that by including Volarest FL
in a formulation, formulators can generate that “wow” factor through a product’s delivery, sensory and appearance
According to Croda, Volarest FL has
been shown to deliver targeted, non-drip
sprayable sunscreens; a more convenient
and easy-to-use solution to standard low
viscosity systems available on the market
today. The fast-growing sprayable market
creates new challenges for formulators:
to develop new formulations that are not
only easy to apply but also provide effective skin care benefits in a sensorially-appealing light, non-tacky way.
The novel polymer architecture and
“Fly-Stay” Technology of Volarest FL
makes it the perfect solution for tar-
geted delivery of a sunscreen product
sunscreens because it offers a number of
consumer-appealing attributes including
convenience, non-drip, improved sensory
benefits and less whitening on the skin.
Vigorous performance testing has shown
that Volarest FL can be used to create
thick sprayable sunscreens with a broad
range of inorganic and organic UV filters
as well as varying SPF protection levels.
•Innospec Performance Chemicals in-
troduced the newest addition to its
Pureact line of surfactants, Pureact
Pureact MS-CG (INCI name: Sodium
methyl oleoyl taurate) is an odorless and
colorless oleoyl taurate that helps to build
viscosity in surfactant formulations, according to Innospec. Sulfate-free, which
makes it gentle on skin and hair, this ingredient is stable over a wide pH range
and is ideal for use in anti-acne cleansers,
body washes and shampoos.
In other news, all of Innospec’s relevant
manufacturing sites have achieved RSPO
Mass Balance (MB) multi-site certification.
Innospec became an ordinary member of
the Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil
(RSPO) in August 2013.
To demonstrate support for the production and use of sustainable palm oil,
Innospec committed to achieving RSPO
MB certification for all relevant manufacturing sites by the end of 2015.
Grant Industries Rolls Out
•Granactive Retinoid is a next-genera-
tion anti-aging product delivering the
performance of retinol and retinoid derivatives with significantly lower irritation potential, thus supporting clear,
visibly more youthful looking skin with
better consumer acceptance, according to
Grant Industries. The mechanism of action of Granactive Retinoid is advanced
compared to retinol derivatives. To interact with retinoid receptors, retinol must
first be metabolized to more active forms,
such as retinaldehyde and retinoic acid
using several enzymatic steps.
Granactive Retinoid is unique in that
it processes innate retinoic activity, binding directly with retinoid receptors without the need for metabolic breakdown to
more biologically active forms, said the
company. This new ingredient is dermatologically tested to offer less irritation
potential than retinol, providing a gentle,
safe and effective anti-aging retinoid.
Granactive Retinoid is hydroxypi-nacolone retinoate, a cosmetic grade
ester of all-trans retinoic acid. This skin
care active ingredient belongs to a class
of chemical compounds termed retinoids, which are natural and synthetic
derivatives of vitamin A capable of binding to retinoid receptors. The binding of
retinoid receptors can enhance gene expression, which effectively turns key cellular functions on and off. When skin cell
CRODA REVEALS NEW FINDINGS
ON VOLAREST FL
Croda has published new data supporting
Volarest FL in sunscreen applications.