News from Latin America
products including sunscreens and hair
Beraclays: A range of 13 naturally
colored clays sustainably extracted from
the soil of different regions of Brazil, they
have various applications in the cosmetic
industry and do not contain artificial dyes
or pigments. Their tones and shades are
variations of minerals and oligoelements
found in nature. Beraclays’ decontamination process does not use radiation, nor
generate toxic waste, allowing their organic properties to be preserved. The clays
are loaded with minerals with clinically
proven benefits, and can be used for various purposes, primarily as a natural colorant for creams, masks and lotions.
Patauá Oil: This is natural moisturizer
that contains high levels of fatty acid and
protein to protect and nourish the scalp.
In a 21-day study on chemically-damaged
scalps, Beraca’s patauá oil significantly
reduced scalp redness and lowered the
flaking rate by 43%. Obtained through a
vacuum refining method, patauá oil has a
high oleic acid content (75%) and a light,
non-greasy feel. It can be used as a substitute for olive oil in skin care and hair care
formulations due to similarities in their
fatty acid chain.
Like all other ingredients featured
in Beraca’s RainForest Specialties range,
patauá oil is sustainably manufactured,
ensuring the conservation of natural resources, social and economic welfare of local communities involved in its production,
and the traceability of its supply chain.
Another Brazilian manufacturer taking
part in the In-Cosmetics’In-Focus event is
Chemyunion, which has been developing
ingredients for cosmetics and pharmaceuticals for 21 years. The company relies on
an open innovation model that integrates
a network of universities and partners to
generate new ideas, concepts, technologies and products. Chemyunion works
with clients through all stages of product
development, including efficacy testing
and formulation support, to deliver value
for customers and consumers. The company manufactures actives and excipients
that add value and enable chemists to create formulas with new sensory profiles
and novel textures.
With a presence in 29 countries,
Chemyunion is committed to sustainability, using raw materials of vegetable origin from Brazil and around the world. The
company uses a wide range of technologies including super critical fluid apolar
extraction, organic synthesis and delivery
system. Chemyunion exports a range of
Emulfeel: This vegetable-derived
structuring agent is a cold process emulsifier. A stabilizer in cold or hot process, it
promotes sensory improvement in different formulations. Emulfeel also reduces
the formulation components and reduces
costs by bringing more benefits for marketers, consumers and the environment.
Seriseal and Seridefrizz Intense
Salon: This collection of hair care
ingredients promises to restore the hair fi-
ber, decrease frizz, close cuticles and tem-
porarily straighten hair.
Investiga Institutos de Pesquisa
Since 1993 Investiga Institutos de Pesquisa
has been attending to customers from different countries in the fields of cosmetics,
toiletries, fragrances, pharmaceuticals,
OTC, household, food, beverages and
paints. Investiga was formed by a group of
companies specializing in the evaluation
of products from conception to launch.
Scientifically integrated with the most
recent and advanced studies in its line of
business, the Investiga Group develops internal and external research projects as well
as technological innovations. Scientific
projects in the areas of molecular and cellular biology, focused on the study of skin
physiology and stem cells have been developed in partnership with research centers of international reputation, based in
universities such as the University of São
Paulo (USP) and the Federal University of
Sao Paulo (UNIFESP).
The Investiga Group comprises the
Allergisa: Allergisa is pioneer in its
field, performing efficacy and safety studies and tests for dermatological products.
Certified by ANVISA (the National Health
Surveillance Agency), Allergisa’s studies
are accepted by regulatory agencies all
over the world.
Perception: This firm specializes in
sensory analysis and consumer studies in
the qualitative and quantitative fields, for
a range of product categories including
cosmetics, home and personal care, food
and beverages, paints and pet food.
Dosage: Dosage provides labora-
tory analysis, and chemical and biological
studies. Dosage enables clients to out-
source quality control of raw materials and
Tridskin: This firm offers in vitro so-
lutions for safety and efficacy tests, which
support the development and research ac-
tivities of products and raw materials.
According to CEO Samuel Guerra
Filho, the big issue facing his company
and others is developing ethical safety
Murumuru seeds are harvested by local companies.