New Product Directory
Greentech’s new ingredient for body care, Timiline, promotes a substantial decrease in the hyperplasia and hypertrophy of adipose tissues, while inhibiting lipoprotein lipase enzyme activity. With this power, Timiline promotes the transport of adipose trigylceride lipase fatty acids from the adipocytes to the peripheral tissues, supporting an all-over slimming effect.
St. Beauzire, France; www.greentech.net
CPC Ingredients provides olive powder, which is offered for its antioxidant-rich nutrients and soluble and insoluble heart-healthy dietary fibers. Applicable in cosmetics, food, and dietary supplements, olive powder has also been used in stress formulas as a unique flavoring agent and a natural preservative.
New Rochelle, NY; www.olivepowder.com
Tablet Protects Active Ingredients
Nutraceutix’s patented Bio-tract tablets can be applied to virtually any cosmeceutical/nutritional supplement and provides a controlled release of active ingredients. Once ingested, Bio-tract tablets form a protective layer that shields probiotic organisms from stomach acidity until they can reach the intestinal tract, where the organisms are released at a formulated rate.
Redmond, WA; www.nutraceutix.com
Frutarom has introduced TopicPure, a range of 15 products based on botanical extracts. By using a patented cross-flow filtration process, the company is able to extract and preserve the “whole, original plant activity,” instead of just the activity of a single ingredient. The TopicPure line offers solutions that focus on aging skin, sun care, and inflamed and oily skin conditions, with products such as TopicPure Pumpkin for oily skin and TopicPure Pink Rock Rose to revitalize cells after UV exposure.
North Bergen, NJ; www.frutarom.com
Silicone Gelling Agent
Chemsil Silicone’s newest raw material, Gelaid WSL, is a silicone gelling agent that can be adapted to hair care, skin care, and body care formulations. Gelaid WSL allows functional ingredients, including water-soluble and oil-based active ingredients, to be incorporated into formulations. The company says that its Shine & Style hair gel prototype formula demonstrates Gelaid WSL’s ability to produce a clear, viscous gel that yields both shine and hold.
Chemsil Silicones Inc.
Chatsworth, CA; www.chemsil.com
Vertellus’s new castor seed oil product, Castorlatum, was designed as an alternative to petrochemical-based materials. Castorlatum provides exceptional skin feel and moisturizing properties to formulations, while simultaneously exhibiting improved gloss and UV stability. Castorlatum is processed using a unique technology pioneered by Vertellus.
Vertellus Performance Materials Inc.
Parsippany, NJ; www.vertellus.com
Good for the Skin
Cyvex Nutrition’s antioxidant-rich Euro Black Currant is offered as a good source of polyphenols and anthocyanins, which the firm says are known to strengthen blood vessels and improve blood circulation, keeping skin nourished and supple. The company says that more than 15 anthocyanosides have been identified in the black currant berry that can maintain capillary strength and stabilize collagen.
Cyvex Nutrition Inc.
Irvine, CA; www.cyvex.com
GloryBee Foods’ organic beeswax is hydrating, healing, and processed to remove all impurities. The beeswax is effective in lip balms and creams, and emits a subtle honeylike aroma, adding fragrance and depth to formulations. It also helps to emulsify and thicken formulations.
GloryBee Foods Inc.
Eugene, OR; www.glorybeefoods.com
Kyowa Hakko’s latest version of its Lumistor L-Hydroxyproline ingredient, N-Acetyl-L-Hydroxyproline, penetrates the epidermal and dermal at a ratio 2.5 times higher than L-Hydroxyproline, resulting in better skin moisturization. N-Acetyl-L-Hydroxyproline stimulates skin collagen synthesis and alleviates dermatitis through deactivation of allergens and reduction of mast cell activities.
New York, NY; www.kyowa-usa.com
Rose Geranium Oil
Indigenous to South Africa, African Bush Products’ rose geranium oil has been historically imitated, but rarely used naturally, as a fragrance. African Bush Products deliver the aromatic scent directly from the plant, leaving only the calming, natural rose aroma.
African Bush Products Inc.
San Antonio, TX; www.africanbush.com
Culled from the alga, Parfum d’ Anthee, Codif’s dictyopteris oil is rich in plant pheromones. Use of the ingredient can plump the lips, as well as reduce roughness and lines, and increase breast volume after 28 days of twice-daily applications, says the company.
Codif Recherche & Nature
Saint Malo, France;
Natural Health Science’s Pycnogenol, a proprietary antiinflammatory extract originating from pine tree bark from France, is an antioxidant that can improve microcirculation and skin elasticity. Pycnogenol binds to collagen and elastin to shield them from free radicals and degradative enzymes. Both oral and topical forms are available.
Natural Health Science
Hoboken, NJ; www.pycnogenol.com
Designed to combat hypertrophy of adipose tissue, Sederma’s Phytosonic targets slimming at not only the cellular level but also at the tissue level. It has the ability to detach hypertrophied adipocyctes without destroying them.
Le Perray-en-Yvelines, France; www.sederma.fr
Fortress Botanicals now offers an essential-oil diffuser compound for use in reed stick diffusers for home fragrance. The 160-06 compound is a natural fragrance that may also be used in candles and sprays to provide antibacterial and insect-repellent action. The additive is nonchemical and hypoallergenic.
New Rochelle, NY
Inolex has added three new preservation systems to its line of paraben-free products: Phenosta and Spectrastate G and E. All three products utilize Inolex’s patent-pending organic acid technology and provide broad-spectrum protection, even at neutral pH.
Inolex Chemical Co.
Philadelphia, PA; www.inolex.com
Cyanotech’s BioAstin astaxanthin, a microalgae extract offering UV protection, has potential as an antiaging supplement for both internal and external applications. It improves skin in seven areas: fine wrinkles, moisture levels, skin tone, elasticity, smoothness, swelling, and age spots. Studies in Europe and Japan have shown astaxanthin can significantly prevent UV-induced collagen degradation and the formation of wrinkles, says the company.
Kailua-Kona, HI; www.cyanotech.com
In response to a regulation banning the use of Candelilla wax sourced from the plant Euphorbia species, Strahl and Pitsch has developed a substitute for Candelilla wax. The wax has been tested in a lipstick formula. According to the company, lipsticks made using the Candelilla wax alternative show no measurable difference from lipsticks made with Candelilla wax, according to independent lab testing.
Strahl & Pitsch Inc.
West Babylon, NY; www.spwax.com
Certified-Organic Botanical Extracts
Bio-Botanica now offers botanical extracts that are certified organic by Quality Assurance International. Extracts include certified-organic calendula, and chamomile and licorice used in certified-organic glycerin.
Hauppauge, NY; www.bio-botanica.com
Regeron now offers proteins for cosmetics, such as prolactin and placental lactogen, in nanoliposome-encapsulated bioactive form. These cosmetic protein ingredients facilitate delivery into the hair follicles, stimulating the epidermal basal layer cells.
Chunchon, Kangwon-Do, South Korea; www.regeron.com
Produced from a vegetarian source instead of a shellfish source, Cargill’s Regenasure Glucosamine may be used as a supplement for joint health and an ingredient in skin care products. It can be used in both topical and internal applications.
Wayzata, MN; www.regenasure.com
Verdure Sciences’ Pomella extract is a 100%-natural pomegranate extract manufactured under CGMP standards. In a clinical study, the extract was shown to provide protection against UV rays. The company says the extract may also promote healthy DNA repair, intracellular antioxidant capacity, and the ability to help keep skin looking young and firm.
Noblesville, IN; www.pomextract.com
Soy Isoflavone Extracts
Solbar Industries’ Solgen natural soy isoflavone extracts may be used for both topical and ingestible beauty applications. Structurally and functionally similar to estrogen, soy isoflavones act as age-defying ingredients to reinforce skin elasticity and improve antioxidant activity. According to the company, they have also demonstrated synergistic benefits when combined with grape seed extracts and natural lycopene.
Solbar Industries Ltd.
Ashdod, Israel; www.solbar.com
Plant, Mineral Powders
BioOrganic Concepts’ Microzest 25 is a line of 100%-non-water-soluble plant powders and natural minerals finely milled to add natural color to cosmetics, including lip and eye products. Powders are available in shades including Bamboo, Bitter Orange, Lemon, and Rose Petals.
Santa Fe Springs, CA; www.bioorg.com
Stable Vitamin C
Hayashibara’s AA2G vitamin C derivative has been shown to confer all of the benefits of vitamin C but with greatly increased stability. Being glucose-bound to the chemically active site of ascorbic acid protects vitamin C from degradation caused by high temperature, extreme pH, and metal ions. Thus, AA2G supplies the benefits of ascorbic acid over a sustained period of time. In addition, AA2G has been found to stimulate collagen synthesis for firmer, younger-looking skin. Additionally, due to ascorbic acid’s antioxidant properties, AA2G provides protection against UV-induced skin damage. It may be used in products such as brightening lotions, antiwrinkle creams, and daily cleansers.
Leatherhead, UK; www.hayashibara-intl.com
Res Pharma’s Pantrofina, a natural antiaging active ingredient, offers antioxidant and skin-soothing activity. The company’s Resplanta line of water-soluble oils are a more-natural alternative for oils in cosmetic formulations.
Res Pharma S.r.l.
Milan, Italy; www.respharma.com
Arista Industries has expanded its line of natural oils and butters by adding organic oils, which may be used in various cosmetic and personal care products, including lipstick, lip balm, glosses, powder and liquid makeup, aromatherapy products, massage products, and personal care products. The organic oils offer many benefits and can be used in a wide array of products at levels of 1 to 95%. Examples include organic almond and organic canola oil, which are natural emollients rich in oleic acid, which is easily absorbed into the skin. Organic hi-oleic sunflower oil is also a good emollient and high in essential fatty acids.
Arista Industries Inc.
Wilton, CT; www.aristaindustries.com
Treating Skin Irritants
P.L. Thomas’s SkinGest PSOR is a patented protein extract obtained from sweet whey to support immune functions for healthy skin. It represents a natural health product to be used as an alternative treatment for skin irritations. The bioactive profile of SkinGest PSOR includes active peptides and immunoglobulins.
Morristown, NJ; www.plthomas.com
Mibelle Biochemistry’s NanoCacao product, based on cocoa beans, includes chemicals such as anandamide, a lipophilic substance that triggers euphoria, regulates appetite, and relaxes muscles. In addition to relaxing muscle contractions, NanoCacao can improve the smoothness of skin, leading to an improved complexion.
Buchs, Switzerland; www.mibellebiochemistry.com
Based on sucrose and vegetable fatty acids, Sisterna’s sucrose esters are a range of natural and edible emulsifiers that are mild on the skin. They are suited for standard natural creams and lotions, as well as edible creams and lotions. In addition, as a skin cleanser, they exhibit good conditioning properties combined with a good foam quality and stability.
Roosendaal, The Netherlands; www.sisterna.com
Utilizing litchi seed extract, HerbaKraft’s Replenne contains active polyphenols such as saponins, tannins, leucocyanidins, and anthocyanins. These polyphenols exhibit exceptional free-radical fighting abilities to promote healthy, younger-looking skin by inhibiting the activity of collagenase, hyaluronidase, and elastase—thereby decreasing visibility of fine lines, deeper wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. The powder material may be reprocessed and included in finished products both orally and topically.
Piscataway, NJ; www.herbkraft.com
All-Natural Permanent Hair Color
Advanced Cosmetic Technologies has launched its new permanent hair color that is completely free of paraphenylene diamine. The 100%-plant-based hair colorant blends botanical extracts with dietary supplements for a renewable and sustainable product. Thirteen shades are currently available. The product is also formulated without ammonia, aminophenol, resorcinol, or harsh, toxic, allergenic chemicals.
Advanced Cosmetic Technologies
New York, NY; www.actnaturals.com
For Topical Applications
A patented anti-irritation ingredient first researched at Columbia University, San-Mar Laboratories’ Zytrel has proven efficacy in topical antibacterial, antifungal, and acne products. It creates a significant reduction of irritation in products that normally irritate the skin.
San-Mar Laboratories Inc.
Elmsford, NY; www.sanmarlabs.com
World Wide Packaging’s Baked Powder collection unites pressed powder with baked technology for a longer-lasting powder that can be used either wet or dry. Suggested additives with antioxidant benefits include pomegranate and soy.
World Wide Packaging
Fairfield, NJ; www.wwpinc.com
From silicones and emulsifiers to antioxidants and preservatives, Ashland can supply cosmetic and personal care manufacturers with the ingredients they need. The company has 60 facilities and 70 third-party warehouses and terminals.
Covington, KY; www.ashland.com
Avesta’s organic amla, or Indian gooseberry, is a 100%-water-soluble powder rich in vitamin C. The company says that preliminary laboratory studies on human skin cells have shown a significant increase in both collagen synthesis and elastin. Organic amla attracts moisture to the surface of the skin. Small amounts added to water, lotions, or essential oils hydrate and tone. The firm says that larger amounts, when incorporated in skin treatment products, can provide a dose of vitamin C and gallotannins to leave skin hydrated, clear, and bright.
Chatsworth, CA; www.avestawellness.com
Evonik Industries’ Cosmo LSG is a naturally derived beta-glucan designed for use in skin care formulations. Due to the product’s low molecular weight, its inherent thickening properties are reduced and its concentrated usage in cosmetic formulations can be increased. It provides soothing properties, positive effects on the skin barrier, and a silky skin feel. The product is water soluble and biodegradable.
Essen, Germany; www.corporate.evonik.com
Kobo Products’ ZnO-C is a patent-pending pigment with a primary particle size greater than 100 nm. The company has formulated it in a patent-pending transparent SPF 30 sunscreen lotion. Another product, Koboguard 5400 HRPC, is a ternary and quaternary wax resin composite that can be used in cosmetic formulations to improve rub-resistance, adhesion, and flexibility. Finally, the company’s WBG25CB product is a patent-pending dispersion that provides deep color strength for intense black eyeliners and mascaras.
Kobo Products Inc.
South Plainfield, NJ; www.koboproducts.com
A new variety of renewable products, KitoZyme’s KiOsmetine range of vegetal ingredients for cosmetics, include KiOsmetine-CG, a natural skin scaffold that rejuvenates skin. In doing so, it ensures protection and care for skin and lips against aging factors such as dryness and pollution. KiOsmetine-S is a vegetal alternative for adding silicone to hair products.
Herstal, Belgium; www.kitozyme.com
LycoRed’s Lyc-O-Mato is an all-natural tomato extract comprising lycopene and other tomato antioxidants, including phytoene, phytofluene, and vitamin E. The firm says that the product can help to provide protection against free-radical damage and environmental stress that can result from even small amounts of sun exposure. It can increase skin density, thickness, and smoothness. Lyc-O-Mato may be used topically and orally.
Orange, NJ; www.lycored.com
ChromAveil from Croda is a unique UV absorber for hair care products, protecting follicles exposed to UV light. The absorber can be incorporated into daily-use products such as shampoos and conditioners, as well as leave-on products such as deep-conditioning treatments. The company says that it offers superb protection of hair color from damaging UVA rays, while protecting hair fiber integrity from the degradation caused by exposure to UVB rays. The product is non-silicone-based and delivered in a vegetable-derived solvent.
Edison, NJ; www.croda.com
HallBrite BHB from HallStar is a patented, multifunctional ingredient for use in sun, skin care, and color cosmetics products. It is effective as a sunscreen-actives solvent and stabilizer, an inorganic pigment wetter, an emollient, a moisturizer, and a carrier. A low-viscosity liquid of moderate polarity, it is useful as a solvent and an emollient in topical preparations for skin and hair.
The HallStar Co.
Chicago, IL; www.hallstar.com
Omega-3 Oil Gel
Natunola Health’s Omega-3 Oil Gel 310 is an all-natural botanical flaxseed and canola seed oil containing omega-3 and omega-6. The company says that when topically applied, omega-3 and omega-6 have been scientifically proven to provide repairing, antiaging, healing, and revitalizing properties. The product also contains natural rosemary extract, making it stable in oil and gel forms.
Natunola Health Inc.
Winchester, ON, Canada; www.natunola.com
Katouchka Natural Products has developed a unique expertise for grinding and coloring loofah fibers. In turn, these fibers can be incorporated as soft and efficient exfoliating agents in various types of cosmetic formulations, from body creams and scrubs to massage products. Vegetable-based, the dried fibers are 100% natural and biodegradable.
Katouchka Natural Products
Quebec, QC, Canada; www.katouchka.com
Beacon CMP’s Colloidal Oatmeal provides all-natural, antiinflammatory qualities that are suited for treating skin ailments such as psoriasis, eczema, and seborrhea. The product also contains high levels of antioxidants and avenathramides. It rapidly disperses in a variety of systems, and is also an excellent film former.
Beacon CMP Corp.
Kenilworth, NJ; www.beaconcmp.com
Hybrid Petrolatums, Accumelt Waxes, and ISO-Polymers
The International Group has introduced three products for the personal care industry: hybrid petrolatums, narrowly distilled accumelt waxes, and highly branched ISO-polymers. Hybrid petrolatums are manufactured using plant-based oils and the company’s microcrystalline wax. Appropriate for lipstick, creams, and lotions, Accumelt waxes are a synthetic wax narrowly distilled to produce products that have controlled melt, congealing, and phase-change characteristics. ISO-polymers are a unique combination of high molecular weights and low melting points and have exceptional gel-forming characteristics and produce longer-lasting films in creams and lotions.
The International Group
Agincourt, ON, Canada; www.igicares.com
Grown in Thailand and across Southeast Asia, Custom Ingredients’ CustoGaia Mangosteen is a dark, sweet fruit that acts as an antibacterial, astringent, and antioxidant for use in various types of cosmetic products. The company says that mangosteen contains many nutrients and phytonutrients, including ascorbic acid, beta-carotene, calcium, carbohydrates, catechins, citric acid, fiber, gamma-mangostin, iron, mangostin, niacin, pectin, phosphorous, potassium, protein, riboflavin, and thiamin.
Chester, SC; www.custoblend.com
Enhancing Natural Ingredients
Dow Corning FZ-3196 is a volatile silicone fluid that acts as a luxurious carrier to enhance the feel of natural products. FZ-3196 is an alkyl methyl siloxane fluid that has a light, silky, smooth feel, unlike products formulated with vegetable oils that can result in a tacky or greasy feel. The ingredient acts by lowering the surface tension of organic oils and can also function as a co-solubilizer between silicone oils and organic oils. It may be used in skin and sun care products, color cosmetics, and hair care products.
Dow Corning Corp.
Midland, MI; www.dowcorning.com
Advanced Skin Technology’s Aqualant, an antioxidant-rich after-shower moisture sealant and skin protectant, creates a barrier against natural destructive elements. An oil-based liquid, Aqualant is intended to be sprayed over the entire body after showering. Light and smooth, the oil dries quickly, leaving a natural, citrus scent. Primary ingredients include antioxidants such as olive oil and grape seed extract.
Advanced Skin Technology
Birmingham, AL; www.advancedskintech.com/aqualant
Enhanced UV Protection
Amerchol, a business unit of Dow Chemical Co., has introduced a family of UV protection-boosting polymers, SolTerra Boost. Compatible with inorganic UV absorbers and inorganic/organic blends, SolTerra enables formulators to dramatically increase the sun-protection factor of skin care products containing inorganic UV filters such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
Midland, MI; www.dow.com/ucc/amerchol
Aloe Vera Based
Sustainable Youth Technologies has introduced three products based on the company’s proprietary Alasta antiaging active ingredient, sourced from the aloe vera plant using sustainable and green methods. The products include all-natural, vegan Immune Performance Elastifirm Supplement, Elasticity Cream, and Revitalizing Serum. According to the supplier, Alasta helps to improve the skin’s elasticity and firmness through its ability to boost the body’s overall immune system. A stronger, more-efficient immune system is better able to resist inflammation and combat free-radical damage, collagen fiber degradation, and elastin cross-linking, which are all major contributors to skin aging, according to the company.
Sustainable Youth Technologies
New York, NY; www.sustainableyouthproducts.com
Adina Cosmetic Ingredients offers Metabiotics resveratrol, a new antiaging active ingredient developed by Arch Personal Care. It is manufactured using biofermentation of the yeast species Pichia pastoris. Conditions allow the yeast to incorporate resveratrol during growth and give it the ability to actively replicate during feeding. Resveratrol aims to significantly improve the smoothness and tone of skin while ameliorating roughness and wrinkles.
Adina Cosmetic Ingredients
Kent, UK; www.cosmeticingredients.co.uk
For Sensitive Skin
Designed for sensitive skin, Skinasensyl from Laboratoires Serobiologiques, the active-ingredient business of Cognis, is a pure synthetic tetrapeptide that decreases nerve stimulation and thereby increases skin tolerance to environmental factors and known irritants. These irritants can include temperature change, UV rays, and certain cosmetic and medicinal products such as cosmeceuticals and home-professional treatments such as microdermabrasion and peels. Colorless and relatively odorless, the product is soluble in water, insoluble in oils, and is preservative-free.
Monheim, Germany; www.cognis.com
JNJ Industries’ SafetySmart Barrier Cream is a nongreasy skin protectant lotion that forms an invisible barrier on skin. This barrier is formed by two types of silicone, one of which acts as an emollient to help hydrate the skin and seal in moisture, and another that provides a protective seal against irritants.
JNJ Industries Inc.
Franklin, MA; www.jnj-industries.com
Symrise’s SymTriol works as a moisturizer, a fragrance, and an antimicrobial agent. It is a patent-pending blend of 1,2-octanediol; 1,2-hexanediol; and methylbenzyl alcohol. Thanks to its antimicrobial properties, SymTriol allows manufacturers to reduce the amount of preservatives, such as parabens and formaldehyde donors. The clear, soluble liquid is compatible with most raw materials and can be used in an array of cosmetic products, including gels, creams and lotions.
Symrise GmbH & Co.
Holzminden, Germany; www.symrise.com
Jeen International’s recently patented Jeesilc PS series of silicone copolymers is designed to enhance the texture, spread properties, gloss, and film integrity of personal care and cosmetic formulations. The line consists of a full line of silicone gels and liquids, offering a wide range of viscosities and carriers to formulators.
Jeen International Corp.
Fairfield, NJ; www.jeen.com
Antioxidant Skin Care
Bell Ventures’ GlobalPax is a proprietary natural ingredient extracted from proanthocyanidin, which bears strong antioxidant properties. GlobalPax provides broad-spectrum defense against hydroxyl, peroxyl, peroxynitrite, singlet oxygen, and superoxide anion—all implicit in skin damage, says the company.
North Dartmouth, MA; www.bellventures.com