Food nutrition research company opens cosmetics division

By Simon Pitman

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Omega-3 fatty acid, Nutrition

France-based Polaris says it will be directing its experience in
the research and development of omega-based and nutritional lipids
into the cosmetics and nutricosmetics arenas with the opening of a
new division.

The company has built up its business serving the food industry but is now taking its know-how into the personal care arena with the launch of a highly stabilised vegetable oil range, the first to be unleashed from its cosmetics stable. For its new stabilised vegetable oil range the company has established a patented technology that prevents the oxidation of the oils. The process, known as Quality Silver, means that polyunsaturated oils remain stable in a wide variety of formulations, whilehelping to extend product shelf-life. Increased stability means great efficacy​ The increased stability also mean means that the active compounds contained in the oils remain effective under a wider range of conditions, providing greater insurance for product efficacy. Most importantly the process lends greater stability to the nutrient rich omegas 3, 6 and 9 found in fruit and vegetable oils, which are said to provide general nutrition for the skin as well as providing anti-aging properties. Omega 3 has been shown to reduce skin inflammation, while omega 6 helps to treat dry skin conditions and omega 9 forms an essential part of the cell membrane, contributing to skin elasticity and flexibility. A wide range of fruit and vegetable oils​ Included in the range is kiwi seed oil, raspberry seed oil, borage, camelina and olive oil, which all fall in line with the major trend towards natural-based cosmetic formulations. The forthcoming In-Cosmetics event, to be held in Amsterdam April 15 - 18, will provide a launching pad for the company's cosmetics division and its new vegetable oils range. The company's stand can be found at stand H189, Pavillion France.

Related topics: Formulation & Science, Skin Care

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