Cognis lifts lid on new technologies

By Simon Pitman

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags Active ingredients Cosmetics Cognis

Cognis Care Chemical has chosen the recent IFSCC congress in Barcelona to unveil a number of new ingredients, including natural, active and eco-friendly offerings.

Germany-based Cognis and its active ingredients business Laboratories Serobiologiques (IS) claim that the new launches focus on the key consumer-driven industry trends concerning wellness and sustainability.

The launches include a green pearlizing wax dispersion, a natural-based microeumulsion for wet wipes and a number of active ingredients developed in conjunction with IS aimed at enhancing sensory properties and performance.

Green wax dispersion

Eurperian Green is being marketed as the first ‘green’, ethylene oxid and amine free pearlizing wax dispersion for use in natural-based hair care and body care formulations, with sustainability claims.

Advantages for formulators include the fact that Eurperian is cold–processable, which saves time and energy during the formulation process, Cognis claims

The company also unveiled Plantasil Micro at the event, which is a transparent microemulsion that provides shampoos with increased conditioning qualities.

The benefits to formulators include the fact that it is a synergistic surfactant oil system, which makes it highly compatible with a range of surfactants systems and natural sourced ingredients.

High performance ingredients

The company has also launched and showcased a number of high performance ingredients, including a liquid emulsion polymer – Rheocare TTA, a rheology additive - Cosmedia Gel CC, a softening emollient - Cetiol Sensoft, and a range of innovative delivery systems called Primacare for high-end cosmetics.

The event also served to highlight the latest innovations from the company’s active ingredients division, LS.

Skinasensyl is a new cosmeceutical ingredient with a targeted mechanism that has been aimed at individuals with sensitive skin. It is a pure synthetic tetrapeptide developed to decrease nerve stimulation, which Cognis says helps to increase skin tolerance.

Cosmeceutical ingredient

The company says that its clinical tests show Skinasensyl should be compatible with a wide variety of cosmeceutical products, including those marketed at men and those that have anti-stress claims.

The event also proved a platform for Pilisoft botanical hair growth inhibitor, which is claimed to enhance and prolong the effects of hair removal treatments, together with its Actiwhite skin whitening products, an ingredient with proven efficacy and skin toleration.

Cognis says that its latest ingredients offerings are aimed at the increasingly exacting demands of consumers, who want their products to ‘deliver care benefits and performance’.

More exacting consumer need

But added to this is the fact that these consumers also want a more exacting sensorial experience from their personal care products, which has given way to the company’s umbrella name for a range of technologies that underline textures, called‘feel it’

Speaking of the IFSCC even, Bettina Jackwerth, global marketing director of Cognis Skin Care said: “Our special focus was on our customized ‘green’ solutions for which the consumer demand is still steadily growing.

“With over 70 per cent of the raw materials in our portfolio being natural and renewable, we can offer manufacturers a broad range of products which help them serve the ‘green’ trend.”

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