Polymer can make lipsticks longer lasting and extra moisturising say Revolymer

By Katie Nichol

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Wales-based Revolymer claims its RevCare polymer technology can be added to lipsticks to make them longer-lasting and extra moisturising.

The technology company has developed an amphiphilic graft copolymer that it says brings multifunctional benefits to lip colour and care products.

“The polymer is multifunctional adding a range of benefits including improvements in the organoleptic profile of lip products, such as enhanced perception of moisturisation and softness,”​ Elaine O’Neill, business development manager for personal care at Revolymer told CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com.

She added that the polymer can help lip products last longer, and can also be used to modify their structure.

Tests confirm improved performance

Independent tests were carried out on prototype formulations, which included lipstick, balm and gloss in a range of colours.

The majority of subjects in a panel test identified products formulated with the polymer to be both longer lasting and extra moisturising, according to Revolymer, while the standard formulations were found not to possess these properties.

It can be easily incorporated into formulations using typical manufacturing procedures, said O’Neill.

Other applications in personal care

In addition to its use in lip colour and care products, RevCare can be used in eye shadows to create products that are smoother, do not flake and maintain a moist feel, said Revolymer, and the technology can be used in deodorants to help products retain their fragrance for longer.

“Revolymer polymer technology for fragrance retention forms active complexes with fragrance molecules,” ​said O’Neill. ”These have been demonstrated to give longer lasting male and female fragrance retention in antiperspirant and deodorant products.”

The technology can also be used in oral care, and the company has developed a product that it claims prevents the build-up of common stains like tea and coffee on teeth.

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