Univar Gets Ready for Summer with Sun Care and Anti-Aging Formulations
New formulations showcase anti-aging and natural ingredients for hair and skin
26 April 2013
REDMOND, Wash., April 26, 2013 – Univar, a leading global distributor of chemistry and related products and services, has released new anti-aging formulations that use natural and moisture-enhancing ingredients to prevent damage and hide signs of aging in hair and skin. The innovative prototypes – released this week to select customers and partners – have been created just in time for the spring and summer seasons and will be on display at the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists Suppliers’ Day, May 14-15.
With top “age offenders” like the sun’s damaging UV rays in mind, Univar has collaborated with its supplier partners to create top-market formulations that defy signs of aging. The formulations reflect emerging trends such as holistic skin care, natural ingredients, multifunctional products, and anti-aging hair care.
“We’re particularly excited to share developments for hair care as part of our anti-aging solutions offering,” said Denise Elias-Costrini, Univar’s personal care industry director. “To date, anti-aging has primarily focused on skin care. With these new formulations, we can start preventing aging and protecting hair too. Just as skin loses moisture and elasticity over time, hair becomes coarser and dryer with age. By using the right ingredients and formulations, we can help manufacturers create product that proactively protect against brittle, sun-damaged hair.”
Univar’s newly-released prototype solutions feature a number of formulations that embrace the needs of today’s consumers who are concerned with the effects of aging, while using the natural and multifunctional ingredients.
The new prototype solutions include:
Age-defying hair shine
Uses organic argan oil to help repair free radical damage, add shine and increase hair strength. Dow Corning formulations provide heat and color protection, along with a moisturizing conditioner.
DOW CORNING® DC 2-2078
CREMER CARE ARGAN OIL
- Long lasting shine, heat, and color protection
- Increased hair strength
DOW CORNING® 5200 FORMULATION AID
- Adds shine and increases hair strength
- An emulsifier that provides excellent stability
- Moisturizing, light hair conditioning
A cream that restores and rejuvenates the skin using the juice from Bulbine frutescens – a plant shown to reduce signs of blemishes, scars, eczema, inflammation and other skin ailments.
- Skin cell renewal properties
- Low irritation potential
KELCOGEL® CG LA
- Supports skin repair
- A multi-functional hydrocolloid for use as a gelling, texturizing, stabilizing,film forming, and suspending agent
The new AQUAMAX ingredient helps calm skin and reduces loss of collagen. The multifunctional anti-aging primer significantly increases skin elasticity and moisture content while protecting against sun damage.
DOW CORNING® EL-7040 HYDRO ELASTOMER BLEND
- A silicone elastomer that can incorporate water and polar materials
- Thickening, cold process
- Reduces TEWL
- Superior to hyaluronic acid
Rejuvenating eye cream
A silky cream for more youthful appearing skin, Cremer Care Baobab Oil’s high vitamin A, D, E and F content provides a natural moisturizer that stimulates cell regeneration while helping prevent dry skin and wrinkles.
DOW CORNING EL 8052 IH SILICONE ORGANIC ELASTOMER BLEND
- Helps retain endogenous HA
- Increases NMF
- Decreases redness from UV exposure
CREMER CARE BAOBAB OIL
- Highly compatible elastomer blend with luxurious, silky skin feel
- Antioxidant properties, increases skin elasticity
- Originates from the “Tree of Life”
Wrinkle masking lotion
Univar glycerin helps create a light lotion that smooths, fills, and masks skin imperfections giving the appearance of fewer wrinkles and more youthful skin
DOW CORNING® 9509
OXITENO ALKONT® BE 3165 VEG
- Water-based elastomeric suspension
- Silky, reduces shine, controls sebum
- Highly efficient emulsifier for lotions and creams
- Excellent natural moisturizer and humectant