Natural and sustainable beauty in the focus
Evonik presents an expanded product portfolio, new technologies and innovative service tools at in-cosmetics Global 2019 in Paris. The company’s growing product portfolio is the result of in-house research and several successful acquisitions.
“We gained three powerful mainstays with Evonik Dr. Straetmans, Evonik Delivery Systems and Evonik Advanced Botanicals in recent years. I am pleased to present a much more well-rounded product portfolio to our customers than ever before,” says Dr. Tammo Boinowitz, the head of the Care Solutions business line. “It is not only proof of successful integration, but also highlights the customer benefits generated by our broad range of high-quality ingredients, biological process expertise, and market knowledge.”
Active ingredient for skin care
Among other offers, the Care Solutions business line will present the natural cosmetic ingredient “NeoPlanta Withania”. This powerful, multifunctional active ingredient protects the skin against premature aging caused by stress and environmental influences. Evonik Advanced Botanicals produces the extract from the roots of the Ayurvedic ashwagandha plant through a biotechnological cultivation process. The novel ingredient is the first product to be jointly developed by the experts from Evonik Care Solutions and Evonik Advanced Botanicals.
Protection against damage by blue light
The tetrapeptide “Tego Pep UP” protects the skin against the damaging blue light emitted by laptop, smartphone or tablet screens. Consumers are increasingly looking for products to counteract these effects. As an added benefit, this product also supports the regeneration of the affected skin areas. The tetrapeptide increases the production of collagen and other fibrous proteins in the skin’s extracellular matrix to achieve a lifting effect.
Alternative preservative solutions
Evonik Dr. Straetmans became a part of Care Solutions in 2017. In Paris, the experts for alternative preservative solutions will present two antioxidants to improve oxidation protection: “dermofeel Toco Balance” contains a mixture of natural tocopherols from rapekernel oil that effectively protects both the skin and the oxidizable components of cosmetic formulations. “dermofeel Toco Skin”, made from natural sunflower oil, is particularly rich in alpha-tocopherols that offer effective skin protection against oxidative stress. Both antioxidants are suitable for use in certified natural cosmetics.
New innovative tool
The exhibit in Paris will also present the new “into Beauty” online platform, in which the company has arranged all relevant information on its products and formulation concepts in a central place. In addition to product information and documentation, users can access online videos and digital tools such as the Sensory Kaleidoscope and the Ceramide Knowledge Center around the clock by logging into intobeauty.evonik.com.
Evonik has long been committed to the sustainability of its products. With its “CAREtain” toolbox, the company is now offering its customers a dynamic, continuously growing information system that covers the most relevant sustainability aspects, with categories including RSPO-certified, biodegradable, COSMOS status, vegan and place of origin. This toolbox creates transparency, makes the company’s sustainability philosophy tangible, and provides customers with an instrument to develop their own, ecologically optimized products. The Toolbox is also accessible through the intobeauty.evonik.com portal.
Natural alternative to microplastic
The company´s Silica business line will present two new types of exfoliating particles in Paris as a natural alternative to microplastics. “Sipernat 250 PC2 and “Sipernatt 900 PC” PC expand the existing portfolio with regard to size and hardness of the available particles. Both products are made with untreated, COSMOS-certified silicas, which are qualified for use in natural cosmetics. Their micro-sponge structure enables the specialty silica to absorb liquid ingredients and fragrances to act as a carrier. The powdered products are easy to integrate into a wide variety of formulations, offering a natural alternative to microplastics.
Ingredients for toothpaste
The business line will also present its extensive product range for toothpaste applications in Paris. The specialty silicones sold under the “zeodent” brand name stand out for their excellent cleaning, brightening and thickening properties. “Spherilex 145” and “Spherilex 148”. While the first combines high cleaning power with moderate abrasion, the second was specially developed for tooth paste formulations for sensitive teeth.