As in-cosmetics Global covered the other day, Global Cosmetics News was awash with press releases for the latest launches – but what were the over-arching tendencies? With sleep helps and stress alleviation one of 2019’s key beauty trends, its no wonder that several companies were innovating in this space. Givaudan, for example, launched Sensityl, a sustainable active cosmetic component derived from micro algae thought to bring mood-enhancing properties to the desk.
Sequens ushered in Glycuron 2.78, a high molecular weight polysaccharide abundant with uronic acid made by biotechnology, which it promises can boost measurable positive image understanding. And CLR’s AnnonnaSense CLR guarantees to improve well being and quality of life with its adaptogenic approach. Clariant went all out on the food front side with its FOOD2BEAUTY concept – zero waste beauty products inspired by classic food quality recipes from popsicle moisturizers to sugar cookie scrubs.
Seppic also jumped on the gourmand beauty bandwagon with Fresh Body Yoghurt, a food-inspired biodegradeable emulsion referred to as having a ‘pleasurable yoghurt jelly texture’ and providing on hydration. Aswell as pollution, the blue light emitted from our favourite gadgets is still a major concern. Azelis debuted a hands cream formulated to protect the wearer from blue light under its ‘Unique You’ range, which celebrates difference and was created to fit unique needs. Evonik’s Tego Pep UP is also thought to counteract the result of display time – as is Lonza’s ScreenLight Block. Of course, pursuing on from Azelis’ Unique You range, it goes without saying that customization continues to be a major tendency.
This calendar year the craze was portrayed in specific, niche concerns such as safeguarding pores and skin from extreme weather (Azelis) or Sederma’s Amberstem, which is billed as an ‘ultra-customised’ solution for olive complexions which have problems with greying, uneven build. Not to be outdone, DSM dedicated its stand to individuality – celebrating diversity in skin care needs both seen (such as skin tone) and unseen (the microbiome). Its scientists are exploring the potential of a wide range of molecules to discover one that can deliver results for everybody. Lipotec’s futuristic Infinite Beauty presentation certainly embraced personalization, thinking up formulas to keep epidermis matte during exercise (Pre-Workout Control Spray) and a micellar water designed to be used after a hard night partying.
- The Little Mermaid
- Stimulates collagen faster without having to damage the top skin tissues
- Every line of the title track has exactly five syllables
- Elevated triglycerides
- 5 a few months out
The company’s Dawnergy formula, meanwhile, is designed to kick start epidermis each day. But definitely the biggest trend of the entire year – chiming with the ever-increasing demand for transparency – was the ‘withouts’. This year’s key substances are respected as much for what they don’t contain as what they do. Take Evonik’s Sipernat 250 PC and 9000 PC for body scrubs, for example, which is detailed as nature-identical by NATRUE and authorized with the COSMOS label for use in natural products and, crucially, will not contain microplastics.
Or BASF’s Chione Electric Fuchsia SF90D is a vegan and ‘clean’ patent pending multi-layer technology on artificial mica – carmine-free it delivers one of the most-requested color needs on the market, says BASF – that is intense pink. Inolex revealed two new breakthrough products, AminoSensyl Amino and HC Sensyl SC, which it says are 100 percent natural palm-free, quat-free, petrochemical-free, biodegradeable readily, non-GMO and cruelty free. Phew. That’s some list.
Side notice – should we be fretting about quats? I feel like I would have reached my be concerned quota – or should that be quata. There was aluminium-free, alcohol-free and paraben-free deodorant at Clariant where its CareMag D draws on Dead Sea magnesium for natural body odor control, while Beraca displayed a paraben-free, multi-functional insect repellent base containing andiroba oil.
And while we’ve now reached our five, it’s well worth noting that body care is having a moment right now. There were hydrating and sensorial body lotions galore at the show – as well as specific treatments for common concerns – Provital’s Striover, for example, telephone calls on on two vegetation found in traditional Chinese medicine to tackle stretchmarks naturally. Seppic, meanwhile, revealed the Cica Stick having identified ‘comfort’ as becoming a major market demand, it includes centella asiatica to soothe epidermis and relieve awareness.