Cognis features Newtrition(TM) beauty food and supplement concepts at Vitafoods

Cognis Nutrition & Health is putting the hot topic of beauty-from-the-inside under the spotlight at this year’s Vitafoods. As acknowledged experts in this vibrant, fast-growing market, Cognis has now developed a series of concepts for functional foods and supplements, to help customers identify market opportunities, select the most suitable health ingredients and successfully position their products.

Six innovative concepts will be explored at Vitafoods: stress reduction; daily skin protection; sensitive skin; anti-cellulite; anti-aging; and sun protection.

UV radiation is responsible for up to 90 percent of the visible signs of premature aging, with exposure causing skin damage such as pigmentation, inflammation, wrinkles, loss of elasticity and moisture. Cognis proposes “Holiday Skin Protection,” a formulation to boost the skin’s natural defenses and improve skin elasticity.

The concept is aimed at consumers who are particularly aware of the need for high levels of sun protection and is presented as an adjunct to topical products. It will be demonstrated at Vitafoods with samples of a drink, featuring ingredients known for their role in sun protection: Betatene® carotenoids, Xangold® lutein esters and Covitol® natural-source vitamin E.

“Increased awareness of the link between what we eat, our health, and our physical appearance has made consumers more open to the idea of beauty foods and supplements,” said Albert Strube, Director Global Growth Product Lines. “We have chosen to present a product opportunity for the dynamic dairy products sector with our drink, but these concepts can be applied to other foods and beverages and, of course, to food supplements,” he added.

Cognis Nutrition & Health provides an extensive range of ingredients suitable for beauty food and supplement applications, from long-established skin essentials such as natural-source vitamin E, a profusion of plant extracts, antioxidant carotenoid products such as Betatene® and Xangold®, high purity omega-3 fish oils from Omevital(TM), plus Tonalin®* the original and most extensively researched brand of conjugated linoleic acid.

These top quality science-based ingredients are accompanied by services crucial to customers with ambitions to be trend-setters in this developing market: applications and regulatory expertise; R&D and technical services. Additional market insight and experience comes from a long history of involvement in the personal care market through the Cognis group’s Care Chemicals strategic business unit.

The Cognis team will be available at Stand 133 to discuss beauty-from-the-inside, as well as other exciting concepts and ingredient brands for the creation and launch of a new generation of health-focused foods and supplements.

*Tonalin® CLA is an exclusively licensed product of the Cognis Group.

About Cognis
Cognis is a worldwide supplier of innovative specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients, with a particular focus on the areas of wellness and sustainability. The company employs about 7,700 people, and it operates production sites and service centers in 30 countries. Cognis has dedicated its activities to a high level of sustainability and delivers natural source raw materials and ingredients for food, nutrition and healthcare markets, and the cosmetics, detergents and cleaners industries. Another main focus is on products for a number of other industries, such as coatings and inks, lubricants, textiles, as well as agriculture and mining. The subsidiary Pulcra Chemicals offers specialized chemical products and process expertise to customers in the leather, textile, and fiber industries. Cognis also holds a 50-percent stake in the joint venture Cognis Oleochemicals, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of oleochemicals.

Cognis is owned by private equity funds advised by Permira, GS Capital Partners, and SV Life Sciences. In 2006, Cognis recorded sales of 3.37 billion euros and an Adjusted EBITDA (operating result) of 394 million euros.

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