Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., introduced several breakthrough ingredient technologies, including:
- Peptide Q10 biofunctional , a new peptide biofunctional that may be used in creams and lotions to boost the skin’s own production of coenzyme Q10
- BiotHAIRapy for hair, three new biofunctionals that target thehair folliclein support of various protein and enzyme expressions believed to be essential in hair defense and melanin preservation and to help delay the onset of age-related hair loss. With the launch of these biofunctional ingredients, Ashland offers innovative new strategies that will enable the hair care industry to‘revitalize your roots’.
- N-Hance 4572 conditioning polymer (for rinse-off products), a high charge density, high molecular weight polymer system with better wet-comb and oil-deposition performance than today’s commercially available conditioning polymers. When compared with traditional cationic guar, the new offering is demonstrated to significantly improve the distribution and total deposition of silicone and natural oils suchas jojoba oil and meadowfoam across hair strands. The first in a new series of conditioning technologies from Ashland, N-Hance 4572 conditioning polymer may be used to lower formulation costs and produce more sustainable shampoo and body wash products.
- Telosense biofunctional for anti-aging skin care applications. The special complex of hydrolyzed yeast and soya proteins is designed to help preserve telomeres, which cap and protect cell chromosomes. Research has shown that telomeres, a repeating sequence of nucleotides measuring thousands of base pairs in length, play an important role in cell division as they help preserve DNA information. As aging occurs, however, telomeres shorten with each cell division, losing dozens of base pairs per year. Telosense biofunctional addresses telomere shortening by boosting in vitro/ex vivo the expression of Telomeric Repeat Factor 2 (TRF2) proteins. The ingredient will find application primarily in skin care formulations aimed at enhancing the appearance of skin.