Two companies have recently launched ingredients into the cosmeceutical space. Both are based on popular ingredients that have made inroads in supplements and functional foods.
Fruit d'Or launched Cran Bella, a proprietary cranberry seed oil ingredient for skin support and anti-aging supplements. "Cran Bella cranberry seed oil is one of the most unsaturated oil on the market, making it an ideal moisturizing ingredient," said Stephen Lukawski, director of business development and sales for Fruit d'Or. "With a composition of 85 percent fatty acids, this fruit oil may protect and re-establish the protective lipid barrier of the skin. Excellent oxidative stability, a pleasant odor and texture, and the ideal 1:1 ratio of omega 3 to omega 6, cranberry seed oil combined with omega 9 is perfect for skin care applications."
Recent research on Fruit d’Or cranberry ingredients show they can thwart uropathogenic bacteria to help relieve urinary discomfort.
Evonik launched TEGO®Betain P 50 C (Cocamidopropyl Betaine), a novel concentrated surfactant based on RSPO certified sustainable palm kernel oil. TEGO® Betain P 50 C is suitable for a broad range of application formats in the cleansing care market, including body washes, shampoos, liquid soaps, foam baths, oral care and soap bars. The company said the 38-percent active betaine is easy to process and delivers foam combined with a pleasant skinfeel.
Palm oil gained popularity in 2013 and 2014 with the approval and praise from Dr. Mehment Oz in his consumer-loved Dr. Oz Show.