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BASF Presented Range of Natural Solutions for Hair & Sun Care at SEPAWA Congress

Published on 2020-11-02. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Natural/ Organic     Hair Care      Sun Care   

BASF_SEPAWA_Congress_2020BASF's Care Creations® presented a range of naturally derived ingredients for personal care applications at SEPAWA Congress from 28-30 October 2020. The company also focused on the topics, such as microbiome and sun protection.

BASF Focused on Personal Care Solutions


Plantacare® Provides Mildness in Cleansing Applications


BASF offers its 100 percent plant-based alkyl polyglycosides (APG) line under the tradename Plantacare®. The all-round sugar surfactants known for their excellent ecological and toxicological profile, proven mildness and functional properties, are suitable for a broad field of personal care cleansing applications, ranging from shower gels and liquid soaps to shampoos, facial wash, baby cleansing products, toothpastes and wet wipes.

BASF has been the first supplier in Europe to offer its complete APG range, as well as related products and compositions from certified, sustainable palm-based raw material with Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Mass Balance supply chain certification.

Plantacare from BASF is suitable for use in end products formulated according to the European Ecolabels EU Ecolabel, Nordic Ecolabel and Bra Miljöval and it is approved by the natural and organic cosmetic standards COSMOS and NATRUE. Plantacare is 100 percent of natural origin and therefore perfectly fits the requirements of ISO Norm 16128.

Lamesoft® Balance Stabilizer for Skin and Hair Cleansing Formulations


With Lamesoft® Balance, BASF recently launched a product for the stabilization of ingredients in skin and hair cleansing formulations that is derived from 100 percent natural feedstock. Acting as a natural structure enhancer in surfactant-based systems, it allows to stabilize wax-based opacifiers in rinse-off applications – even in low viscosity formulations.

The ingredient provides a pleasant and homogenous rheology in finished formulations. Lamesoft® Balance is readily biodegradable and suitable for formulations of natural cosmetics according to both the COSMOS and the NATRUE standard.

Scalposine™ Promotes Healthy Scalp and Microbial Diversity


In a baseline study, BASF compared the composition of the microbiota of healthy and oily scalp to find out which microorganisms contribute to scalp health. The new BASF active ingredient Scalposine™ promotes the recolonization of the scalp with the microorganisms and thus restores a healthy balance of the microbiota.

Besides the prebiotic effect, the active ingredient, which is based on the amino acid derivative sarcosine, inhibits the enzyme 5-α-reductase, playing a crucial role in sebum secretion. The one-month application of 1 percent Scalposine™ in a hair mask led to a significant increase in beneficial bacteria and measurably and perceptibly reduced the greasiness of the scalp.

EcoSun Pass Evaluates Environmental Impact of UV Filters


EcoSun Pass by BASF’s Care Creations is a methodology especially developed for sun protection products to evaluate the environmental compatibility of UV filter systems in sunscreens, considering the respective filter efficiency. The methodology supports the transparent assessment of UV filters based on internationally recognized criteria and comprises eight different parameters, from biodegradation and aquatic toxicity to endocrine disruption potential. It not only considers environmental factors for individual UV filters, but provides a comprehensive environmental evaluation of filter systems.


Source: BASF
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