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Beraca Introduces BioFunctional Extracts & Brazilian Colored Clays for Cosmetics

Published on 2012-04-16. Author : SpecialChem

Present for the ninth consecutive time at in-cosmetics, to be held April 17 - 19 in Barcelona, Spain, Beraca introduces new BioFunctional Extracts sourced from four Amazonian fruits: annatto, acerola, guaraná and açaí. The new ingredients mark the launch of Beraca's powdered extracts. Besides having a higher concentration of active ingredients, they have shown improved stability for use in cosmetic formulations. Free from water interference, the ingredients remain active for a longer period of time and less susceptible to contamination.

With a standardized concentration of active ingredients such as bixin, ascorbic acid, caffeine, and anthocyanin, among others, the extracts are a natural alternative to synthetic raw materials used for manufacturing different cosmetic products.

BioFunctional Annatto Powder Extract
Native to tropical America, specifically the Amazon region, annatto (Bixa orellana) has brick-red seeds inside its prickly heart-shaped pods, which are used as a natural dye.
Standardized active ingredient: Bixin (2.500mg/100g)
Properties: Natural colorant, antioxidant and emollient
Indications: Color cosmetics
Recommended concentration: 0.3% to 1%

BioFunctional Acerola Powder Extract
Acerola (Malpighia glabra) is a red-orange colored citrus cherry. It contains vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), calcium, phosphorus, iron and particularly vitamin C, whose concentration is up to eight times higher than orange and lemon.
Standardized active ingredient: Ascorbic acid or vitamin C (1700mg/100g)
Properties: The extract contains anthocyanins and vitamins. It has an antioxidant action and protects skin against free radicals.
Indications: Anti-aging facial creams and masks, body creams and lotions, hair care products.
Recommended concentration: 1% to 3%

BioFunctional Guaraná Powder Extract
Guaraná (Paullinia cupana) is a vine that grows in the Amazon rainforest. Its fruit has a high concentration of caffeine, a substance known for its stimulant, tonic and invigorating properties.
Standardized active ingredient: Caffeine (10g/110g)
Properties: The extract is rich in caffeine, a member of the methylxanthine family, which is frequently used in anti-cellulite products.
Indications: Anti-aging facial creams and masks, body creams and lotions, hair care products.
Recommended concentration: 1% to 5%

BioFunctional Açaí Powder Extract
A high-energy, violet-colored berry of unique flavor, açaí (Euterpe oleracea) contains Omega 6 and 9, anthocyanins, vitamins B, C and E, amino acids, essential fatty acids, fiber, protein and minerals. It also has a very high oxygen radical absorption capacity.
Standardized active ingredient: Anthocyanin (150mg/100g)
Properties: Rich in polyphenols, its antioxidant action protects skin against free radicals responsible for premature skin aging.
Indications: Skin care and hair care products
Recommended concentration: 2% to 5%

Beraclays - in-cosmetics also marks the official launch of the Beraclays line, which contains 13 naturally colored clays sustainably extracted from the soil of different regions of Brazil. With various applications in the cosmetic industry, they do not contain artificial dyes or pigments. Their tones and shades are variations of minerals and oligoelements found in nature.

Beraclays' decontamination process does not use radiation or generates toxic waste, allowing their organic properties to be preserved. Composed of mineralogical active ingredients with clinically proven benefits, Beraclays can be used for various purposes, the main of which being as a natural coloring alternative to creams, masks and lotions.

About Beraca

Beraca is an authentic Brazilian company with international approach that has been investing in the development of sustainable technologies for more than 50 years. Present in over 40 countries, Beraca adds value to a wide number of brands and products worldwide.

Through its Health & Personal Care division, the company is a leading player in sourcing certified organic and natural ingredients with sustainable principles from the Amazon rainforest and other Brazilian biomes and supplying them for the cosmetic, pharmacological, and fragrance industry.

In 2006, Beraca obtained Ecocert/USDA certification for its range of organic ingredients, which enabled the company to compete in the growing demand for natural and organic cosmetic products. Two years later, it extended its reach in the European market by opening up its first branch office, 'Beraca International Europe', in Paris. In 2012, Beraca has also opened a subsidiary in New Jersey, USA.

About in - cosmetics

in - cosmetics is one of the leading business platforms for personal care ingredients. in-cosmetics trade shows are staged annually which brings together the world's leading cosmetic manufacturers, formulators, scientists, sales & marketing experts and showcases the most diverse range of innovative cosmetics ingredients and services.

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