Press release
Personal Care
October 2, 2009

Evonik Products at SCS Formulate 2009

Addressing today’s cosmetic mega trends

  • Multifunctional thickening agent
  • Natural biopolymer for skin protection
  • Natural Collagen boosting bioactive
  • Novel silicone based emulsifier
  • Premium silicone conditioning agent

The business unit Consumer Specialties of Evonik will be presenting its portfolio of Personal Care products at this year’s SCS Formulate in Coventry, UK, from November 18 through 19, 2009. Highlights include innovative products and technologies for skin and hair care and a presentation covering “a multifunctional concept for anti-ageing”.

Cosmetics go green:
Two new Evonik products which comply to ECOCERT standard

ANTIL® Soft SC — The natural choice for a multifunctional thickening agent
ANTIL® Soft SC is a liquid thickening agent for rinse-off formulations that improves foam creaminess and reduces moisture loss of skin and hair after surfactant treatment. It shows excellent thickening and solubilising properties in various surfactant systems and works as a foam booster even in PEG-free formulations. ANTIL® Soft SC is very easy to process. It is PEG-free, based on natural raw materials, readily biodegradable and complies to ECOCERT standard.

TEGO® Cosmo LSG — Biopolymer for effective skin protection
TEGO® Cosmo LSG (Scleroglucan) is a water-soluble, natural beta-glucan biopolymer obtained via fermentation. Due to the low molecular weight its inherent thickening properties are reduced and the usage concentration in cosmetic formulations can be increased.
The high water-binding capacity, soothing properties and positive effects on the skin’s barrier combined with its silky skin feel make TEGO® Cosmo LSG an ideal active ingredient for formulations targeted for skin protection. TEGO® Cosmo LSG is biodegradable and non-toxic.

Anti-aging: Novel ingredient for a multifunctional concept

TEGO® Pep 4-17 – Collagen booster for anti-aging formulations
TEGO® Pep 4-17 is a novel bioactive and pure tetrapeptide with outstanding anti-aging properties for skin care formulations. It activates collagen production and therefore stimulates dermal filling, repair and renewal mechanisms of the skin. Tetrapeptide-17 is based on the skin’s own structures. Formulations with TEGO® Pep 4-17 lead to an increased elasticity, a decreased volume of wrinkles and fine lines as well as a reduction of skin roughness. The recommended usage level is 0.5 – 5.0 per cent.

The presentation “Anti-Aging - A multifunctional concept” will be held by Dr. Mike Farwick, Head of R&D Active Ingredients on November 18 from 11.20 to 11.40 a.m. in room B.

Silicone based ingredients by Evonik:
High performance makes the difference

ABIL® Care XL 80 – Silicone based oil-in-water emulsifier
ABIL® Care XL 80 provides an outstanding combination of performance and aesthetics. Formulations based on this new emulsifier feel very velvety and silky and have a light, smooth after-feel on the skin. In addition, its innovative molecular structure results in outstanding emulsifying and stabilizing properties. Creams, lotions and sprays containing all types of active ingredients or UV filters can easily be formulated with ABIL® Care XL 80. It is suitable for both hot and cold processing and is a flexible and powerful tool for developing skin care emulsions with premium characteristics.

ABIL® T Quat 60 – Premium silicone conditioning agent
The new ABIL® T Quat 60 is a premium silicone conditioning agent with excellent substantivity to hair keratin, outstanding conditioning features and impressive heat protection properties. It is suitable for use in conditioning shampoos, hair rinses, balms, body washes and leave-in formulations. ABIL® T Quat 60 is even suitable for clear formulations.
In surfactant formulations, ABIL® T Quat 60 shows a significantly reduced thinning effect compared to typical silicone derivatives, provides a superior skin feel and improves the foam properties.

Company information

Evonik Industries is the creative industrial group from Germany which operates in three business areas: Chemicals, Energy and Real Estate. Evonik is a global leader in specialty chemicals, an expert in power generation from hard coal and renewable energies, and one of the largest private residential real estate companies in Germany. Our strengths are creativity, specialization, continuous self-renewal, and reliability.
Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In its fiscal year 2008 about 41,000 employees generated sales of about €15.9 billion and an operat- ing profit EBITDA of about €2.2 billion.


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