Laboratoires Sérobiologiques at the SCC Suppliers' Day 2009 in California: clinically proven product efficacy and certified naturalness

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From October 22 to 23, Laboratoires Sérobiologiques (LS), the active ingredients business of Cognis Care Chemicals, presented its latest developments for green and high-performing skin as well as hair care formulations at this year's SCC Suppliers' Day in Long Beach, California. LS solutions enable manufacturers to meet consumers' increasing demands for nature-based products that make them look and feel good. The naturalness of several LS products has now been certified by the Natural Products Association (NPA).

At Suppliers' Day, LS showcased several new products that offer clinically proven product efficacy and environmental soundness, and that improve consumers' feeling of well-being. One such product is Euphoryl ?-3, a combination of Sacha inchi oil, which is very rich in Omega-3 and acts as a skin antidepressant, and Schinus terebinthifolius (pink pepper) extract, a stimulant and invigorating agent with warm and sensual perfume notes. Clinical tests have shown that Euphoryl ?-3 improves the appearance of the skin via dopamine stimulation. It helps keep women's skin healthy and glowing, which in turn can make them feel good and confident about themselves. Euphoryl ?-3 is preservative-free and conforms to international standards for natural and organic cosmetics.

LS also presented Skinasensyl, a pure tetrapeptide with a new mechanism of action that has been especially designed for people with sensitive skin. The cosmeceutical active reduces nerve oversensitivity to external stimuli by decreasing the amount of the pro-inflammatory neuro-mediator calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) that is produced by the body. This ability to inhibit CGRP release to reduce neuronal stimulation has been demonstrated in vitro to occur via binding to the µ opioid receptor. The soothing effects of Skinasensyl have also been proven in clinical studies, highlighting its ability to increase the skin's tolerance threshold, and to achieve a corresponding reduction in unpleasant sensations and discomforts experienced by people with neurosensitive skin. The product is the first active which enhances the tolerability of cosmeceuticals and home-professional treatments such as micro-dermabrasion and peels - so that sensitive skin too can benefit from these skincare products without any adverse reaction.

Another active ingredients LS showcased is Sphingoceryl WS, a water dispersible complex of biomimetic phyto-ceramides which protects skin and hair against environmental damages. For skin, it maintains an optimum rate of hydration by strengthening the cutaneous barrier. For hair, it helps to preserve dyed hair from fading after repeated washing thanks to its restructuring action on hair fibers (demonstrated in clinical tests). It also offers significant protection for ethnic hair after treatment with relaxing products. It is easy to formulate, especially in surfactant-based formulations.

In line with the increasing popularity of 'wrinkle fillers' such as hyaluronic acid, LS also presented Hyalurosmooth, a botanical alternative to hyaluronic acid. It is made of polysaccharides extracted from the seed of an Indian plant, Cassia Angustifolia, which forms a protective film on the skin that strongly binds water and fills in fine lines. It provides intense moisturization, while plumping up the skin, which further helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and to smooth the skin's surface. As a result of the smoother surface, light reflection is also improved, leading to increased skin radiance.

NPA confirms naturalness of LS products

At the Suppliers' Day 2009, LS also announced that seven active ingredients from its comprehensive portfolio have been certified as conforming to the new natural standard of the NPA. These ingredients are Euphoryl Omega-3 LS 9846, Actiwhite PW LS 9860, AHCare LS-65, Irwinol LS 9890, Lipofructyl Argan LS 9779, Lipofructyl Cyperus LS 9892 and Myoxinol LS 9736. The NPA certification guarantees that all products are made up of at least 95 percent natural ingredients from renewable resources and that the production processes do not alter or dilute the purity of these raw materials. Other LS products are currently in the process of achieving certification.

Anne-Laurie Rodrigues, LS Communications Manager, comments: "LS is continually leading the way in developing nature-based and high-performing solutions. Our products enable manufacturers to meet consumers' increasing demands for environmentally sound products that enhance their personal well-being. The efficacy of our products is clinically proven, and their naturalness is certified - meaning we can give our customers a real competitive advantage."

About Laboratoires Sérobiologiques

Laboratoires Sérobiologiques is Cognis Care Chemicals' active ingredients business. It specializes in the development, manufacture and marketing of innovative cosmetic concepts and active ingredients.
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