08 Jan 2018
Lonza Showcases Actives that Help Protect Skin Against Lifestyle and Environmental Stressors at Cosmetagora 2018

South Plainfield, NJ (USA), 8 January 2018 – At Cosmetagora 2018 Lonza will feature three bioactives demonstrated to help protect the skin against modern lifestyle and environmental stressors. Based on new in vitro and ex vivo studies, these bioactives provide protection across a range of skin aggressors, including pollution, blue light and stress. In addition, Lonza will share new data supporting the protective benefits of LaraCare® A200 biopolymer, a naturally occurring multifunctional polysaccharide. Cosmetagora 2018, takes place from 9-10 January in Paris (FR).

“With air-quality levels and pollution across Europe becoming a growing concern, consumers and formulators are looking for products that help provide protection against environmental factors while also providing moisturizing and anti-aging properties,” said Ann Steinman, Technical Marketing Manager EMEA, Lonza Personal Care. “Lonza is committed to helping formulators respond to these concerns, and we are pleased to be able to share new data at Cosmetagora that reinforces the efficacy of our versatile portfolio.”

The three bioactives being showcased include NAB® Rhodiola bioactive, an extract from the Rhodiola rosea plant, which naturally thrives in harsh conditions. This thermal protectant has been shown to help provide antioxidant protection to skin from external stresses, including UV radiation. LactoPro® CLP bioactive is a macro-nutrient moisturizing complex that helps improve skin-barrier conditions and leads to healthier, vitalized and more-balanced skin; and Metabiotics® Resveratrol bioactive, a biotechnological ingredient ideal for cosmetic formulations, effectively decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Results of the new in vitro and ex vivo tests and formulas for the three actives will be available at the Lonza booth (Stand 189).

Lonza will also be featuring LaraCare® A200 biopolymer, a naturally occurring multifunctional polymer that help enhance the skin's barrier properties and also enhances UV protection to a sunscreen without increasing the concentration of sunscreen. LaraCare® A200 biopolymer is Halal and Kosher certified and also carries ECOCERT approval and COSMOS, Soil Association and NATRUE certifications. LaraCare® A200 biopolymer helps improve the overall appearance of the skin, thanks to its film-forming properties that act to improve moisture levels and helps reduce the appearance of superficial fine lines and wrinkles.

A Broad Portfolio of Products and Preservatives

Cosmetagora will also see Lonza feature its versatile Polyaldo® polyglyceryl esters, a range of naturally derived surfactants that are an easily-customizable choice for cleansing formulations. These offer excellent foam generation while maintaining mildness and are well positioned for use in a variety of international markets with many of the products in the portfolio certified Kosher and Halal.

Designed to protect the integrity of a wide range of personal care formulas, the Geogard® portfolio is Lonza's innovative line of single-active and blended preservatives. These offer effective product protection and are comprised of several non-traditional ingredients that have a wide global approval while providing an alternative to more controversial chemistries. The line provides products that have been accepted by organizations such as ECOCERT, COSMOS, the Soil Association and NATRUE and attributes such as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) and non-GMO ingredients.

Cosmetagora attendees will have the opportunity to discover more about the broad-spectrum, fast-acting Cosmocil® CQ preservative poly (hexamethylene-biguanide) hydrochloride, or PHMB, which is effective against a range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and also offers deodorant properties.

For further information about Lonza products to be featured at Cosmetagora, contact Ann Steinmann at ann.steinmann@lonza.com.