Health and Beauty Solutions

www.microsponge.com

2870 Forbs Avenue
Hoffman Estates
IL 60192
United States

+1 337 354 1044

Activities

Summary

Health & Beauty Solutions (HBS) is a leading supplier of active delivery systems and SPF boosting technologies used to enhance topical skin care. HBS anti-ageing delivery systems include Microsponge Retinol, Microsponge AHA and Poly-Pore120RE technology. HBS anti-acne delivery systems include Microsponge Salicylic Acid and Microsponge Benzoyl Peroxide.

Profile

Products are supported by clinical testing including the validation of efficacy and the demonstration of irritation reduction. In addition, HBS manufactures sebum control & mattifying agents as well as mineral-based rheology modifiers under cGMP conditions. HBS also has full turn-key product manufacturing capability. HBS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Minerals Technologies Inc.


New Products/Technologies/Patents:

  • BHA-Free Retinol and Delivery Systems – CA Prop-65 compliant 50%, 20% and 9% retinol delivery systems provide Stability, Time-Release and Reduced Irritation.
  • HBS® Retinol C50 – BHA-Free 50% Retinol in Polysorbate 20.
  • Microsponge® N – All-Natural Microparticle Delivery System for Retinol, Salicylic acid, Glycolic acid, Tea tree oil, and more.
  • Magnabrite Ultra – Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (MAS) for low pH.
  • Polargel® Natural – OMRI Certified, Natural Bentonite Rheology Modifier.
  • Polargel® CA - Calcium Bentonite especially effective in clay facemasks.
  • Polargel® UV – SPF Booster hydrogel based on Natural Wood Extract & Bentonite doubles SPF of o/w or w/o UVA/UVB formulations.

Major Markets:

  • Skin care, anti-ageing, anti-acne, sun care, moisturisation, make-up, skin firming, skin lightening, and matte effect.

Major Products:

  • Microsponge® and Poly-Pore® - Clinically Proven Delivery systems for Retinol, AHA/Glycolic acid, BPO, Caffeine, Salicylic acid, Hyaluronic acid, Vitamins, Peptides, etc.
  • Microsponge® N – All-Natural Microparticle Delivery System for Retinol, Salicylic acid, Glycolic acid, Tea tree oil, and more.
  • HBS® Retinol C50 – BHA-Free 50% Retinol in Polysorbate 20.
  • Polargel® and Magnabrite - Bentonite, Purified Bentonite and Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (MAS) Rheology modifiers – Provide viscosity, yield, elegant aesthetics and body.
  • Polytrap® and Luxomatte - Sebum Control and Matte Effect Agent, adsorbs up to 6g oil/g polymer while providing clinically proven all-day (8hr) matte effect.
  • Polargel® UV – SPF Booster hydrogel based on Natural Wood Extract & Bentonite can double the SPF of o/w or w/o UVA/UVB formulations.

Specialised Services:

  • Manufacturing and specialty ingredients for skin care, anti-ageing, anti-acne, sun care, etc. HBS also manufactures APIs for Rx pharmaceutical topical products.
  • Turn-key/Private Label - HBS also provides turn-key, private label, custom manufacturing and packaging of finished skin care products for Rx, OTC, and cosmetic applications, specialising in anti-ageing, anti-acne & sun care. All Products are made in the USA.
  • Toll Manufacturing – HBS has the capability to toll manufacture a variety of polymerised and blended materials and provides the cGMP/GMP and Quality systems need for Rx, OTC or cosmetic ingredients.

Brands

HBS; Microsponge; Poly-Pore; Polytrap; Exmollient; Volclay; Polargel.