Bayer outlines applications for Baycusan® C 1000


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Unique breathable, flexible film former helps formulators offer multifunctional benefits in skin care products

Bayer outlines applications for Baycusan® C 1000

Developing skin care products that offer multifunctional benefits with extraordinary sensory advantages is the leading trend in the modern personal care industry. Bayer MaterialScience is introducing products that enable just that at the New York Society of Chemists’ Suppliers’ Day 2013, May 14 -15, Booth 1455 in the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison, NJ. This year the company's cosmetics team is highlighting the multifunctional benefits that its Baycusan® C 1000 film-forming dispersion can bring to skin care products.

Bayer’s Baycusan® C 1000 dispersion is extremely well suited to modern oil-in-water skin care and decorative cosmetic formulations because it acts as a co-emulsifier and stabilizer in such systems. The film-forming agent prevents re-emulsification under the influence of water, and allows the ingredient to retain its protective effect. Baycusan® C 1000 dispersions can be formulated with or without emulsifiers to create mild skin care products suitable for sensitive skin. It also displays high water resistance, a critical requirement for skin care and decorative cosmetic products requiring longer wear.

“As skin, color and sun care trends are combined into multitasking products, formulators are seeking cross-functional ingredients such as our Baycusan® C 1000 film former that can deliver these much-desired benefits to the consumer,” says Dana Smith, technical sales for the NAFTA cosmetics team, Bayer MaterialScience.

Another advantage of Baycusan® C 1000 dispersion is that it can be used as a novel delivery system for the release of actives into the stratum corneum, as highlighted in a comprehensive in vivo anti-acne study done in collaboration with AMA Laboratories.

Baycusan® C 1000 dispersion notably improved efficacy of the anti-flammatory ingredients and salicylic acid in the in vivo-tested formulations.

“Many OTC skin treatments require high levels of actives to be efficacious enough to produce very quick, visible results. Some actives, at high levels, are known to cause excessive dryness and irritation of the skin, especially mature or sensitive skin. Consumers are demanding efficacious but gentle treatments where side effects can be avoided. Baycusan® C 1000 dispersion, as an inert excipient in the anti-acne serum, helps deliver just that: a mild but efficacious skin care for problem-prone skin,” says Yuliya Berezkin, NAFTA business development manager, Bayer MaterialScience.

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Additional benefits relate to the incorporation of Baycusan® C 1000 products in formulations. The preservative-free film-forming agent can be incorporated into common formulations without neutralization and without a high-energy input, most effectively by using a hot or cold method in the processing stage.