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- 04/20/2017

Berg + Schmidt present innovative carrier system for retinol

H&PC Today

At this year’s InCosmetics in London (booth QQ28), Berg + Schmidt GmbH & Co. KG will present state-of-the-art solutions in the form of functional raw materials for the cosmetics industry. New products include BergaCare SmartLipids Retinol, a new generation of lipid carrier system.

For over 60 years Berg + Schmidt have supplied top-quality functional lipids to the international cosmetics and oleochemical industries. As a highlight of this show, the company will be presenting a new generation of lipid carrier system coupled to a strong but instable cosmetic active, under the name BergaCare SmartLipids Retinol.
Retinol is well known for its great efficacy in improving the condition of the skin.

However, because of its instability and rapid degradability, it is also one of the active ingredients which are in need of an effective carrier system to perform at their best.

The solid particle matrix of BergaCare SmartLipids protects retinol against disruptive agents like oxygen. Moreover, this carrier system offers the ability to sustain the release of retinol to the skin over a longer period, preventing skin irritation. At the same time, the protective but invisible patch formed by the BergaCare SmartLipids carrier itself leads to better penetration of actives and thus higher amounts of retinol in deeper skin layers, for optimum efficacy of the retinol.

The solid particle matrix of BergaCare SmartLipids protects retinol against disruptive agents like oxygen. Moreover, this carrier system offers the ability to sustain the release of retinol to the skin over a longer period, preventing skin irritation. At the same time, the protective but invisible patch formed by the BergaCare SmartLipids carrier itself leads to better penetration of actives and thus higher amounts of retinol in deeper skin layers, for optimum efficacy of the retinol.

Berg + Schmidt’s product range also includes fatty alcohols, fatty acids, fatty-acid esters and shea butter. The spectrum of raw materials extends from commodities through specialities to the company’s own developments. Recently launched products comprise modern solutions for peeling applications, gentle, sulphate-free surfactants, natural emulsifiers, solutions for enhancing sensory properties, and advanced carrier systems.