In-Cosmetics Global live: Seppic’s “music festival” orchestrates symphony of six novel skincare ingredients
29 Mar 2023 --- Seppic is hosting a “Beauty Party” at the on-going In-Cosmetics Global industry event. The French chemicals specialist unveiled its collection of six new “sensorial” skincare, body care and rinse-off formulas, aligning with the themes of six musical genres – classical, rock, reggae, reggaeton, pop-electro and rap.
PersonalCareInsights is reporting live from the show floor in Barcelona, Spain, and speaking to the supplier about its collection of product applications in which each of the new ingredients are featured.
“Symphonic Feelings” is a face cream inspired by classical music. Dubbed a “real sensory symphony,” the pilot product is backed by a study highlighting and characterizing the precise sensory expression of each excipient in the formula.
“The product has been developed to answer the growing demand for a holistic approach to skincare. We tried to develop an ingredient that has a balance between the body and the mind and fight the damage from emotional stress,” Corinne Stoltz, product and innovation global marketing manager for Seppic’s Beauty Care division, tells PersonalCareInsights.
Symphonic Feelings’ formula contains Ceramosides HP, which protects the skin from loss of elasticity. Sepimax ZEN adds thickness to the cream, and the duo Montanov 202 and Solagum AX gives slipperiness during spreading. Emogreen HP 40 gives creaminess and leaves a film on the skin.
In addition, the face cream contains Seppic’s star ingredient launched at In-Cosmetics Global, Seppibliss Feel, a soothing natural oil from coriander seeds dedicated to well-being. It is formulated to fight the harmful cutaneous effects from emotional stress.
“This is a new soothing and feel-good active ingredient from coriander oil. We developed a specific and patented process for this ingredient, which is dedicated to sensitive skin,” details Stoltz.
Seppic discovered that Seppibliss performs an “acupuncture-like destress effect” on the skin, having studied the bioactivities of skin keratinocytes when treated with acupuncture. Keratinocytes are the primary type of cell found in the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin. In humans, they constitute 90% of epidermal skin cells.
“Seppibliss Feel has the exact same effect that acupuncture needles have on the skin’s keratinocytes,” notes Stoltz. “It’s a topical product, but the connection between the skin cells and the brain is evident.”
“When you are stressed, you have a reduction of the happiness molecules, like oxytocin and serotonin. Seppibliss Feel protects the production of these molecules, contributing to the well-being effect. Also, when you are stressed, the nerve endings are reduced. The ingredient protects these nerve endings to further increase the comforting effect,” explains Stoltz.
Rock Your Mask
Inspired by the rock and roll genre, “Rock Your Mask” is a black creamy purifying mask exhibited in a push-up stick format.
This formula contains Seppic’s Montanov 202, a glucolipidic emulsifier that texturizes and stabilizes the oil phase while helping to cleanse upon rinsing. The bio-sourced emollient Emogreen L19 provides a fresh feel and facilitates spreading with a soft finish.
Meanwhile, Micro Algue 80 adds a gentle exfoliating effect to this mask, and Antileukine 6, an oily active ingredient, soothes, strengthens and protects the skin.
“We were inspired by Kiss for this product,” shares Stoltz. “It’s a purifying and drying waterless formulation face mask. The objective is to have a nice, mild exfoliation due to its microalgae ingredient. You apply the mask, wait 15 minutes and then rinse it.”
My Hips Don’t Lie
A body cream that pays tribute to the warm rhythms of reggaeton – “My Hips Don’t Lie” – nourishes and moisturizes the skin during massage. The glucolipidic emulsifier, Montanov 202, provides an immediate hydrating effect for the skin.
Emogreen L19 participates in the sensoriality and massage of this enveloping texture. A duo of polymers, Sepilife G305 – a new natural hydride polymer launched at In-Cosmetics 2023 – and Solagum AX, which stabilizes and brings sensoriality.
Three active ingredients complete this body care product: Lumipod, a leucine-based lipoamino acid that activates tanning, Kalpariane, an oily and firming active ingredient derived from brown algae, alongside Aquaxyl, a patented sugar complex moisturizer.
Pimp My Shower
Seppic took inspiration from the rap genre with its product “Pimp My Shower,” a transparent shower gel for the hair and body with golden particles in suspension, which forms a dense and fine foam for a supple and soft skin.
“We needed to emphasize the ‘young bling-bling effect’ through a two-in-one rinse off product. It thickens due to Seppimax Zen, which also suspends the gold,” comments Stoltz.
“Pimp My Shower consists of a nice and dense foam, which is due to three surfactants. We have two surfactants from amino acid derivatives and one from sugar derivatives. The product also contains an active ingredient that moisturizes the hair, called Xylishine.”
Enchanting Party Cream
An ode to the pop-electro genre, Seppic’s “Enchanting Party Cream” is a purple-colored fluid and light gel for use both on the face and body. Offering an “enveloping film-forming effect,” the product is marketed toward summer festivals.
The patented technologies in this product are Geltrap using Fluidanov 20X with Solagum TARA and AX, which convey a natural gel-in-oil texture, fresh and cushioned feel.
Relaxing into reggae, Seppic also is exhibiting its “Relax Daily Care” light daily serum for a healthy skin complexion. The glossy cream gel is formulated with Sepinov WEO with a quick-break effect. Its soft and dry skin feel that comes after application is delivered by Emogreen L19, while Oramix CG110 acts as a mild solubilizing agent.
Relax Daily Care also contains a duo of actives for beautiful skin, the ceramides ingredient Ceramosides HP – for repairing the water barrier and replenishing cracks – and Hydrachysum, an active ingredient helping the dry skin to go back to homeostasis, and to restore its skin barrier and hydration.
PersonalCareInsights will continue reporting live from In-Cosmetics Global throughout this week.
By Benjamin Ferrer, with live reporting from Radhika Sikaria at In-Cosmetics Global 2023
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