Featuring four products, the new AdvensCare range takes builds on Seqens Cosmetics’ long expertise of fine chemistry specialties such as acid chlorides, fatty acids and esters.
“The AdvensCare is based on ingredients and intermediates carefully selected for their value and versatility in cosmetic formulations and perfumes,” explained Seqens in a statement.
A made in France range
The four ingredients of the AdvensCare range are manufactured in France in Ecovadis Gold Certified production sites:
AdvensCare BZC is a crystalline quaternary ammonium salt, which is available as a minimum 97% pure odorless and white to whitish fine powder. Used as a fast-acting preservative in personal care products, it is very effective at low concentrations against a wide variety of microorganisms. The recommended maximum use level for AdvensCare BZC is 0.1% in rinse-off and leave-on skin care products in Europe and China, 0.5% in in rinse-off and leave-on skin care products the US and 0.5% in rinse-off products and 0.2% in leave-on products in Japan. Soluble in water, lower alcohols, ketones and glycols, AdvensCare can be easily formulated into solid or liquid formula (soaps, shampoos, creams …).
AdvensCare UDC is a colorless liquid used as a key intermediate for the synthesis of a large variety of cosmetics ingredients including but not limited to antidandruff, antistatic, emulsifiers, actives, such as: undecylenoyl hydrolyzed collagen, alginate, hydrolyzed corn, soy or wheat protein. Available at minimum purity of 98%, AdvensCare UDC is oil soluble and can easily be used to functionalize water soluble ingredients (such as amino-acid, peptides and proteins) in order to improve their “formulability”, skin penetration and bio-availability.
AdvensCare DEA is a colorless liquid commonly used as masking agent in personal care products, by reducing or inhibiting the basic odor and as fragrance ingredient with fruity olfactory profile. It is also used as an emollient for a variety of skin conditioning products since it acts as a lubricant on the skin surface and gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance.
AdvensCare UDA, white crystalline solid, is a versatile cosmetic ingredient for skin and personal care products such as, cleansing, emulsifying, and masking. Its fatty acid ester derivative Ethyl undecanoate, which is obtained by direct esterification of undecanoic acid, is used in the flavors and fragrances industries to bring a coconut and creamy smell.
With AdvensCare, Seqens therefore aims to strengthen its support to cosmetics companies in the development and formulation of functionals, actives and fragrances. In particular through key organic synthesis reactions for the cosmetic industry such as esterification, hydrogenation, halogenation, polymerization and alkylation that are performed in routine in the company’s plants.