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Covestro: Premiere at the Cosmetagora trade show in Paris

Enabling beauty

New film-former for hair conditioning, sun protection and decorative cosmetics
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“Beauty made possible” is the theme of Covestro's premiere at the Cosmetagora cosmetics trade show in Paris. Baycusan®-brand polyurethane products have established themselves in the cosmetics industry as multifunctional raw materials – as “The Beauty Enablers”.

“Beauty made possible” is the theme of Covestro's premiere at the Cosmetagora trade show on January 12 and 13, 2016, in Paris. Baycusan®-brand polyurethane products have established themselves in the cosmetics industry as multifunctional raw materials – as “The Beauty Enablers”.

Innovative, sustainable and versatile, they support numerous, new applications. As multifunctional raw materials, they are used in cosmetic formulations for skin care products, sunscreens, hair care products and decorative cosmetics.

Dr. Paula Rodrigues, Head of Cosmetics at Covestro, sums it up: “Our film-formers promote a natural look, velvety skin and shiny hair. In other words, they fulfill the demands imposed on today's cosmetic products very good and enable our customers to prepare for growing and changing market conditions.”

New polymer for transparent sun protection and innovative textures
Highly effective sun protection cosmetics that give skin a silky feel are in greater demand than ever. Consumers want transparent sunscreens in spray or gel form, because they can be spread over the skin more easily than lotions and form an invisible, but effective film. With the new, ethanol-based polyurethane film-former Baycusan® C 2000, Covestro has developed precisely the right product to meet these requirements.

Just a small amount of this raw material added to sunscreen formulations significantly increased the sun protection factor in in vivo tests, meaning it has an SPF-boosting effect. Consumers benefit from its high waterproofness, which is maintained even after repeated dips in the water. The formulations absorb quickly, leaving skin feeling fantastic, and what’s more: They can be applied on wet skin.

Baycusan® C 2000 can easily be incorporated into sunscreen gels, aerosol sprays and oils, and is compatible with common UV protection agents. Manufacturers save time, energy and money compared to other film-formers, because they do not have to heat or neutralize the products.

For a natural look
Baycusan® C 1004 is ideal for innovative foundation formulations. It lends products a long shelf-life and lasting coverage, and gives skin a luxurious, natural feel. The product with the INCI name (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) “Polyurethane-35” has been approved for the Chinese market and now supports the development of global formulations.

In hair care and styling products, Baycusan® C 1008 proves to be a true jack of all trades. It forms a highly elastic film around each and every strand of hair, reliably shielding it against the effects of heat and humidity. It gives hair flexible hold and is the perfect tool for controlling frizz, because it is proven to inhibit it. At the same time, it is capable of “cementing” split ends. In other words, hair care formulations can enjoy the triple benefit of “Protect – Repair – Style.”

About Covestro:
With 2014 sales of EUR 11.8 billion, Covestro is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and the sports and leisure industries. Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, has 30 production sites around the globe and as of September 2015 employed approximately 15,700 people (full-time equivalents).

This press release is available for download from the Covestro press server at www.covestro.com. A photo is available there for download as well. Please mind the source of the picture.

Find more information at www.covestro.com.


A french version is available for download: here

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