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Active ingredients address the skin concern and deliver the proposed benefits to the target area.


Protecting our Skin Barrier

2020 reshaped our skin care routines. Instead of booking appointments for facials, we turned our living spaces into the spa. Self-care became more important than ever, and treating ourselves to new beauty products to be used within the became the norm (Independent, 2021) Google Trends also highlighted that consumers were asking questions ranging from “how to cut hair” to “what are the best skincare products?", demonstrating consumer desire to take control and enhance their own beauty regimes.

The skin care market is constantly seeing new active ingredient launches. For example, the latest innovations in personalised skin care enable users to mix their own active ingredients in their home, which previously, has only taken place in laboratories (Cosmetics Business, 2020).


Evonik - Have You Tried?

In partnership with Evonik, Surfachem distributes a wide variety of active ingredients. As a primary supplier of actives, we are proud to represent Evonik’s extensive portfolio.

Ingredient Technology Platform Key Benefits
TEGO® RenewHA Malto *New Specialty Alpha Hydroxy Acids In addition to skin exfoliation benefits, this ingredient can also provide several addition skin protective benefits.
TEGO Renewha Lacto *New Specialty Alpha Hydroxy Acids Effective skin renewal (exfoliating) but also sensitive to the skin (traditional AHAs are skin irritating).
TEGO® RenewHA Mandelic *New Specialty Alpha Hydroxy Acids Improves various skin conditions including UV-driven lentigenes, darkening of skin seen with melasma, inflammatory acne, wrinkles and fine lines.
TEGO Renewha HODA *New Specialty Alpha Hydroxy Acids Provides a good balance between low skin irritation and appearance benefit performance.
TEGO Renewha Cap *New Specialty Alpha Hydroxy Acids Absorbs more slowly into the skin, thereby reducing overall irritation potential.
TEGO Sterol KCS *New Cholesterol Specialities Re-enforces natural skin barrier with better solubility than cholesterol.
TEGO Sterol 7-DHC *New Cholesterol Specialities Elevates the skin's protective powers, can protect against damage from UV radiation.
TEGO Natural Baicalin *New Plant Extracts Suitable for the treatment of very dry skin conditions alleviating inflammatory reactions.
TEGO Natural Citrus *New Plant Extracts Exceptional antioxidative effect for a radiant and harmonised skin appearance.
TEGO Natural Mangifera *New Plant Extracts Strong antioxidative properties that effectively delays skin aging.
TEGO Natural Matricaria *New Plant Extracts Increases dermal density and elasticity and is suited for age-defying skin care solutions.
TEGO Natural Phloretin *New Plant Extracts Boasts energising antioxidative properties for a healthy-looking skin with additional skin defense potential.
TEGO Natural Amaranth New* Plant Extracts Provides a smooth skin feel and retains the skin’s elasticity and prevents photodamage.
NeoPlanta® Withania Plant Extracts Shows high power to shield skin from oxidative stress and decreases UV-induced ROS production.
HyaCare Tremella New* HyaCare Boasts excellent moisturisation, exceptional water retention and antioxidant properties.
HyaCare® Filler CL HyaCare Contributes instantly to the reduction of facial fine lines and wrinkles as well as increasing the elasticity of the skin.
TEGO® Pep 3-Boost New* Peptides and Amino Acids Promotes a healthy hair life cycle, strengthening of the hair follicle and improvement to scalp health.
TEGO® PEP 4-17 Peptides and Amino Acids Minimises the appearance of wrinkles and reduces skin roughness.
TEGO® Pep UP Peptides and Amino Acids Offers wrinkle reduction, boosting of collagen, elastin, and fibronectin, and has strong anti-aging properties.
TEGO® PEP 4 Even Peptides and Amino Acids Visibly diminishes hyperchromatic spots and brightens the skin.
TEGO® Cosmo C 100 Peptides and Amino Acids Keeps hair with various ethnic requirements healthy and beautiful looking.
Hairflux® Ceramides and Sphingolipids Cares for both-hair and scalp, with proven efficacy on different types of damage hair and affected scalp.
SK-influx® V MB Ceramides and Sphingolipids Helps to maintain and strengthen the skin's barrier, locking in moisture and protecting against harmful stressors.
InuMax Advanced Retinol Delivery Systems Provides consumers with notably lower irritation and better efficacy than free retinol.
ROVISOME® Retinol Moist Pro Delivery Systems Effectively reduces the appearance of wrinkles without inducing skin irritation.
ROVISOME® Sensitive NG Delivery Systems Helps to reduce the visible and non-visible signs of skin irritation.
OxyForce® Delivery Systems Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and improves skin smoothness.
ROVISOME® Biotin Delivery Systems Transports to the scalp and hair root area where it can unfold its full scope of activity.
ROVISOME® ACE Delivery Systems Nourishes the skin with essential vitamins and protects against free radicals.
Skinolance® Care Biotics Promotes the natural balance of the skin flora by stimulating the growth of certain beneficial bacteria.

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Active Ingredients Catalogue 2020 - Skin and hair care actives catalogue from Evonik

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Tuesday, 17 November 2020