Botaneco Launches Second Generation Oleosome Product

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Botaneco launches second generation oleosome product, Hydresia G2, at the In-Cosmetics 2008 exposition in Amsterdam.

Hydresia G2, a natural emulsion base, retains all of the functional performance properties of Botaneco's first generation Hydresia product, while offering formulators the ability to develop products over a broader pH range (3.5-8.5). This will allow for the development of low pH exfoliants and anti-aging products that can provide consumers with the moisturization, skin health and aesthetic benefits that Hydresia brings to other finished formulations. In addition, Hydresia G2 uses a new globally accepted preservative system that will expand the use of oleosomes in European and other markets.

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"Botaneco is committed to developing ingredients that allow our customers to provide differentiated products that offer both performance and aesthetic benefits to consumers," said Andrew Baum, President and CEO of Botaneco's parent company, SemBioSys. "Hydresia G2 can be used in moisturizers, hair and skin cleansers, lip care, color cosmetics, skin lighteners, sun care and baby care products just like our first generation Hydresia product. In addition to these applications, Hydresia G2 can also be used in products where requirements for low pH have precluded the use of Hydresia. We are excited about the opportunity to expand our product offerings in North America, as well as expanding into European and Asian markets."

Hydresia G2, as well as the first generation Hydresia product, each allow cosmetic and health care formulators to develop new products using "cold-processing" which reduces formulation and processing time by an order of magnitude.

Botaneco's proprietary Hydresia and Hydresia G2 products are natural emulsifiers comprised of oleosomes, natural oil carrying structures derived from safflower seeds. Oleosomes are nature's warehouse, or storage facility, for the emollient oils, antioxidants and natural moisture barriers that serve to keep the skin soft, supple and young looking. Using a proprietary non-solvent aqueous extraction process, these oleosomes are isolated from the seed fully intact, and when used in skin care applications can provide lasting protection to the skin. Hydresia and Hydresia G2 are natural, renewable replacements for hydrocarbon derived petrolatum, mineral oil and non-ionic surfactants.

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