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  • Lubrizol Integrates Personal, Home and Health Care Divisions; Now Lubrizol Life Science

    New brand to maximize client speed-to-market, providing enhanced solutions 

    The Lubrizol Corporation announces the reorganization of its Personal, Home and Health Care business lines, integrating them under a newly dedicated brand, Lubrizol Life Science. The change reflects the company’s commitment to evolve with the beauty, health, home and wellness markets, which continue to cross over and converge. The newly formed Lubrizol Life Science team seeks to enhance the value of its solutions and services to customers and end users through its collective expertise in chemistry, applications and market insights.

    Lubrizol Life Science brings together a great variety of formulation and product development experience to sit under one umbrella,” says Lubrizol Advanced Materials President Rick Tolin. “Our internal capabilities are focused and aligned to help our customers quickly meet the expectations of today’s consumers for products that ensure them of a healthier, more beautiful and comfortable life.”

    The newly aligned Lubrizol Life Science team is placing a priority on developing and testing products in partnership with customers, engineering breakthroughs and co-driving initiatives that fuel growth. Practices and processes emphasize agile innovation, enabling the organization to act at the speed of a start-up, while responding with the reach, resources and delivery of a global leader. The new brand will also emphasize the proactive innovation needed to bring market-ready solutions to customers, while capitalizing on the reliability of Lubrizol’s 90 years of science and efficacy.

    Tolin points out, “Our beauty, health and home customers can count on bringing truly differentiated products to market, formulated with ingredients that are consumer-driven and backed by the reliability of Lubrizol.” Tolin adds, “The Lubrizol Life Science team is poised to service customers throughout the value chain, from concept to commercialization. Once viewed by customers as a chemical and ingredient supplier, we have evolved into an essential, concept-to-commercialization solutions partner.”

    Lubrizol Life Science also plans to add strategic technology, capability and talent by investing to expand its portfolio, including new acquisitions that bring unique opportunities and synergies.

    About Lubrizol Life Science An essential product design, development and manufacturing partner to reputable companies worldwide, helping them to speed their projects to market. The organization proactively leverages its collective consumer market knowledge and scientific expertise across the Beauty,

    Health and Home business segments to provide innovative, market-ready solutions that fuel customer growth. For more information, visit



    About The Lubrizol Corporation

    The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact. It is a leader at combining market insights with chemistry and application capabilities to deliver valuable solutions to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. Lubrizol improves lives by acting as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, as well as additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care, personal care and skin care products and specialty materials encompassing polymer and coatings technologies, along with polymer-based pharmaceutical and medical device solutions.

    With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 8,700 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2018 were $6.8 billion. For more information, visit

  • Best Presentation Award for two young scientists of Lubrizol

    We are very proud to communicate that our colleagues Subhashree Mahapatra and Xia Jiang were among the winners of the Young Scientist Support Scheme that took place at the 14th Asian Societies of Cosmetic Scientists (ASCS) Conference in Hong Kong, for their presentations on DAWNERGY™ peptide and AVALURE™ Flex-6CC polymer respectively. They were recognized for their professional confidence and clear expositions.

    With more than 10 years’ experience in skin biology, Dr. Mahapatra has a PhD in Immunology (Hannover Medical School, Germany) and has worked in R&D in leading cosmetic companies. Currently she is based in Lubrizol Singapore office supporting Asia Pacific region.   

    Senior Application Engineer for Lubrizol Skin Essentials, Dr. Jiang Xia holds a PhD degree in materials science from University of Oxford. Currently she is based in Lubrizol Shanghai office supporting Asia Pacific region.

    The two technologies presented in Hong Kong are recently launched novelties.

    DAWNERGY™ peptide is a nonapeptide developed to wake up the cells of the skin by increasing JARID1a and clock gene levels, thus enhancing early morning functions of the skin as if it was noon. It also provides an energizing effect on skin cells and has evident anti-fatigue effects even after a night out.

    AVALURE™ Flex-6CC polymer is a multifunctional ingredient with enhanced film forming properties and pigment dispersion capabilities that provides rub-off resistant coverage that goes on evenly with a soft, powdery feel.


    In partnership with our customers, we advance solutions that inspire a healthier, more beautiful and comfortable life.

  • SILVER for LUMICEASE™ blue ingredient at the Green Ingredient Award

    We are proud to announce that LUMICEASE™ blue ingredient has been recognized with SILVER at the in-cosmetics® Global Green Ingredient Awardthat took place April 2nd – 4th in Paris.

    The Green Ingredient Award distinguishes products that make a significant environmental and / or social difference in the area of sustainability.

    Launched one year ago, LUMICEASE™ blue ingredient activates the epidermal photosensors and prepares, protects and repairs the skin from solar and artificial blue light-induced damage, helping minimize the main signs of digital and photoaging.

    Not only the sun radiations but also the blue light that emits electronic devices to which we are constantly exposed affect the skin negatively, resulting in premature aging signs. Obtained through biotechnology from one of the most radiation-resistant microorganisms, LUMICEASE™ blue ingredient turns on opsins on the skin and promotes adaptive responses such as the induction of lipid accumulation, DNA repair pathways and antioxidant defenses, which help prepare the skin for the future exposure to light. Its efficacy in minimizing the main signs of photoaging, spots and wrinkles, has been proven in several tests.


    In accordance with Lubrizol’s sustainability policy, the isolation process of the microorganism that led us to our ingredient was performed following sustainable practices, which did not involve harvesting high amounts of materials from nature. But at Lipotec™ Active Ingredients we wanted to go a step further in our commitment with the environment by returning to nature what it had offered us, and that is why a percentage of sales of LUMICEASE™ blue ingredient will be donated to Paisatges Vius, an organization dedicated to the conservation of the aquatic ecosystem of the Pyrenean area in Northern Spain where the isolation of the microorganism took place.

    LUMICEASE™ blue ingredient prepares, protects and repairs the skin from solar and artificial blue light helping minimize the main signs of digital and photoaging so you can enjoy your life in the light. 


  • Infinite Beauty. Embracing de future.

    Technologies that were unthinkable only a decade ago are now must-have essentials. We carry our lives in our smartphones. There’s an app for just about everything. And wearable technology, augmented reality and artificial intelligence are creating limitless possibilities for us to move, perform, look and feel better than ever.

    As science and technology continue to transform our lives, so will exciting innovations in beauty. What’s on the horizon? Amazing new products that react in real time to our environments, activities and emotions are creating a new reality—one in which our skin and hair look healthy and beautiful no matter where we are or what we are doing.

    Under the name of INFINITE BEAUTY. Embracing the future, Lubrizol has designed a set of formulations to capture distinct aspects of personal care’s future. They celebrate individuality with maximum personalization. Create more freedom by simplifying everyday life. And empower us to reach beyond our limits with technology that makes the impossible, possible.


    No matter how the world evolves, consumers will always care about their skin and hair. Will you be ready to exceed their expectations?


    Imagine yourself as a consumer in different moments in the year 2030:

    January 2030, 8:15 am - Winding down 

    Illuminating Silky Facial Cream lets you pamper yourself and your skin after an exhausting day. This soft and soothing cream works by gently replenishing the skin microbiota while you restore yourself with a well-deserved night’s sleep.

    April 2030, 6:00 am - Time to get moving

    Pre-Workout Control Spray can be applied before you go to the gym to brighten your face while minimizing the shine and sweat that come with vigorous exercise.

    June 2030, 7:30 am - Off to work

    On-the-Fly Sun-Care Stick SPF 30protects your skin against the environmental stressors and UV rays waiting outside. Just grab this transparent stick, quickly apply it to your face and drop it in your bag to use again later.

    July 2030, 5:20 pm - Fun in the sun

    Pre-Shampoo Hair Oil Serum is a natural oil-based serum to nourish and repair your hair that should be applied before the shampoo. Its cushiony texture feels luxurious yet spreads easily throughout your hair. So that your hair looks as bright and healthy as you after a day at the beach.

    August 2030, 10:20 am - Summer vacation time

    Family Cleansing Kit:  Shower Gel + Boosters allows you to make sure everyone has the shower gel they love by just adding their favorite sensory boosters in the suitcase.



    September 2030, 11:50 am - Milestone birthday bash

    After-Party Micellar Gel removes makeup and sweat so that your skin recovers after a night of celebration. Its active ingredients keep working all night long to have a rested and rejuvenated skin when you wake up in the morning. 

    September 2030, 10:10 pm - Time to call it a day

    All-Night Hair Mask helps you relax and give your hair some love by restoring and enriching it overnight. Its natural plant fragrance will soothe your senses and help calm your nerves, so you can easily drift off to sleep.

    October 2030, 7:55 am - Braving the elements

    Everyday Skin Cleansing Beans arm you with a full spectrum of cleansing options for the shower that protect your skin from whatever comes your way. Cold and dry one week, warm and humid the next? It doesn’t matter anymore.

    December 2030, 6:50 am - Rinse and shine

    Extra Daily Care Shampooassures a good hair day despite a jammed schedule. Its deep conditioning power will keep it soft and silky all-day long.



    Embrace the future. Visit or to find out how.

  • POLLUSHIELD™ functional ingredient reduced skin dullness and spots in only 14 days

    There is no doubt about the negative impact of pollution on our health and skin. Irritation, allergies and premature aging are direct consequences of the continuous contact that we have with pollutants, which even penetrate the skin.

    Combination of a polymer with metal chelating properties and a potent free radical scavenger, POLLUSHIELD™ functional ingredient can help prevent accumulation of pollution particles in the epidermis and replenish the skin with antioxidants, increasing its capacity to resist the harm caused by heavy metals, particulate matter (PM) and other harmful elements found in big cities and other polluted areas.

    In addition, the efficacy of the ingredient in lighting facial dark spots and improving skin dullness has been recently proven in a new clinical test performed in Milan, Italy. This time 20 female volunteers between 43-69 years old with dark spots and dull complexion applied a cream containing 2% ingredient on half face and a placebo cream on the other half, twice a day, and spent 2-3 hours a day in the traffic. After 14 days of treatment facial dark spots, a visible manifestation of pollution damage, became lighter and skin dullness was reversed, giving a brighter complexion to the skin. 

    Complementary, a self-assessment evaluation questionnaire was completed by the volunteers with the majority confirming perceived changes in facial glow and a smoother skin.

    Awarded in 2017 as the Best Skin Care Product for Europe in the Regional Beauty Industry Awards organized by Cosmetics Design, POLLUSHIELD™ functional ingredient can be included in cosmetic formulations seeking to provide daily anti-pollution care as well as in anti-aging products to protect skin that is sensitive or more vulnerable to ambient contaminants.


  • Looking for the world’s essences

    After years of prioritizing technology above all else, nature is still the best source of medicines, food and even cosmetic ingredients. Looking back, ancient civilizations used different parts of plants as remedies to face diseases, to provide well-being to body and mind and to highlight individual beauty.

    Within the Active Organics® inspired by nature brand, Lipotec™ Active Ingredients has developed ACTISMART™ extracts, a new range composed of an assortment of unique botanicals from around the world prized for their beauty-enhancing, spiritual and natural benefits, titrated and supported with in vitro efficacy tests.

    This journey through the most exceptional plants of the Earth brings us the first set of botanical extracts – ACTISMART™ Lemon myrtle, ACTISMART™ Spikenard and ACTISMART™ Artemisia -  from Asia-Pacific, an exclusive region with deep traditional heritage that relies on the use of medicinal plants as a fundamental therapy for many conditions.

    From Australia we selected Lemon myrtle, whose leaves – source of minerals, vitamins and phenolic compounds – have been traditionally used by the Australian aboriginals for their potential soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. ACTISMART™ Lemon myrtle is characterized by quercitrin, a glycoside from the quercetin flavonoid, which presents anti-inflammatory properties. It downregulated key inflammasome genes and decreased levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines on keratinocytes as observed in vitro. In addition, the extract resulted in a lower mast cell degranulation, indicating a reduced allergic response, and thus less skin itching.

    Originally from the Himalaya, Spikenard has been traditionally used in Ayurveda medicine for its ability to calm the mind and bring inner peace, and preparations of its roots improve the skin radiance for a glowing complexion. Characterized by the sesquiterpene desoxo-narchinol A, ACTISMART™ Spikenard helps lighten the skin. A downregulation of 33.7% of a gene involved in the paracrine signaling between keratinocytes and melanocytes as well as a reduction in melanin levels in melanocytes by 18.2% were observed in vitro, suggesting a brighter and more even skin tone.

    And coming from China, Artemisia has a very special story behind. The scientist Ty Youyou discovered that a terpene compound of this plant, traditionally used in Chinese medicine, also efficiently worked at fighting malaria, demonstrating its excellent protective effect. This finding was honored with the Nobel Prize in medicine, but more importantly, saved many lives throughout the world. Artemisia has also been used to help fight infection, inflammation and to boost the immune system. Characterized by the total flavonoid content, ACTISMART™ Artemisia upregulated heterodimeric calprotectin components genes for a potentially higher antimicrobial activity and boosted calprotectin levels, as showed in vitro, suggesting a protective effect against pathogen invasion and helping enhance the skin’s own defense system.


    With ACTISMART™ extracts, Lipotec™ Active Ingredients takes you around the world in search of the best essences to protect and beautify the skin.

  • Reconnect with your origins for healthier skin

    Since the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century, and increasing urbanization, the relationship of humans with their environment has changed dramatically with a large part of the population moving to the cities, away from their ancestral constant interaction with nature. This important moment also represented a relevant trigger in the prevalence of inflammatory disorders, such as allergies and eczemas, which leads us to deduce that the reduced exposure to nature contributes to increasing the risk of inflammatory skin conditions.


    Research shows that people living in close contact with nature, similar to our ancestors, present a high bacterial diversity and have a high concentration of anti-inflammatory bacteria, associated with a healthier and more protected skin. This finding led to the conclusion that the more exposed one is to modern lifestyles, the higher the reduction in the microbiome’s richness is, making the skin more prone to sensitivity and discomfort.


    The new heptapeptide developed by Lipotec, FENSEBIOME™ peptide, assists in strengthening the skin of people exposed to urban environment by promoting microbiota balance and diversity as well as an increase in beneficial bacteria, all being characteristics of a healthier skin staying in higher contact with nature. It also helps reinforce the double cutaneous barrier function and prevent dehydration, one of the main problems of sensitive skin. 


    The ability of FENSEBIOME™ peptide to modulate the skin microbiome was assessed on volunteers by means of a metagenomics study. Urban female volunteers applied a cream containing 1% peptide solution on the cubital fossa of one arm and a placebo cream on the other, twice a day for 7 days. Samples of the skin microbiota were obtained before and after the treatment and changes in the microbiome were assessed. An increase in the bacterial diversity was observed on the treated skin, as well as a better balance of the microbiota leading to a healthier and protected skin. FENSEBIOME™ peptide also helped reduce the TEWL levels, when applied before inducing irritation and evaluated 48 hours after damage, with a decrease of 27.8%.


    The peptideassisted in boosting the skin’s own defense system by favouring the presence of beneficial bacteria and by improving the skin immune response and the physical barrier integrity as showed in vitro.


    FENSEBIOME™ peptide can be incorporated into formulations aiming to strengthen the double cutaneous barrier function and to prevent dehydration as well as in prebiotic and probiotic-inspired skin care products intended to reinforce urban and sensitive skin.


    The latest Lipotec peptide helps the skin regain its original strength to face urban life.



    Ever wonder how the urban life affects the surface of our skin?

  • Get your skin ready for life in the light

    One of the main reasons for the damage and premature aging of the skin is UV radiation, and it is impossible to escape from it. Coming from the sun, it is believed to cause up to 90% of skin aging signs including wrinkles, roughness, sagginess, skin thickening and dark spots.

    The sun also emits other types of harmful light, such as infrared and blue light, which penetrate deeper in the dermis and which regular sunscreens do not protect us from. Blue light can also be found indoors, since it is artificially produced by electronic devices such as computers, TVs, smartphones and tablets. The smartphone dependency, the selfie boom, and long workdays in front of computers can negatively impact our skin appearance.

    To protect itself from light-induced damage, human skin adapts by developing biological mechanisms that increase its resistance to light, just like some animals can adapt to the environment through, for example, camouflage. Opsins, which are the main photoreceptors of the eye with a key role in light perception, have also been detected in human skin. They are believed to help the skin act as a sensory system for light, increasing its alertness and protection.

    Obtained through biotechnology from one of the most radiation-resistant microorganisms, LUMICEASE™ blue ingredient activates opsins on the skin and promotes adaptive responses which help prepare the skin for future exposure to light. It also protects and repairs the skin from solar and artificial blue light-induced damage, minimizing the main signs of photoaging.

    In vitro, in addition to activating opsins, considered as the eyes of the skin, the ingredient helped induce the skin adaptive responses against light damage. An increase of cell survival and improvement and protection of the extracellular matrix were also observed.

    A clinical test was performed on women who applied a cream with 2% LUMICEASE™ blue ingredienton half face and a placebo cream on the other half, during the summer and while being daily exposed to artificial blue light. The number of brown spots decreased by 11.7% as well as the amount of UV spots (not yet visible), that were reduced by 14.1%, suggesting a repair effect. A reduction of 21.5% and 13.2% in wrinkle volume and average roughness respectively was observed after 56 days of treatment.

    In accordance with Lubrizol’s sustainability policy, the isolation process of the microorganism was performed following sustainable practices, which did not involve harvesting high amounts of materials from nature. But at Lipotec we wanted to go a step further in our commitment with the environment by returning to nature what it had offered us, and that is why a percentage of sales of LUMICEASE™ blue ingredient will be donated to Paisatges Vius, an organization dedicated to the conservation of the aquatic ecosystem of the Pyrenean area in Northern Spain where the isolation of the microorganism took place.

    Lipotec’s LUMICEASE™ blue ingredient prepares, protects and repairs the skin from solar and artificial blue light helping minimize the main signs of digital and photoaging so you can enjoy your life in the light.

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