As colder temperatures begin to set in across the climates, we know the skin is heavily impacted. Skin uses the moisture in the air to hydrate itself, amongst other internal measures, the problem arises as colder air has a lower capacity to hold moisture. This dryness leads to issues like cracking, itchiness, chapping, and redness. Combine this with harsher conditions such as wind and we are accustomed to hibernating indoors or rushing to heated havens, these temperature fluctuations however create their own set of issues. First, let’s start off with the fact that forced heat oftentimes does not introduce any level of moisture, and actually drys out the air. Secondly, the drastic temperature change causes the capillaries of the skin to expand and contract resulting in redness, and inflammation. To prevent these issues or the worsening of conditions such as acne or eczema, barrier protection and moisturization in easy-to-use formats are key! We have to perfect solutions to formulate just the winter wonderland product.
Versagel® SQ is a plant-derived, gelled squalane product, which is naturally present in the skin lipid barrier and closely mimics the body’s natural moisturizers and is absorbed quickly and effectively, to leave skin highly moisturized, softened and soothed without a greasy, sticky or heavy after-feel.
Versagel SQ is a great additive or substitute in both oil-based formulas and emulsions, is easy to incorporate and is compatible with most cosmetic ingredients. It is stable to oxidation, heat, cold, and UV making it great for on-the-go formulations.
Furthermore, Versagel SQ is:
- ECOCERT approved
- readily biodegradable
The Versastique™ ME is a Hydrogenated Polyisobutene that allows the simplified creation of functional and translucent/clear aesthetic solid stick applications with light moisturizing, non-greasy, and good spreading properties. It has a wide range of chemical compatibility, and solubility for sunscreen agents and is a great mineral oil-free alternative. Because Versatique Clear ME 5t reduces the amount of structural material required to make a stick application and stabilizes and protects active ingredients in a self-preserving formulation base, it is the ideal product for sunscreen sticks for the face as well as lip products. See Our Chapped Lip Therapy Formula below.
- easy to use (simply melt and mix)
- excellent suspension properties
- superior moisture delivery
- mild to the skin
This Chapped Lip Therapy glides on clear and contains a therapeutic blend of emollients and actives to soothe dry, chapped lips. By applying liberally on the lips before going outside or when lips feel dry or chapped you can repair and further protect from the harsh effects of winter. Can be used for cuticles, elbows and heels too! A truly multifaceted product concept.