The Cosmet'Agora formulation competition jury awarded PolymerExpert second prize for its "happy event" product formulated with EstoGel Green, the new Cosmos-approved biobased 100 % oil phase rheology modifier.
The theme was "happy cosmetics". PolymerExpert chose to formulate a toning body serum called "Un heureux événement", which accompanies expectant mothers from the 2nd trimester of pregnancy through to the first months post-delivery. This evolving treatment is divided into three phases, each containing just the right amount of active ingredients to match the body's changing needs.
Second trimester of pregnancy: The body begins to round out, and the skin needs to gain in elasticity and hydration. The transparent phase prepares the skin for the first changes. Third trimester of pregnancy: The first stretch marks begin to appear. The skin needs reinforced hydration and suppleness. The orange phase is enriched with restructuring active ingredients. First trimester post-pregnancy: Skin becomes slack and lacks tone, and needs to be firmed. The scintillating phase restores firmness to the body.
The idea: combine three miscible oil phases that don't mix in a single product.
This serum has been formulated with natural oils with nourishing properties. Its formula combines macadamia oil, renowned for improving skin elasticity, and rose hip oil, which helps prevent stretch marks. This complex of plant oils is completed by a skin-firming extract of Brède Mafane.
This minimalist formula meets today's formulation codes, with 99.5 % of ingredients of natural origin and no preservatives. What's more, in an eco-responsible approach, only one packaging is needed for three products. The sensoriality of the three phases has been designed to be equivalent throughout the treatment. Only the quantities of active ingredients vary.
Thanks to the use of innovative oil-gelling polymers of natural origin, PolymerExpert was able to form three transparent gels with suspensive and rheofluidifying properties.