Lecithins are a mixture of lipids which contain minimum of 50% polar lipids. These polar lipids – phospholipids – are the active ingredients of lecithin and impart to it the properties which make it suitable for use. Phospholipids are lipids containing phosphorus, a polar head and nonpolar tails. They are essential lipids of biological membranes. Based on their amphiphilic character, phospholipids are used as emulsifiers, wetting agents & solubilizers. Due to their property of self assembly, they are able to make micelles & liposomes. Phospholipids play functional roles in various health segments and may have several cosmetic applications.
EMULSIONS: thanks to their amphiphilic nature, phospholipids have excellent emulsifying and stabilizing properties and are suitable for multifunctional emulsions.
LECIVA-S12NF (soya) – Emulsifier
LECIVA-ST12 (soya) – Emulsifier for cleansing products
LECIVA-SMAP (soya) – Emulsifier for highly aqueous cosmetic preparations
LECIVA-ACE (soya) – Emulsifier for high fat loaded cosmetics
LECIVA-AUBADE (sunflower) – Emulsifier for high fat loaded cosmetics
CARRIER SYSTEMS (LIPOSOMES & MICELLES): the unique property to self assemble in an aqueous medium and the capacity of blending with skin barrier lipids make phospholipids a perfect carrier system to enhance percutaneous absorption of actives.
LECIVA-SMAP (soya) – Precursor for micelle formation of hydrophobic actives
LECIVA-DIFUZ (soya) – High purity liposome precursor
LECIVA-LITHE (soya) – High purity liposome precursor
CHOLESTEROL – Stabilizer for liposomes
SKIN REPAIR: the fatty acid composition of phospholipids mimics that of the lipids of skin barrier as well as epidermal lipids, which is why phospholipids are also called “second skin”.
LECIVA-SMAP (soya) – Humectant
LIPOVA-E115 (egg) – Skin lipid matrix rebuilding
OLEOVA (egg) – Emollient, antioxidant, anti-aging, anti-acne, soothing
CHOLESTEROL – Humectant
CELLULITE: phospholipids have a lipolytic capacity and can enhance the penetration of actives.
LECIVA-DIFUZ (soya) – Lipolytic agent in topical products
LECIVA-LITHE (soya) – Lipolytic agent in injectable products
HAIR CARE: phospholipids support regeneration of hair follicles and hair growth; they are also excellent conditioning and anti-frizz agents.
LECIVA-S12NF (soya) – Conditioning, anti-frizz
LIPOVA-E200 (egg) – Hair strengthening and shine
OLEOVA (egg) – Conditioning, anti-hair loss, anti-dandruff
CHOLESTEROL – Conditioning