L’Oréal Paris Sublime Body

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L'Oréal Paris Sublime Body range

L’Oréal Paris launches in March 2012 a new range of bodycare : Sublime Body.

The new L’Oréal Paris Sublime Body is made of three products :

Sublime Body Buste Divin / Divine Bust

Sublime Body Huile Extraordinaire / Amazing Oil

Sublime Body Silhouette Incroyable / Incredible Silhouette

These products are three elements of a three step body routine : “erase cellulite”, “sublimate skin” and “shape bust”. Formulation are not new, but well built. The packaging of the products are quite luxirious, with the use of golden elements (cap, pumps, logo). This new range seems to be a new attempt to talk about body products for L’Oréal Paris, with a concept less oriented on measured efficiency (few figures), and more oriented on pleasure and complete care/routine for the whole body shaping question.

Sublime Body Buste Divin / Divine Bust

L'Oréal Paris Sublime Body Buste Divin / Divine Bust

Active ingredients & Claims

Formula presented as a “push-up” serum for a “complete lift : strengthens, tightens, shapes”, with “Silicium-D” as active ingredient, very probably corresponding to Exsymol Algisium C (Methylsilanol Mannuroate). The tightening effect sensation is reinforced by the formulation technology used – an emulsified gel with very few oil phase, which gives freshness when applied on skin – and by the use in the formula of a film-forming polymer (PVM/MA Copolymer) and a cooling agent (Menthoxypropanediol).

More details are given below on the active ingredients identified in the formula :

Hydroxyproline : could be supplied by Evonik. It is an amino acid derivative and a major component of collagen. It is classified as a “skin conditioning” ingredient.

Methylsilanol Mannuronate : corresponds to Exsymol Algisium C. It is a semi-natural silanol, with the following biological properties : cytostimulation, anti-wrinkles, anti-strech marks, anti-inflammation, anti-free radicals, anti-glycation, lipolysis, and collagen production.

Panthenol : pro-vitamin B5, with humectant, emollient and moisturizing properties. It would “improve hydration, reduces itching and inflammation of the skin and accelerates and improves healing of epidermal wounds“.

Hexylene Glycol (and) Glucose (and) Fructose (and) Sucrose (and) Urea (and) Dextrin (and) Alanine (and) Glutamic Acid (and) Aspartic Acid (and) Hexyl Nicotinate : corresponds to  CLR Hygroplex HHG : claimed to “readapt the physiological moisture balance”, containing “ingredients similar to Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF)“.

Formula Technology

O/W Emulsion emulsified with PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (like BASF Cremophor® CO 60), thickened and stabilized with Carbomer (like Lubrizol Carbopol® 980 Polymer).

The oil phase is made of an only light silicone oil : Cyclohexasiloxane.

The aqueous phase contains polyols : Glycerin, Fructose, Glucose, Hexylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol and Sucrose, and a cooling agent : Menthoxypropanediol.

The formula also contains a tightening polymer : PVM/MA Copolymer, that could be BASF Luviform® FA 139, that can be used in a wide range of cosmetic applications as binder, complexing agent, adhesive, film former. Here it is used as a film former, to help in the tightening and shaping sensation given by the formula after application.

Preservatives

The formula is protected against microbiological growth by Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Sodium Methylparaben and Sorbic Acid, helped with Disodium EDTA.

Sublime Body Huile Extraordinaire / Amazing Oil

L'Oréal Paris Sublime Body Huile Extraordinaire / Amazing Oil

Active ingredients & Claims

The formula is presented as a “dry oil”, which is the case regarding the oils used to formulate it : light silicone oil (Cyclopentasiloxane), light alcane oil (Isohexadecane, Isododecane), light fatty esters (Isopropyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Myristate).

The claims are very “soft” on this product, claimed to “nourrish, smooth, satinate” skin, helped with very classical claimed active ingredient : Almond oil and Vitamin E.

More details are given below on the active ingredients identified in the formula :

Bisabolol : known to have anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties

Glycine Soja Oil : soy oil

Prunus Amygdalus Oil : almond oil

Tocopherol : Vitamin E, a natural anti-oxidant.

Formula Technology

Anhydrous oil made of a mix of synthetic and natural oils :

– synthetic oils : Isopropyl Palmitate, Paraffinum Liquidum, Isohexadecane, Isopropyl Myristate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isododecane, Diisopropyl Sebacate and a silicone oil : Cyclopentasiloxane

– natural oils : Glycine Soja Oil and Prunus Amygdalus Oil

Preservatives

As an anhydrous formula, the Oil is not a environment prone to microbiological growth : it does not contains preservatives. However, since it contains natural oils, it is protected against oxidation by Tocopherol (Vitamin E) as antioxidant.

Sublime Body Silhouette Incroyable / Incredible Silhouette

L'Oréal Paris Sublime Body Silhouette Incroyable / Incredible Silhouette

Active ingredients & Claims

Anti-cellulite slimming formula, claimed to “reshape and smooth orange-peel skin” in 4 weeks. Would be efficient on silhouette, hips, knees, and tested on more than 100 women.

Two active ingredients are emphasized : Caffeine and “Fibre-Elastyl“. L’Oréal Paris describes Fibre-Elastyl as follows on the glossary of its website : “firming patented active ingredient, result of 5 year research. It protects elastin fibers from degradation (in-vitro test), there are more of them, they are more resistant“. These properties could correspond to those of Acetyl Trifluoromethylphenyl Valylglycine, a patented active ingredient used in the formula. The formulation technology – an emulsified gel with an oil phase made of silicone oil and an aqueous phase containing alcohol – helps to massage the formula on skin, and improves its cosmeticity despite the presence of caffeine.

The formula exhibits the following efficacy results : after 4 weeks, – 1.5 cm waist length, -1.2 cm thigh length. These results are not given on the front of the pack, but in small characters on the side.

More details are given below on the active ingredients identified in the formula :

Caffeine : commonly used in slimming products, claimed by L’Oréal to “clear fat surplus stocks”.

Mentha Piperita Extract / Peppermint Leaf Extract

Escin : supplied among others by Indena, claimed to have anti-edema and vasoactive properties, and to act principally in capillaries. Escin is obtained from the seeds of the horse chestnut tree.

Acetyl Trifluoromethylphenyl Valylglycine : molecule patented by L’Oréal, and claimed to “treat body or face skin ageing, wether chronobiologic or light-induced, and in particular skin ageing caused by decrease of skin elasticity and/or by collagen degradation in the structure of tissues“.

Salicylic Acid : known for its keratolytic, bacteriocide and comedolytic properties. It also improves caffein solubility by forming a salt with it – Caffein Salicylate – more soluble than caffein in water.

Formula Technology

O/W Emulsified gel of Carbomer / Clariant Hostacerin AMPS (Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide /Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate) / Xanthan Gum / Lubrizol Pemulen (Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer)

The oil phase is made of silicone oils : Cyclohexasiloxane, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol. PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone could be the Shin Etsu X-22-6711D (PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone (and) Dimethicone). Regarding the composition of the formula (e.g. the polymers used), it would be more used here for its skin feel than as a W/O emulsifyier.

The aqueous phase contains Alcohol Denat.

The formula contains powders : HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica and MicaHDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer very probably corresponds to Toshiki Plastic Powder D-400 as patented by L’Oréal in a slimming composition.

Preservatives

The formula is protected against microbiological growth by Alcohol Denat. and Salicylic Acid.

Ingredients

Sublime Body Buste Divin / Divine Bust

Aqua
Glycerin
Cyclohexasiloxane
PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Hydroxyproline
Alanine
Aspartic Acid
Carbomer
CI 15985
CI 16035
Citral
Citronellol
Dextrin
Disodium EDTA
Fructose
Glucose
Glutamic Acid
Hexyl Nicotinate
Hexylene Glycol
Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde
Limonene
Linalool
Menthoxypropanediol
Methylparaben
Methylsilanol Mannuronate
Panthenol
Phenoxyethanol
Propylene Glycol
Propylparaben
PVM/MA Copolymer
Sodium Hydroxide
Sodium Methylparaben
Sorbic Acid
Sucrose
Urea
Parfum

Sublime Body Huile Extraordinaire / Amazing Oil

Isopropyl Palmitate
Cyclohexasiloxane
Paraffinum Liquidum
Isohexadecane
Isopropyl Myristate
C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate
Isododecane
Diisopropyl Sebacate
Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone
Benzyl Alcohol
Benzyl Salicylate
Bisabolol
Citronellol
Coumarin
Farnesol
Geraniol
Glycine Soja Oil
Hexyl Cinnamal
Limonene
Linalool
Prunus Amygdalus Oil
Tocopherol
Parfum

Sublime Body Silhouette Incroyable / Incredible Silhouette

Aqua
Alcohol Denat.
Cyclohexasiloxane
Triethanolamine
Mentha Piperita Extract / Peppermint Leaf Extract
PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone
HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer
Carbomer
Dimethicone
Dimethiconol
Escin
Silica
Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide /Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate
Acetyl Trifluoromethylphenyl Valylglycine
Xanthan Gum
Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer
Salicylic Acid
CI 19140
CI 42090
CI 77891
Mica
Linalool
Geraniol
Limonene
Hexyl Cinnamal
Parfum

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