who keeps you clear of maskne? we do.

Wearing a mask throughout the day as well as the stress of living in a global pandemic can lead to increased acne, blemishes and skin irritation. It’s called maskne and yes, it is a real thing.

The key to fighting back against maskne is to cleanse and protect the skin. Ashland solvers have developed a range of formulations to prevent and treat blemishes as well as soothe, moisturize and nourish skin with natural and natural-derived ingredients. The formulations optimize the delivery and deposition of actives; address formulating challenges: improve sensorial textures and provide additional skin benefits. Find out how our portfolio of ingredients can create gentle and effective formulations to keep skin looking its best.

key ingredients:

for sensory and texture  
aqualon™/blanose CMC
nature-derived, COSMOS-validated thickener for aqueous system provides slip, improves formulation mildness and contributes to products after-feel. 
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benecel ™ HPMC 
efficient rheology modifiers derived from sustainably sourced cellulose that improves formulation mildness and enhances foam quality for a better sensory experience
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polysurf™ 67 CS HMHEC
nature-derived thickener that provides luxurious rub-in, supports emulsion stability, and contributes to the cushiony finish
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for moisturization  
lubrajel* marine hydrogel 
nature-derived, COSMOS-validated, multifunctional sensory enhancer and moisturizer that provides slip with a fresh feeling during application and a matte, powdery after feel
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prolipid lamellar gel 
nature-derived, COSMOS-validated, biodegradable lamellar gels that mimics stratum corneum lipids, moisturizes, reinforces the skin barrier, and can deliver actives from a rinse off system
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for skin benefits  
cb2-skin™ biofunctional
natural, COSMOS-validated unique skin cannaboid receptor 2 (CB2) activator with instant-calming, relaxing and age-defying skin benefits
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elixiance™ biofunctional 
a natural and sustainable pink pepper tree extract associated with skin purifying and age-perfecting benefits, for fresher, younger looking skin.
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lipigenine™ SP biofunctional 
a natural flax seed extract designed for skin barrier function, skin soothing and effective balance of the skin microbiome
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puraloe™ organic FFL aloe vera
high purity, COSMOS-validated, biodegradable, traceable, organically and responsibly sourced from field-to-market, Fair for Life certified aloe vera with well recognized skin benefits
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rosaliss™ biofunctional 
100% natural extract of Rosa centifolia for perfecting skin texture, skin tone and blemishes with vegetal prebiotic and postbiotic effect
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vital et™ biofunctional
unique bioavailable Vitamin E phosphate for skin multi-rescue and visible effect on soothing redness and reducing shape of spots

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who keeps you clear of maskne? we do.
date: Thursday 25th February 2021
time: 4pm Paris time / 10am NYC
Join Ashland’s live webinar and hear from our expert formulation solvers as they talk about a range of formulations to prevent and treat blemishes as well as soothe, moisturize and nourish skin affected by maskne, using natural and natural-derived ingredients.

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