Beauty made possible with Baycusan®

Raw ingredients used in cosmetic formulations for skin care and sun protection products, hair care and decorative cosmetics
Baycusan film formers
A natural look, velvety skin and sleek hair care is made possible by the outstanding properties of Baycusan® film formers from Bayer MaterialScience.

Edison, NJ, May 11, 2015 — Consumers hold their skin care, hair care and cosmetic products to high standards. They want the products they use to help them feel as beautiful as they can be. Baycusan® is a key ingredient for creating products that do just that.

Baycusan® brand polyurethane dispersions from Bayer MaterialScience enable numerous new applications and have become established as multifunctional raw materials for the beauty industry. Bayer will highlight new product grades and formulations of Baycusan® C raw materials at the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ Suppliers’ Day 2015.

For more fun in the sun

Baycusan® C 2000 is a new polymer for transparent sun protection. In sunscreen gels, practical aerosol sprays and nourishing sun oils, this innovative new ingredient can help produce sun care solutions that deliver a high SPF (sun protection factor) and also feel great on skin.

A new standard in hair care

Baycusan® C 1008 protects hair against the effects of heat and humidity while also offering natural gloss and flexible hold. In fact, adding just 2 percent of this ingredient is enough to give hair care formulations the triple benefit of “Protect – Repair – Style.”

Color your world

Baycusan® C 1004 and sensory additive Baycusan® C 1005 set new benchmarks in make-up performance with excellent results in long-lasting color expression and sensory properties – for flawless make-up every day. Four formulation lines feature this innovative film former and powder:

  • ColorFoundation – ensures the perfect “nude” look every day.
  • ColorMascara – creates visually longer lashes that really last.
  • ColorEyeliner – the secret to dramatic eye definition that is easy to remove.
  • ColorLipstick – helps create intensive colors for kissably soft lips.

Those attending Suppliers’ Day are invited to speak with materials experts about Bayer’s raw ingredients for cosmetics at booth #607. Visitors are welcome to personally experience prototypes with these raw materials: hair and makeup consultations performed by a licensed cosmetologist will take place throughout the trade show at Bayer’s booth. Appointments can be made in advance by emailing

About Bayer MaterialScience:

With 2014 sales of EUR 11.7 billion, Bayer MaterialScience is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and sports and leisure industries. Bayer MaterialScience has 30 production sites around the globe and employed approximately 14,200 people at the end of 2014. Bayer MaterialScience is a Bayer Group company. Sustainability is central to the company’s business and is based around the key areas of innovation, product stewardship, social responsibility and respect for the environment.

Bayer Contact:

Sarah Schade, Phone: 412-777-7503

General media inquiries can be directed to 412-777-5200.

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