The science behind beauty:

Polymer raw materials help put your best face (and hair) forward

Covestro to highlight raw materials for cosmetic formulations at Suppliers’ Day event

Pittsburgh, May 9, 2016 — First impressions are everything, and how someone looks is likely the first thing people notice. To look their best, people rely on beauty products. Beauty product manufacturers rely on high-quality raw materials from Covestro LLC.

The Baycusan® polymer product family from Covestro consists of innovative, sustainable and versatile raw materials for sun care, skin care, hair care and color cosmetic formulations. Covestro will highlight its Baycusan® polyurethane raw materials and the advanced beauty solutions they make possible in booth 401 during the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) Suppliers’ Day 2016 event May 10-11 in Edison, NJ.

From ethanol-based polymers to powders and polyurethane dispersions, the Baycusan® product portfolio provides beauty product manufacturers with a wide array of raw material choices to meet their formulating needs and satisfy consumer demands for high-performing beauty products.

A new addition to the Baycusan® prepolymer family, Baycusan® C 1010 polyurethane dispersion, helps formulators achieve the sought-after combination of long-lasting hold with a natural feel for hair products. These properties are achieved by the raw material grade forming a flexible and elastic film around the hair, protecting it from weather without leaving a sticky residue or flaking – an important criterion for Asian hair in particular. Baycusan® C 1010 polyurethane dispersion can be found in waterborne hairstyling formulations such as waxes, lotions, creams and foams.

Covestro recognized early the need to combat premature skin aging caused by the increasing prevalence of air pollution, which takes the form of solid particles and liquid droplets. This type of pollution can cause young, healthy skin to age prematurely. Covestro developed concepts for a new generation of skin protectants. These concepts are based on Baycusan® C 1004 polyurethane raw material. This beauty solution keeps pores clean and acts as an invisible barrier, protecting skin against particulate matter. Both Baycusan® C 1004 and Baycusan® C 1010 film formers are approved for the Chinese market.

Attendees of Suppliers’ Day are invited to the Covestro booth to speak with materials experts about these raw materials and other products in the Baycusan® film former product line. Visitors to the booth can also experience a free hair or face makeover by a stylist using products formulated with Baycusan® raw materials. Appointments can be made in advance by emailing Breanna Stephens at Walk-up appointments are also welcome but are dependent on availability.

About Covestro LLC:

Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business with 2015 sales of EUR 12.1 billion. Covestro manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical and sports and leisure industries. The Covestro group has 30 production sites around the globe and employed approximately 15,800 people at the end of 2015.

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Baycusan® is a registered trademark of Covestro.

Covestro Contact:

Sarah Schade, Phone: +1 412-413-5843

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