Biesterfeld and Sytheon Strengthen their Collaboration in Europe


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Hamburg, Germany -
3rd May 2018
Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is extending its sales partnership with Sytheon Ltd. to Germany, Russia and Benelux. As a result of the very successful sales cooperation in Spain, Biesterfeld is strengthening its partnership with Sytheon in Europe and expanding its extensive product portfolio by adding a unique range of proprietary and patented active ingredients for the cosmetics industry.

The portfolio focusses especially on nature-inspired active ingredients. The highly defined products are designed for maximum safety and effectiveness. The fields of competencies mainly target problem skin (acne & hyperpigmentation), skin aging, sun protection and skin hydration.

Sytenol® A is the natural alternative to retinol, with much better skin tolerance, hydrolytical stability and absence of phototoxicity. As an active ingredient, it acts as an anti-oxidant and is ideal for acne-prone skin and anti-ageing products.

Synastol® TC is a water-soluble active ingredient suitable for certified natural cosmetics products. The raw material, based on a famous ayurvedic plant Terminalia Chebula, is a global anti-aging active thanks to its anti-glycation and glycation reversal properties.

The portfolio's HydraSynol™ IDL and HydraSynol™ DOI isosorbides are oil-soluble moisture boosters issued from green chemistry. Using different pathways (stimulation of Aquaporins-3 for HydraSynol DOI and of the filaggrin process for HydraSynol IDL), they help to build up the skin's natural protective barrier and re-establish the natural water homeostasis of the skin.

Synoxyl® HSS is an effective photo stabilizer for photo-sensitive ingredients such as dyes, fragrances and UV filters. Particularly, it was demonstrated to have an in-vivo SPF boosting effects of at least 50% for both organic & inorganic sunscreens.

Synovea® HR is a safe & effective brightener that works on 8 targets of the melanogenesis pathway. It is also available in a synergistic liquid blend, Asyntra® SL that combines hexylresorcinol and Synovea EL (INCI: Ethyl Linoleate), a lipid-soluble form of Linoleic acid well described in the literature for reducing hyperpigmentation.

"Sytheon's highly effective and high purity active ingredients have enriched our existing portfolio, which is already extensive and interesting. We are very pleased that we can now extend our existing collaboration with Sytheon to another five countries. Our sales team has the expertise needed, to tell our customers about the many different ways in which these active ingredients can be used", explained Bettina Heick, Market Manager Personal Care, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie.

Francois Marchio, Managing Director Sytheon, added: "In Biesterfeld, we have found a European partner that knows and understands how to promote high tech products, and has the technical expertise for supporting customers development projects."


About Sytheon
Sytheon Ltd. is an active ingredient supplier and innovator for the personal care industry since 2006. The headquarters is located in Boonton, NJ (US) and the European affiliate is based in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. Sytheon is a technology-based customer-driven company with a unique range of proprietary and patented active ingredients for the cosmetic industry. The portofolio includes clinically validated ingredients for ageing skin, skin protection, problem skin, sun protection, pigmentation control, skin hydration, barrier function, and photostabilization.

About Biesterfeld Spezialchemie
Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is one of the leading international distributors of specialty chemical products and solutions worldwide. The product portfolio focuses on the requirements of selected industries, including personal care, healthcare, paints and coatings, adhesives, polyurethane, construction, nutrition, electrical, electronics and energy. As a partner to leading global suppliers, the company is represented in Europe and Latin America and provides solution-orientated, technology-based expertise as well as customised solutions. Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is part of the Biesterfeld Group, which has been active as a trade and service company for 111 years. With over 40 locations worldwide, the mainly family-owned group is one of the leading distributors for plastics, rubber, and basic and specialty chemicals.

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