The beauty market is getting more sustainable and “greener” than ever. Brands are not only facing high consumer demands, but often also increased energy prices. This means that it is no longer just the origin of individual ingredients that is important, but also the formulation process itself. Approx. 90% of the costs of producing a formula are attributed to the heating and cooling process, costs which are omitted for cold processed formulas. Generally, the term “cold-processed” means the product was processed without the usage of high heat levels. As these formulations also don’t have to cool down, they are energy and time saving. Moreover, the lower energy requirement reduces CO2 emissions and the carbon footprint in total.
But there is another benefit to mention. Heating up ingredients can break down or denature vitamins, fats in oils and nutrients with negative effect on their activity. All these factors make cold-processed formulations everybody’s darling – from brands to consumers. Although it is not always possible to avoid heating, there is a wide range of formulations that can be prepared cold.
We are happy to share our favorite cold-processed formulas from CLR.
Cooling Silk Emulsion
The texture of this emulsion is exactly between a liquid serum and a cream. Its texture and the slight cooling effect make the Cooling Silk Emulsion the perfect light day care on summer days. The skin care absorbs quickly and leaves a silky skin feel.
CutiBiome CLR™ noticeably reduces sebum, papules, pustules and comedones, providing a pure complexion. MultiMoist CLR™ maintains the osmotic balance of skin. CutiGuard CLR™ protects the skin cells from the three main influences on skin aging: external stress, internal stress and time. It reduces wrinkles and improves skin color evenness.
Natural Primer Base
The cold formulated Natural Primer Base feels lightweight on the skin and creates a flawless looking base for a long-lasting make-up. The combination of three highly effective active ingredients provides skin with what it needs.
ProRenew Complex CLR™ improves overall skin quality and balances its microbiota for a healthy look. CutiGuard CLR™ protects the skin cells from the three main influences on skin aging: external stress, internal stress and time. It reduces wrinkles and improves skin color evenness. MultiMoist CLR™ maintains the osmotic balance of skin.
Biome Friendly Face & Scalp Serum OW
This formulation is characterized by its multifunctionality. It can be used for both the scalp and the face. The quick break effect changes the texture from milky to aqueous by rubbing into the skin.
MultiMoist CLR™ deeply hydrates skin and scalp. CutiBiome CLR™ provides essential support for the natural balance between skin and its microbiota in difficult situations, like acne and dandruff. ProRenew Complex CLR™ protects the skin microbiota and supports it in dealing with day-to-day stress. It also improves the overall condition of the scalp and makes it less oily.
Bi-Phase Hair Conditioner
Hair straightening, hair dying, you name it. Hair is going to look nicer, but it is also going to be damaged. Everyday stresses to hair lead to hair weathering, another word for damage. Damaged hair is dull and weak. Split ends form and hair is going to break more easily. This Bi-Phase Hair Conditioner was developed to provide stressed hair with all it needs. The intelligent combination of active ingredients protects and repairs hair, on the inside and the outside.
The combination of MultiMoist CLR™ and Vitamin F forte ensures a healthy moisture balance. Both active ingredients have strong hair conditioning effects, improving combability and reducing hair breakage. While Vitamin F forte also strengthens the scalp’s barrier properties, MultiMoist CLR™ reduces static flyaway and hair frizzines and protects against hair color fading.