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News ReleaseAir Products’ Versum Materials™ to Showcase InuMax Advanced Retinol Delivery System at NYSCC Suppliers Day 2016

Cosmetic Additive Can Enhance Retinol Stability and Lower Skin Irritation While Delivering High Load of Retinol

May 04, 2016 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Air Products’ (NYSE:APD) Versum Materials™ will be highlighting its innovative InuMax Advanced Retinol Cosmetic Active during the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ (NYSCC) Suppliers Day event, May 10-11, in booth 311 at the New Jersey Convention Center, Edison, N.J.

The new InuMax Advanced Retinol Delivery System is based on newly developed InuMax technology, which is designed specifically to demonstrate excellent ingredient delivery and stability performance where higher-active loads are preferred.

Retinol is among the most well-known and well-studied cosmetic ingredients available to formulators that design anti-aging products. Brands are increasingly differentiating their products through retinol use-level claims, such as “contains x% retinol.” Formulating such systems can present unique challenges that many retinol solutions were not optimized to address. High retinol levels elevate the risk of skin irritation, can lead more readily to yellowing of a formulation, and can elevate consumer expectations of efficacy.

The InuMax Advanced Retinol product was created specifically to help address these concerns. It can provide a high degree of retinol stability, and notably lower skin irritation, while enabling delivery of a high load of retinol to the deeper skin layers to encourage the appearance of more youthful skin.

For more information, visit the company’s product website at

About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading Industrial Gases company celebrating 75 years of operation. The company’s core Industrial Gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world’s leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment. The company’s Materials Technologies business serves the semiconductor, polyurethanes, cleaning and coatings, and adhesives industries.

The company had fiscal 2015 sales of $9.9 billion and was ranked number 284 on the Fortune 500 annual list of public companies. Approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries strive to make Air Products the world’s safest and best performing Industrial Gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers. For more information, visit

NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s reasonable expectations and assumptions as of the date of this release regarding important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ materially from projections and estimates expressed in the forward-looking statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including risk factors described in the Company’s Form 10K for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2015.

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