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Aug 01, 2011 | 01:45 PM CDT
By: Denis Bendejacq, PhD; Caroline Mabille, PhD; M…
In this article, several ingredients are reviewed for development of sustainable shampoo formulations. Some of the functional ingredients reviewed are plant-based alternatives to existing, petro sourced ingredients while others are mild, sulfate-free and/ or ethoxylate-free alternatives to existing surfactant systems, thickening solutions for challenging media based on naturally derived polymers and efficacy boosters that reduce the use of non-renewable actives with equal benefit for the consumer.
Aug 01, 2011 | 01:26 PM CDT
By: Eric S. Abrutyn, TPC2 Advisors Ltd.
The mechanism for chelation, described as a chelate complex, is based on multiple bonding (polydentate ligand) around a single central atom.
Jul 19, 2011 | 02:25 PM CDT
By: B. Grüning, PhD; D. Käseborn; and H.I. Leidrei…
This paper presents the methods for producing cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB), an important secondary surfactant in cosmetic formulations, household cleaners, dishwashing agents and technical applications. With the widespread use of CAPB, more analytical methods to determine its contetns and byproducts are needed. The authors describe the current methods to determine CAPB purity and other characteristics.
May 02, 2011 | 01:29 PM CDT
By: Mike Fevola, Johnson & Johnson
Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monolaurate (INCI: Polysorbate 20), is a ubiquitous nonionic surfactant employed in the formulation of countless cosmetic and personal care products.
Apr 05, 2011 | 05:25 PM CDT
By: Robert J. Coots, PhD, Colonial Chemical Inc.
The use of sulfonated alkyl polyglucosides (SAPG) to replace lauryl sulfates and lauryl ether sulfates in sulfate-free formulations has previously been discussed. These primary surfactants were created with environmental and human safety in mind. The current paper describes more recent work with this material, specifically focusing on the lauryl version of SAPG.
Oct 30, 2008 | 04:54 PM CDT
By: Lawrence A. Hough, Denis Bendejacq and Tobias …
In the present article, the authors characterize a multilamellar vesicle (MLV) system used in personal care and verify its structure via X-ray scattering, rheology and fluorescence microscopy. This enabled the study of MLV formation to investigate bulk rheology characteristics. The results are presented here as application-relevant properties.
Oct 30, 2008 | 04:19 PM CDT
By: Curt Durfee and Barbara Devine, Twincraft Soap
Many desired additives are not compatible with soap due to either the chemistry or the manufacturing process. Here, the authors describe an encapsulated delivery system incorporating polymers that survives the extrusion process and adheres to skin.
Dec 01, 2006 | 11:13 AM CST
By: Tom Schoenberg, McIntyre Group Ltd.
With proper formulating techniques, sulfate-free cleansers that offer improved mildness and conditioning are possible. This article will present formulations based on alternate surfactant systems to provide the performance required for the specific applications.
Feb 28, 2006 | 05:55 PM CST
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC and Laur…
A study of interactions between anionic surfactants and amphoteric surfactants in solution demonstrates that betaines and anionic surfactants interact to have positive effects on viscosity, foam and the salt curve.
Jan 07, 2004 | 04:39 PM CST
By: Allen H. Rau, Phyzz Inc.
Effervescent shower tablets, floating/foaming fizz and blooming bath oils arouse bathers’ olfactory, visual, tactile and auditory senses to new levels. Formulators and developers have novel options for creating new product concepts.