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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.
Jul 06, 2011 | 09:39 AM CDT
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC; and Robe…
Industry expert Tony O'Lenick asks Robert Coots, PhD, to explain the difference between alkyl betaines and amido betaines, including their foaming properties.
Jun 30, 2011 | 06:10 PM CDT
The Lubrizol Corp.’s Noveon Consumer Specialties has created a naturally derived, mild, nonionic thickener that is said to reduce surfactant irritancy while promoting rich lather.
Jun 29, 2011 | 08:58 AM CDT
The Lubrizol Corporation's Noveon Consumer Specialties has launched a surfactants product line in Brazil specifically driven by claims for mild yet high performance.
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.
Mar 24, 2011 | 12:35 PM CDT
Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine is pleased to announce the launch of the Complete Cosmetic Chemist Training Program, an online cosmetic science training course that allows the student to work at their own pace.
Feb 01, 2011 | 09:44 AM CST
Jay Ansell, vice president of the cosmetics program for the Personal Care Products Council, has issued a statement in response to reports of human deaths and injuries related to drug-containing bath salts.