Crodarom, a wholly owned subsidiary of Croda International Plc, has launched a natural foam booster, Phytofoam (INCI: Not Provided), which combines shikakai, the fruit of the tree Acacia concinna , with Balanites aegyptiaca (desert date) and gypsophila (baby's breath).
The booster is said to improve foam formation and structure and provide an immediate foam-boosting effect to help enhance its stability over time. In addition to volume, the material increases foam density, creating the sense of richness in skin care products.
In addition to foam boosting, the ingredient exhibits cleansing capabilities. Internal tests showed that 4% of the foam booster removed 50% of the soil deposited on skin after one wash and 66% after a second wash, compared with water.
The foam booster contains no fragrance, dye, petroleum or parabens. In addition, it reportedly is biodegradable and is recommended for a variety of skin care products including facial cleansers, mousse, baby products, sensitive skin care, makeup removers and body washes.