Recent in Formulating Aids (page 1 of 4)
Nov 18, 2016
Protean refers to flexible, versatile and adaptable ingredients, which assume many roles in formulations. Several notable multi-tasking ‘stars’ such as these are in the cosmetic raw materials universe. Their astonishing behaviors are described here.
Jul 8, 2016
Science can be sexy, we're just not used to flaunting it. But maybe the point is that good science should secretly function and go unnoticed. This column highlights my top three picks for 'secret' trends in formulation.
May 6, 2016
Overcoming low gloss, color drift, regulatory compliance, and premature chipping with seven different oligomers.
Mar 28, 2016
Evonik has launched TEGO Solve 55, a PEG-free solubilizer for essential and perfume oils in water-based cosmetic formulations. The ingredient is completely based on renewable raw materials, which makes it most suitable for natural cosmetics.
Dec 22, 2015
Naturex plans to introduce Eutectys, a new botanical extract collection consisting of six extracts.
Apr 23, 2015
Bakuchiol, a meroterpene of plant origin, is examined here for its ability to stabilize retinol and polyunsaturated lipids. It was found to be approximately 60-fold more effective than natural tocopherol, under both photo-oxidative and singlet oxygen environments. An overview of retinol stabilization, lipid peroxidation and the unique role lipid peroxides play in biology also is included.
Feb 4, 2015
Mark White of Amway Corp., will explore how packaging can improve, increase or extend the delivery, efficacy and shelf-life of products during his presentation at the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit. "Aesthetic appeal is not the only reason for given personal care packaging designs—although it certainly helps," he notes.
Jan 26, 2015
Ashland introduced a hair fixative terpolymer for hairsprays with lasting hold, stiffness and humidity resistance.
Jul 30, 2014
Swallowfield plc has developed an aerosol spray for body butters, believed to be the first of its kind.
May 28, 2014
Dow Corning has launched its ES-5600 Silicone Glycerol Emulsifier, a water-in-oil emulsifier with diglycerol hydrophilic functionality that enables exceptional performance in polyethylene glycol (PEG)-free systems.
Apr 8, 2014
Numerous tools are available to the cosmetic scientist to evaluate and optimize the efficacy of his/her cosmetic treatment. During the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit, Roger McMullen will present a hands-on workshop exploring approaches to do just this. Register now—space is limited.
Mar 25, 2014
Gel networks are at the base of many modern skin care products and hair conditioners, and their formulation is fairly straightforward. During the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit, George Deckner and Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., will present, in hands-on formulation workshops, the practical aspects of gel network-based o/w emulsions for skin and hair care.