Formulating Aids

Swallowfield Debuts Aerosol Body Butter Technology

Jul 30, 2014

Swallowfield plc has developed an aerosol spray for body butters, believed to be the first of its kind.

Silicone Glycerol Emulsifier for Multi-functional, PEG-free Cosmetics

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.

Optimizing Formula Efficacy at C&T Summit

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.

Gel Network Fundamentals at C&T Summit

Mar 26, 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.

Evonik Solubilizes Lipophilic Ingredients in Water-based Formulations

Mar 12, 2014

At in-cosmetics in Hamburg, Evonik will unveil its naturally derived solubilizer for lipophilic and natural oils. TEGO Solve 61 is a PEG-free solubilizer developed for the incorporation of lipophilic components into water-based formulations.

Dr. Straetmans Introduces Solubilizer for Water-based Products

Feb 11, 2014Katie Anderson, Cosmetics & Toiletries

At in-cosmetics in Hamburg, Dr. Straetmans is launching the second generation of PEG-free solubilizers.

Isopentyldiol for Improved Sensory, Formulation and Manufacturing Benefits

Jan 13, 2014Luigi Rigano, PhD, and Nicola Lionetti; Rigano Industrial Consulting and Research, Milan, Italy

A novel safe hydrotrope and wetting agent with exceptional skin feel is evaluated here for its solvent power and versatility in cosmetic formulas. Key features examined are sensory properties, hair feel modification and improvement of foam performance in skin cleansers.