Recent in Formulating Aids (page 4 of 7)
Mar 15, 2013
At the 58th Sepawa Congress in Fulda, Germany, Interpolymer introduced a polymer designed for formulation of water-based nail polishes.
Dec 5, 2012
A report by the Freedonia Group Inc. has forecasted US demand for natural polymers to grow 6.9% annually to US $4.6 billion in 2016.
Nov 1, 2012 | Isabelle Van Reeth and Xinyan R. Bao, Dow Corning (China) Holding Co., Ltd.; Kelli Dib and Roxanne Haller, Dow Corning Corp.
Silicone elastomers for personal care have evolved from cross-linked silicone polymers in silicone fluid carriers, to materials with broader organic compatibility in organic solvents. Recently, hydrophilic properties have been added, which are shown here to enable the incorporation of high levels of water, polar solvents and actives while maintaining organic compatibility and unique sensory characteristics.
Oct 10, 2012
EMD Chemicals' performance materials division has launched a line of boron nitride functional fillers for cosmetics.
Aug 15, 2012 | Monique Adamy, Anne-France Leron, Charles Phan and Pascal Hervé, Rhodia
Described herein is a hydrophobically-modified acrylic copolymer, polyacrylate-33, which is designed for low-to-medium surfactant-containing cleansers. The ingredient is shown to display high thickening efficiency and good suspension properties and shear-thinning rheology in sulfate-based and sulfate-free chassis. Further, it enables transparent formulations in the presence of salt with improved foaming and sensorial properties.
Aug 15, 2012 | Steven Abbott, PhD, Steven Abbott TCNF Ltd. and University of Leeds
This article deliberately pushes the boundaries for cosmetics scientists, showing how the much-used phase inversion temperature (PIT) technique is a limiting special case of a more versatile, rational approach to surfactant optimization: HLD-NAC. This simple way of understanding the basic interactions within emulsion formulations can be generalized to create totally new ways of formulating stable emulsions.
Aug 15, 2012 | Peter Tsolis, The Estée Lauder; and Marie Ollagnier, Lubrizol
Acrylate-based ingredients have been modified over the past decades, and their benefits are increasingly evident in many industries outside of cosmetics, such as paints, coatings, inks, textiles, etc.
Feb 9, 2012
Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, a US subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., has added two oil-absorbing spherical powders to its KSP line of hybrid silicone powders. The line combines a silicone rubber core with a with a silicone resin shell to provide feel and visual benefits to cosmetic formulations.
Jan 30, 2012
In response to current and possible future restrictions on hydrofluorocarbon (HFC), Honeywell has introduced a propellant that performs like an HFC but exhibits favorable environmental properties.
Oct 20, 2011
Oat Cosmetics has introduced a fine oat powder for use in natural cosmetic products. Superfine Oat Flour (INCI: Avena Sativa Kernel Flour) has shown oil absorption, thickening, gelling and texturizing benefits.
Oct 5, 2011 | Peter Tsolis, The Estee Lauder Companies; and Christopher Heisig, PhD, Steris Corp.
Microemulsions have long assisted the pharmaceutical industry in delivering efficacious levels of an active ingredient to the skin by enhancing the active’s bioavailability, versus traditional solutions and dispersions.
Sep 9, 2011
Symrise has introduced a PEG-free solubilizer for lipophillic substances such as perfume, essential oils, actives and vitamins in pure aqueous and aqueous alcoholic product formulations.