Recent in Formulating Aids (page 5 of 9)
May 25, 2011
J. Rettenmaier & Söhne GmbH has launched a range of water- dispersible organic hydrocolloids derived from wood fibers for application as suspending agents. Distributed by Gattefossé, the products are designed to improve the heat stability of gels and emulsions.
May 24, 2011 | Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC
Industry expert Tony O'Lenick explains the difference between sorbitan esters and sorbeth esters to help the personal care formulator differentiate between their INCI names, emulsion stabilities and feel on the skin.
May 6, 2011
Grant Industries has launched a pure, low-odor version of the solvent dimethyl isorbide.
May 2, 2011 | 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 12, 2011
The Lubrizol Corp.’s Noveon Consumer Specialties has introduced cassia-derived polymers for improved deposition, enhanced conditioning and distinctive sensory attributes in hair cleansing formulations.
Mar 18, 2011
At In-cosmetics in Milan, Dr. Straetmans GmbH will launch a glyceryl stearate citrate emulsifier derived from rapeseed oil rather than palm oil.
Feb 3, 2011 | Tiffany N. Oliphant and Douglas W. Gilmore, Floratech; and Robert A. Harper, PhD, Harper and Associates
Hydrolyzed jojoba esters were incorporated into formulas including a lotion, hand sanitizer and nonwoven wipes. Small, well-controlled clinical studies were then conducted to compare the formulas with or without glycerin. Results show the esters can potentiate the skin moisturizing effect of glycerin under varying formula conditions. A mechanism of action also is discussed.
Feb 3, 2011 | Mike Fevola, Johnson & Johnson
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Jan 3, 2011 | Craig Bonda and Jean Zhang, The HallStar Company
This study examines the photostability of retinol and retinyl palmitate, finding they break down rapidly when exposed to UV radiation in the 290–400 nm range. This severely reduces their concentrations in finished formulations. However, when combined with ethylhexyl methoxycrylene, these retinoids are shown to be protected against photodegradation, thus preserving their concentrations both during the manufacturing process and following application to the skin.
Dec 1, 2010
Crodarom has launched a natural foam booster blend based on shikakai, Balanites aegyptiaca (desert date) and gypsophila (baby's breath).
Nov 30, 2010 | Gloria Pagnutti; Marco Riva, MD; and Luigi Rigano, PhD, Rigano Industrial Consulting and Research; and Robert Gick, CABB GmbH
Alpha-pinene, typically derived from pine trees, is also a by-product of the paper manufacturing process. The material is a source of low-toxic and naturally based isobornyl ethers, from which a new hydrotrope, dipropylene glycol isobornyl ether, was developed.The present study examines the unique dispersion and solubility properties of this material, among other benefits, and its application in cosmetics.
Nov 1, 2010
Interpolymer has introduced a water-resistant, quick-setting film former for color cosmetic formulations.