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Recent in Formulating Aids (page 5 of 7)

PEG-free Solubilizer for Lipophilic Substances

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.

Naturally-derived O/W Emulsifier for Skin Care

Seppic has introduced a vegetable-derived, sustainable o/w emulsifier with a light skin feel.

Opacifier for Creamy Cleansing Applications

Dow Personal Care, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company has launched an opacifier designed to create creamy, conditioning body washes, shampoos and liquid hand soaps.

Formula Anatomy Deciphered—Chelating Agents

The mechanism for chelation, described as a chelate complex, is based on multiple bonding (polydentate ligand) around a single central atom.

Mild Corn-derived Thickener for Surfactant Irritancy Reduction

The Lubrizol Corp.’s Noveon Consumer Specialties has created a naturally derived, mild, nonionic thickener that is said to reduce surfactant irritancy while promoting rich lather.

Simple Solutions

this issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine features articles that suggest how the right tweaks to some fundamental variables can improve formulations. O’Lenick and Lott, for instance, discuss how solvents can impact SPF values and describe a new ester to improve sunscreen efficacy

Microchannel Processing: A Novel Approach to Making Emulsions

In the present article, microchannel emulsification is explored as a process method that precisely adds a dispersed phase into a continuous phase through an engineered dispersion plate. This approach is shown to produce emulsions with smaller droplets having tighter size distributions than conventional means, which leads to stable products with the limited need, if any, for surfactants.

Naturally Derived Suspending Agents

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.

Comparatively Speaking: Sorbitan Esters vs. Sorbeth Esters

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.

Pure, Low Odor Dimethyl Isorbide

Grant Industries has launched a pure, low-odor version of the solvent dimethyl isorbide.

Ingredient Profile—Polysorbate 20

Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monolaurate (INCI: Polysorbate 20), is a ubiquitous nonionic surfactant employed in the formulation of countless cosmetic and personal care products.

Cassia-derived Polymers for Improved Silicone Deposition in Hair

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.

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