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Benefits of Borneo Camphor-derived Hydropes for 'Natural' Formulations

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.

Film Former for Water-resistant Color Cosmetics

Interpolymer has introduced a water-resistant, quick-setting film former for color cosmetic formulations.

Coconut-derived Hydrotropes for Natural Cosmetics

Colonial Chemical Inc. has launched two vegetable-derived replacements for petroleum-based hydrotropes to formulate natural personal care products.

Low-surfactant Emulsification: Optimizing Formulas and Conserving Resources

Understanding the process variables that occur during emulsion manufacturing can assist formulators in preventing production inconsistencies as well as selecting the most effective surfactant blend for a given purpose. This in turn reduces the amount of surfactant required without affecting emulsion quality or stability, thus saving resources and even improving product quality, as the present article describes.

Silicone Copolymer for Wetting, Emulsifying in Hair Care

NuSil Technology LLC has launched a water-soluble, silicone-glycol copolymer that functions as a wetting agent and emulsifier in hair care formulations.

Polymers in Personal Care

Polymer use began in the 1800s with cellulose derivatives, the vulcanization of rubber, and styrene synthesis; but in reality, it started more than four million years ago with the formation of DNA and proteins. Polymers are a diverse class of chemistry. By definition, they are large molecules made up of chains or rings of linked monomer units—simple reactive building blocks. Smaller molecules or monomers are combined to form polymers that possess a characteristic chain structure of multiple repeating units that can be related or different.

Natural Calcium Carbonates for Oral Care and Color Cosmetics

Omya, a Swiss-based producer of industrial minerals, has launched natural calcium carbonates for toothpastes and color cosmetics.

Surface Modifiers to Aid Color Cosmetic Formulating

Using self-manufactured compounds, Gelest Inc. has developed a line of surface modifiers for pigments and fillers designed to address the color cosmetic chemist's formulation needs.

Biodegradable Exfoliant, Binder Powders

Micro Powders Inc. will launch biodegradable powders at the NYSCC Suppliers' Day that are made from renewable resources for formulation into exfoliants, lotions and color cosmetics.

Emulsion Stabilizer Derived from Orange Pulp

Fiberstar Inc. will launch an emulsion stabilizer derived from orange pulp with a chemical composition that imparts both hydrophilic and lipophilic properties during In-Cosmetics in Paris.

Characterizing Nanoemulsions Prepared by High Pressure Homogenization Under Various Emulsifying Conditions

The present study examines formulations prepared using similar oil fractions and differing emulsifier systems and process parameters to determine why their behaviors differ. Results showed that ethoxylated emulsifier systems were the most stable, and that beyond a certain number of cycles, high pressure homogenization did not significantly improve the quality of the product.

Shea Butter Emulsifier for Aqueous Formulations

This patent-pending, natural shea butter allows formulators to add high levels of shea functionalities including emoliency and unsaponifiables (6-8%) to aqueous formulations between 1-20%.

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