Recent in Formulating Aids (page 6 of 7)
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.
Aug 17, 2010
Colonial Chemical Inc. has launched two vegetable-derived replacements for petroleum-based hydrotropes to formulate natural personal care products.
Jul 30, 2010 | T. Joseph Lin, PhD
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.
Jul 14, 2010
NuSil Technology LLC has launched a water-soluble, silicone-glycol copolymer that functions as a wetting agent and emulsifier in hair care formulations.
Jun 28, 2010 | Eric Abrutyn, TPC2 Advisors Ltd., Inc.
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.
Jun 11, 2010
Omya, a Swiss-based producer of industrial minerals, has launched natural calcium carbonates for toothpastes and color cosmetics.
May 13, 2010
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.
May 3, 2010
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.