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Croda Introduces Ether-based Emollient for Aesthetic Tailoring

Croda Inc. has introduced the first in a line of sensory-driven emollients.

Silicone Emulsifiers and Formulation Techniques for Stable, Aesthetic Products

Mastering formulating techniques with water-in-silicone emulsifiers can help cosmetic chemists create stable emulsions that combine distinctive aesthetics with improved performance. Here, the authors describe how altering parameters including the water to silicone/oil ratio, mixing processes, emulsifier levels, the nature of the external and internal phases, and the presence or lack of co-emulsifiers affect the characteristics of final formulations.

Polyhedral Ogigomericsilsequioxanes: Additives for Unique Cosmetic Properties

Cosmetics formulators continually search for new raw materials to achieve elevated performance and to distinguish their products in the marketplace. Polyhedral oligomericsilsequioxanes (POSS) can provide an array of unique hybrid inorganic-organic ingredients that span the property spectrum in terms of chemistry, physical form and solubility.

A New Formulators' Tool for Customizing Sensory

Optimizing the sensory properties of o/w emulsion systems is an ongoing challenge for formulators, thus tools to simplify this process are desirable. Here, the authors describe a visual tool to assist in selecting the right combination of certain crosslinked acrylic rheology modifiers and specialty emollient esters to meet target aesthetics.

Enhancing the Feel of Vegetable Oils with Silicone

Adding silicone to natural oils can reduce surface tension thus improving spreading characteristics. This results in finished formulations with improved sensory profiles and in addition, expands on the opportunities for using these natural ingredients.

Getting Intimate with Polymers: Personal Lubricants

Personal lubricants (PLs) have gained tremendous popularity primarily because of their ability to enhance the comfort and pleasure of intimate activities. These formulated medical devices rely on polymers to deliver lubricity, viscosity and distinct rheological characteristics. Various polymer chemistries enable modern PLs to provide long-lasting lubrication and unique sensorial experiences...

Hair and Amino Acids

Amino acids are taken up by hair and assist in improving hair surface hydrophobicity, tensile strength and luster. This article discusses interactions between amino acids and hair.

Vegetal-derived Emulsifiers for Improved Stability and Formula Efficiency

The quest for PEG-free surfactants and emulsifiers has led to new classes of vegetal-derived, ethylene oxide-free ingredients for environmentally friendly personal care products. Two such ingredients, described here, are based on the combination of olive oil and vegetable proteins with the first derived from oat and the second, with glutamic acid. These materials provide mildness and skin protection benefits.

Improving Tactile Properties of Vegetable Oils with Vegetable Oil-based Esters

Vegetable oil-based esters are shown by the authors to improve the tactile attributes of vegetable oil by lowering its viscosity and improving its spreadability, in addition to providing environmentally friendly options for cosmetic chemists.

Palm-derived Dihydroxystearic Acid for Sensory and Technical Applications

Dihydroxystearic acid (DHSA), derived from palm oil- or palm kernel oil-based oleic acid, offers interesting applications since its addition to oily phases and wax gels affects flow and spreading properties. Moreover, it interacts with the surfaces of pigments and fillers, improving color development as well as sensory attributes, as shown here.

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