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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.

Evonik Debuts Emollient Selection Tool

Evonik has debuted an emollient selection booklet to simplify emollient selection for formulators. Senses considers different parameters and characteristics, with a special focus on sensory aspects of emollients.

Vanillyl Butyl Ether to Topically Induce Blood Cell Flux, Warming Sensation

It has been hypothesized that vanillyl butyl ether (VBE) has the same warming and vasodilation mechanisms as capsicum. Thus, VBE was formulated at various levels into cream formulations and applied topically to the forearms of 21 individuals. Following application, changes in blood cell flux (BCF) were investigated using a laser speckle contrast imager.

Sensory in Cosmetics Deciphered

The sensory world is fueled by research conducted in different disciplines such as biology, neurobiology and sense chemistry. It extends to many industrial sectors where perception elements are crucial, including cosmetics.

Ingredient Profile—Dimethicone

Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), more commonly known as dimethicone, is the most widely utilized silicone material in cosmetics and personal care. It is found in a wide variety of rinse-off and leave-on products such as shampoos, hair conditioners, skin moisturizers and color cosmetics.

Momentive Debuts Multifunctional Silicone Blends

At Suppliers' Day, Momentive Performance Materials debuted two new silicone blends that offer multifunctionality to personal care formulators.

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