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Feeling Out Consumers

Obviously, personal care is personal, which creates a challenge to not only design the desired physical effects but also to interpret those effects as subjectively as the users will. This becomes more complex since sensory experience relates to user skin type, as Steventon describes in this issue. To some extent, however, consumers experience similar effects, which is where ingredients such as silicones and nanoparticles can be employed.

Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride (GHPTC) is one of the most widely used cationic polymers in the personal care industry, employed primarily as a conditioning agent in shampoos and body washes. In many of these rinse-off products, it is also a critical deposition aid for the delivery of active ingredients and hydrophobic conditioning agents, e.g., silicones, to the skin and hair.

NuSil Debuts CareSil Unit of Skin Care Silicones

NuSil Technology LLC will enter the skin care market with its debut of CareSil, a new business unit in silicone materials for skin care.

Organic Avocado and Coconut Butters for Skin and Hair from Naturochim

At in-cosmetics in Paris, Naturochim will introduce the latest additions to its Premium Organic line of butters, avocado and a coconut.

Formaldehyde-free Straightening and Sensory Aesthetics in Water-based Products from Grant

Grant Industries has created a mercapto-containing dimethicone copolymer to improve adhesion to fiber surfaces in straightening, styling and anti-frizz applications. It has also launched two sensory-enhancing silicone materials for water-based applications.

Rice and Bamboo Exfoliator Beads for Skin Care

Impact Colors has launched rice and bamboo exfoliators for skin care to serve as natural alternatives to polyethylene microbeads.

DuPont Awards Innovative Propanediol Use

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company LLC has launched an Innovation Award program for companies using its Zemea Propanediol in their cosmetic and personal care ingredients or formulations.

Seppic and Coatex Partner for Personal Care Polymers

Seppic has entered into a partnership with Coatex to develop a new line of personal care polymers. Under the agreement, the new line of polymers will be manufactured by Coatex and marketed by Seppic.

Silicone Copolymer Emulsion for Hair Moisturization

Dow Corning has launched a silicone hair moisturizer for premium shampoos, rinse-off conditioners and leave-in conditioners.

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