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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.

Sensory Enhancing Biopolymers for Skin and Hair

As a result of the partnership between Clariant and KitoZyme, Clariant is launching Touch of Nature, a range of Kitozyme's sensory enhancing biopolymers for skin, body and hair care formulations. The range will launch under the Clariant product lines: Vitipure, Velsan and Zenvivo.

Trimethylsiloxysilicate Film-Formers for Hair/Skin Feel

At In-Cosmetics Asia in Bangkok, BRB International BV will launch a trimethylsiloxysilicate line of film-formers for a variety of applications.

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 oxidefree 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.

Lavender Emollient Butter

Zenitech has added an emollient butter to its Zenifresh line that can be used in hair, skin and sun care products.

Silicone System for Stability, Functionality and Sensory

Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, a subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., has launched three silicone products that offer stability, functionality and sensory benefits both as a system or individually.

Comparatively Speaking: Cushion vs. Playtime vs. Hardness

Cushion, playtime and hardness are important to the formulator's quest to tailor the aesthetics of a product. Here, industry expert Tony O'Lenick explains the differences between them and discusses ways to alter the esters in a product to adjust its hardness.

Natural Product/Silicone Hybrid Fluids for Improved Feel

Gelest Inc. has modified natural products with trisiloxanes of low molecular weight siloxanes to introduce a line of cosmetic fluids for improved feel, among other benefits.

Eastman Launches First GEM Technology Ingredient

Eastman Chemical Company has launched the first product manufactured using its proprietary green manufacturing process GEM technology, formerly known as the Eastman Green Biocatalytic Process.

Durable Styling with Film-forming Polyurethane

Bayer MaterialScience will present a film-forming polyurethane dispersion for hair styling at In-Cosmetics in Milan.

Better Makeup Skin Feel with Sucrose Esters

At In-Cosmetics in Milan, Sisterna B.V. will discuss the formulation of w/o and o/w foundations with its sucrose esters, which reportedly are designed for application in makeup formulations to produce an enjoyable skin feel.

Volatile Silicone Oils for D5 Replacement

KCC Silicone, the silicon-based specialty chemical division of KCC Corp., will introduce three D5 alternatives based on a volatile silicone oil at In-Cosmetics in Milan.