Recent in Feel Enhancer (page 9 of 12)

Comparatively Speaking: Higher vs. Lower Levels of Surfactant Silicone

Alkyl silicone compounds can be effective in oil-based systems, as they are soluble (i.e. clear when added) and lower surface tension when added to oils. They first lower surface tension by increasing their concentration at the interface, then they form micelles.

Wrinkle-blurring Film Former for Mobility, Stability

Centerchem has introduced a polymer chain network that imparts sensory elegance as well as fine line- and wrinkle-blurring effects in skin care and color cosmetic applications. In addition, it stabilizes w/s and s/w emulsions.

Silky Skin Feel Emulsifier for Color and AP/DEO

This w/s emulsifier was created for color cosmetic and antiperspirant emulsions. It optimizes the dimethicone chain length and the polyether composition to provide a silky skin feel and good emulsification properties.

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.

Cooling Agent for After-sun Products

This ingredient cools through a non-drying, evaporative process on skin but unlike existing hydrocarbon and alcohol technologies, it is non-flammable, odorless and reportedly non-ozone-depleting.

Dry Feeling vs. Volatile Silicone

The feel of a formulation often has been associated with volatility. Volatility is the ability of a compound to evaporate under the temperatures at which it is used in a formulation.

Natural Cooling Agent

Symrise has introduced a natural cooling agent that imparts a sense of freshness on skin.

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.

Hooked on a Feeling

This issue of C&T magazine is dedicated to the overall science of formulating skin care—because although it’s exciting to learn what fascinating tricks new ingredients can perform, practical, hands-on formulating experience inspires the “feeling” of what a formula needs added and ultimately gets the formulator through the day.

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.


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