Recent in Conditioner/Moisturizer (page 10 of 16)

Comparatively Speaking: Guerbet Alcohol vs. Linear Fatty Alcohol

Industry expert Tony O'Lenick explains that Guerbet alcohols have significantly lower melting points than the linear alcohols with the same number of carbon atoms, which makes them highly desirable in the personal care market.

Sunflower Seed Oil for Dry/Aged Skin

This sunflower seed oil from Laboratoires Expanscience was designed to promote the synthesis of key epidermal lipids in dry, atopic and mature skin.

Comparatively Speaking: Dimethicone vs. Simethicone

According to Tony O'Lenick, dimethicones are a series of silicone polymers that contain only M and D units, whereas simethicone is a mixture of polydimethylsiloxane and silica gel.

Jojoba and Shea Butter for Moisture and Skin Feel

Desert Whale is launching a self-emulsifying butter made from jojoba and shea at In-Cosmetics Paris.

Improving Skin Moisturization with Polyglycerol-derived Plant Waxes

While the claims used for skin care are becoming more and more varied, moisturization remains the priority. In this article, a method of improving the moisturization of cosmetics is described involving the use of a polyglycerol-derived blend of vegetable waxes to protect the skin from dehydration and to boost the moisturizing capacity of emulsions.

Black Oat Extract for Skin and Hair Moisturization

Rahn has launched an eco-friendly moisturizer for skin and hair based on an extract of Avena strigosa (black oats) that supports the skin's natural moisturizing factor.

Regulating Epidermal Homeostasis for Skin Moisturization

To support the skin’s natural mechanism of moisturization, Laboratoires Serobiologiques has developed a calcium compound and ceramidase inhibitor combination to restructure and fortify dry, fragile skin by regulating epidermal homeostasis.

Plant Complexes Designed for Oily Phase Products

Alban Muller International has launched a line of oil-soluble plant complexes, all with different skin or hair benefits.

A Micro-wax Dispersion to Condition Hair and Reduce Breakage

Here, a micro-wax dispersion is shown to provide conditioning and anti-hair breakage properties. The authors incorporated the material into test shampoos, compared them with two silicone-based benchmarks, and found the micro-wax shampoos provided comparable conditioning and improved hair breakage prevention performance. Results were confirmed in a hair washing test.

Rainforest-inspired Tucuma Butter for Hair, Skin

Jarchem has announced the latest addition to its portfolio of rainforest-inspired butters and oils, a tucuma butter with high levels of vitamin A and other acids, to soften skin and revitalize hair.

Protecting Hair with Collagen

Waitiki Biosciences delivers moisture into the hair cuticle with its latest hair care offering based on low molecular weight chondroitin sulphate, small peptides and amino acids.

Comparatively Speaking: Emollient vs. Humectant

An emollient is a material that soothes and softens the skin. Most emollients used in personal care are lipids or silicones. Similarly, a humectant helps retain moisture in skin.

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