Conditioner/Moisturizer

Formulating On Trend: Hydration

Mar 10, 2015Ni'Kita Wilson, Aware Products

How can hydration be considered a trend, when it never went away? It is not so much about the act of hydrating so much as it is “what” and “how” hydration is being delivered. From gel-crème textures to next-generation hyaluronic acid and electrolytes, hydration has taken front and center.

Penford Develops Biobased Conditioning Polymer for Skin and Hair

Jan 14, 2015

Penford Products, a division of Penford Corp., introduced a biobased deposition and conditioning polymer for personal care.

Evonik Launches Eco-friendly Hair Conditioning Agent

Dec 17, 2014

Evonik has launched a hair conditioning agent with an improved sustainability profile.

Lasting Hair Conditioning via In situ Controlled Flocculation

Dec 9, 2014Tuttu Nuutinen†; Bert Kroon†; Emmanuel P. Everaert, PhD†; Roger McMullen, PhD*; Courtney R. Usher, PhD‡ and Xin Qu, PhD‡; Ashland Specialty Ingredients: †Zwijndrecht, Netherlands; *Bridgewater, NJ; ‡Wilmington, DE; and +Shanghai, China

A new cationic homopolymer-based technology was designed to provide long-lasting conditioning to damaged hair without product buildup. Its mechanism, in situ controlled flocculation, is described here, and its capability to restore hydrophobicity to damaged hair is shown. Techniques are detailed for measuring silicone deposition, conditioning performance, hydrophobicity and buildup on hair.

Delivering Skin Moisturization from a Surfactant Cleanser

Nov 19, 2014Rhian Jones, Bhaven Chavan and Adam Young, Croda Europe, Goole, East Yorkshire, England

The instrumental and sensorial studies described here assess the ability of a test moisturizing product, at 1% in a surfactant system, to physically improve skin moisturization and structural condition, as well as provide a consumer-perceivable sensorial benefit. Changes in skin protein content, visible skin dryness, trans-epidermal water loss, corneometry and sensorial characteristics were measured and analyzed.

Clariant Introduces Sustainable African Oil for Hair and Skin

Oct 22, 2014

Clariant has introduced a multifunctional African hair oil that has benefit for both hair and skin. Plantasens Abyssinian Oil is a versatile oil that presents an opportunity for personal care formulators to combine natural product claims supporting radiant skin and lustrous, healthy hair for consumers.

Lonza Quaternizes Larch Tree Extract to Create Hair Conditioning Polymer

Aug 13, 2014

Lonza Personal Care has boosted the natural hair care and film-forming benefits of its larch tree active LaraCare A200 (Galactoarabinan), by enriching it further with quaternization technology to create a hair conditioning polymer.

Croda Sources Pea Superfood for Hair and Skin Ingredients

Aug 6, 2014

Croda used its 40-year experience with proteins to make two new ingredients from the superfood Pisum sativum (pea).

Behenamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate for Hair Conditioning

Jun 1, 2014Tao Gao, Sino Lion (USA), Ltd., East Hanover, NJ US; and Feng Zan, Nanjing Huashi Chemical Co., Ltd., and Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, China

Combining quaternary ammonium and phosphate structures results in a material with amphoteric characteristics. Here, the authors describe behenamidopropyl PG-dimonium chloride phosphate, which was assessed in shampoo and conditioner bases for hair conditioning, softening, combability and anti-static properties; subjective panelist evaluations also were conducted.

Croda Seals Hair Cuticle with Copolymer

Feb 26, 2014Katie Anderson

Croda has launched an ingredient designed to smooth cuticles that have been damaged or lifted by the bleaching or styling processes.

Properties of Vegetal Oil-based Creams in Skin Care

Oct 1, 2011Kedar Kumthekar and Jayashree Nagarkar, PhD, Institute of Chemical Technology, Deemed University

Tocopherols and tocotrienols are the major constituents of almond oil, safflower oil and palm oil. They are necessary for the normal growth and metabolism of healthy skin. These oils were formulated in nourishing skin care products and massage creams as part of stable o/w emulsions and were found to have excellent storage stability, flow properties, spreadability and moisturizing properties.

Profile of Glycerin

Aug 1, 2011

Glycerin is a unique and versatile chemical with numerous applications; to adequately cover all of the aspects of this compound in a short column would be impossible. Therefore, this column will highlight some key facts about glycerin, but interested readers are encouraged to pursue further, more comprehensive reading on the ingredient.

Profile of Polyquaternium-7

Apr 1, 2011Michael J. Fevola, PhD, Johnson & Johnson Consumer and Personal Products Worldwide

Last month’s “Ingredient Profile” column reviewed polyquaternium-6 (PQ-6), the cationic homopolymer of diallyldimethylammonium chloride (DADMAC). In relation, this month’s column examines its cousin, polyquaternium-7 (PQ-7), one of the most widely used and cost-effective conditioning polymers for personal care applications.

Profile of Polyquaternium-6

Mar 1, 2011Michael J. Fevola, PhD, Johnson & Johnson Consumer and Personal Products Worldwide

Polyquaternium-6 (PQ-6) is the polymeric quaternary ammonium salt derived from the homopolymerization of diallyldimethylammonium chloride (DADMAC) monomer.

Hyaluronic Acid Butyric Esters for the Improvement of Skin Functionality

Feb 1, 2011Luigi Rigano and Chiara Andolfatto, Rigano Consulting and Development; and Luca Stucchi and Marco Bosco, SIGEA S.r.l.

The versatility of hyaluronic acid is connected to not only its size, but also to inherent opportunities within the molecule for multiple bonds and for the differentiated release of bound functional molecules. Here, ester bonds are used to introduce substitutes for the material’s alcohol groups, thus providing elasticizing, moisturizing and antiaging benefits for skin care.

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