Recent in Conditioner/Moisturizer (page 8 of 9)

Improving Hair Properties with Corn Starch and Beet Extract

DayMoist CLR™ is a skin care ingredient of natural origin, certified by Ecocert and NaTrue. This compound has been found to moisturize the skin; however, its ability to improve the condition, elasticity, and color and heat protection parameters of hair has also been observed, as the following four experiments show.

Ingredient Profile—Polyquaternium-7

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.

Silicone Emulsion for Hair Styling and Conditioning

Dow Corning has launched an amino silicone elastomer emulsion for leave-in conditioners and hair styling products that combines hair styling with conditioning benefits.

Ingredient Profile: Polyquaternium-6

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

Non-cationic Conditioning Polymer for Reduced Hair Breakage Without Buildup

Dow Personal Care has introduced a non-cationic conditioning polymer designed for use in hair care products to strengthen hair by binding to the hair shaft and replace fatty acids stripped from the cuticle—without causing buildup.

Adapting Formulas to Skin Moisture Needs: A Review

Moisturization in skin care formulations requires an understanding of clinical needs, relevant biological targets and the aesthetic preferences of consumers. The efficacy of moisturizers must be established in vivo due to consumer interest in both visual and instrumental validation. This review outlines the challenges of formulating moisturizing facial skin care products in line with such principles.

Sucrose Ester Multilamellar Emulsifiers for Skin Moisturization

In the present article, a topical emulsifier blend comprising two sucrose esters at low use levels and one solid fatty alcohol is described. This composition was designed to make the use of sucrose esters in formulations more cost-effective. The blend is shown to form multilamellar liquid crystalline networks for various benefits including skin moisturization, which is assessed here.

Comparatively Speaking: Humectants vs. Emollients vs. Occlusive Agents

The following excerpt is adapted with permission from an article by Kelly Dobos of Kao Corp., titled, "How Do Skin Moisturizers Work," which was featured on the Chemist's Corner. The article discusses how moisturizers work on skin with respect to the three main ingredient categories: humectants, emollients and occlusive agents.

Hydrolyzed Quinoa for Hair Moisture, Repair

TRI-K Industries has launched a hydrolyzed quinoa protein that is said to moisturize and repair hair.

Comparatively Speaking: Linear vs. Branched vs. Unsaturated Alcohols and Acids

Tony O’Lenick asks Art Hein of Jarchem to explain the difference between linear, branched and unsaturated alcohols and acids. These properties can be used by the formulator to choose the correct ester for a given formulation.

Assessing the Targeting Conditioning Performance of Cationic Polymers

The distribution of a conditioning shampoo’s cationic polymers and silicone oils along the hair fiber defines its performance. Therefore in the present paper, researchers conduct spectroscopy and microscopy measurements to assess the polymer and silicone deposition of various conditioning systems on hair fibers, the results of which are used to compare efficacy.

Conditioning Polymers, Surfactants Lead US Personal Care Ingredient Growth

Conditioning polymers lead the way in the US personal care ingredients market, which is forecasted by Kline & Company to grow at an annual rate of 2.2% through 2014.