Recent in Conditioner/Moisturizer (page 8 of 9)
Apr 13, 2011
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.
Apr 5, 2011 | Michael 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.
Mar 16, 2011
Dow Corning has launched an amino silicone elastomer emulsion for leave-in conditioners and hair styling products that combines hair styling with conditioning benefits.
Mar 2, 2011 | Michael 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.
Nov 4, 2010
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.
Sep 29, 2010 | Katerina Steventon, PhD, FaceWorkshops
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.
Sep 29, 2010 | My Trinh Luu and Michel Mercier, MMP Inc., and Paul Thau, PaCar Tech
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.
Sep 22, 2010 | Kelly Dobos, Kao Corp., and Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC
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.
Sep 13, 2010
TRI-K Industries has launched a hydrolyzed quinoa protein that is said to moisturize and repair hair.
Sep 8, 2010 | Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC
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.
Sep 1, 2010 | Paquita Erazo-Majewicz, PhD, John A. Graham, PhD and Courtney R. Usher, PhD, Ashland Inc.
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.
Aug 31, 2010
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.