Recent in Conditioner/Moisturizer (page 8 of 10)

Ingredient Profile—Glycerin

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.

Isorbide Skin Hydrator

Sytheon has dehydrated sorbitol to introduce a hydrating ingredient that is said to restore barrier homeostasis.

Eco-friendly Hair Conditioning Agent

Croda Inc. has introduced an eco-friendly hair conditioning agent that offers traditional performance and is biodegradable and nontoxic to aquatic life.

Eco-friendly Eyelash Enhancing Conditioner

Sederma has introduced an eyelash conditioner based on a vitaminated matrikine complex for an increased length, thickness and volume of eyelashes.

Chestnut Extract for Hair Moisturization, Protection

Phenbiox has introduced a Castanea sativa (chestnut) derived active produced via the company's enzymatic extraction process for hair moisturization and protection.

Apple Seed Oil Emollient for Skin, Hair Care

Seatons, the natural oil subsidiary of Croda International Plc, has launched an emollient oil to moisturize skin that is derived from apple seeds containing mono- and di-unsaturated fatty acids.

Conditioning Base for Hair Care Formulating Ease

Inolex has combined a fatty alcohol with an amidoamine, a neutralizing agent and a chelating agent to create a conditioning base for hair care that is designed for performance and ease of formulation.

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.

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