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Mar 04, 2009 | 09:23 AM CST
A recent market report has found that the wipe market is still rising. Rising along with it are the surfactants deposited into wipes, which may replace solvents.
Jan 30, 2009 | 02:56 PM CST
By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries mag…
This issue highlights Mendrok-Edinger et al.’s quest to find the best butyl methoxydibenzoyl methane stabilizer for sun care; Farwick et al.’s update of ceramide identification, synthesis, function and nomenclature; and finally, Arif’s discussion supporting the smart use of sulfates in formulations. There’s a little something to stimulate everyone’s psyche in this issue.
Jan 30, 2009 | 10:47 AM CST
By: Shoaib Arif, Pilot Chemical Co.
In the present article, the author considers factors for sulfate vs. sulfate-free formulating, including cost, foam and viscosity. In addition, two test formulations with and without sulfates are compared. The author concludes that little sound science exists to support the current “sulfate-free” market trend, especially when considering the potential benefits sulfates can impart in formulations.
Jan 23, 2009 | 10:02 AM CST
With low skin and eye irritation properties, this surfactant works in mild shampoos, detanglers, facial cleaners and anti-acne formulations.
Oct 20, 2008 | 05:10 PM CDT
Colonial Chemicals has derived eco-friendly surfactants from coconut oil and corn syrup to launch its latest product series for personal care applications.
Oct 07, 2008 | 03:29 PM CDT
Industry expert Tony O'Lenick examines the difference between these two types of surfactants or surface acting agents.
Jul 15, 2008 | 10:49 AM CDT
Industry expert Tony O'Lenick explores the differences between hard and soft quats; for example, hard quats are incompatible with anionic surfactants whereas soft quats form complexes with them.
Jul 02, 2008 | 04:49 PM CDT
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC and Laur…
Interactions between a silicone surfactant and a fatty surfactant can alter the properties of a formulation. Here, the authors provide a case study of dimethicone copolyols in a shampoo.
Jun 03, 2008 | 11:56 AM CDT
By: Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries
Today’s society is becoming more eco-conscious and as such, consumers want to see natural and organic products now—for a reasonable price and labeled clearly. While it is difficult to create a natural and organic skin care product, it is even more so to formulate an organic or natural hair care product.
Jun 03, 2008 | 10:50 AM CDT
By: Annette Mehling, Guadalupe Pellon and Hermann …
Alkyl polyglucoside surfactants are obtained from renewable, plant-derived raw materials. Compatibility test results and exemplary formulations presented here show that alkyl polyglucosides enable cosmetic chemists to formulate mild body cleansing formulations that fulfill the new “green” formulation trend and enable the formulation of alkyl sulfate-free and ethoxylate-free cleansing concepts.