Dr. Straetmans Introduces Natural O/W Emulsifier Blend for Caring Feel

Mar 4, 2015

At in-cosmetics 2015, Dr. Straetmans will unveil a natural emulsifier blend for o/w emulsions with higher viscosities that provide a rich texture and nourishing skin feel.

Considerations for Phospholipid Emulsifiers

Mar 1, 2015Peter Tsolis, The Estée Lauder Companies; and Nick Huss, Barnet Products Corp.

Phospholipids have become indispensable ingredients in the personal care industry, not only for their primary emulsification function, but also for their delivery, moisturization and anti-irritant benefits. This column reviews the characteristics of phospholipids, addresses potential formulation issues with them, and suggests potential methods to overcome these issues.

Clariant Launches Sugar-based Surfactants for Mild Hair/Skin Cleansing

Nov 12, 2014

Clariant has launched a range of sugar-based surfactants that effectively cleanse the skin and hair while being mild and having pleasant sensorial effects.

Facial Cleansing with Mild Surfactants

Sep 5, 2014

Cleanser technology has come a long way from a “cleansing only” concept to one that includes other benefits such as moisturization, and marketing efforts have focused on these additional ingredients and claims.

Greentech Launches Soft Butter Line for Sensory, Emulsification and Skin Benefit

Aug 27, 2014

Greentech has launched a range of 3-in-1 actives that emulsify, consistute the oily phase and improve biological activity. GreenSofts combine the properties of soft butters with sensory and auto-emulsion capacities.

Kao Identifies Algae Enzyme for Sustainable Surfactant Possibility

Aug 13, 2014

In researching algae at its Eco Technology Research Center, Kao Corp. has identified an enzyme that can produce a large number of medium chain fatty acids, which could lead to a non-food source of raw materials for surfactants and an alternative to palm oil and coconut oil.

Innospec Adds Mild Surfactant for Gentle Cleansing

Aug 5, 2014

Innospec Performance Chemicals has added a very mild surfactant to its Iselux line.

Coast Southwest Introduces Olive Oil Emulsifiers

Jul 22, 2014

Coast Southwest introduced Olivatis, a line of olive oil-derived emulsifiers manufactured by Medolla Cosmetic Specialty Ingredients.

Seppic Launches Natural and Biodegradable Solubilizer

Jan 21, 2014

Seppic has launched a 100% natural and sustainable solubilizer derived from sugar and castor seeds.

Pilot Chemical Adds Sulfate-free Surfactant Blend to Offering

Dec 10, 2013

Pilot Chemical has launched a new sulfate-free surfactant blend.

Lubrizol Introduced High-foam, Plant-based Surfactant for Cleansing

Sep 24, 2013

Lubrizol Advanced Materials has created a concentrated, plant-based surfactant that provides rich creamy foam in cleansing applications.

Evonik Introduces Eco-friendly, Polyglyceryl Emulsifier for Challenging Emulsions

Sep 17, 2013Katie Anderson

At the Florida chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists' (FLSCC) Sunscreen Symposium, Evonik will debut its PEG-free, o/w emulsifier for challenging fluid emulsions such as modern sun care formulations.

Clean and Green: A Review of Modern Day Surfactants and Emulsifiers

Aug 1, 2013Judi Beerling, Organic Monitor Ltd.; and Tony Gough, Innospec Personal Care

Many certified organic shampoos and body washes use soaps such as potassium cocoate as their primary cleansing agent, partially due to a lack of suitable, organically approved foaming alternatives. This article reviews the use of modern surfactants and emulsifiers developed based on a green and eco-conscious philosophy.

Ingredient Profile: Decyl Glucoside

Aug 1, 2012Michael J. Fevola, PhD, Johnson & Johnson

Alkyl polyglucoside (APG) surfactants continue to be a popular choice of formulators seeking to improve the sustainability of cleansing products for personal care, hard surface cleaning, dishwashing, laundry and industrial/institutional applications.

Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropyl Sulfonate for Sulfate-free Formulations

Apr 1, 2011Robert J. Coots, PhD, Colonial Chemical Inc.

The use of sulfonated alkyl polyglucosides (SAPG) to replace lauryl sulfates and lauryl ether sulfates in sulfate-free formulations has previously been discussed. These primary surfactants were created with environmental and human safety in mind. The current paper describes more recent work with this material, specifically focusing on the lauryl version of SAPG.

Surfactants and Cleansing Products

Jul 1, 2009Eric Abrutyn, TPC2 Advisors Ltd., Inc.

Today, cleansing products are available in solid bar, liquid and gel forms and can be based on alkaline salts and synthetic and natural surfactants. When substituted for alkaline salts, synthetic and natural surfactants improve the foam structure and mildness of formulas.

Until an Organic Surfactant Exists

Jun 1, 2008Katie 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.

Sulfate vs. Sulfate-free: Information to Make a Choice

Feb 1, 2008Shoaib 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.

A Brief Review of Polymer/Surfactant Interaction

Feb 1, 2004Robert Y. Lochhead and Lisa R. Huisinga, The Institute for Formulation Science, The University of Southern Mississippi

In this article, the significance of parameters such as correlation length (blob size), micelle structure, comicellization, polymer adsorption conformation and coacervate structure are introduced with relevance to the conceptual appreciation of polymer-surfactant interactions and its bearing on recent advances in conditioning shampoos.

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