Recent in Rheology/Viscosity Modifier (page 3 of 3)

Formulating with Surfactant Silicones

The authors describe how the use of amphiphilic silicones or surfactant silicones has allowed formulators to efficiently incorporate silicone polymers into personal care products. These materials act by lowering the surface tension in the oil phase of a formulation, allowing for easier spreading on skin and hair.

Dr. Straetmans Introduces Natural Oil Thickener and Cold-processable Emulsifier

At in-cosmetics 2013 in Paris, Dr. Straetmans will introduced a natural thickener for oils that can convert liquids into solids and a natural, o/w, cold-processable emulsifier.

Natural and Eco-friendly Plant Fiber Emulsifier

Berg + Schmidt has created a natural emulsifier and thickener based on fruit and cereal fibers.

Formulating for Electrolyte Resistance in Conjunction with Sensory Appeal

Skin care formulations often are enriched with high levels of electrolytic ingredients for various skin benefits. However, these have a negative impact on the viscosity, texture and stability of a system. Described in this article is a multifunctional polymer that is designed to provide excellent electrolyte resistance along with a pleasant sensory profile, as will be shown.

Cationic Guar Gum

Guar is a natural water soluble polymer principally grown in the Asian subcontinent, specifically India and Pakistan. Also, guar gum is a crop studied in agronomy programs in the United States and many other parts of the world.

Déjà vu: A Need for Alternatives to Cocamide DEA

The scrutiny over Cocamide DEA in cosmetic applications is not new; for the past decade, its safety has been debated. While it is widely used, many chemists still may look to remove it from existing formulations, creating the need for alternatives. To overcome this obstacle, Croda has developed two near “drop-in” replacements for Cocamide DEA.

Structurant Alternatives to Montan Wax for Personal Care

Croda has launched two alternatives to montan wax for structuring products such as antiperspirants, lipsticks, sunscreens and massage oils.

Polymers for Rheology and Conditioning in Hair and Skin

DKSH’s Performance Materials business unit has collaborated with a polymer manufacturer to launch two polymer lines to its Luna range of products.

Soybean-derived Emulsifier/Thickener

Dow Corning has launched a sustainable emulsifier and thickener derived from soybean oil.

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