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By: Charles Fox, Independent Consultant
Posted: October 4, 2004, from the October 2004 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries.
page 2 of 11Skin and Skin Care
Self-warming cosmetic cleansing wipes: Beiersdorf, in a recent patent, describes self-warming cosmetic cleansing wipes impregnated with polyalcohols.2 The invention concerns cosmetics wipes that form heat upon contacting water and that contain at least 40% polyalcohols, less than 3% water and may also contain other cosmetic substances. Tissues and non-woven fabrics are impregnated with the mixture. Optionally further cosmetic active ingredients, adjuvants and additives can be added. The wipes are used for skin and facial skin cleansing and as toilette tissues. An example of an impregnating solution is shown in Formula 1.
Formula 1. Warming tissue cleanser impregnating solution2
|Sodium cocoyl glutamate||10.00|
|Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate||10.00|
Transparent cleansing cosmetics: Sakamoto Yakuhin Kogyo Co. discloses transparent cleansing cosmetics containing polyglycerin fatty acid esters.3 The cosmetics contain (A) polyglycerin (and) C8-18 branched fatty acid esters, (B) polyglycerin (and) C8-18 linear fatty acid esters and (C) up to 2% water. The cosmetics show good rinse-off and stability at low and high temperatures. A cleansing cosmetic was prepared containing 3% hexaglyceryl monoisostearate, 14% decaglyceryl monolaurate, 82.3% mineral oil, and 0.7 % water.