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Recent in Formulating Aids (page 1 of 7)

Campo Research Details What’s Next in Beauty

Campo offers natural paraben alternatives, as well as a skin brightener derived from mushroom.

Sabinsa Charts the Next 30 Years of Natural Innovation

Today, Sabinsa Corp. is a manufacturer, supplier and marketer of herbal extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals, dietary supplements and specialty fine chemicals for the nutritional, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industries.

Vantage Introduces Sustainable Multifunctional Ingredient

The technology leverages RSPO Mass Balance grade glycerin.

Poppy Extract for Under Eyes and Cellulite

The material reportedly combats dark circles and under-eye bags, and smooths away the appearance of cellulite.

Vertellus Obtains INCI Listing for ZeMac

ZeMac Solutions are water-based blends with the company's ZeMac copolymer technology, engineered for use as high molecular weight surfactants and size regulators in the microencapsulation of fragrances, specialty inks, pigments and phase-change materials (PCMs).

Comparatively Speaking: Hydrotrope vs. Emulsifier

Both emulsifiers and hydrotropes are used in personal care formulas. They show several similarities but serve different functions. In this installment of our "Comparatively Speaking" series, Tony O'Lenick explains.

Patent Pick: Unsticking Emulsion Sticking Points

What's sticky, unstable and causes skin irritation? Certainly not emulsions based on core corona-type microgels. In a new patent application, Shiseido inventors explain how these materials produce the very opposite effects.

Global Guerbet Alcohols Market on the Rise

A boom in the beauty and cosmetics industry has many reaching for multifunctional products, which may lead to a rise in the global guerbet alcohols market in coming years.

Fantastic Feats of Protean Cosmetic Ingredients

Protean refers to flexible, versatile and adaptable ingredients, which assume many roles in formulations. Several notable multi-tasking ‘stars’ such as these are in the cosmetic raw materials universe. Their astonishing behaviors are described here.

Top 3 Secret (and Sexy) Formulating Trends

Science can be sexy, we're just not used to flaunting it. But maybe the point is that good science should secretly function and go unnoticed. This column highlights my top three picks for 'secret' trends in formulation.

Solubilizer Formulating Oils and Water

Evonik has launched TEGO Solve 55, a PEG-free solubilizer for essential and perfume oils in water-based cosmetic formulations. The ingredient is completely based on renewable raw materials, which makes it most suitable for natural cosmetics.

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