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Recent in Feel Enhancer (page 5 of 9)

Sensory in Cosmetics Deciphered

The sensory world is fueled by research conducted in different disciplines such as biology, neurobiology and sense chemistry. It extends to many industrial sectors where perception elements are crucial, including cosmetics.

Ingredient Profile—Dimethicone

Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), more commonly known as dimethicone, is the most widely utilized silicone material in cosmetics and personal care. It is found in a wide variety of rinse-off and leave-on products such as shampoos, hair conditioners, skin moisturizers and color cosmetics.

Momentive Debuts Multifunctional Silicone Blends

At Suppliers' Day, Momentive Performance Materials debuted two new silicone blends that offer multifunctionality to personal care formulators.

Micro Powders Adds Oil-absorber, Feel Enhancer, Binder Ingredients

Micro Powders, Inc. has added three new offerings to its product line-up of specialty micronized waxes.

Croda Introduces Sensorial Ingredients for Skin, Hair and Sun

At in-cosmetics 2013, Croda will be introducing a host of sensorial ingredients across the skin, sun and hair care categories in addition to debuting new formulations for the Asian and Latin American markets.

Croda Introduces Sensorial Ingredients for Skin, Hair and Sun

At in-cosmetics 2013, Croda will be introducing a host of sensorial ingredients across the skin, sun and hair care categories in addition to debuting new formulations for the Asian and Latin American markets.

Feeling Out Consumers

Obviously, personal care is personal, which creates a challenge to not only design the desired physical effects but also to interpret those effects as subjectively as the users will. This becomes more complex since sensory experience relates to user skin type, as Steventon describes in this issue. To some extent, however, consumers experience similar effects, which is where ingredients such as silicones and nanoparticles can be employed.

Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride (GHPTC) is one of the most widely used cationic polymers in the personal care industry, employed primarily as a conditioning agent in shampoos and body washes. In many of these rinse-off products, it is also a critical deposition aid for the delivery of active ingredients and hydrophobic conditioning agents, e.g., silicones, to the skin and hair.

NuSil Debuts CareSil Unit of Skin Care Silicones

NuSil Technology LLC will enter the skin care market with its debut of CareSil, a new business unit in silicone materials for skin care.

Organic Avocado and Coconut Butters for Skin and Hair from Naturochim

At in-cosmetics in Paris, Naturochim will introduce the latest additions to its Premium Organic line of butters, avocado and a coconut.

Formaldehyde-free Straightening and Sensory Aesthetics in Water-based Products from Grant

Grant Industries has created a mercapto-containing dimethicone copolymer to improve adhesion to fiber surfaces in straightening, styling and anti-frizz applications. It has also launched two sensory-enhancing silicone materials for water-based applications.

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