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Sense, Repair and Protect

Croda Inc. presents ingredients focused on sensory benefits, i.e., look and feel; active conditioning; and UV protection, which the company demonstrates through four major market themes: create, indulge, protect and thrive.

Growth in Silicones Forecasted Through 2016

According to a market report by ReportsnReports, the US silicones industry is expected to grow through the year 2016, with increasing output in cosmetics and personal care products.

Compass—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.

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.

Ecocert-approved Emulsifer and Deo Active

At In-Cosmetics in Barcelona, Dr. Straetmans will introduce a natural deodorant active and a w/o emulsifier.

Silicones for Feel in Hair and Skin Formulations

NuSil Technology LLC has introduced two silicones for personal care.

Plant-based Nylon-10,10 Powder for Color Cosmetics

Evonik has launched a plant-based nylon-10, 10 powder that contributes mattifying and oil-absorbing properties to color cosmetics.

Menthol Derivative Cooling Agent

Symrise has introduced a menthol derivative that is said to provide intense cooling in topical applications.

Substantive, Low Tack Polyhydric Alcohol Ester

The Lubrizol Corp.’s Noveon Consumer Specialties has created a polyhydric alcohol ester said to offer the comfort and targeted delivery of a heavy ester as well as the high slip and low tack of a light ester.

Comfortable Cosmetics

This issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine is all about making skin comfortable and improving skin feel. With respect to making sunburned skin more comfortable, the issue features an article by KM Hanson et al. on the antioxidants vitamin E and diethylhexylsyringlidene malonate in sunscreens for the prevention of UV-induced ROS.

Silicone Emulsifiers and Formulation Techniques for Stable, Aesthetic Products

Mastering formulating techniques with water-in-silicone emulsifiers can help cosmetic chemists create stable emulsions that combine distinctive aesthetics with improved performance. Here, the authors describe how altering parameters including the water to silicone/oil ratio, mixing processes, emulsifier levels, the nature of the external and internal phases, and the presence or lack of co-emulsifiers affect the characteristics of final formulations.

Sensory Enhancing Biopolymers for Skin and Hair

As a result of the partnership between Clariant and KitoZyme, Clariant is launching Touch of Nature, a range of Kitozyme's sensory enhancing biopolymers for skin, body and hair care formulations. The range will launch under the Clariant product lines: Vitipure, Velsan and Zenvivo.

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