Multifunctionality: From "One in More" to "More in One"

August 27, 2009 | Contact Author | By: Johann W. Wiechers, PhD, Cock Verboom, Vincent A.L. Wortel and Wim A. Starmans, Uniqema
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Keywords: cosmetics technology | multifunctionality | moisturization | elasticity | skin sensory properties | Relative Performance measurements | superfunctionality | super-multifunctionality | synergy

Abstract: The authors explain the requirements for interactions of single components in mixtures in order to obtain multifunctional mixtures. These requirements include synergy and the need to excel in a single specific performance.

A recent advertisement on Dutch television stated "Of course, you would like your lipstick to do more than only provide color. You want it to moisturize as well." This example clearly illustrates the relevance of multifunctionality in modern cosmetic science.