Recent in Conditioner/Moisturizer (page 8 of 10)

Anti-aging Arjun Tree Extract

To counteract the signs of aging, Evonik has created a standardized solution of pentacyclic triterpenes from the bark of the arjun tree.

Petrolatum Blends for More Natural Moisturization

At In-Cosmetics in Barcelona, Spain, Calumet Penreco LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P., will debut its line of hybrid petrolatum products that combine the moisturization properties of petrolatum with natural moisturizing oils to offer formulators a more natural alternative to petrolatum alone.

Silicone Microemulsion Hair Conditioning Agent

Evonik Industries AG has launched a silicone emulsion conditioning agent for hair that serves additional benefits such as heat protection and color retention.

Ingredient Profile—Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride (GHPTC) is one of the most widely used cationic polymers in the personal care industry. GHTPC is 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.

Renewable, Biobased Propylene Glycol for Personal Care

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has launched a renewable, biobased propylene glycol that meets United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and the US Department of Agriculture's Certified Biobased Product Label standards.

Prickly Pear Emollient

Seatons, the natural oil subsidiary of Croda International Plc, sourced prickly pear to create an emollient that protects skin from the elements.

Conditioning Agent for Fiber Alignment and Reduced Friction

Croda has launched a non-quaternized conditioning agent that is said to enhance fiber alignment and reduce friction between hair strands.

Properties of Vegetal Oil-based Creams in Skin Care

Tocopherols and tocotrienols are the major constituents of almond oil, safflower oil and palm oil. They are necessary for the normal growth and metabolism of healthy skin. These oils were formulated in nourishing skin care products and massage creams as part of stable o/w emulsions and were found to have excellent storage stability, flow properties, spreadability and moisturizing properties.

Dry Skin: Moisturizing and Emolliency

Youthful skin is perceived as moist (or at least nondry), clean soft and virtually free of wrinkles. As consumers advance in age, concern about dry skin increases, and simply washing with soap and water gives way to us of products designed to treat the symptom, which all end up bearing some version of a moisturizer.

Comparatively Speaking: Natural vs. Hydrogenated Butters

Industry expert Tony O'Lenick asks Thomas O'Lenick, PhD, to explain the difference between hydrogenated butters and naturally occurring butters.

Ingredient Profile—Glycerin

Glycerin is a unique and versatile chemical with numerous applications; to adequately cover all of the aspects of this compound in a short column would be impossible. Therefore, this column will highlight some key facts about glycerin, but interested readers are encouraged to pursue further, more comprehensive reading on the ingredient.

Isorbide Skin Hydrator

Sytheon has dehydrated sorbitol to introduce a hydrating ingredient that is said to restore barrier homeostasis.

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