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Chitosan in Cosmetics: Technical Aspects when Formulating

Contact Author Christina Juneau, Atrium Biotechnologies; and Arthur Georgalas and Renata Kapino, Tri-K Industries
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In this article, we explore formulation issues when using chitosan in cosmetic products. The chitosan used here is a commercially available, high-grade chitosan made form shrimp shells by a 75-90% deacetylation process. We will discuss its viscosity-building and antimicrobial properties, and its use in cosmetic emulsions and gels.



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