September 2018 Roundup: 'Replacement' Ingredients

Formulations (and consumers) require replacement ingredients for a myriad of reasons, from ingredient sensitivity to controversy. These needs helped to inspire this month's collection of alternative ingredients.

IFF/Lucas Meyer Cosmetics’ Siligel

This easy-to-use gelling agent is sustainably produced to leave a silicone-like skin feel in formulations.

Arista Industries, Inc.’s Sunflower Oil

For use in both the cosmetic and food industries, this emollient oil can be utilized as a carrier for other oils or as a replacement for higher-cost options.

BASF Care Creations’ Cetiol Ultimate

Performance testing has shown that this natural emollient improves color stability and has comparable pigment-wetting properties as cyclomethicone, while enhancing formulation texture.

Ichimaru Pharcos Co., Ltd.’s CP Granule Series

These colorful granules are environmentally friendly and can be used to improve products' aesthetics, massaging and cleansing effects.

MMP, Inc.’s Vegenolin CF

As a vegetal alternative to lanolin, this ingredient is a soft paste that has high water-absorption capacity, skin conditioning benefits and w/o co-emulsifier functionality.

Biosil Technologies’ Biosil Basics I-90

This silicone-based, non-ionic ingredient provides textural properties to emulsions, such as ease of spreadability and rub-in.

Bio-Botanica’s Brontide

Made from the fermentation of sugar, this ingredient has been designed for chemists and formulators looking for a multifunctional, all-natural solvent.