The Universal Selection Source: Cosmetics Ingredients

Skin Care
Skin Care can be classified as a very specific segment within the cosmetics and personal care industry covering cleansing, hand creams, body creams and lotions, make-up removers, facial moisturizers and facial treatments. Key trends include skin lightening, cosmeceuticals, natural / organic ingredients, anti-wrinkle formulations and products for men’s grooming.

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Selection Guide

How to Select Moisturizers

By Eric Abrutyn

In general terms, “moisturization” (or skin conditioning) is the kingpin of topical skin treatment. In this selection guide you will find information about moisturizers classification and performance. You will also find guidance to select them, both for skin care and hair care applications.

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Anti Aging Ingredients Selection

By Isabelle Afriat

The scope of anti aging ingredients has widened; no one wants to look old when the cosmetics and personal care industry has offered several advanced solutions for the aging skin. Choose the best anti aging ingredients for your formulation with the help of this selection guide. This guide is designed to acquaint you with the main challenges faced by the Cosmetic and Personal Care industry. Also, you would be able to find and select other much needed ingredients & their performance characteristics while formulating with anti aging ingredients.

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Selecting Emulsifiers for Cosmetics

By Amanda Foxon-Hill

It takes a lot to develop complex cosmetic formulations that come up to our expectations. Today we are lucky to have a wide range of different ‘drop-in-and-go’ technologies to help us balance creativity with emulsifiers under tight deadlines. This selection guide will acquaint you with emulsions, types of emulsifiers used to create emulsions for cosmetics, factors to be considered in their selection and evaluating them before using in your personal care formulations.

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How to Select Cleansing Agents / Surfactants

By Eric Abrutyn

This Selection Guide deals specifically with the ability of cleansing agents to remove contaminants from a substrate, should it be hair or skin. Surfactants are mainly usedfor their ability to reduce the surface tension between two phases. In general, they may act as detergents, wetting agents, emulsifiers, foaming agents, and dispersants.  

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UV filters Selection

By Julian Hewitt

Sun plays a major role in skin aging. Many daily-use cosmetic products consist of UV protection ingredients as consumers have become more aware. Today’s sun care formulator must achieve high SPF and challenging UVA protection standards, while also making products elegant enough to encourage consumer compliance, and cost-effective enough to be affordable in difficult economic times. This guide will familiarize you with different UV filter chemistries and factors that improve their performance. Read on and find out which attributes to consider when selecting UV filters and select the right one for your formulation!

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Exfoliating Agents Selection

By Amanda Foxon-Hill

The process of exfoliation allows for cell turnover, which in essence is the removal of the old to make way for the new. Since regular exfoliation of the skin assists in anti-aging plus removes impurities and dead cells, the use of exfoliating agents has seen a rise in the past years. This guide will help you identify physical and chemical exfoliants, their features, risks, incompatibilities, etc. It would also talk about things to consider while formulating with exfoliating particles. Read on to know more!

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