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 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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