The Universal Selection Source: Cosmetics Ingredients

Article

Green Surfactants

SpecialChem / Nick Morante – Apr 4, 2012

There is an organization known as Certified Green Cosmetics which focuses on green makeup and green beauty products. Some members of this organization include Origins, Burt's Bees and Jason Naturals, among others. These companies qualify for the certified green cosmetics seal of approval. Green cosmetics aren't just supposed to be good for the consumer; they are also supposed to be good for the environment. They are designed to be completely sustainable and are supposed to be made with all natural ingredients. Some of the most difficult ingredients to use in cosmetics and keep the product all natural are emulsifiers and surfactants. There are a number of natural or green surfactants available to the cosmetic formulator. One true natural emulsifier is borax/beeswax which is used in some cleansing creams. But there are some disadvantages with natural emulsifiers in that they lack the strength and versatility of conventional or synthetic surfactants, although some people may disagree with this. However, technology is advancing very rapidly and new innovative green surfactants are being produced every day.

Be the first to comment on "Green Surfactants"

Leave a comment





Your email address and name will not be published submitting a comment or rating implies your acceptance to SpecialChem Terms & Conditions

Online Course

Julian Hewitt
102 Days left to register

Thursday Jul 6 2017

By Julian Hewitt

Meet faster your high SPF & UVA targets. Julian Hewitt will share his unique expertise to help you select the right active(s), maximize their efficacy and ensure the photostability of the formulation.

232 Read More
Channel Alerts

Receive weekly digests on hot topics

Receive your alerts

Back to Top