The Universal Selection Source: Cosmetics Ingredients

Mar 17, 2017 | Article

Silicones Alternatives for Cosmetics

By Belinda Carli

Silicones are a popular choice of formulators in non-natural products because of their easy spreadability and non-greasy hydration. They can also be used to lower or increase the viscosity of...

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Nov 6, 2013 | Article

Compositions Comprising Solid Particles Encapsulated in a Cross-Linked Silicone Matrix and Methods of Making the Same

In one aspect, the present invention relates to a topical composition comprising a dispersion of treated particles in a cosmetically or pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, wherein each of the...

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Oct 5, 2011 | Article

Composition Including a Silicone-based Polymer & Method of Treating Skin Disorders Using the Composition

Silicone-based polymers are well known in the art and are used in a wide range of applications. One example of a common use for silicone-based polymers is for treating both keloid and hypertrophic...

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Feb 17, 2010 | Article

Silicone surfactants

Silicone polymers are extensively used in both hair and skin care products. This is because of their smooth feel due to very low surface energy. The surface energy of most common silicone polymers...

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Oct 4, 2007 | Article

Trends - Novel Color Dispersions in Silicones

By Nick Morante

I usually don't talk about color dispersions supplied by a specific supplier or manufacturer but I was presented with some information that I found quite interesting and something that could...

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Oct 20, 2016 | Article

Asianification: Impact of Asian Needs on Cosmetic Ingredients

By Belinda Carli

There is no doubt that a lot of fast moving innovations come from the Asian region. An industry where this is particularly evident, and then impacts the rest of the world is, 'Cosmetic Products in...

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Oct 17, 2012 | Article

Hair Smoothing and Protection Treatment

Hair generally can be straight, wavy, curly, or kinky. A human hair strand includes three concentric layers known as the cuticle (a thin, outer-most shell), the cortex (the main body of the hair)...

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Jun 30, 2010 | Article

Silicones help natural products

Currently there is a global trend towards using natural products. A big consumer outlet is for natural oils and butters. These materials have been used by different ethnicities from historical...

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Nov 12, 2009 | Article

New volatile silicone

Silicones are used extensively in cosmetics to improve shine and feel and softness especially in the case of hair sometimes volatile silicones are used in formulations basically to promote film...

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Apr 24, 2007 | Article

Naturals to Nutraceuticals, Sun Care Revolutionized, Plus Sunscreen Symposium Plans Underway

The market for sun care products is thriving. Research has shown new technological synergies producing greater efficacy, and oral supplements gaining popularity as nutraceuticals become more widely...

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