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Hair Care

Hair Care


With increasing air pollutants and styling products, such as straighteners, curling irons, and too much hairspray can all damage your hair and cause it to become brittle. And, nobody wants to step out with frizzy, dry and unhealthy hair!.

Learn about the latest hair care trends which are mainly driving the need to solve hair care problems, including hair loss, thermal protection, anti-dandruff and graying or thinning hair. Another substantial growth area is related to styling products and hair color. The consumers are increasingly using formulations for hair coloring, straightening or smoothing.

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Selection Guide

Selecting and Evaluating Emulsifiers for Cosmetics

By SpecialChem

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. Get detailed information about 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. Review: Emulsifiers: Benefits & Limitations Emulsifiers Based on Ingredient's Chemistry Chemistry of the Water Phase Types of Emulsifiers: O/W, W/O, Natural, Silicone, Co-emulsifiers Emulsifiers: Selection Factors HLB System: Selection & Calculation Evaluating...

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Selection Guide

Cleansers 101 - Selecting the Right Surfactant

By Eric Abrutyn

Cleansing agents remove contaminants from a substrate, be it hair or skin. Cleansers used in cosmetic products are based on surfactant chemistry and their structural properties for shaping the delivery and user experience of the product. But, selecting the right type of surfactant for a particular application is a challenging. Here’s a solution to all your problems. Find here, different classes of surfactants available in the market along with their chemistry and thus, learn to select the right product depending on your requirement. Also, find out some unique formulation examples of surfactants / cleansers in hair and facial care. Review:  » How Do...

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Selection Guide

Moisturizing Agents: Selection and Formulation Tips

By Eric Abrutyn

Moisturizing agents modulate the moisture content of the skin and protect the skin barrier from drying. In order to avoid skin damage, it is mandatory to obtain a product with good moisturizing performance to match up with the consumer expectations. Get detailed understanding on the different classes of moisturizing ingredients and how to best utilize them against the target performance claim, consumer perception and expectations by reviewing: Classification of Moisturizers Performance of Moisturizers Selection Criteria for Your Moisturizer Applications of Moisturizers in Cosmetics Starting Point Formulations (Continue reading or click to go on specific section of the page)

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Selection Guide

Formulating Hair Care Solutions for Repair and Protection

By Belinda Carli

No beauty kit is complete without a bunch of hair care products with multi-functional benefits. Moreover, due to the increasing awareness of styling and environment-related damage (UV light, pollution...), hair protecting and repair products are gaining traction these days in the personal care market. But, how to select the appropriate ingredients for the same? Here’s the solution to get you off to a great start of what you need in your formula! Check out this guide to learn about the functional ingredients for hair protection and hair repair benefits and thus, find out the suitable material for your product.

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