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Cosmetics Ingredients
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Cosmetics Ingredients
Skin care

Skin Care


Today’s consumers are highly concerned about their skin care regime, making skin care one of the major segments of cosmetics and personal care industry. Increasing demand of skin care products with no adverse effects on skin has resulted in new research opportunities.

The key trends that formulators should lookout for include anti-aging, sensory modifiers, blue-light protection, anti-pollution, bio-based ingredients, and men’s grooming products.

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Anti-aging Ingredients - Selection Guide

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. Read on to understand the main challenges associated while formulating anti-aging formulations and choose the best anti-aging ingredients as well as other much needed ingredients & their performance characteristics while developing anti-aging formulations.

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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.

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Selecting and Evaluating Emulsifiers for Cosmetics
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.

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Exfoliating Agents: Selection and Formulation Tips
Exfoliating agents are gritty solids which provide sensory signals of cleansing when rubbed into the skin. The process of exfoliation eliminates the old cells and let the new ones emerge for skin renewal. Furthermore, they are used to combat aging signs and to reduce dullness of the skin, and hence, are becoming increasingly popular among consumers. But, how does exfoliation happen? What are the different types of exfoliating agents available today? And, what you should consider while formulating with exfoliating particles? Get answers to all your questions here!

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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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