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Cosmetics Ingredients

Humectants

Humectants are essential cosmetic ingredients which are hygroscopic in nature and absorb moisture from the air. Humectants form hydrogen bonds with water molecules and help to retain the natural moisture of the skin. Basically, humectants are molecules with one or more hydrophilic groups attached to them. These hydrophilic groups can be either amines, like urea or amino acids, carboxyl groups such as fatty acids and alpha hydroxy acids, or hydroxyl groups such as glycerin, sorbitol and butylene or other glycols.
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Minasolve
Pentylene glycol. A-Leen® 5 by Minasolve acts as an emollient, skin humectant, solubilizer, standalone preservative, solvent and antimicrobial protective agent. It is made from sugarcane bagasse, a... view more
Applications
  • Decorative cosmetics/Make-up
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • Perfumes & fragrances>Perfumes
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • ...
Pentylene Glycol (and) Glycerin (and) Citrus Aurantium Amara Fruit Extract (and) Citrus Reticulata Fruit Extract (and) Citrus Aurantium Sinensis Peel Extract (and) Ascorbic Acid (and) Citric Acid... view more
Applications
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • moisturizing
  • protections
  • preservative-free
  • ...
Pentylene Glycol (70-80%) (and) Aqua (10-15%) (and) Sodium Benzoate (5-10) (and) Benzoic Acid (1-5%). E-Leen® Green B by Minasolve is a dual-functional blend, designed for the microbial protection... view more
Applications
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • Toiletries (Shower & Bath, Oral care...)
  • stickiness reducing / non-sticky
  • ...
Minasolve
1,2-Hexanediol. Hexiol by Minasolve acts as an emollient, humectant, co-solubilizer, non-conventional preservative and skin conditioning agent. It offers soft & pleasant feel and provides long... view more
Applications
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • Toiletries (Shower & Bath, Oral care...)
  • Perfumes & fragrances
  • Decorative cosmetics/Make-up
  • ...
1,2-Hexanediol. Hexiol Extra Pure by Minasolve acts as a moisturizer, humectant, standalone preservative, solubilizer and skin conditioning agent. It offers long-lasting effect, solubilizes... view more
Applications
  • Decorative cosmetics/Make-up
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • Perfumes & fragrances>Perfumes
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • ...
Minasolve
Pentylene glycol. Pentiol by Minasolve acts as an emollient, humectant, non-conventional preservative, solvent, solubilizer, moisturizing and conditioning agent. It hydrates gelling agent such as... view more
Applications
  • Decorative cosmetics/Make-up
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • Perfumes & fragrances
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • ...
The Innovation Company
Glyceryl Polymethacrylate (75-85%) (and) Butylene Glycol (12-18%) (and) Zea Mays (Corn) Starch (4-8%) (and) Preservative system (0.1-0.5%). Hydrasoft® Cushion by The Innovation Company acts as a... view more
Applications
  • Sun care (Sun protection, After-sun & Self-tanning)>After sun products
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • softness
  • smoothness
  • ...
The Innovation Company
Glyceryl Polymethacrylate (75-85%) (and) Butylene Glycol (12-18%) (and) Zea Mays Starch (4-8%) (and) Phenoxyethanol (<1%). Hydrasoft® Cushion PE by The Innovation Company acts as a thickener... view more
Applications
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • Sun care (Sun protection, After-sun & Self-tanning)>After sun products
  • smoothness
  • softness
  • ...
The Innovation Company
Glyceryl Polymethacrylate (75-85%) (and) Propylene glycol (15-25%). Hydrasoft® Moist by The Innovation Company acts as a hydrophilic humectant, moisturizer, viscosity & texture modifier and... view more
Applications
  • Decorative cosmetics/Make-up>Mascaras
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • Sun care (Sun protection, After-sun & Self-tanning)>After sun products
  • softness
  • ...
The Innovation Company
Aqua (95-99%) (and) Glyceryl Polymethacrylate (1-10%) (and) Chondrus Crispus Extract (1-5%) (and) Phenoxyethanol (<1%). Hydrasoft® Sea ER HV by The Innovation Company acts as a thickener, humectant... view more
Applications
  • Decorative cosmetics/Make-up>Mascaras
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • Sun care (Sun protection, After-sun & Self-tanning)>After sun products
  • bio/ organic
  • ...
The Innovation Company
Aqua (92-97%) (and) Chondrus Crispus Extract (2-5%) (and) Natto Gum (2-5%) (and) Phenoxyethanol (0.1-0.6%) (and) Chlorphenesin (0.1-0.5%) (and) Citric Acid (0.1-0.5%). Hydrasoft® Sea HV by The... view more
Applications
  • Decorative cosmetics/Make-up>Mascaras
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • Sun care (Sun protection, After-sun & Self-tanning)>After sun products
  • creaminess/rich feel
  • ...
The Innovation Company
Betula Alba Juice (85-100%) (and) Chondrus Crispus Extract (1-10%) (and) Phenoxyethanol (0.1-1%) (and) Chlorphenesin (0.1-1%) (and) Citric Acid (0.5%). Hydrasoft® Sea SAP by The Innovation Company... view more
Applications
  • Decorative cosmetics/Make-up>Mascaras
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • Sun care (Sun protection, After-sun & Self-tanning)>After sun products
  • creaminess/rich feel
  • ...
BioAktive Speciality Products
Aqua (and) Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (and) C12-16 Alcohols (and) Pentylene Glycol (and) Butyrospermum Parkii Butter Unsaponifiables (and) Squalane (and) Glycerin (and) Palmitic Acid (and)... view more
Applications
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)>Facial care
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)>Baby care
  • smoothness
  • bio/ organic
Isopentyldiol by Kuraray is a multi-functional ingredient acting as moisturizer, humectant, thickener, O/W emulsion stabilizer, solubilizer and cuticle protector. It also acts as a carrier of... view more
Applications
  • Decorative cosmetics/Make-up
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • Perfumes & fragrances
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • ...
Xylitol. Beauté by Roquette® PO 370 by Roquette is a very versatile moisturizing ingredient. It is obtained through a biotechnological process from glucose, process patented by Roquette. It can also... view more
Applications
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • Toiletries (Shower & Bath, Oral care...)>Oral care
  • Decorative cosmetics/Make-up
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • ...
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