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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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Aureobasidium Pullulans Ferment (and) Phenoxyethanol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin. ADEKA BETA-GLUCAN LQ-S by ADEKA is a natural, active ingredient, fermented by yeast-derived from Japanese dried... view more
Applications
  • Toiletries (Shower & Bath, Oral care...)>Shaving>After-shave lotions & creams
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)>Facial care>Anti-Ageing preparations
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)>Treatment products
  • moisturizing
Mevalonolactone. ADEKA MEVALONOLACTONE by ADEKA made by production process of Japanese sake, is an excellent skin conditioner and humectant that works at dermis & epidermis. Also, offers anti-aging... view more
Applications
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • fresh feeling/cooling effect
Caprylyl Glyceryl Ether. ADEKA NOL CGE eco by ADEKA is a new naturally derived, preservative booster and humectant with antifungal activity. It has been developed to be used in conjunction with... view more
Applications
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)>Facial care>Masks & peel-off products
  • Sun care (Sun protection, After-sun & Self-tanning)>Sun protection
  • vegetal origin
  • ...
Cyclohexylglycerin. ADEKA NOL CHG by ADEKA is a new, high-performance, preservative booster and humectant with moisturizing effect, high water solubility & minimal skin irritation. It is unaffected... view more
Applications
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)>Facial care>Masks & peel-off products
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • Creams, lotions & gels
  • moisturizing
  • ...
Ethylhexylglycerin. ADEKA NOL GE-RF by ADEKA is a versatile & multifunctional, preservative booster, it moisturizes, acts as an emollient, or mild humectant and antimicrobial agent. It is high... view more
Applications
  • mildness
  • moisturizing
  • palm oil-free
  • preservative-free
Hexyglycerin. ADEKA NOL NHG eco by ADEKA is a naturally derived, high-performance, preservative booster & humectant. It can be added to personal care products at low concentration to fight a broad... view more
Applications
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)>Facial care>Masks & peel-off products
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • moisturizing
  • preservative-free
  • ...
Caprylyl Glycol. ADEKA NOL OG by ADEKA is a multifunctional antimicrobial with viscosity regulating & excellent wetting properties and broad efficacy against microorganisms. It functions as a... view more
Applications
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)>Facial care>Masks & peel-off products
  • Sun care (Sun protection, After-sun & Self-tanning)>Sun protection
  • Creams, lotions & gels
  • Decorative cosmetics/Make-up>Lipsticks & Glosses
  • ...
Lactobionic Acid. TEGO® RenewHA Lacto by Evonik acts as a moisturizing agent, humectant, antioxidant, chelating and protective agent. Offers improvement in the appearance of skin clarity, thickness... view more
Applications
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)>Body care
  • protections
  • moisturizing
Glycerin (>99.5%). PALMERA Glycerine, USP/BP/EP by KLK OLEO acts as a solvent and humectant. It is bovine spongiform encephalopathy/transmissible spongiform encephalopathy-free. It is derived from... view more
Applications
  • Creams, lotions & gels
  • Decorative cosmetics/Make-up
  • Eye contour
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • ...
Minasolve
Pentylene Glycol. A-Leen® 5 by Minasolve is an emollient, solvent, skin humectant, solubilizer, skin moisturizer and standalone antimicrobial agent. It also acts as an excipient for gelling agents... 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) Phenylpropanol. E-Leen® Green A by Minasolve is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial and has long-lasting skin humectant properties. It also functions as an emollient, moisturizing... view more
Applications
  • Decorative cosmetics/Make-up
  • long-lasting
  • moisturizing
  • preservative-free
  • ...
Citrus Aurantium Amara Fruit Extract (and) Citrus Reticulata Fruit Extract (and) Citrus Aurantium Sinensis Peel Extract (and) Ascorbic Acid (and) Citric Acid (and) Lactic Acid (and) Glycerin (and)... view more
Applications
  • Decorative cosmetics/Make-up
  • Men care
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)>Body care
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)>Facial care
  • ...
Sodium Benzoate (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Pentylene Glycol (and) Aqua. E-Leen® Green B by Minasolve is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial and skin humectant. It also acts as an emollient, moisturizer... view more
Applications
  • Decorative cosmetics/Make-up
  • long-lasting
  • moisturizing
  • bio-based
Glyceryl Caprylate/Caprate (and) Pentylene Glycol. E-Leen® Green C by Minasolve is an emollient, moisturizing agent, solubilizer and extraction solvent. It is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent... view more
Applications
  • Decorative cosmetics/Make-up
  • bio-based
  • long-lasting
  • preservative-free
Pentylene Glycol (and) Phenylpropanol. EasySafe Green A by Minasolve is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial and skin humectant. It also functions as an emollient, moisturizing agent, solubilizer and... view more
Applications
  • Decorative cosmetics/Make-up
  • moisturizing
  • preservative-free
  • bio-based
  • ...
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