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Cosmetics Ingredients
The material selection platform
Cosmetics Ingredients
How to select ingredients smarter and faster for your Cosmetics & Personal Care formulations? Renowned experts in the field have designed these Selection Guides to assist you further in your selection according to your applications. In this section, we also provide you with Technology Profiles, states of the art of the main ingredients used in Cosmetics & Personal Care.

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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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Pigment Selection for Cosmetics

By Belinda Carli

The art of color cosmetics is exciting and constantly evolving value-added benefits for consumers in today's market. Whether they are pale and minimalist, earthy or ethereal, or packing a vibrant punch, color comes in all facets and hues. Become an expert by learning the complete knowledge on pigments used in various cosmetic applications. Find out here:  » The Basics of Color Cosmetics  » Types of Pigments Used in Cosmetics  » Selecting the Right Pigment for Specific Application

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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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Cosmetics Preservation – An Ultimate Guide to Select the Right Preservative
Cosmetic products require preservation against microbial contamination to guarantee consumer’s safety and to increase their shelf-life. Preservatives are essential ingredients that help preserve the integrity and stability of cosmetic products that can be damaged by microorganisms. While there is a wide variety of preservatives available, either synthetic or natural, choosing the right one for your cosmetic formulation could be a task. Explore what are the different types of preservatives, their features and get tips for making the right selection for your formulation.

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UV Filters Selection

By Julian Hewitt

Sun plays a major role in skin aging. Many daily-use cosmetic products consist of UV protection ingredients as consumers have become more aware. Today’s sun care formulator must achieve high SPF and challenging UVA protection standards, while also making products elegant enough to encourage consumer compliance, and cost-effective enough to be affordable in difficult economic times. Among a number of UV filters available in the market today, are you struggling to find the right product for your sun care formulation? Understand in detail here, different UV filter chemistries and factors that improve the product’s performance. Find out attributes to consider while selecting...

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Preparing your EU Product Information File (PIF) – Detailed Guide

By Belinda Carli

In accordance with Article 22 of the Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009, the Members regularly control the cosmetic products that are placed on the European market in order to monitor their compliance with the Cosmetic Regulation. Thus, it is important for both authorities and value players of the cosmetic industry to create a well-built and up-to-date Product Information File (PIF). Don’t know where to start? Here’s the step-by-step guide for you with the detailed information about how to draft your EU PIF.

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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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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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Advancements in Wood Biomass Derived Bio-products

By Pascal Xanthopoulos

Using bioresources for producing products with high added value is becoming more and more important in the context of biotechonomy. It is because of this reason that formulators are researching to create innovative, novel biomaterials with a reduced carbon footprint to reinvent materials with a greener approach. Explore here, the latest research activities in lignin, wood hemicellulose-derived sugars, wood extracts... driving the development in biomass derived chemicals. Also, find out the list of potential barriers related to technology, market, and resources towards the development of bio-products. Review: R&D Projects for the Valorization of Wood Cellulose Barriers to the Development of Wood...

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