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Cosmetics Ingredients
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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.

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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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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Select Preservatives for Cosmetics

By Belinda Carli

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, 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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Technology Profile

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. Also, find out some unique formulation examples of surfactants / cleansers in hair and facial care.

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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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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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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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Selection Guide

Sweet Sensations of Fragrance Selection

By Belinda Carli

Getting the fragrance selection ‘just right’ for a product, range or brand is an essential match to a specific target market. It also requires consumer evaluation panels to make sure you’ve made the right selection - because it’s not just about what you love in a fragrance, it is actually what your target market loves that is most important! So, learn how to select the right fragrance for your product by understanding:  » Notes of aroma  » Starting materials of fragrances  » How to request a fragrance  » EU regulations and usage limits of fragrances  » How to incorporate fragrance and essential oils into products

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Exfoliating Agents Selection

By Amanda Foxon-Hill

The process of exfoliation allows for cell turnover, which in essence is the removal of the old to make way for the new. Since regular exfoliation of the skin assists in anti-aging plus removes impurities and dead cells, the use of exfoliating agents has seen a rise in the past years. This guide will help you identify physical and chemical exfoliants, their features, risks, incompatibilities, etc. It would also talk about things to consider while formulating with exfoliating particles. Read on to know more!

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