The Universal Selection Source: Cosmetics Ingredients

Aug 24, 2017 | Article

Why Go for Alternative Preservatives in Today’s Cosmetics?

By Dr. Barbara Olioso

Cosmetic Preservation has become a real challenge in cosmetic formulations today. This is because of the shrinking list of approved available conventional preservatives and consumer’s concerns for a...

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Mar 9, 2016 | Article

Skin Cleansing with Integrity

By Isabelle Afriat

Skin cleansers are an important part of the cosmetic regiment, even more so for people who have sensitive or compromised skin, or utilize topical therapies. Water alone removes approximately 65% of...

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Feb 17, 2016 | Article

Deodorants: Can Carbon Chemistry Win Over Silicones?

By Amanda Foxon-Hill

In 2011 when I first investigated natural alternatives to silicone chemistry I focused on aesthetics and found a range of esters and vegetable oil derivatives that delivered very similar levels of...

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Jan 15, 2015 | Article

Toothpastes Recipe

Toothpastes are mild cosmetic detergents that clean teeth. Complex dispersions that contain a solid phase which is dispersed in a liquid phase. Intended to freshen breath and remove deposits from...

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Jun 18, 2014 | Article

New Natural Bio-based Cosmetic Ingredients that are Substantive to Skin and Hair

By Nick Morante

I know there are possibly some SpecialChem Community Members who did not have the opportunity to attend the New York Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists Suppliers' Day show this year. It was...

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May 11, 2016 | Article

The Post Plastic Micro bead World

By Amanda Foxon-Hill

There have been a lot of discussions about plastic micro beads dominating the market. Several reasons are responsible for their increased prominence in cosmetic products over the time. For example...

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THE POWER OF SENSORY ATTRIBUTES. When developing new ingredients for personal care formulations we want to balance physical and functional properties along with the desired usage experience for the...

Jan 15, 2015 | Article

Shampoo Formulation

A shampoo is a colloidal dispersion of many surfactants in water. Base components of a classical shampoo are cleansing agents, thickeners and water. Mostly additives are added to the formula to...

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Jul 21, 2014 | Article

Cosmetic Innovations in Today's Market

By SpecialChem

It's an exciting time for the beauty market, with new advances in technology, multi-functional products, and rich color stories in lips and nails. Activity has concentrated in several key areas and...

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Apr 16, 2014 | Article

Topical Nitric Oxide Delivery System to Treat Acne Vulgaris

In one aspect, provided herein is a method comprising administering, to the skin of a subject having or at risk of acne, a composition comprising an effective amount of nitric oxide and a carrier...

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