The Universal Selection Source: Cosmetics Ingredients

Mar 17, 2017 | Article

Silicones Alternatives for Cosmetics

By Belinda Carli

Silicones are a popular choice of formulators in non-natural products because of their easy spreadability and non-greasy hydration. They can also be used to lower or increase the viscosity 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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Oct 17, 2012 | Article

Hair Smoothing and Protection Treatment

Hair generally can be straight, wavy, curly, or kinky. A human hair strand includes three concentric layers known as the cuticle (a thin, outer-most shell), the cortex (the main body of the hair)...

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Oct 5, 2011 | Article

Composition Including a Silicone-based Polymer & Method of Treating Skin Disorders Using the Composition

Silicone-based polymers are well known in the art and are used in a wide range of applications. One example of a common use for silicone-based polymers is for treating both keloid and hypertrophic...

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Feb 17, 2010 | Article

Silicone surfactants

Silicone polymers are extensively used in both hair and skin care products. This is because of their smooth feel due to very low surface energy. The surface energy of most common silicone polymers...

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Oct 20, 2016 | Article

Asianification: Impact of Asian Needs on Cosmetic Ingredients

By Belinda Carli

There is no doubt that a lot of fast moving innovations come from the Asian region. An industry where this is particularly evident, and then impacts the rest of the world is, 'Cosmetic Products in...

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Nov 6, 2013 | Article

Compositions Comprising Solid Particles Encapsulated in a Cross-Linked Silicone Matrix and Methods of Making the Same

In one aspect, the present invention relates to a topical composition comprising a dispersion of treated particles in a cosmetically or pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, wherein each of the...

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May 23, 2012 | Article

Body Contoured Stimulating and Rejuvenating System

The present invention relates to the discovery that water soluble cosmetic or pharmaceutical active ingredients solubilized in an aqueous electrolyte solution and impregnated within one or more...

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Jun 30, 2010 | Article

Silicones help natural products

Currently there is a global trend towards using natural products. A big consumer outlet is for natural oils and butters. These materials have been used by different ethnicities from historical...

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Nov 12, 2009 | Article

New volatile silicone

Silicones are used extensively in cosmetics to improve shine and feel and softness especially in the case of hair sometimes volatile silicones are used in formulations basically to promote film...

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