SURFACTANT IRRITATION POTENTIAL
Benecel™ polymer products help to reduce the irritation potential of surfactant systems used for hair and skin formulations. A material or formulation with a zeta potential of zero should be non-irritating to the skin. The goal is to move the base surfactant system as close to zero as possible to reduce the irritation potential. This can be seen in the increase of the zeta potential of the system when comparing the formulation with Benecel™ polymer versus the one without.
BOTH E4M AND E50 REDUCE IRRITATION POTENTIAL IN SULFATE BASED SYSTEMS
Control: No Benecel™
IMPROVED FOAM QUALITY
In addition to thickening, Benecel™ polymers exhibit surface activity that results in enhanced foam properties such as creaminess and foam stability. When used in skin cleansers, they improve the in-use feel as well as the after-feel.
A creamier foam texture, as determined by the smaller bubble size, was seen with the addition of 0.2% of both Benecel™ polymers.
IMPROVED FOAM QUALITY
Benecel™ polymers are used as multifunctional additives in personal care applications for skin and hair cleansing, skin and hair care shaving and decorative cosmetics. Various viscosity grades ensure that the right product is available for every specific application. The liquid suspension type is easy-to-use.
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Many of the chemistries we have developed and manufacture are derived from plant and seed extracts, and are used as thickeners, stabilizers and gums in a wide variety of consumer and industrial markets, including food and beverage, building and construction, paints and coatings, and energy, to name a few.
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