These hydrogels offer wide ranges of enhancing technologies to make products feel more elegant, deliver a multitude of functions and aid ease of formulation. As a rheology modifier, they come in several versions with varying viscosities, from the highly viscous Lubrajel DV hydrogel used in emulsion stabilization and suspension of compatible materials such as titanium dioxide to Lubrajel Oil hydrogel, an oil-like, low viscosity gel. They are also effective at stabilizing emulsions in various personal care applications.
These microemulsions are clathrates of glyceryl acrylate and polyacrylic acid that enclose water molecules. Consisting of a solvent, humectants and a polymer as a thickening agent, these hydrogels deliver moisturizing benefits and unique sensory attributes including enhanced lubricity.
Magnesium stearate is used a tableting lubricant for vitamins and medicinal pills. For personal care items, it can also provide pearlescence. Also, certain grades can be used for ABS and SAN lubricants and release agents.
These ground and irregularly-shape dethylene vinyl acetate copolymer-based polyolefin powders have particle sizes between 300 - 500 microns.
This nonionic, water-soluble polymer is used to create products that are rich and thick from the container, but spread easily on hair and skin. Natrosol HEC is easily dissolved in cold or hot water to give crystal clear solutions of varying viscosities. Low to medium molecular weight (MW) types are fully soluble in glycerol and have good solubility in hydro-alcoholic systems containing up to 60 percent ethanol.
These medium chain triglycerides are derived from coconut or palm oil. They have superior functionality with no odor or flavor. In nutritional applications, they are a fast source of energy and healthy fat. In pharmaceutical application, they are excellent solvents for oil dispersible materials allowing for a non-greasy skin feel.
Neolone™ preservatives are safe, effective, globally approved biocides with excellent stability in a wide range of pH and temperatures. These broad-spectrum preservatives inhibit an extensive variety of bacteria at low active ingredient levels. They extend the shelf life of personal care products such as lotions, styling gels, sunscreens, and wipes. Neolone™ is easy to dose, highly water soluble, and has an exceptional environmental profile. It is compatible with numerous raw materials, including surfactants and emulsifiers, zinc pyrithione, and avobenzone. It has exhibited superior performance in leave-on and rinse off products. Neolone is available in a variety of blends for personal care and household applications.
These cationic polymers provide the dual benefits of conditioning and thickening. The cationic charge makes the product substantive to anionic surfaces such as skin and hair. Many of the products in the N-Hance cationic guar product line have a high molecular weight, water-soluble backbone and are effective viscosifiers in aqueous solutions and surfactant-based systems.
This combination of phenoxyethanol and an emollient base provides optimized protection against microbial growth from bacteria and yeast while giving the finished product exceptional feel.
Orchid Complex™ OS is a naturally-derived light emollient ideal for products such as creams, lotions, body butters and bath products that are intended to convey a natural and mild appeal.