Silicones have been a popular, commonly used ingredient in hair care products since the 1970s. But today their popularity is beginning to wane – in part due to consumers’ demands for more silicone-free products, along with a worldwide silicone shortage – leaving both formulators and consumers searching for silicone alternatives.
One of the great issues in the anti dandruff world (and pretty much every aspect of our lives these days) is that of keeping costs down and keeping quality high. Jaguar’s Anti Dandruff Booster is just the ticket to cutting formulation costs, while maintaining a healthy scalp for consumers.
SurfaTech is committed to protecting our oceans, using their patented molecular technology to create ingredients that are plastic free, coral reef safe and biodegradable. Their CosmoSurf® range is a great example of this; it includes natural based, environmentally-friendly film forming polymers and dispersants which have long-lasting water-resistant properties yet enhanced skin feel, and are designed to meet consumers’ demands for products that are cleaner, greener and more biodegradable.
A skin barrier recovery ingredient from Sinerga, Tri-Solve® uses a combination of an intracellular lipid component (ceramides) and a sugary humectant agent (trehalose) which makes it ideal for restoring the stratum corneum and inhibiting the damage caused by dehydration.
GlucoTain® GEM (INCI name: Sunfloweroyl Methylglucamide) is Clariant’s new-to-the-market innovative surfactant that responds to consumers’ demands for sustainable products that require less water and less packaging.
Throughout the coronavirus crisis many people have changed their spending habits. With hygiene products continuing to fly off shelves, it is of little surprise that marketers are moving towards health and wellbeing when promoting their products.
‘Hose Free’ car wash formulations are now very high in demand in the car cleaning industry as both companies and consumers become more and more conscious of environmental change and reducing their water consumption wherever possible. Water shortages and hosepipe bans have been in place for the majority of the summer and they’re predicted not to let up any time soon – as we saw the driest July in nearly 90 years and with many parts of the UK given a drought status.
Collagen plays an important role in keeping our skin strong, firm and hydrated, yet women begin to produce less collagen very quickly during menopause – around 30% is lost in the first five years and a further 2% every year after that. As our collagen levels reduce, skin becomes dry and less firm, blemishes take longer to heal, wrinkles and jowls appear and our hair gets thinner. We may also find our skin can become sensitive or unpredictable.