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How Do You Solve A Problem Like Methylisothiazolinone?

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03.07.18

The preservative, Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) is being removed by a large portion of the cosmetic industry. This means that alternative preservative systems have to  be used.

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What Is Methylisothiazolinone?

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03.07.18

Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) is a commonly used synthetic biocide and preservative and is found in personal care and industrial applications. It is a known allergen and  this has resulted in the usage levels being reduced in Industrial applications and many cosmetic producers moving away from it in their products.

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Carrubba’s Latest Fragrance Trend Report

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Chemlink suppliers, Carrubba, have over 500 botanical extracts, flavours and fragrances in their range. Each year they study the current fragrance and flavour trends to bring us industry insight which we use to help guide our formulations.

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New miracle natural anti-aging ingredient, Leniphenol

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14.03.18

What is Leniphenol?

Leniphenol is a polyphenolic complex derived from FSC certified pine bark, lignin. Polyphenols are secondary metabolites made by plants and their purpose is to protect plants from UV and pathogens. A carefully balanced mixture of 3 of these polyphenols make up Leniphenol which can help protect the skin from pollution, UV rays, irritant products and ageing.

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Chemlink’s microbead alternatives

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21.01.16

Recently, the beads often used in personal care washes and skin cleaners have been banned from use in the USA, with a manufacturing ban due to take effect in the Spring of 2017. These beads are generally based on Polyethylene (PE) or Polypropylene (PP), both of which are not readily biodegradable and have demonstrated bioaccumulation in marine environments.

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Sunless Tanning, Tan Acceleration and Skin Lightening

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02.07.15

Whether your looking to lighten skin, protect skin or tan skin in your next formulation, Chemlink have a variety of products for you to select from. Read below to see what type of products we can offer you.

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Alternatives to Cyclomethicones (D5)

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17.06.15

Recently there has been concern about the toxicity of the Cyclomethicone D5 (Cylcopentasilicone), which provides a silky, dry feel to skin care formulations. Due to these concerns there has been new opinion published by the SCCS (Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety) in March 2015.

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Formulation Corner – SLS/SLES Free Shampoos

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15.05.15

Over the years, the technical department here at Chemlink have developed several generations of both traditional and SLS/ SLES Free Shampoo systems. As the market trend continues to bend ever closer towards SLS/ SLES free shampoos, we pride ourselves by being at the cutting edge of the latest formulations with the basket of surfactants that we can use to provide only the very best.

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Mild Surfactants from Sinerga

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13.04.15

There has been an upward trend in recent years for formulators to develop milder shampoo’s and body washes from the the harsher, but widely used, Sodium Laureth Sulfate based systems.

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Selecting the right oil – A guide to Bertin oils

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Since ancient times, oils for hair and skin have been sought for use in beauty treatments. The modern world is no different, but it can often be difficult to choose or know which oils go with which application.

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