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.
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.
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.
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.
In recent years, there has been a massive increase in consumers who look to move away from paraben preserved products. Clariant seized the opportunity to look into creating a range of paraben free preservatives for personal care formulations and came up with the Nipaguard Zero range, a range with scope for formulators. This range offers a broad spectrum preservation, without the use of halogens or formaldehyde.