Personal care

Universal application

ABIL ME 45 - the easy-to-use multiple benefit silicone conditioning agentAs a high molecular weight silicone quat micro emulsion for shampoo and conditioner applications, Abil ME 45, from Evonik Industries (represented in South Africa by Protea Speciality Chemicals), includes a high molecular weight silicone quat, which in its neat form is difficult to formulate with due to its high viscosity and which makes the creation of clear and stable formulations difficult to achieve.

By incorporating this highly efficient silicone quat via a microemulsion into a conditioning formulation, a highly homogeneous and fine distribution in the final formulation is achieved.

Olive oil – not just for cooking

For centuries, olive oil has been a basic ingredient for herbal and cosmetic preparations. Its fatty acids have emollient, restructuring and skin protective properties, making it an important substance for the production of ingredients for personal care.

Olive oil unsaponifiable fraction is very similar to sebum and able to penetrate in the horny layer, helping to restore the fatty fraction of skin hydro-lipidic film, and it is rich in polyphenolic derivatives, whose action prevents oxidation of cells, thanks to the capture of damaging free radicals.

Hair loss solution

Capisol is a synergistic anti-aging hair complex for stronger and thicker hair.

The importance of hair in our lives cannot be overstated. Whether men or women lose their hair, they lose much more than their natural, youthful appearance. People also lose their self-esteem and self-confidence associated with healthy looking hair. Hair loss also, called alopecia, is a common problem affecting both men and women.

Unipex has introduced Capixyl, an innovative and unique complex designed to target the main cause of hair loss.

Argan oil for ethnic hair care needs

Argan oil for ethnic hair care needsHaving a good hair day – wherever you are in the world – means having an all-round good day. Hair is important to how people feel about themselves; and how they style their hair is a form of individual expression.

Hair care is growing – globally and in South Africa – says Sharon Bolel of Sharon Bolel Chemical Marketing (SBCM), a division of CJP Chemicals.

‘Hair care dominates the global multicultural beauty market, representing 56% of sales in 2009. It’s an innovative sector as consumers demand greater functionality in their hair care products,’ says Bolel.

Naturally thick

Glucamate VLT Thickener from LubrizolThe current consumer trend toward ‘natural’ is very clear, especially in personal care applications. There is greater consumer awareness towards the environment, resulting in a high market demand for ‘naturally-derived’ ingredients. This move to ‘natural’ has been driven by the perception of increased mildness and safety in cosmetic formulations which has, in turn, increased demand for safer ingredients and mild cosmetic products.

These products typically address the needs of sensitive skin that is thin or fine textured, commonly dry, delicate and prone to allergic reactions, which would include babies, children and seniors, all of whom have very sensitive skin and scalps.

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