Emulsionantes naturales para cremas cosméticas

Natural emulsifiers

What is an emulsion? Emulsions are mixtures of polar and non-polar liquids, and cosmetics are full of formulations combining an aqueous phase with oily ingredients.   What is an emulsifier for? In order for these mixtures to remain stable, emulsifiers must be incorporated. Thanks to emulsifiers, aqueous and oily phases, which are immiscible, can be…

Ingredientes para formular un champú sin sulfatos

Sulfate-free surfactants

When developing sulfate-free shampoos, the main challenge faced by the formulator is to achieve foaming and viscous products. The selection of sulfate-free surfactants is essential to achieve high performance products.   Surfactants Surfactants are essential components in cosmetics. From body hygiene to skin moisturising cosmetics, and even tooth and nail care products, surfactants are found…

Antioxidante protector del sol

Ferulic Acid, the sun-protective antioxidant

Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays is the major cause of skin damage, leading to injury and premature aging. Photons from solar radiation activate a chain reaction that leads to the interaction of free radicals with proteins and lipids. In cosmetics several strategies are followed to fight against the damage produced by solar radiation, one of…

cosméticos naturales

Natural cosmetics

In the formulation of cosmetics, it is very common to use ingredients of recognized efficiency obtained by chemical synthesis. Many of these ingredients are also found in vegetables, and with the substitution of synthetic components by those of vegetable origin, it is possible to “naturalize” cosmetics, and achieve a higher percentage of ingredients of renewable…

cosméticos naturales

Natural Ingredients for Cosmetics

In Cosmetics, the natural products are trendy and they are taking larger and larger market share at world-wide level. To meet these new needs, the cosmetics manufacturers are launching proposals with high percentages of natural and environmentally friendly ingredients. So far, there were different criteria to designate a cosmetic as natural, leading to some confusion…

emolientes y emulsionantes naturales

Fatty Acid Esters: natural emollients and emulsifiers for Cosmetics

In the cosmetics industry, the emollients are a group of essential ingredients. They have a key role in the skin hydration and facilitate the application of products. The fatty acid esters are emollients of natural origin. Quimidroga is the distributor of the fatty acid esters from IOI Oleochemical Malasia:   Isopropyl Palmitate             Isopropyl Palmitate…