Instant Skin Tightening ingredient

ChemWizardChemWizard Member
edited December 2014 in Formulating
What is the best Instant Skin Tightening ingredient out there?


  • @ChemWizard

    For Instant Skin Tightening...Hydrolyzed Soy Protein (actually meant for food but it works well to give instant feeling)..... at 5% would give perfect Serum collarborate with hexapeptide and etc as (long terms anti aging actives)

  • Try using Pephtight from DSM or pullulan Pephatight has Algae Extract and Pullulan as INCI
  • @ChemWizard Sorry made a typo Pepha-Tight is the correct name
  • You are looking for a good "cosmetic astringent". "Astringents" are used to get that "tightening" or "tingling" sensation in cosmetic formulas. I've never used them myself, but that may help you in finding what you are looking for.
  • MarkBroussardMarkBroussard Member, Professional Chemist
    You might also try Witch Hazel Hydrosol and Hydrolysed Wheat Proteins.
    Chemist/Microbiologist formulating in the Organic & Naturals arena under ECOCert/Natural Products Assn/Whole Foods/National Organic Program guidelines focused skincare & haircare products. 

    See website for details
  • otherhalfotherhalf Member
    edited December 2014
    Depends of what you are looking for.

    If you want something that actually restructures the skin there is amazing research right now with creatine:

    I think beiersdorf is adding it to their creams or will or something of the like.

    Edit: did a mix up, it is ahava and Nivea that use them (Nivea still belongs to beiersdorf I think)

  • Straight pullulan in small quantities (0.1%) makes for a nice subtle tightening with a smooth product feel.
  • cherricherri Member
    edited December 2014
    I just found this ingredient applied on my skin you feel instant tightening and has a nice film forming.
    Little tacky but still good for tightening effect try using DERMACRYL® E
  • also POLYURETHANE has a great film forming!!! feel instant tightening!!!
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