Article by: Perry Romanowski

Welcome to Day 8 of the 30 Days to Become a Better Cosmetic Chemist series

This 30 day challenge is all about giving you basic exercises that will improve your abilities as a cosmetic chemist. cosmetic raw materials

In this episode

In today’s episode I’ll share:

  • The 8 types of aesthetic modifying ingredients
  • Key solvents used in cosmetics
  • Formulation adjustment ingredients you need to add
  • All the difference preservatives you can use in formulating
  • What thickeners to use and when
  • Fragrances and cosmetics
  • How to change the appearance and texture of formulas

Relevant to Exercise

Link to the product reviewed in the show. Jergens Natural Glow Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer

Water, Glycerin, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dihydroxyacetone, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Ceteareth 20, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Steareth 2, Dimethicone, Fragrance, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Stearic Acid, Hydroxyhexyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, DMDM Hydantoin, Methylparaben, BHT, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Polysorbate 60, Citric Acid, Olea Europea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Tocopherol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Caramel, Erythrulose

After you are done with the exercise go to the comments below and list the results. First list the product you looked at, the main claims, the ingredient list, and the ingredients that you think are the main aesthetic ingredients.

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6 comments

  1. Tonia

    Thank you really a lot Perry. I’m learning a lot in these tutorials. I missed them first time but it’s really nice to have the opportunity to go back and catch up. I’m now on day 8 and found them highly informative.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Thanks for the kind words.

  2. Ogundipe Adebayo Anthony

    Ogundipe Anthony,I live in Nigeria ,I ‘m presently working in a cosmetic company. Ples how can I get this material .Imean 30 day to become better comestic chemist workbook
    The Amount and how to get it.thank u Sir

  3. S williams

    Thanks Perry.

  4. Lara

    Good morning all.
    Here are the products I looked at:
    “Hidrofugal Deo Antitranspirant Klassik Roll-on”
    Main Claims: Is said to prevent from sweating and Body odour
    INCI: Aqua, Aluminium Chlorohydrate, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Steareth-2, Steareth- 21, Sodium Chloride, Trisodium EDTA, Parfum
    Main aesthetic ingredints:
    Solvent: Aqua
    Surfactants: Steareth-2, Steareth-21
    Thickener: Sodium Chloride
    Chelating Agent: Trisodium EDTA
    + Fragrance used as an aesthetic modifier to cover the inherent odour of Aluminium chlorohydrate

    “RITUALS Cosmetics Fortune Scrub”
    Main Claims: Body Peeling that developes to soft foam when Comes in contact with water. Cleans and cares Skin and makes it soft.
    INCI: AQUA/WATER, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, SILICA, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, PEG-6 CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC GLYCERIDES, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, ACRYLATES CROSSPOLYMER-4, SODIUM CHLORIDE, JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA (CEDAR) WOOD OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL EXTRACT, GLYCERIN, GLYCINE, LINALOOL, LIMONENE, HEXYL CINNAMAL, CITRONELLOL, SODIUM BENZOATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, CITRIC ACID, CI 19140 (YELLOW 5), CI 16035 (RED 40)
    Main aesthetic ingredients:
    Solvent: Aqua
    Surfactants: Sodium laureth sulfate, Cocamidopropyl betaine, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric glycerides (Could also be functional as emoillent)
    Preservative: Sodium benzoate, Potassium sorbate
    Thickener: Acrylates Crosspolymer-4, Sodium Chloride
    pH Adjuster: Sodium hydroxide, Citric acid (Both for thickener activation -> Back acid Technology?)
    Colourants: CI 19140, CI 16035
    I think Silica is used as a functional ingredient in this formula, while it could also be used as an aesthetic modifier in other formulae (Filler in powders).
    I hope I didnt forgot something.
    Have a good start today!

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