K. Raw Materials

04

Jan'21

Herbal Extracts in Cosmetic Formulating - A reality check

There has been much written about the benefits of herbal and plant extracts in cosmetic products. You can find entire …

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25

Sep'18

What Silicones Are In Cosmetics

Silicones are definitely controversial ingredients in cosmetic products. The misinformed reasons people suggest avoiding them include things like being unsafe …

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12

Sep'18

What is the best preservative to use?

One of the most common questions we get here on Chemists Corner about formulating is what preservative to use. Before …

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01

Mar'18

What is in a cosmetic ingredient

Formulating cosmetics can be a challenge. You’ve got to make a product that performs well enough for your consumers, is …

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30

Jan'18

Why are some cosmetic ingredients added hot and others added cold

Formulating cosmetics can be a lot like cooking.  And just like when you are making lunch or dinner, some dishes …

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29

Jan'18

Why are some oils solid while others are liquid?

Fats, oils, waxes and butters are natural materials that find use in improving the look and feel of skin and …

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