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  • New cosmetic ingredient

    Posted by ssdc on July 14, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Hie

    I am looking to synthesis a new and green emollient for color cosmetic, but I have no idea where to begin as I am new to the industry. As for now I am reading some article from personal care magazine and Cosmetic and toiletries.
    Can somebody help me
    Thanks
    Bobzchemist replied 9 years, 11 months ago 4 Members · 10 Replies
  • 10 Replies
  • Bobzchemist

    Member
    July 15, 2014 at 9:28 am

    “Synthesize” and “green” are two concepts that do not work together at all. Nothing synthetically produced will ever be considered “green”

  • Chemist77

    Member
    July 18, 2014 at 7:55 am

    @Bobz great input.

  • ssdc

    Member
    July 25, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    what i meant was to have a natural alcohol and a natural acid, then react to form a natural ester. Any suggestions?

  • OldPerry

    Member
    July 29, 2014 at 10:12 am

    What kind of suggestions are you looking for?  You want us to tell you what natural alcohol and acid to use?  Have you researched the current marketplace to see what is already available?

  • ssdc

    Member
    July 30, 2014 at 9:38 am

    suggestions as in where should i start searching for a brand new molecule

    thanks
  • Bobzchemist

    Member
    July 30, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    I would strongly recommend talking to cosmetic chemists in a variety of places - LinkedIn for example - before moving ahead with this. I think that the demand for yet another new, green emollient is  near zero, if it exists at all.

    My opinion is that there is much more of a market for green, natural surfactants than there is for emollients. Look at the vast number of emollients that Croda offers, for example.
    Surfactants accepted/certified as natural are few and far between. Look at what’s available here, for instance:
  • OldPerry

    Member
    July 30, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    I’d have to agree with @bobzchemist - I don’t think the cosmetic industry needs another emollient.

  • ssdc

    Member
    July 31, 2014 at 9:45 am

    thank you so much

  • Anonymous

    Guest
    August 6, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Hi
    i noticed in local whitening cream there is use of metal which harms the skin.Is there any whitening agent which whites the skin in a week???

  • Bobzchemist

    Member
    August 6, 2014 at 11:30 am

    No

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