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Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating NEW skin moisturizing/conditioning agent

  • Abdullah

    December 22, 2022 at 12:38 pm

    What does your lotion already have? 

    Maybe than is enough 😉

  • gordof

    December 22, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    For a claim ingredient that is very good for moisturization, I can recommend 

    HYDRACTIN®-LMF by Rahn AG - Personal Care & Cosmetics (


    Hydro-Gain™ von Lipoid Kosmetik AG - Körperpflegemittel & Kosmetik (

    both have very good data and I used both with very good effects in cosmetic tests. 

    Both are rather expensive if I remember correctly. so depends on how wide the range for product cost is. 

  • Pharma

    December 22, 2022 at 8:02 pm
    What about Cola Moist 200? Recently found this at a DIY site but didn’t got to try it yet.
    BTW I’m not suggesting this as a solution but I’m actually hijacking your thread 😉 .
  • Graillotion

    December 23, 2022 at 3:02 am

    What country do you live in?  It is always nice to try and add endemic ingredients.

    How about:


    like mentioned earlier…what is already in there?

    Butylene glycol

  • ketchito

    December 23, 2022 at 11:24 am

    @sahar if you see formulas from big brands, they all use the same old ingredients and strategy: mineral oil, petrolatum (occlusive), IPM, CCT (emollients), glycerin (humectant). Varying your emuisifiers/structuring agents can give you a lamellar network that if thick enough, can prevent TEWL significantly. Fancy ingredients (specialy the  highly hygroscopic ones) only add cost to your formula.

  • sahar

    January 10, 2023 at 1:34 pm
    Thanks guys for your comments