Day 2 – Functional Raw Materials

Welcome to Day 2 of the 30 Days to Become a Better Cosmetic Chemist series

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

In this episode

In today’s episode I’ll share information about raw materials:

  • Three types of cosmetic raw materials
  • 7 types of functional raw materials
  • How to tell the difference between functional & other materials

Relevant to Exercise

Identifying functional ingredients.

For example, let’s look at the example of the 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

Functional ingredients:

1. Glycerin
2. Mineral Oil
3. Petrolatum
4. Dimethicone
5. Erythrulose

Share your results from the exercise in the comments below.

One thought on “Day 2 – Functional Raw Materials

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    Margueritte says:

    Thank you Perry,
    It has been a great exercise to be able to list ingredients for different types of shampoos

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