Day 8 – Cosmetic Raw Materials – Aesthetic Ingredients

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.

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.

4 thoughts on “Day 8 – Cosmetic Raw Materials – Aesthetic Ingredients

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    Dana says:

    Thank you so much! You’re podcast is a lifesaver. I do hace a question, you’ve mentioned dimethicon as a functional ingredient, but isn’t it an aesthetic ingredient? In skin products it makes the formulation feels smoother and not heavy

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    Ajith Buddhika Wijeratna says:

    Dear Perry
    Thank you very much for the information you gave. Dear I have a question about pH of a cosmetic,,, How can I determine the exact buffer and the amount of the buffer should I be used?
    Thanks dear
    Ajith

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