Tuesday, July 17, 2018

VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER

Sold by Shin Etsu under the tradename KSP-100 series. Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer are powders. They are described by Shin Etsu as "white, spherical...

SILICA SILYLATE

Silica Silylate is a siloxane polymer. Siloxanes are chemical compounds built around Silicium atom (Si), with empirical formula R2SiO, R could be organic. Siloxanes...

SODIUM POLYACRYLATE STARCH

INCI name of polymers supplied by Daito Kasei under the tradename Makimousse. They are water absorbing polymers. They are sold as a powder that...

LECITHIN & HYDROGENATED LECITHIN

Lecithin is part of the complex lipids (i.e. fat) found in biological tissues. More precisely, they are part of the phospholipid family (i.e. lipids...

HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene is a non-polar (i.e. non-hydrophilic, or lipophilic, or going into the oily phase of an emulsion) polymer. It has a branched chains...

DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER

High molecular weight silicone elastomer, that imparts a very velvety feel to skincare products. One of its supplier, Dow Corning, claims the below benefit for...

SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE

Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate is a surfactant. It is sold by Ajinomoto under the tradename Amisoft HS11-P. Ajinomoto describes this ingredient as "an anionic surfactant...

TREHALOSE

Trehalose : it is a natural disaccharide, with a high water retention capabilities. Hayashibara is a supplier of Trehalose. Specifically for skincare, Hayashibara explains...

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

Tocopheryl Acetate is a Vitamin E derivative. It is metabolized on the skin to release Tocopherol, the chemical name of Vitamin E. Vitamin E...

CAFFEINE

Usually used in cosmetic industry in slimming and eye formulas, it has basically skin conditionning properties : it is known to enhance the appearance...