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Manufacturers of skin care products have long struggled to replace traditional synthetic ingredients. Synthetic rheology modifiers such as carbomer have traditionally been used to thicken and stabilize skin care emulsions efficiently with appealing aesthetics, while natural rheology modifiers typically have poor aesthetics, making it difficult to create the natural, sustainable formulations consumers want.
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Croda Europe is platinum sponsor of the 32nd International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) Congress in London on 19-22 September. Here, in conversation with Personal Care Global editor Tim Probert, Consumer Care President at Croda, Dave Shannon, discusses the British company’s strategy
Collagen is a long helical biopolymer that gives structure and stability to human tissues. In cosmetics, it is one of the most popular active ingredients - it finds applications as antiageing active, moisturizer, or as film former. Yet, collagen is derived from animal or synthetic sources which does not follow current cosmetic trends that drift away from animal-derived raw materials towards plant-derived, sustainable alternatives.