The need to cleanse has been a key function of personal care products for millennia, utilising natural saponins and exfoliators to rid the skin of dirt and grime. As understanding of diseasecausing pathogens has developed, we have been able to measure ingredients’ impact on the ability of bacteria and viruses to survive in their presence. However, as has been brought into focus recently is the fact that many biocidal products also have a tendency to cause issues with dry skin, especially on hands. This requires formulators to balance effective sanitising with caring properties.
Following is a selection of the latest ingredients for cleansing formulations from leading global suppliers.
Ingredients for cleansing products
Cola Lipid DCCA from Colonial Chemical is a plant-derived multifunctional phospholipid, combining gentle cleaning, mildness and excellent substantivity with broad spectrum antimicrobial activity. It can be utilised