Lou Graydon introduces some of the key new developments Aston Chemical will present at SCS Formulate
In the age of misinformation, there is a myriad of articles, blogs and social media posts claiming that cosmetic ingredient ‘X’ is terrible but ‘Y’ is perfect. Cosmetic scientists around the globe baulk at these claims as very rarely is anything so black and white, particularly when it comes to skin care.
In fact, an individual’s skin care needs constantly change depending on diet, hormones and even the time of year.1 What skin actually requires is a balance of a variety of ingredients to target those needs – there is no universal serum that will give everyone perfect skin.
Cosmetic formulations themselves are mixtures of different materials carefully balanced to provide the best stability, aesthetics and texture possible. Arguably the most important category of ingredients for personal care is emulsifiers. However, when formulating a cosmetics product there is a lot more to consider than just the ingredients.
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