Cosmetic Ingredients

Cosmetic Ingredients HandbookCosmetic Ingredients Handbook

The ingredients of cosmetic products are main ingredients and auxiliary ingredients. Cosmetics are chemically mixed substances made from natural, synthetic or extracted substances with different effects, processed through production procedures such as heating, stirring and emulsification. CD Formulation offers its customers active cosmetic ingredients for use in skin care cosmetics, color cosmetics, topical pharmaceutical cosmetics and liposomal sources.

About Cosmetic Ingredients

  • Main ingredients

This category of ingredients is used in large quantities and is usually the ingredient at the top of the full ingredient list with high content, such as water, ethanol, mineral oil, petroleum jelly, etc.

  • Skin care ingredients

There are many ingredients in cosmetic products that have a skin care effect, with a variety of chemical properties that work through their own different principles to care for our skin, helping it to be more hydrated, firm, smooth, brighter, etc. For example, salicylic acid and keratolytic enzymes that help exfoliate, superoxide dismutase (SOD) and vitamin C derivatives that are antioxidants.

  • pH-regulating ingredients

Our skin and hair are in a weak acidic state under normal conditions. The pH of skin is about 4.5 to 6.5 (7 is neutral, less than 7 is acidic, more than 7 is alkaline), and the pH of hair is neutral to weakly acidic. In order to maintain the normal pH of the skin and hair, cosmetics need to maintain a certain pH level, but this does not mean that cosmetics must be within the pH range of the skin in order to work.

  • Preservatives

Commonly used are methyl hydroxybenzene, butyl hydroxybenzene, ethyl hydroxybenzene, isobutyl hydroxybenzene, propyl hydroxybenzene, chlorophenol glycerol ether, sodium dehydroacetate, etc.

  • Cleansing agents

Cleansing is a major category of cosmetic effects. It is mainly surfactants that play a role. For example, sodium lauroyl glutamate, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate and sodium lauroyl collagen amino acid commonly used in amino acid facial cleansers.

Characteristics of Cosmetic Ingredients

  • Broadness

Any substance that has a cleansing, protective, nourishing, therapeutic and beautifying effect on human skin, hair, nails and other external organs can be selected.

  • Effectiveness

The selection of cosmetic ingredients should play a truly effective role in cosmetics.

  • Specificity

There are many different kinds of cosmetics, and the composition of the ingredients should be selected in a targeted manner according to the effect that the cosmetics will ultimately reflect.

  • Compatibility

Cosmetics itself is a complex multifunctional system, which requires good compatibility of raw materials in the compounding system, thus ensuring the stability of the physical and chemical system.

  • Speciality of raw materials

Some cosmetics have special functions and therapeutic effects, they are achieved by adding raw materials with special efficacy, which requires a special role to choose.

CD Formulation is a leading manufacturer of excipients that help improve the performance of pharmaceuticals and other products in the pharmaceutical industry. We develop, manufacture and market pharmaceutical excipients in solid, semi-solid and liquid dosage forms. If you have any requirements on excipients, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email in time, our colleagues will reply to you within 2-4 working days.

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