AvoBrite™ is a faster excited state quencher than octocrylene while also providing for multi-benefit claims in sun protection formulations, like film forming properties. As a polymer, it may enhance the water resistance of products in which it is incorporated. Its typical use level is 5 – 6%.
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BIOCHEMICA® ALGAE OIL
Biochemica® Algae Oil is an algae extract in grape seed oil. Algae extract is known for its slimming and anti-cellulite properties and is one of the more exotic and effective active extracts in the world of cosmetic ingredients.
BIOCHEMICA® ARGAN OIL VIRGIN ORGANIC
Biochemica® Argan Oil Virgin Organic is certified organic virgin argan oil (also known as Moroccan oil), derived from the Argania spinosa tree. This tree is known as the “healing tree” in the Moroccan region where it grows. This region is one of the very few places on earth where the tree thrives and bears a multitude of seeds. From these seeds comes an exquisite oil with excellent nutritive properties that protect and lavish the skin with moisture without imparting a greasy or oily skin-feel.
BIOCHEMICA® ARGAN SHINE
Biochemica® Argan Shine provides a new, multi-functional solution for all hair types. This innovative product exploits the healing properties of rich, non-greasy Moroccan argan tree seed oil, delivering luminous shine to hair care products naturally without using silicones.
BIOCHEMICA® BAOBAB BUTTER ORGANIC
Biochemica® Baobab Butter Org features fruit pulp powder from the baobab tree (Adansonia digitata) which grows predominantly in southern Africa. This fruit extract is delivered in a blend of organic certified butters and oil to provide the benefits of the baobab fruit, including humectant and moisture retaining carbohydrates as well as as well as potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphate salts and vitamins C, B1 and B2, in an aesthetically pleasant form.
BIOCHEMICA® BRAZIL NUT OIL
After harvesting, brazil nuts are expeller-pressed to render a yellow, transparent oil with a slight nutty odor reminiscent of the flavor of Brazil nuts. Biochemica® Brazil Nut Oil is rich in fatty acids such as oleic and linoleic, with small amounts of myristic and stearic acids, along with phytosterol. It is also naturally rich in vitamins A, B, C and E.
BIOCHEMICA® CALENDULA BUTTER
Biochemica® Calendula Butter is produced via lipid extraction of finely ground Calendula officinalis flowers. Hallstar captures the active components of the flowers in a proprietary blend of prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil and optimized hydrogenated vegetable oil, producing a butter-like material suitable for use in cosmetics and toiletries. Biochemica® Calendula Butter may be used in body care, facial care and baby care to impart moisturization while providing care to tender, stressed and damaged skin.
BIOCHEMICA® CAMELINA OIL NATURAL
Camelina oil, also known as “gold of pleasure,” originated in the Mediterranean region, stretching eastward to Central Asia. It is a unique vegetable oil with a high alpha-linolenic acid (ALA; C18:3 n-3) essential fatty acid (EFA) content. Biochemica® Camelina Oil Natural exhibits very good effects on the skin, acting as an anti-aging and emollient agent to improve skin elasticity and suppleness.
BIOCHEMICA® CBD HEMP BUTTER
This all-natural product is a unique blend of sustainably-sourced ingredients including a rich butter base of hydrating craft shea butter and skin-protecting kokum butter. Almost HALF of this butter is derived from the hemp plant, so it boasts the moisturizing properties of hemp seed oil and full spectrum hemp extract.
BIOCHEMICA® COCONUT BUTTER
Biochemica® Coconut Butter, with “EVCO” organic coconut oil as its main ingredient, is designed for personal care product applications where it may be used to reduce cutaneous dryness and to assist in moisturization after exposure to sun and other harsh elements.
BIOCHEMICA® COFFEE OIL
Biochemica® Coffee Oil is obtained by a specific cold pressing process of roasted coffee beans (seeds). Its fatty acid moieties consist largely of polyunsaturated linoleic acid with a high content of palmitic acid. Biochemica® Coffee Oil exhibits excellent spreadability on the skin, making it ideal as a massage oil or carrier for unique skin treatment products.
BIOCHEMICA® CRAFT SHEA BUTTER
Shea butter is well known to assist with the resolution of cutaneous dryness, dermatitis, dermatoses, eczema, solar erythema and superficial burns, and Biochemica® Craft Shea Butter from Ghana has a smooth creamy texture that is suitable for cosmetics. Its recommended use level is application dependent: balms: 5-100%, bar soaps: 3-6%, lotions and creams: 3-5%, hair conditioners: 2-5%.
BIOCHEMICA® CRANBERRY BUTTER ORGANIC
Biochemica® Cranberry Butter Organic is an antioxidant-rich cranberry butter for personal care applications. Formulators are now able to add the nutrient and anti-oxidant rich attributes of cranberry into their formulas in a completely new and innovative way!
BIOCHEMICA® EUCALYPTUS OIL
Biochemica® Eucalyptus Oil exhibits a pleasant, menthol-like odor which is clean and refreshing. It may find application in chest rubs, sports rubs and aromatherapy products help soothe and refresh.
BIOCHEMICA® MARULA OIL VIRGIN
Marula seeds yield an oil that has one of the highest levels of oleic (omega -9) fatty acids found in nature. Polyphenols (inflammation reduction) and tocopherols (anti-aging activity) are readily available, with Biochemica® Marula Oil Virgin’s unique composition allowing for twice the amount of tocopherols as it’s better known African-sourced competitor in the personal care industry, argan oil.
BIOCHEMICA® MONOI BUTTER
Biochemica® Monoi Butter is a soft, velvety butter containing the essence of tropical tiare flower, famous for its aromatherapeutic action. The melting point of this butter is nominally 42°C, making it ideal as a butter-like balm. In emulsions it will add moisturizing benefits as well as essential aroma aspects. It exhibits excellent spreadability on the skin, making it ideal as a massage butter or carrier for treatment products.
BIOCHEMICA® TURMERIC BUTTER
Biochemica® Turmeric Butter is a newly formulated butter encompassing the potent actives found in turmeric, blending this spice in a proprietary 100% organic butter base to deliver superior performance in moisturization, skin barrier function, and antioxidant benefits. This ALL NATURAL butter containing a strong active package of turmeric and bisabolol is a great addition to numerous skin care applications.
At the crossroads of the bacterial and vegetable worlds, oil-based BIOME Oléoactif®, the first ingredient obtained by capturing rare lipids from a wild extremophilic microorganism, both reinforces the integrity of the epidermal barrier and preserves the microbiota of healthy skin to prevent cutaneous discomfort and disease.
ANTI-POLLUTION, ANTI-BLUE LIGHT
BLUE Oléoactif® empowers skin cells to combat pollution and blue light’s damaging effects. It is an eco-designed, oil-based active extracted through a patented Oléo-éco-extraction process from three varieties of rice – black, brown, and red – and, for the first time in a cosmetic application, rice germ. Recommended use level 1 – 5%.
MAKE PEACE WITH SENSITIVE SKIN
A 100% natural liposoluble active inspired by the ancestral use of an indigo-plant: Persicaria tinctoria, sourced from European organic fields, BLUSH Oléoactif® provides quantifiable benefits versus a placebo by enhancing skin condition (redness, complexion and comfort) and benefiting users’ emotional outlook.
GLOBAL COMPLEXION CONTROL
BRIGHT Oléoactif® is an oil-based active extracted from three plants screened for their complementary activities: marshmallow root, rice bran and licorice root. This active ingredient is dedicated to skin brightening and reduction of hyperpigmentation. It can also be used in sun care or in global anti-photoaging products to even the skin tone by reducing dark spots.
CLEAR Oléoactif® is an active ingredient based on the sustainable use of an organic thyme co-product with remarkable properties. For maximum efficacy, CLEAR Oléoactif® targets the main mechanisms involved in imperfection-prone skin. Obtained through the patented Oléo-éco-extraction technology, it is oil-based, eco-designed, vegetal, COSMOS-certified, and of 100% French origin, with proven efficacy at 1% dose.
DIAM Oléoactif® effectively combines the cork oak and coconut active ingredients to create a unique highly protective complex for sensitive and reactive skin. Tests carried out have demonstrated its double anti-inflammatory and anti-free radical efficacy. It provides a natural shield against “inflammaging”—part of the aging process characterized by chronic, low-grade inflammation.
EPILOBIUM Oléoactif® is an oil-extracted active ingredients concentrated by oléo-éco-extraction, a patented green process, with substantiated moisturizing and antioxidant activities, providing a double efficacy against free radicals and on hydration for more complete protection.
EUROL® BT POWDER
Eurol© BT is now available in powder as well as liquid form. Both forms of multifunctional, COSMOS-compliant Eurol© BT boast the same anti-aging, anti-irritation, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, skin elasticizing, antimicrobial, anti-acne, skin lightening and free radical quenching benefits.
FA 18/96-U STEARYL ALCOHOL DEO GRADE
FA 18/96-U Stearyl Alcohol Deo Grade is white waxy solid specially designed for use in antiperspirant-deodorant sticks as a co-structurant at use levels of 15 – 20%. Its controlled composition reduces the likelihood of crystallization of the stick matrix during extended finished product storage, prolonging product shelf life.
Without protection from the heat of hair dryers or straighteners and from the sun’s UV rays, hair can become dehydrated, devitalized, brittle and dull. Thanks to its antioxidants vectorized by coconut oil, HAIR Oléobooster® helps to preserve hair from sun and heat damage. A fusion of tamarind, shikakai and coconut oil, HAIR Oléobooster® offers proven hair protection while maintaining color and radiance.
HALLBRITE® EZ FLO ZDX
HallBrite® EZ-FLO ZDX is manufactured in a cGMP environment and consists of highly dispersed Triethoxycaprylylsilane-coated Zinc Oxide (60% active) in HallBrite® BHB to eliminate conglomeration. The result is a highly stable, easily pourable dispersion that delivers elegant, smooth lotion consistency without any perception of particulates. HallBrite® EZ-FLO ZDX is China approved, enabling the formulation of global broad-spectrum sun protection products. Recommended use levels are up to 13% for Canada, 19% for Australia and 28% elsewhere.
HALLBRITE® EZ-FLO TDX
HallBrite® EZ-FLO TDX is a 40% Titanium Dioxide (nano) dispersion with an industry-leading mineral UV filter aesthetic. Its use demonstrates how a mineral UV filter can be easy to work with and also provide nice feeling, low whitening, high performance sunscreens for customers. Recommended use levels are up to 10% for Canada, 14% for Australia and 20% elsewhere, including China.
HALLBRITE® EZ-FLO TDX PLUS
HallBrite® EZ-FLO TDX Plus is a photo-protected 23% Titanium Dioxide (nano) dispersion with an industry-leading mineral UV filter aesthetic. Its use demonstrates how a mineral UV filter can be easy to work with and also provide nice feeling, low whitening, high performance sunscreens for customers. Recommended use levels are up to 17% (except China, where HallBrite® EZ-FLO TDX at up to 20% may instead be used).
HALLBRITE® EZ-FLO ZDX PLUS
HallBrite® EZ-FLO ZDX Plus is manufactured in a cGMP environment and consists of highly dispersed Triethoxycaprylylsilane-coated Zinc Oxide (58% active) in HallBrite® BHB to eliminate conglomeration. Inclusion of the extremely rapid and efficient photostabilizer SolaStay® S1 result in a highly stable, easily pourable dispersion that provides photoprotection for Avobenzone (Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane) while delivering elegant, smooth lotion consistency without any perception of particulates. HallBrite® EZ-FLO ZDX Plus enables the formulation of broad-spectrum sun protection products meeting the highest standards for UVA-PF. Recommended use levels are up to 18% for Canada, 25% for Australia and 28% elsewhere (except China, where HallBrite® EZ-FLO ZDX may instead be used).
HallGreen® PSE is a natural phytosterol composite that has been esterified with canola oil fatty acids. It is similar in composition to the cholesteryl esters of the skin, but is the 100% vegetable-derived way to superior moisture retention with good water holding capability through mending of the stratum corneum. Suggested use level: 0.25 to 1% in skin care lotions and creams targeted for winter or dry season and/or dry, mature, and/or irritated skin relief.
Over time, with fatigue, skin ages and loses its radiance. LIFE Oléobooster® gives an energy boost to the skin by protecting cell mitochondria and increasing the density of the protein collagen. Using plants sourced locally in the south of France — stevia and cistus — in combination with a rapeseed oil carrier, LIFE Oléobooster® leaves skin looking revitalized by reducing cutaneous signs of fatigue, dull complexion, and dark circles.
LIFT Oléoactif® has a multi-lifting action to repair the effects of intrinsic and chronological aging of skin. It is prepared using prepared using oléo-éco-extraction which concentrates key biomolecules from Spilanthes acmella and Astragalus membranaceus and acts on the visible signs of skin aging, correcting deep wrinkles and existing fine lines and improving skin quality, providing a fast, almost immediate, lifting effect that is reinforced with continued usage.
EYE CONTOUR REJUVENATION
LOOK Oléoactif® is the first active ingredient dedicated to the rejuvenation of eye contour, decreasing dark circles and eye bags and giving a fresher and younger look. Obtained through the patented Oléo-éco-extraction technology, LOOK Oléoactif® captures the protective, cardiotonic molecules from the Terminalia arjuna tree and is based on a new concept of skin biomimetism.
Micah® protects against reactive oxygen species (ROS) and other free radicals in UVA-I region (340-400 nm) and extends this protection into the visible spectrum (> 400 nm), a potential source for significant ROS generation, providing broader spectrum free radical prevention. And it does this remaining colorless in formula, oxidatively stable and photostable, without interfering with normal metabolism.
MYRTLE-OLIVE Oléoactif® combines two sources naturally concentrated in phenolic acids: myrtle (a shrub of southern Europe known for its antibiotic and repairing properties) and olive leaves (known for their anti-aging properties). Together, they bring to the skin a pool of synergistic molecules capable of trapping reactive oxygen species (ROS)—a leading cause of molecular aging—acting on photo-induced oxidative stress and scavenging free radicals.
Olivem® 2020 is a naturally-derived cold process emulsifier based on olive oil chemistry for energy efficient operations. It is a multifunctional biomimetic ingredient, combining excellent emulsification performance and natural dermollience, and can also be used as a sensorial modifier, stabilizer and thickener.
OLIVEM® 2020 G
Olivem® 2020 is a naturally-derived cold process emulsifier based on olive oil chemistry for energy efficient operations. It is a multifunctional biomimetic ingredient, combining excellent emulsification performance and natural dermollience, and can also be used as a sensorial modifier, stabilizer and thickener.
OPUNTIA Oleoactif® is a substantiated moisturizing, protective oil-based active ingredient, concentrated by the Oléo-éco-extraction patented green process.
LIP PLUMPING, SKIN MOISTURIZING
PLUMP Oléoactif® is a substantiated oil-based active ingredient concentrated by the Oléo-éco-extraction patented green process. In vivo and in tubo testing supports claims for this product which include hydrating and increasing lip volume, giving the lip area a naturally firmer and fuller look, restoring lips contour and definition and reinforcing the hydrolipidic film.
POMEGRANATE Oléoactif® is an oily active ingredients concentrated by oléo-éco-extraction, a patented green process, with substantiated moisturizing and repairing properties that restructure the hydrolipidic film and stratum corneum.
Propolis, a resin produced by bees, has been used for millennia for its cicatrizing, antiseptic, antioxidant and sanitizing properties. All these active molecules have been concentrated in the PROPOLIS Oléoactif® in a unique form totally bioavailable, with strong anti-wrinkle properties and a protective and repairing effect on mature skin.
RTD FA-18/95 STEARYL ALCOHOL DEO GRADE
RTD FA-18/95 Stearyl Alcohol Deo Grade is white waxy solid specially designed for use in antiperspirant-deodorant sticks as a co-structurant at use levels of 15 – 20%. Its controlled composition reduces the likelihood of crystallization of the stick matrix during extended finished product storage, prolonging product shelf life.
SENSOLENE® LIGHT ET
Sensolene® Light ET is a multifunctional biomimetic active emollient derived from olive oil and olive leaves.
Tan Oléobooster® helps accelerate the tanning process without prolonged exposure to the sun. By introducing the amino acid tyrosine at the cutaneous level, Tan Oléobooster® stimulates melanin production and allows the skin to tan without being exposed to UV radiation. The booster is composed of tamanu and sesame virgin oils, which offer a high concentration of protective biomolecules and a significant capacity to absorb in the ultraviolet region.
YOUTH Oleobooster® is a micro-structured oily extract, stabilized by an oléo-éco-extraction patented green process. This extract of galanga and ginger, traditional medicinal plants used in Asia, in rapeseed oil protects skin against aging signs, helps to delay skin aging and protects skin from daily external aggressions such as UV rays, pollution and stress.
Olivem® 1000 is a white to ivory waxy flake solid. It is a PEG-free self-emulsifying multifunctional ingredient, HLB 8-9, that is COSMOS-validated. As the sole o/w emulsifier, Olivem® 1000 provides a deep moisturizing effect with excellent spreadability and no soapy effect. The typical use level for Olivem® 1000 is application dependent and between 1.5 and 4%.
Olivem® 300 is slightly yellow, water-soluble liquid functional lipid with sebum recovering activities. The recommended use level is application dependent and between 0.5 and 10%.
Olivem® 900 is a COSMOS-validated PEG-free co-emulsifier – an ivory waxy solid in flake form with melting range of 65 – 75°C designed for w/o and w/s systems. It improves the dispersion of the inorganic UV filters in sun care and powders in decorative formulations. The typical use level for Olivem® 900 is application dependent and from 1 to 10%.
Oliwax® is a white to ivory flaked material, melting range 60 – 70°C, derived from ultra-refined pure olive oil. When this COSMOS-compliant product is incorporated in emulsions for skin care, it offers outstanding moisturizing properties and a unique texture, even when used at low dosage levels (1 – 3%). Oliwax® added to hair care products contributes to both silkiness and overall manageability of the hair.
Oliwax® LC is a vegetal-derived liquid crystal promoter that is a waxy solid in flake form at 20°C, with melting range 50 – 60°C. It is designed to structure o/w systems and to improve the sun protection efficiency of formulations. It can be easily used either in emulsions (in water or oil phase) to which it provides a unique after-feel due to the high water content of the liquid crystalline structure. Oliwax® LC is COSMOS-validated and its typical use level is application dependent and is from 1 to 5%.
Sensolene® is a multifunctional, slightly yellow liquid lipid endowed with emollient properties that provide high levels of skin compatibility while providing elegant appearance and texture to formulations. It is physiologically compatible with the skin’s hydrolipidic film, mimicking one of its most important molecular components, Squalene. The typical use level is application dependent and from 1 to 10%.
SENSOLENE® CARE DD
Sensolene® Care DD is a highly functional ingredient with protective effect and excellent spreading properties. It is a soft yellow wax with low melting point, near to skin temperature, giving the product unique sensorial features. Sensolene® Care DD is COSMOS approved.
This aqueous-based highly concentrated and multifunctional dark brown viscous liquid active ingredient is derived from olive plant leaves. A natural blend of diphenolic compounds, including oleuropein, it is able to perform functions such as antiaging, anti-irritating, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, skin elasticizing, antimicrobial, anti-acne and skin lightening. It is COSMOS-validated and effective at low dosage. The typical use level is application dependent and from 0.1 to 0.5%.
Eurol® WHT is a COSMOS-compliant product consisting of Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract and Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract in Glycerin and Water. It is a 100% natural ingredient obtained through a cold extractive process that is able to preserve its unaltered anti-oxidant and anti-tyrosinase phytocomplex. Eurol® WHT, thanks to the multifunctional beneficial activities performed by the olive tree leaves extract, takes care of the skin while brightening it. In particular, Eurol® WHT possesses the ability to avoid undesired skin irritation, a collateral effect of skin bleaching ingredients.
HallBrite® BHB is a novel, multifunctional ingredient and dispersing agent with excellent wetting property. The low viscosity fluid with elegant slip and feel is suitable for use as a primary or secondary solvent and emollient in sunscreens, creams, lotions and topical preparations for skin and hair.
SolaStay® S1 is the unique, highly efficient, singlet state quencher for Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (BMDBM; Avobenzone) and Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (OMC; Octinoxate). At a typical use level that matches the percentage by weight of Avobenzone in the formulation (typically 2-3%), it can markedly improve Avobenzone photostability, thereby allowing new heights in broad spectrum UVA and UVB photoprotection. Used at 1-3% with mineral UV filters and/or cosmetic colorants, it mitigates the photocatalytic and reactive oxygen species-generating activities of these oxides. To photostabilize photolabile anti-aging ingredients such as Cholecalciferol, Resveratrol, Retinol, Retinyl Palmitate and Ubiquinone in skin care products, 3 – 5% SolaStay® S1 is recommended.
Polycrylene® is a low molecular weight copolymer of Adipic Acid and Neopentyl Glycol that is terminated with Cyanodiphenyl Propenoic Acid. It finds application in sun protection formulations that contain Avobenzone, providing photostabilization to improve both SPF and PFA. It may also improve the sunscreen’s resistance to wash-off.
SolaStay® P1 permits formulators to combine active ingredients once considered too photo-unstable to be effective. SolaStay® P1’s singlet state quenching makes for faster, more powerful photostabilization of sunscreens. It effectively photostabilizes Avobenzone and, as a polymer, it may also enhance the water resistance of products in which it is incorporated. Typical use level 1 – 5%.
HallBrite® PSF is an organomodified silicone made by grafting a cyano diphenyl acrylate moiety onto a polysiloxane backbone. The resulting somewhat viscous fluid improves the feel and spreadability of sunscreen formulations.
BIOCHEMICA® SHEA BUTTER REFINED
Biochemica® Shea Butter Refined, from the fruit seeds of karite trees on the African continent, has been processed and refined to yield a white butter with low odor and a smooth, creamy texture that is suitable for cosmetics. It may be used to protect the skin against weather, sun, and superficial irritations, assisting with the resolution of cutaneous dryness.
BIOCHEMICA® MANGO BUTTER ULTRA
Biochemica® Mango Butter Ultra, extracted from the fruit kernels of the mango tree (Mangifera indica), is a refined product, exhibiting excellent moisturizing properties and good lubricity for skin care applications. It melts readily at skin temperature, making it ideal for sticks and balms, and may be used to counters the drying effects of bar soaps and other cleansers.
BIOCHEMICA® OLIVE BUTTER
Biochemica® Olive Butter is derived from Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, obtained by the cold pressing of selected fruits from trees grown in the Mediterranean region, followed by a full refining process. Its properties are very similar to those of Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, with slightly higher melting characteristics. It exhibits excellent spreadability on the skin, making it ideal as a massage butter or carrier for treatment products, and adds moisturizing attributes to creams, lotions and bar soaps.
BIOCHEMICA® AVOCADO BUTTER
Biochemica® Avocado Butter is derived from the fruit oil of the avocado tree (Persea gratissima) which grows in sub-tropical regions of the world. This oil is combined with hydrogenated vegetable oils to produce a soft, off-white butter with mild odor and moisturizing properties that exhibits excellent penetrating qualities and good spreadability on the skin, making it ideal as a massage butter or carrier for treatment products.
BIOCHEMICA® COCOA BUTTER DEODORIZED
Biochemica® Cocoa Butter Deo is extracted from the seed kernels of the cacao tree, Theobroma cacao, and is further refined and deodorized to yield a tan colored butter with very light odor. It may be used to reduce cutaneous dryness and improve skin elasticity without imparting the strong odor associated with unrefined cocoa butter.
Florasolvs® Jojoba-120 is an ethoxylated jojoba ester which provides water-soluble jojoba emolliency for cosmetic formulations. It may also be utilzed for clarity and payout enhancement in stick products and fragrance oil solubilization in aqueous solutions. Primary application areas to date have included prestige face, neck and eye area products and a wide variety of shampoos.
Florasolvs® Sunflower-10 is an excellent way to provide sunflower oil emolliency in water-based formulas. It is a hydrophilic, water-dispersible emollient liquid that also functions as a fragrance solubilizer and transfer agent, refatter, secondary surfactant and emulsifier. It improves refatting and fragrance transfer to skin and hair in surfactant systems without compromising clarity and viscosity. Primary application areas to date have included body washes, shower gels, facial scrubs and shampoos.
Florasolvs® Macadamia-16 is a hydrophilic liquid emollient derived from ethoxylated macadamia oil glycerides that functions as an emollient, refatter, conditioner, solubilizer and secondary emulsifier. Key benefits are its high clarity in water, excellent clarity in gels, water-soluble macadamia emolliency, and room temperature oil dispersibility. Due to its multifunctional benefits, it has found application in a broad range of rinse-off and leave-on products for both skin and hair.
BIOCHEMICA® CUPUAÇU BUTTER REFINED
Biochemica® Cupuaçu Butter Ref is a vegetable fat derived from Theobroma grandiflorum seeds. This sweet-smelling “butter” is stable and has a high capacity for water absorption, making it an excellent emollient and highly suitable for use in cosmetic and toiletry formulations.
BIOCHEMICA® KOKUM BUTTER ULTRA
Biochemica® Kokum Butter Ultra is obtained from the fruit of Garcinia indica, the kokum tree. It is a refined off-white butter of mild odor, suitable for cosmetics and toiletries, with uniform triglyceride composition. Although a solid at room temperature, it slowly melts on contact with the skin, providing a nonoily and nongreasy emollience, making it ideal for lipsticks and balms. It contributes outstanding esthetics to emulsions, making it particularly suitable for facial skin care applications.
Olivem® 400 is an anionic surfactant, a clear liquid with slight characteristic odor and 36% of active substance concentration. It is recommended in formulations for sensitive skin, baby care, hair care and personal hygiene because it is proven to be able to reduce the final irritation index of the formulation. The typical use levels for Olivem® 400 are 8-18% as the primary surfactant and 1-8% as a secondary surfactant.
Olivem® 450 is an anionic surfactant – a clear liquid with slight characteristic odor – designed with 50% of active substance concentration. It is recommended in formulations for sensitive skin, baby care, hair care and personal hygiene because it is proven to be able to reduce the final irritation index of the formulation. The typical use levels are 6-15% as the primary surfactant and 1-6% as a secondary surfactant.
Olivem® 460 is a clear liquid anionic surfactant with slight characteristic odor with about 60% of active substance concentration. This technical feature makes Olivem® 460 a preservative-free product. It is recommended in formulations for sensitive skin, baby care, hair care and personal hygiene because it is proven to be able to reduce the final irritation index of the formulation. The typical use levels are 5-12% as the primary surfactant and 1-5% as a secondary surfactant.
Olivem® 700 is a stabilizing and structuring agent (a white, waxy solid in flake form at 20°C with a melting range of 60 – 65°C) that works as co-emulsifier, improving the stability of O/W emulsions. It is a versatile sensorial modifier, providing a unique smooth and soft skin after feel. The typical use level is application dependent and from 1 to 5%.
Olivem® 800 is a primary o/w emulsifier (white waxy flakes, melting range 55 – 65°C) that may be used to form hyperfluid emulsions. It has an easy-to-use, fine texture appeal, dermatological compatibility and low formulation cost. Typical uses levels are application dependent and between 1.5 and 4%.
OLIVEM® VS FEEL
Olivem® VS Feel is a co-emulsifier, structuring, viscosity building, and stabilizing agent for o/w systems, and sensorial modifier. It is supplied as ivory flakes, melting range 45 – 55°C, and meets COSMOS requirements.
Florasolvs® Jojoba-80 is a water-soluble ethoxylated jojoba ester which provides jojoba emolliency for cosmetic formulations and imparts high slip. This versatile emollient functions as a secondary emulsifier and provides viscosity adjustment in hair care formulations. It also delivers clarity and payout in stick products and fragrance oil solubilization in aqueous solutions. It has most commonly found application in shampoos and hair styling gels.
BHT (Butylated hydroxytoluene) is a readily fat-soluble and sparingly water soluble substance used primarily an antioxidant additive to extend finished product shelf life. It is a white solid, melting point 70°C, with mild characteristic odor.
BIOCHEMICA® ALMOND BUTTER
Biochemica® Almond Butter is a blend of oil pressed from the seeds of sweet almonds (Prunus amygdalus dulcis) and various hydrogenated vegetable oils. It exhibits excellent spreadability on the skin, making it ideal as a massage butter or carrier for treatment products, and adds moisturizing attributes to creams, lotions and bar soaps.
BIOCHEMICA® ALOE BUTTER
Biochemica® Aloe Butter is a proprietary cosmetic butter developed exclusively by The Hallstar Company for cosmetic use. It is actually an extract of Aloe barbadensis (aka aloe vera) using a coconut fatty fraction which produces a soft-solid butter at room temperature that melts on contact at skin temperature.
BIOCHEMICA® ANDIROBA OIL NATURAL
Biochemica® Andiroba Oil Natural exhibits excellent penetrating qualities and exceptional anti-inflammatory activity, making it ideal as a massage oil or as a carrier oil for treatment products. The oil, which has a sweet and earthy odor, has also been used as a natural insect repellent.
BIOCHEMICA® ARGAN BUTTER
Biochemica® Argan Butter is created by a proprietary hydrogenated oil process that produces a soft, off-white butter with mild odor and excellent melting properties suitable for skin care while preserving the inherent benefits of the oil. It may be used in all types of soap and toiletries to improve moisturization, soften rough, dry skin, and increase emulsion stability.
BIOCHEMICA® ARGAN OIL REFINED
Argan oil (also known as Moroccan oil) is derived from the Argania spinosa tree. Biochemica® Argan Oil Ref may be used in all types of soap and toiletries to improve moisturization, soften rough, dry skin without having a greasy or unpleasant skin feel, and impart luster and strength to hair.
BIOCHEMICA® AVOCADO OIL NATURAL ORGANIC
Biochemica® Avocado Oil Natural Organic exhibits excellent penetrating qualities and good spreadability on the skin, making it ideal as a massage oil or as a carrier oil for treatment products. It is USDA-NOP certified organic and adds moisturizing attributes to creams, lotions and bar soaps and exhibits low comedogenicity on the skin.
BIOCHEMICA® AVOCADO OIL REFINED
Biochemica® Avocado Oil Refined exhibits excellent penetrating qualities and good spreadability on the skin, making it ideal as a massage oil or as a carrier oil for treatment products. It adds moisturizing attributes to bar soaps, creams and lotions and exhibits low comedogenicity on the skin.
BIOCHEMICA® AVOCADO OIL REFINED ORGANIC
Biochemica® Avocado Oil RefOrg exhibits excellent penetrating qualities and good spreadability on the skin, making it ideal as a massage oil or as a carrier oil for treatment products. This USDA-NOP certified organic oil adds moisturizing attributes to bar soaps, creams and lotions and exhibits low comedogenicity on the skin.
BIOCHEMICA® BABASSU OIL ULTRA REFINED
Biochemica® Babassu Oil Ultra Refined is derived from the native Brazilian palm tree, Orbignya oleifera, providing a clear, stable oil for personal care applications. The oil becomes a soft solid at temperatures below 24°C, but melts readily upon contact with the skin and is fast penetrating.
BIOCHEMICA® BIOVERA 10X ALOE
BioVera 10 X is a decolorized liquid concentrate produced from 100% pure gel of the aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis Miller) plant which has been organically grown. The resulting product is a 10 X concentrate of the liquid gel which may be reconstituted with deionized water in a ratio of 1:9 (concentrate to water) to obtain a single-strength (1 X) aloe vera liquid (stable with the addition of preservatives).
BIOCHEMICA® BIOVERA 200X ALOE
Biochemica® BioVera 200X Aloe is a spray-dried crystalline powder produced from the 100% pure liquid of the aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis Miller) plant which has been organically grown. The resultant product is a 200 X concentrate of the liquid aloe which may be reconstituted with deionized water in a ratio of 1:199 (powder to water) to obtain an aloe vera juice (stable with the further addition of preservative).
BIOCHEMICA® BIOVERA ALOE OIL
Biochemica® BioVera Aloe Oil is a heat-infused extraction of the inner rinds of Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaves in canola oil intended for use in a wide range of cosmetics, soaps and toiletries. It may be used for cutaneous dryness to assist in moisturization after exposure to sun and other harsh elements.
BIOCHEMICA® CAMELLIA TEA OIL
Biochemica® Camellia Tea Oil is a highly restorative and quick-penetrating oil for personal care formulations. Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil’s unique composition, with natural tocopherols and polyphenols, provides its unique skin feel and rejuvenating properties.
BIOCHEMICA® CHAMOMILE BUTTER
Biochemica® Chamomile Butter is an aromatic herbal butter that soothes both the body and the senses. It is a proprietary butter developed exclusively by the Hallstar Company for cosmetic use. Biochemica® Chamomile Butter is actually an extract of whole Chamomilla recutita (matricaria, also known as German chamomile) flowers into a proprietary exotic butter base. This process produces a smooth, velvety butter at room temperature that surrounds the user with a wonderful aroma and an elegant skin feel.
BIOCHEMICA® COCOA BUTTER NATURAL
Biochemica® Cocoa Butter Nat is a natural product obtained from the fruit of the cacao tree (Theobroma cacao). From its seed kernels the butter is extracted and further processed and refined to obtain a tan colored butter which has a pleasant cocoa (chocolate-like) odor, suitable for cosmetics and toiletries.
BIOCHEMICA® COCOA BUTTER ORGANIC
Biochemica® Cocoa Butter Organic is USDA-NOP certified organic cocoa butter obtained from the organically grown fruit of the cacao tree (Theobroma Cacao). From its seed kernels the butter is extracted and further processed and refined to obtain a tan colored butter which has a pleasant cocoa (chocolate-like) odor, suitable for cosmetics and toiletries.
BIOCHEMICA® COCOA BUTTER WHITE
Biochemica® Cocoa Butter White is extracted from the seed kernels of the cacao tree, Theobroma cacao, and is highly refined and deodorized to yield a very white butter with no perceptible odor. It may be used to reduce cutaneous dryness and improve skin elasticity while imparting no color or odor normally associated with cocoa butter.
BIOCHEMICA® COCONUT OIL EV ORGANIC
Biochemica® Coconut Oil EV Organic (Extra Virgin-Certified Organic; EVCO) as supplied by The Hallstar Company may be used for personal care or food applications. This coconut oil may be used in personal care product formulations to reduce cutaneous dryness to assist in moisturization after exposure to sun and other harsh elements.
BIOCHEMICA® COFFEE BUTTER
Biochemica® Coffee Butter is produced via blending of hydrogenated vegetable oils and sweet almond oil with coffee oil, obtained by a specific cold pressing process of roasted coffee beans. The result is an exceptional smooth and elegant feel on the skin with a rich natural coffee scent.
BIOCHEMICA® EVENING PRIMROSE OIL ORGANIC
Biochemica® Evening Primrose Oil Organic is certified organic evening primrose oil, extracted from the seeds of the plant Oenothera biennis. It typically contains 9% minimum gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which contributes to good cellular health and helps promote healthy cell regeneration. Consequently, this USDA-NOP certified organic oil is particularly useful in skin treatment cosmetics and toiletries.
BIOCHEMICA® HEMP BUTTER
Biochemica® Hemp Butter is produced from the oil of expeller pressed seeds of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa). Hemp seed oil is valued for its use in cosmetics and toiletries due to its high content of essential fatty acids, which helps the action of hydrolipidic coat, thereby reducing transepidermal water loss (TEWL).
BIOCHEMICA® HEMP OIL REFINED ORGANIC
Biochemica® Hemp Oil Refined Organic is a highly refined low color oil obtained from the seed of hemp, Cannabis sativa, by cold expeller press method. Hemp seed oil is valued for cosmetics and toiletries due to its high content of essential fatty acids, which helps the action of hydrolipidic coat, reducing transepidermal water loss (TEWL).
BIOCHEMICA® HORSETAIL BUTTER
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) is the last remaining descendant of the giant ferns that covered the earth over 400 million years ago. The plant has an unusual root, shoot, and stem system that enables it to absorb and store silicon and other minerals. A typical horsetail plant can contain up to 15 % vegetal silica. This bio-available silica, when applied topically, can greatly aid in the healing of wounds and burns, and has a softening and smoothing effect on the skin.
BIOCHEMICA® JOJOBA BUTTER
Biochemica® Jojoba Butter is produced from natural golden jojoba oil, which exhibits high oxidative stability with an exceptional smooth and elegant feeling on the skin. It is a beautiful golden yellow color with a slight nutty odor typical of jojoba oil, and contains natural tocopherols to help minimize lipid peroxidation.
BIOCHEMICA® JOJOBA OIL DEODORIZED
Biochemica® Jojoba Oil Deodorized is a cold pressed array of non-triglyceride esters from the seeds of the desert shrub Simmondsia chinensis. This liquid wax ester is of low color and odor and has very good effects on the skin, acting as a moisturizer and emollient agent to improve skin elasticity and suppleness.
BIOCHEMICA® JOJOBA OIL GOLD
Jojoba oil is a cold pressed ester from the seeds of the desert shrub Simmondsia chinensis. It is often found growing wild in the southwestern United States and arid areas throughout the world, but is now under commercial cultivation. The resultant “oil” is a beautiful natural golden color with slight, nutty odor. Biochemica® Jojoba Oil Gold has very good effects on the skin, acting as a moisturizer and emollient agent to improve skin elasticity and suppleness. It contains natural tocopherols to minimize oxidation and hence rancidity caused by lipid peroxidation.
BIOCHEMICA® JOJOBA OIL GOLD ORGANIC
Biochemica® Jojoba Oil Gold Organic is a USDA NOP organic certified cold pressed ester from the seeds of the desert shrub Simmondsia chinensis. This shrub is often found growing wild in the southwestern United States and arid areas throughout the world, but is now under commercial cultivation. The resultant oil (an array of liquid wax esters, not a typical vegetal triglyceride) is a beautiful natural golden color with slight, nutty odor.
BIOCHEMICA® LAVENDER BUTTER
Biochemica® Lavender Butter is an extract of lavender flowers infused into the oil from the seeds of sweet almond and blended with various hydrogenated vegetable oils. It may be used to deliver the clinically proven power of lavender in a luxurious, easy-to-use butter base that will add amazing skin feel to any emulsion or anhydrous formulation.
BIOCHEMICA® LEMON BUTTER
Biochemica® Lemon Butter is derived from lemon peel oil, specifically from the California area, and is obtained by cold pressing of lemon peel followed by a full refining process. The natural oil contains Limonene, a very effective free radical scavenger. Its sweet almond oil and specially blended hydrogenated vegetable oils base deliver excellent spreadability on the skin.
BIOCHEMICA® LIME BUTTER
Biochemica® Lime Butter is derived from lime peel oil and is obtained by cold pressing of lime peel followed by a full refining and distillation process in order to eliminate photosensitivity issues. The natural oil contains Limonene, which is a very effective free radical scavenger. Lime peel oil has the ability to relieve stress and anxiety through its aromatherapy action.
BIOCHEMICA® MACADAMIA BUTTER
Biochemica® Macadamia Butter is obtained by cold pressing of the seeds of the Macadamia ternifolia tree followed by a full refining process to render an oil which is light in color and mild in odor. During the pressing, the natural oil containing essential fatty acids and unsaponifiables as natural waxes/paraffins are collected during the refining and deodorization process, and are blended with hydrogenated vegetable oil to render a consistency suitable for personal care products.
BIOCHEMICA® MACADAMIA OIL REFINED
Biochemica® Macadamia Oil Refined is light in color and mild in odor. This oil offers exceptionally good emolliency and exhibits good dermal penetration. It will not stain clothing, making it an ideal massage or tanning oil.
BIOCHEMICA® MATCHA GREEN TEA BUTTER
Biochemica® Matcha Green Tea Butter is produced from the microfine powder of Camellia sinensis (green tea) leaves. The leaves are dried, ground into a powder and combined with Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil and select hydrogenated vegetable oils to produce a butter-like cosmetic ingredient. Used by Asian philosophers and poets for over 1200 years in rolled cakes and elixirs, matcha is also valued for use in cosmetics and toiletries due to its high content of polyphenols, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) and xanthines.
BIOCHEMICA® MURUMURU BUTTER REFINED
Biochemica® Murumuru Butter Refined is a refined butter obtained from the fruit of the Brazilian Amazon tree Astrocaryum murumuru. Its large fruits are edible and valued for their flavor in South America. From its seeds a light-colored butter is obtained which has a unique melting curve and skin feel.
BIOCHEMICA® OLIVE OIL EXTRA VIRGIN ORGANIC
Biochemica® Olive Oil EV Org is expelled at room temperature, filtered and highly refined to a light color and odor suitable for use in a variety of cosmetics, toiletries and soap making applications. This USDA-NOP certified organic oil exhibits excellent spreadability on the skin, making it ideal as a massage oil or carrier for treatment products.
BIOCHEMICA® OLIVE OIL-ULTRA REFINED
Biochemica® Olive Oil-Ult Ref is expelled at room temperature, filtered and ultra refined to a light color and odor suitable for use in a variety of cosmetics, toiletries and soap making applications. It exhibits excellent spreadability on the skin, making it ideal as a massage oil or carrier for treatment products.
BIOCHEMICA® ORANGE BUTTER
Biochemica® Orange Butter is a proprietary blend of orange peel oil in sweet almond oil, blended with various hydrogenated vegetable oils to form a unique cosmetic butter. Its components include naturally-occurring limonene to contribute beneficial effects in addition to the moisturization from its triglycerides base to a diverse array of personal care products.
BIOCHEMICA® PALM BUTTER REFINED ORGANIC
Developed exclusively for cosmetic use, Biochemica® Palm Butter Refined Organic is an ultra refined, USDA-NOP certified organic butter that is actually a natural stearin fraction of palm fat. It is a soft solid butter at room temperature with a relatively high melting point and may be used to replace petrolatum and other petroleum-derived ingredients in personal care product applications, and has great antioxidant power due to its tocopherols and tocotrienols content.
BIOCHEMICA® POMEGRANATE BUTTER ORGANIC
Biochemica® Pomegranate Butter Organic is a certified organic “butter” combines organically grown pomegranate fruit with a proprietary blend of other USDA-NOP organic certified ingredients to form a skin nourishing, soft and spreadable version of the fruit in anhydrous form. This super fruit butter contains lyophilized (freeze-dried), certified organic whole pomegranate arils (fruit-like seed coverings) which are micronized into a fine particle dispersion.
BIOCHEMICA® PUMPKIN OIL REFINED ORGANIC
Biochemica® Pumpkin Oil Refined Organic is a highly refined oil with light color, mild odor and great emolliency. It imparts moisturization, particularly to dry, damaged skin, and also makes for a very good massage oil, increasing skin “play time.”
BIOCHEMICA® ROSEHIP OIL REFINED
Biochemica® Rosehip Oil Refined exhibits excellent penetrating qualities and good spreadability on the skin, making it ideal as a massage or carrier oil for cosmetics and treatment products. It adds moisturizing, skin cell regeneration, and anti-inflammatory attributes to creams and lotions and bar soaps and exhibits low comedogenicity on the skin.
BIOCHEMICA® SHEA BUTTER HMP
Biochemica® Shea Butter HMP is a special grade of shea butter which exhibits a higher than normal melting point. This is achieved via a proprietary fractionation process and makes it ideal for applications where a high percentage of shea butter is used in a finished formulation, or when simply packaging shea butter in its pure form.
BIOCHEMICA® SHEA BUTTER NATURAL
Biochemica® Shea Butter Natural is a natural butter, derived from expeller pressing of the fruit seeds of the karite tree grown on the African continent. From these seeds, a yellow butter is obtained which is further processed and refined for use on the skin, creating a smooth, creamy texture which is suitable for cosmetics. From its high content of unsaponifiables and triglycerides shea butter draws its traditional properties: protection of the skin against weather, sun and photo-aging and elimination of superficial irritations.
BIOCHEMICA® SHEA BUTTER ORGANIC
Biochemica® Shea Butter Organic has been produced from shea (Butyrospermum parkii) seeds which have been grown and manufactured organically and has been USDA NOP certified as such. It may be used to protect the skin against weather, sun, and superficial irritations, assisting with the resolution of cutaneous dryness.
BIOCHEMICA® SOY BUTTER REFINED
Biochemica® Soy Butter Refined is a soft, butter-like material which exhibits excellent spreadability on the skin, making it ideal as a massage butter or carrier for treatment products. It replenishes the lipid barrier to help hold in the skin’s intrinsic moisture while softening dry, chafed and damaged skin.
BIOCHEMICA® SWEET ALMOND OIL
Biochemica® Sweet Almond Oil exhibits excellent penetrating qualities, good spreadability on the skin, and low comedogenicity, making it ideal as a massage oil and as a carrier oil for treatment products. It adds moisturizing attributes to lotions, creams and bar soaps. Because of its moderate cost, it may be used to replace petroleum-based oils.
BIOCHEMICA® TANGERINE BUTTER
Biochemica® Tangerine Butter is a proprietary blend of tangerine oil in the oil from the seeds of sweet almond, blended with various hydrogenated vegetable oils to form a unique cosmetic butter. In cosmetic preparations, its sweet and tantalizing scent stimulates the senses while its excellent spreadability on the skin makes it ideal as a massage butter or carrier for treatment products. It also provides moisturizing attributes to creams, lotions and bar soaps.
BIOCHEMICA® TEA TREE OIL AUSTRALIA
Biochemica® Tea Tree Oil Australia is an essential oil produced via steam distillation of the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, an Australian native tree. It has benefits as a broad spectrum antimicrobial, dermal penetration enhancer, anti-inflammatory and topical anesthetic.
BIOCHEMICA® TEA TREE OIL CHINA
Biochemica® Tea Tree Oil China is an essential oil produced via steam distillation of the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, an Australian native tree. It has benefits as a broad spectrum antimicrobial, dermal penetration enhancer, anti-inflammatory and topical anesthetic.
BIOCHEMICA® TUCUMA BUTTER REFINED
Biochemica® Tucuma Butter Refined is obtained from the fruit of the Brazilian Amazon tree, Astrocaryum tucuma. From its seeds a light colored butter is obtained which has a unique, characteristic odor and silicone-like behavior. The butter’s natural gloss brings a desirable shine to dry, damaged hair and can act as a wonderful skin moisturizer, exhibiting great skin lubricity.
BIOCHEMICA® VITAMIN E NATURAL
Biochemica® Vitamin E Natural is a red to reddish-brown oil derived from the refining of soybean oil with high d-alpha-tocopherol content. It is a powerful antioxidant that can be used to protect product formulations or carrier oils from lipid peroxidation and, once applied to the skin, protect cells from the adverse effects of free radicals.
Cennamide CERO15 is a viscous pale brown oil extracted from wheat with a content of 15% Ceramides (phytosphingolipids). It is preservative-free.
CENNAMIDES CERP 50
Cennamide CERP50 is a water-dispersible wheat flour-derived powder that consists of ~50% Ceramides and ~40% Dgdg. Incorporation in skin care products imparts outstanding moisturizing, reparative, restructuring, protective and anti-aging properties. It is ideal for treatment of sensitive, dry or mature skin, as well as skin impaired by sun, cold and/or detergents.
CoAmide™ ASC is a modified coconut poly-diethanolamide designed for use in aqueous systems incorporating alkaline builders. Because of its unusually high compatibility with alkaline materials, up to twice the normal amounts of phosphate builders may be incorporated into concentrated cleansers or similar products. In many systems CoAmide™ ASC may function as a corrosion inhibitor.
CoChem™ SCS is an economical creme rinse and hair conditioner concentrate specially formulated to produce rich high viscosity hair conditioning products. CoChem™ SCS readily disperses in hot water to form attractive finished products even at low use levels.
CoSept E generally demonstrates the good performance of all the parabens against Gram positive bacteria and has the same limitations regarding pH range system compatibility and water solubility. It can be used alone, but is generally used with other CoSepts as an antifungal preservative. CoSept E complies with the following regulations for Ethylparaben based on the ICH harmonization: USP/NF, BP, EP, and JP.
CoSept IB provides strong antimicrobial action against fungi and yeast. It is used as a co-preservative with other CoSepts in order to increase the spectrum of activity. Like other parabens it is only effective at acidic pH.
CoSept M is an extra fine white powder with faint odor that is non-hygroscopic and generally recognized as safe for use as a preservative in foods. For 50 years this neutral ester of para-hydroxybenzoic acid has functioned as an excellent bacteriostatic and fungistatic agent at low concentration against a wide range of micro-organisms. CoSept M complies with the following regulations for Methylparaben based on the ICH harmonization: USP/NF, FCC, BP, EP, and JP.
CoSept P is an odorless extra fine white powder that is non-hygroscopic and generally recognized as safe for use as a preservative in foods. For 50 years this neutral ester of para-hydroxybenzoic acid has functioned as an excellent bacteriostatic and fungistatic agent at low concentrations against a wide range of micro-organisms. CoSept P complies with the following regulations for Propylparaben based on the ICH harmonization: USP/NF, FCC, BP, EP, and JP.
CoSept B provides strong antimicrobial action against fungi and yeast. It is used as a co-preservative with other CoSept products in order to increase the spectrum of activity. CoSept B complies with the following regulations for Butylparaben based on the ICH harmonization: USP/NF, BP, EP, and JP.
CoSept™ PEP is a broad-spectrum preservative with ingredients approved for use in many countries. It is compatible with the vast majority of raw materials used in cosmetic and personal care products. It is a clear, thin colorless to light straw colored solution of five parabens in phenoxyethanol.
CoSolv™ CPW is an essentially clear, pale golden, slightly viscous liquid that is an optimized blend of specially processed low-color nonionic surfactants. CoSolv™ CPW was developed specifically for the microemulsification of difficult-to-solubilize organic oil phases such as essential oils and fragrances.
CoVera™ is the stabilized natural juice obtained from the parenchyma of hand-filleted fresh leaves of mature Aloe barbadensis Miller. This plant is commonly called Aloe Vera or true Aloe. The essentially clear inner gel is specially processed, pasteurized, filtered and preserved.
CoVera™ Dry is derived from plantation-grown Aloe barbadensis Miller. Commonly called Aloe Vera, CoVera™ Dry represents a 199-fold concentration of the gel. This powder form of CoVera™ is designed for use in manufacture of various personal care, health and pharmaceutical products where the high moisture content of the single strength liquid form can present formulation problems.
CoVera™ ETD is derived from plantation-grown Aloe barbadensis Miller. CoVera™ ETD represents a 199-fold concentration of the gel. This coarse powder form of CoVera™ is designed for use in the manufacture of various personal care, health and pharmaceutical products where dusting or clumping of the fine powder form (CoVera™ Dry), or the high moisture level of the single strength liquid form (CoVera™), during manufacture present formulation problems.
HallBrite® T-97 is a hydrophobic microfine, non-nanoparticulate Titanium Dioxide that may be used in the formulation of globally acceptable sunscreens. It is made hydrophobic through surface treatment with Dimethicone. Its very small particle size allows incorporation in finished sunscreen products at functional use levels without objectionable whitening of the skin during or after “rub-in.”
HallStar® 653 is a solid waxy ester made from the reaction of cetyl alcohol with palmitic acid. It is an emollient and emollient thickener in emulsions, a base or stiffener for stick products and a substitute for spermaceti wax.
HallStar® BST-COS is a low viscosity, low color and low odor emollient ester. It imparts a light smooth feel to skin and its broad co-solubility make it useful as an emollient in a wide variety of personal care products.
HALLSTAR® CO-1650 CETEARYL ALCOHOL
HallStar® CO-1650 Cetearyl Alcohol is a fatty alcohol derived entirely from vegetable feedstocks. It is used as a emulsion bodifier, stabilizer and thickener, as an opacifier in various systems, and as a component of creme rinse hair conditioners.
HALLSTAR® CO-1695 CETYL ALCOHOL NF
HallStar® CO-1695 Cetyl Alcohol NF is a biodegradable, high purity, NF grade Cetyl Alcohol derived entirely from vegetable feedstock. It finds widespread application as an opacifier, emulsion thickener/bodifier and stabilizer, viscosity stabilizer, and rinse-out hair conditioning component.
HALLSTAR® CO-1895 STEARYL ALCOHOL NF
HallStar® CO-1895 Stryl Alc NF is a biodegradable, high purity, NF grade Stearyl Alcohol derived entirely from vegetable feedstock. It finds widespread application in personal care products as an opacifier, emulsion thickener/bodifier and stabilizer, viscosity stabilizer, and rinse-out hair conditioning component.
HallStar® DCA (common name: dicapryl adipate) is the liquid diester of castor-derived 2-octanol (“capryl alcohol”) and adipic acid. HallStar® DCA may find application as a plasticizer for resins, as an emollient and carrier in bath and body oils, as a binder for bath salts and tablets, or as a feel modifier and/or solubilizer for other cosmetic grade esters.
HallStar® DGMS is an ester made from the reaction of triple pressed stearic acid and diethylene glycol.
It can be used as an emulsifier, emollient, and opacifier in shampoos, foundations, cleansing products, and creams and lotions.
HallStar® DIDA is the clear, almost colorless liquid esterification product of adipic acid and isodecyl alcohol. It may be utilized in roll-on anitperspirant/deodorant products, perfumed body oils and moisturizing bath oils, and may find application in hair care and other bath and toiletries products.
HallStar® DIPA is a multifunctional synthetically produced diester of isopropyl alcohol and adipic acid. It is non-occlusive, non-oily emollient and a sunscreen solvent with excellent spreading properties.
HallStar® DOS is a multifunctional synthetically produced diester of 2-ethylhexanol and castor oil-derived sebacic acid. It has a non-oily silky skin feel and spreads easily. HallStar® DOS finds application in antiperspirant/deodorants, cleansers, tonics and fresheners, makeup, sunscreens, and skin care lotions and creams.
HallStar® EGAS is blend of Glycol Stearate with Stearamide AMP. It is an emollient, bodying agent, emulsion stabilizer, and pearlizing agent in various cosmetic applications.
HallStar® EGDS is the product of the reaction of triple pressed-grade stearic acid with ethylene glycol. It is a mixture of mono- and di- esters, as reflected in its saponification value. Its effectiveness as an opacifier and pearlizing agent is due to its near insolubility in aqueous systems.
HallStar® EGMS is the esterification product of triple pressed-grade stearic acid and ethylene glycol. It is a mixture of about equal proportions of mono- and di- ester. Its effectiveness as an opacifier and pearlizer is due to its near insolubility in aqueous systems.
HALLSTAR® EGMS 70
HallStar® EGMS 70 is an ester made from the reaction of triple pressed-grade stearic acid and ethylene glycol. It is a mixture of about 2/3 monoester and 1/3 diester. Its effectiveness as an opacifier and pearlizer is due to its near insolubility in aqueous systems.
HallStar® GDL is the diester of glycerin and lauric acid and is utilized as an emollient and as a co-emulsifier in skin care products. It is a pasty nonionic semi-solid at room temperature and has an HLB of 4.0.
HallStar® GDS is the biodegradable esterification product of vegetable-derived triple-pressed grade stearic acid and glycerin. It finds use as a bodying agent in oil-in-water emulsions and as a pearlizing agent in personal cleansing products.
HallStar® GMO is the ester made from the reaction of glycerin and oleic acid. Glyceryl Oleate is broadly used as a water-in-oil emulsifier, pigment dispersant, lubricant and spreading agent.
HALLSTAR® GMS PURE
HallStar® GMS Pure is the esterification product of vegetable-derived, high-purity triple-pressed stearic acid with glycerin. It is one of the most broadly utilized ingredients for personal care products. HallStar® GMS Pure is typically used as the primary emulsifier, in conjunction with a variety of auxiliary emulsifiers. The typical use level is 2 – 5% in creams and lotions.
HALLSTAR® GMS SE
HallStar® GMS SE is the reaction product of Glycerin and triple-pressed grade Stearic Acid combined with a defined amount of Potassium Stearate to enhance self-emulsification in aqueous systems. It is used as the primary emulsifier in oil-in-water (O/W) emulsions at pHs in the range of 5 – 9.
HallStar® IPM-NF is a multifunctional (emollient, solvent, spreading agent, penetrant) synthetically produced ester of isopropyl alcohol and myristic acid that conforms to the requirements of the National Formulary monograph for Isopropyl Myristate. HallStar® IPM-NF is non-occlusive, spreads well, and provides an elegant, non-oily skin feel. It may be used as a carrier for cosmetic and pharmaceutical additives, and is also an excellent solubilizer for lanolin.
HallStar® IPP-NF is an economical soft, light ester made from the reaction of Palmitic Acid and Isopropyl Alcohol, and conforms to the requirements of the National Formulary monograph for Isopropyl Palmitate. It is a light non-occlusive emollient with a soft, dry, non-oily feel. It is used as pigment binder, diluent, and solubilizing agent for mineral oil, silicones, lanolin, and fragrances in many personal care and pharmaceutical applications.
HallStar® NCD-20 is a high quality, readily emulsifiable product. It has broad pH stability and may be used as the primary or secondary emulsifier in a wide variety of lotions, creams and pastes, including depilatories, AHA skin creams and creme lotion developers.
HALLSTAR® OCTYL ISONONANOATE
HallStar® Octyl Isononanoate is the reaction product of isononanoic acid and 2-ethylhexyl alcohol. It is used as an emollient and resin plasticizer. It has a low freeze point and low viscosity that reduce the tackiness of heavier emollients, enhancing skin feel.
HallStar® OP is a multifunctional synthetically produced ester of 2-ethylhexanol and palmitic acid. It is a cost effective, non-oily, non-occlusive emollient with a rich velvety feel. HallStar® OP is broadly utilized in personal care product formulations.
HALLSTAR® PEG 400 DL
HallStar® PEG 400 DL is the liquid esterification product of the reaction of coco-derived fatty acid with polyethylene glycol.
It is an oil-soluble and water-dispersible emulsifier (HLB 9.7), lubricant, emollient and spreading agent for personal care products.
HALLSTAR® PEG 400 DO
HallStar® PEG 400 DO is the esterification product from the reaction of oleic acid with polyethylene glycol. It finds application as an emulsifier (HLB 8.3), emollient and lubricant.
HALLSTAR® PEG 400 DS
HallStar® PEG 400 DS is an ester made from the reaction of triple pressed stearic acid and polyethylene glycol. An emulsifier and emollient, it is commonly used in underarm antiperspirant stick products to aid removability from skin when showering or bathing and from clothing when laundered.
HALLSTAR® PEG 400 ML
HallStar® PEG 400 ML is the esterification product from the reaction of coco-derived fatty acid and polyethylene glycol. It is useful as an emulsifier (HLB 13), emollient and lubricant.
HALLSTAR® PEG 4400 MS
HallStar® PEG 4400 MS is a high HLB nonionic emulsifier. It is supplied as an off-white to light tan flake with characteristic slightly fatty odor. It is frequently used in conjunction with a low HLB emulsifier (e.g., Glyceryl Stearate) to produce stable oil-in-water (O/W) emulsions.
HALLSTAR® PEG 600 DL
HallStar® PEG 600 DL is the esterification product from the reaction of coco-derived fatty acids and polyethylene glycol. It is used as an emulsifier (HLB 11.7) and emollient.
HALLSTAR® PEG 600 ML
HallStar® PEG 600 ML is an ester made from the reaction of coco-derived fatty acid and polyethylene glycol. It is a yellow liquid emulsifier (HLB 14.6) that also functions as an emollient.
HALLSTAR® PEG 6000 DS
HallStar® PEG 6000 DS is a 100% active polyethylene glycol distearate ester used to thicken aqueous mild surfactant systems.
HALLSTAR® PEG 6000 DS C
HallStar® PEG 6000 DS C is a stearate ester of polyethylene glycol used to thicken aqueous mild surfactant systems. It is particularly suited to systems where clarity is a must.
HALLSTAR® PEG 6000 MS
HallStar® PEG 6000 MS is the ester of triple pressed stearic acid and polyethylene glycol. It is a thickener, auxiliary emulsifier (HLB 19) and cleansing agent in various cosmetic applications.
HALLSTAR® PGMS PURE
HallStar® PGMS Pure is the esterification product of triple-pressed grade stearic acid with propylene glycol. It is an emulsifier (HLB 3.4), emollient and opacifier with a melting point near that of body temperature.
HALLSTAR® SAB-2N FLAKE
HallStar® SAB-2N Flake is a vegetable-derived emulsifier and suspending agent for difficult to emulsify and suspend materials. It contributes opacity as well as desirable rheological properties to formulations.
HALLSTAR® TA-1618 CETEARYL ALCOHOL
HallStar® TA-1618 Cetearyl Alc is a fatty alcohol derived entirely from vegetable (coconut and/or palm kernel, supplemented with palm oil stearine) feedstocks. It is used as a emulsion bodifier, stabilizer and thickener, as an opacifier in various systems and as a component of creme rinse hair conditioners.
HallStar® TAB-2V is a vegetable-derived emulsifier and suspending agent for difficult to emulsify and suspend materials. It is also a highly effective opacifier.
HALLTRESS® DIBA SPECIAL
HallTress® DIBA Special is a multifunctional synthetically produced diester of Isobutyl Alcohol and Adipic Acid. It is non-occlusive non-oily is mildly drying and has fast spreading action and good solvent properties. It has applications as a plasticizer for hair fixatives and nail polishes and enamels and as a hydro-alcoholic coupler for colognes and toielt waters. It is also useful as a sunscreen solvent.
Methyl Paraben is an extra fine white powder with faint odor that is non-hygroscopic and generally recognized as safe for use as a preservative in foods. For 50 years this neutral ester of para-hydroxybenzoic acid has functioned as an excellent bacteriostatic and fungistatic agent at low concentration against a wide range of micro-organisms. Methyl Paraben complies with the following regulations based on the ICH harmonization: USP/NF, FCC, BP, EP, and JP.
OLIVEM® LV FLEX
Olivem® LV Flex is a very versatile oil-in-water (o/w) primary emulsifier specifically designed for light, hyperfluid and sprayable emulsions while ensuring a pleasant skin feel. It is able to emulsify a wide range of oils and shows good compatibility with various rheology modifiers over a wide pH range.
POTASSIUM STEARATE OPK-1000
Potassium Stearate OPK-1000 is a potassium stearate that is predominantly potassium salts of C16 and C18 fatty acids. It finds application as a primary cleansing agent in various products for hair, face and body. It may also be used as a lubricant and/or stabilizer in polyolefin PVC and acrylic rubber manufacture.
RTD ALPHA-BISABOLOL NATURAL
RTD Alpha-Bisabolol Natural a naturally-derived, optically active, viscous colorless to somewhat yellow liquid with slight floral wood odor. Bisabolol has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties as well as antimycotic and antibacterial effects, and so is suitable for various skin care applications. Alpha-Bisabolol Natural used at low levels (0.1 – 1.0%) is active, safe, and skin compatible.
RTD COCO SULFATE
RTD Coco Sulfate is a solid high active anionic surfactant in fine noodle form. Its intended application is as the primary foamer in topical personal cleansing products. Cleansers made with RTD Coco Sulfate rather than Sodium Lauryl Sulfate will have a denser, creamier foam and may be translucent rather than clear.
RTD HC-40 is a high HLB (~13) surfactant produced through the ethoxylation of hydrogenated Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil. It is widely utilized as a solubilizer, emulsifier and skin conditioning agent. As a nonionic emulsifier and solubilizer, it is compatible with nonionic, cationic and anionic surfactants and is effective even in systems that are relatively salty, acidic or alkaline. RTD HC-40 is an excellent solubilizer for perfume oils and may also be used as a co-emulsifier in the formulation of creams and lotions.
RTD HCO-60 is a high HLB surfactant (~16) produced through the ethoxylation of hydrogenated Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil. It is a solubilizer for essential oils and perfume oils and may be used as a co-emulsifier in the formulation of creams and lotions. It is utilized as a solubilizer, emulsifier and skin conditioning agent.
RTD IS-20 is a high HLB (~14) nonionic surfactant produced through the ethoxylation of Isostearyl Alcohol. It is a soft whitish paste that is used to solubilize fragrances, essential oils, and other hydrophobic compounds in aqueous systems. Used in aerosol products, it generates foam in conjunction with the propellant. With other surfactants, it also acts as a co-emulsifier.
SODIUM STEARATE OP-100 V
Sodium Stearate OP-100 V is a vegetable-derived Sodium Stearate consisting primarily of the sodium salts of saturated C16 & C18 fatty acids. This fine white powder is used as a gelling agent in deodorant sticks, a component of bar soaps and a co-emulsifier. Hasten solution by adding to hot water (>80°C).
SODIUM STEARATE OP-200V
Sodium Stearate OP-200V is a vegetable-based Sodium Stearate consisting primarily of the sodium salts of saturated C16 and C18 fatty acids, but also including a defined proportion of C20 and C22 fatty acids to increase the melt point and decrease the payout of hydroglycolic sticks made with it. Its primary use is as a gelling agent for deodorant and fragrance sticks. It may also be used in bar and liquid soaps, and in creams and lotions as an emulsion stabilizer.
Spectrasolv® DMDA (Dimethyl Capramide) is multifunctional amide. Its sunscreen active solvency is vastly superior to traditional esters such as C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, and its high polarity may have a positive impact on Avobenzone in broad-spectrum sunscreens.
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