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 esthetically pleasant form.
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BIOCHEMICA® COFFEE OIL
Biochemica® Coffee Oil is obtained by a specific cold pressing process of roasted coffee beans (seeds). It 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%.
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%.
Bright Oléoactif® is an oily 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, whitening and reduction of hyperpigmentation. It can be used to provide a brighter or lighter complexion but also in sun care or in global anti-aging products to even the skin tone by reducing dark spots.
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.
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.
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® 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.
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® EVENING PRIMOSE 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® 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 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® NEEM OIL NATURAL
Biochemica® Neem Oil Natural is a unique cold pressed oil from India which contains natural constituents (including azadirachtin) that have specific benefits for skin care. Scientific research has confirmed it to be a very effective antiseptic, antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral, and it may aid in the healing of topical skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, rashes, burns and acne. It is also known as a natural insect repellent.
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 Ref Org 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 the “play time” on the skin.
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® ROSEHIP OIL VIRGIN ORGANIC
Biochemica® Rosehip Oil VrgOrg is a USDA-NOP certified organic oil that exhibits excellent penetrating qualities and good spreadability on the skin, making it ideal as a massage or carrier oil for cosmetics and treatment products.
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® 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 Aus is an essential oil produced via steam distillation of the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, an Australian native tree. The name “tea tree” was coined by the early European explorers who made a “tea” from the leaves of the melaleuca tree in an attempt to cure scurvy (which was impossible since it does not contain Vitamin C). The name tea tree oil has yet remained, and its true benefits as a broad spectrum antimicrobial, dermal penetration enhancer, anti-inflammatory and topical anesthetic are now being discovered.
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. The name “tea tree” was coined by the early European explorers who made a “tea” from the leaves of the melaleuca tree in an attempt to cure scurvy (which was impossible since it does not contain Vitamin C). The name tea tree oil has yet remained, and its true benefits as a broad spectrum antimicrobial, dermal penetration enhancer, anti-inflammatory and topical anesthetic are now being discovered.
BIOCHEMICA® TUCUMA BUTTER REFINED
Biochemica® Tucuma Butter Ref has been 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 Nat 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.
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 200 is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial designed specifically for the preservation of cosmetics and personal care products. It has excellent water solubility, is cost effective and has a good safety history. CoSept 200 has the advantage of withstanding microbial challenge, providing better shelf life protection.
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.
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-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® 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® FA-1695 CETYL ALCOHOL
HallStar® FA-1695 Cetyl Alc is a biodegradable, high purity, Cetyl Alcohol from vegetal feedstocks. It finds widespread application as an opacifier, emulsion thickener/bodifier and stabilizer, viscosity stabilizer, and rinse-out hair conditioning component.
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® 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 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 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® 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® 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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