Technical Insights: Green Surfactants and Emulsifiers
The cosmetics industry is searching for green alternatives to conventional surfactants and emulsifiers. Although the palette of such green materials has grown, their use in cosmetic & personal care formulations brings many technical issues.
This Technical Insights report gives a comprehensive review of green surfactants and emulsifiers. It is useful for cosmetic companies looking at using such raw materials, as well as ingredient companies developing new green materials.
The issues surrounding conventional surfactants & emulsifiers are discussed, followed by a critical review of the green alternatives. Guidance is given on the practical use of these green materials in cosmetic & personal care formulations.
The surfactant and emulsifier options for green standards are covered. Details are given of permitted and prohibited materials for the leading natural & organic cosmetic standards. Examples are given of formulations using green surfactant & emulsifiers. Profiles are also given of companies supplying these green materials. The final part gives future projections: what can we expect to see in this emerging area of green cosmetic ingredients
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